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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trenton Bath House Tour

If you're like me, you've never been to Trenton, New Jersey. Well, now you have a good reason to visit: Wednesday, July 28 is a hard-hat tour of Louis I. Kahn's Trenton Bath House, a building I featured previously in a review of Louis I. Kahn's Trenton Jewish Community Center by Susan G. Solomon. Kahn famously said of the small building, "If the world discovered me after I designed the Richards [Medical Research Building], I discovered myself after designing that little concrete block bathhouse in Trenton."

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[Click photo for larger image with tour details | photo: Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC]
These landmark buildings, designed by the renowned Modernist architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) for the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley, opened in 1955. The project was carried out by Princeton, NJ-based architecture firm Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC (FMG) with landscape architecture by Heritage Landscapes. It restores Kahn’s buildings, makes needed improvements, and adds elements in the spirit of Kahn’s design intentions.

Time: 12-6pm

Cost: $50 for the general public, free for members of the press

Sponsored by: Ewing Township, Mercer County, Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC, and DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State

For general registration, contact John Arbuckle, rsvp[at]docomomo-nytri[dot]org

For press registration, contact Jocelyne Koach, 646-742-1700, koach[at]hausmanllc[dot]com

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