Present planing


History of decision to restore


The fate of the Trenton Bath House reflects a change in sensibility within the historic-preservation movement. Instead of decrying post–World War II suburbs as most architects and planners had been doing for decades, some preservationists began to see in postwar modernism a historical development worthy of attention. The Bath House and the Day Camp were included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, due largely to the effort of architectural historian Susan Solomon.

By then it had been evident for some time that Jews were leaving the Ewing Township area. The Trenton Jewish Community Center was offering programs at offsite locations, and it adopted a new name, the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley, to reflect this changing demographic.