1910



The Trenton Young Men’s Hebrew Association established.
The Trenton YMHA purchases building on South Stockton Street, which became known as the Jewish Community Home (later the Jewish Community Center).

1917



1924



Louis I. Kahn graduates University of Pennsylvania, begins working in Philadelphia.
Kahn begins work on NJ Homesteads (Roosevelt, NJ) project with architect Alfred Kastner.

1936-37



1950



A fellowship to American Academy in Rome, with trips to ancient ruins in Greece, inspires Kahn to begin developing his mature design ideas.
JCC begins work with Trenton architect Louis S. Kaplan on a new community center.

1952



1954



A site for the new center is purchased in Ewing Township, a suburb of Trenton. Louis I. Kahn is hired as architect for the project. Louis Kaplan is named “associate architect.”
Opening day of the Trenton Bath House, July 31, 1955.

1955



1957



Day Camp Pavilions are completed. Kahn’s final concept for the site is never realized.
Kahn begins six-year construction on Jonas Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.

1959



1962



The Community Center building for the JCC complex, designed by the architecture firm of Kelly and Gruzen, is dedicated.
Kahn’s final project, the Capital Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is completed.

1974



1984



The Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions are listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
Preservation New Jersey and the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects both place the Trenton Bath House on their lists of endangered buildings.

1997



2001



The JCC receives a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust to commission a preservation plan for the Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions.
My Architect: A Son's Journey, which receives an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature, premieres, raising the Bath House’s public profile.

2004



2005



The JCC announces plans to move from Ewing to West Windsor.
Using public open space funds, Mercer County acquires the JCC site, places historic preservation and conservation easements on it, and transfers ownership to Ewing Township.

2007



2009



Ewing Township receives a matching grant, in the amount of $750,000, from the New Jersey Historic Trust for restoration of the Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions. Ewing Township and Mercer County will work in partnership to restore these structures.
The Bath House is restored, two of the Day Camp Pavilions are reconstructed, a new snack bar and plaza are built, and the site is rehabilitated to current accessibility standards.

2011



2012



Representing Kahn’s original intention, the new parking area and landscape add order, and they control both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.