Restoration of Kahn’s Trenton Bath House Underway
April 22, 2010
The good news press engine keeps rolling with the announcement that contractors have begun restoration work the Trenton Bathhouse in Ewing Township, NJ, marking a milestone in the long road to preserve Louis Kahn’s early masterpiece. Completed in 1955 for the Trenton Jewish Community Center, the Bath House services an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool and day camp pavilions, also designed by Kahn. The structure is an early example of the classical geometries and powerful spatial relationships that Kahn would develop further in later work such as the Salk Institute in California and the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas. You can read about the restoration in the Architect’s Newspaper and get the full back story on Bathhouse project’s own website.