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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


We should pay full attention to these BEAUTIFUL examples of QUALITY architecture and do all in our power to see that they do not deteriorate and require replacement with glass encrusted replacements. Every time a pass by my original Hamilton High School on So. Clinton Avenue, I realize the quality that was the hallmark of the generation that built these beautiful red brick neighborhood schools. The shameful neglect  of Trenton Central High School, Trenton's most beautiful high school should never have happened.  PREVENTIVE maintenance should have been the order of the day instead of "kicking the can down the road" until the mold, mildew, rust and lack of attention resulted in its demise.

1 comment:

Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: As you know, I grew up in West Trenton and attended Jr. 3 on W. State St. It was beautiful, with a large pool where I was forced to learn to swim, and a big auditorium, ect. I dread to think what it looks like now. Like you say, you cannot bring back these beautiful, red brick neighborhood schools. I, too, deplore what happened to Trenton High. I graduated a long time ago and I know that things change so drastically, but someone did not take care of our beautiful, and irreplaceable, structure. I think it would cost far less to maintain it than it did to replace it.It makes me sad. Regards