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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1929: TRENTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOBASHELA

That majestic and beautiful building that was once located on Hamilton Avenue and Chestnut Avenue also became the victim of the wrecking ball. I often wonder if citizens back then were as interested in saving that historic edifice and utilizing it for other purposes. A recent news story in the local press quoted a high profile Trentonian calling for the demolition of the current Trenton High School on Chambers and Greenwood Avenue. From my uninformed viewpoint, and not being an authority on architecture, but assuming that a brick structure is a sturdy structure, ignorant citizens such as I wonder if the interior of the building can't be stripped, leaving the sturdy brick structure in place, and re-building from the inside out with rafters and  roof replaced, thus maintaining the historically significant building, and adding an addition if there is not enough room for the current student population. Please note these are my personal observations and I hasten to add that I know little or nothing about the condition of the brick foundation of that beautiful old building. Also note that I am not qualified to assess the viability of destroying the old and replacing with a new structure. Any time an historic building is endangered, I and many others wonder if all options are legitimately considered.

4 comments:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....MY DEAR FRIEND, THE LATE FREDDIE DeBRONZO, BUILT HIS HOME ON REVERE AVE. FROM MATERIAL HE BOUGHT FROM THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL ON HAMILTON AND CHESTNUT AVES. THAT'S ONE TIME SOMETHING GOOD CAME OUT OF THAT. BEST REGARDS.

Anonymous said...

Tom:

Once again your inner compass is ary.
The old THS was on Chestut and HAMILTON.

I know what you older guys are going through. LOL

Mike Kuzma

Tom Glover said...

MIKE!Thanks so much for the correction. My compass indeed is ummm...aWry!

Love 'ya
Tom

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