Following closely on the heels of the destruction of the historic Walker house in Hopewell Township yesterday, another local historic structure was destroyed by fire this morning.

Beginning at 3am this morning, Ewing Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at the Ewing Senior Center at the corner of Parkway Avenue and Lower Ferry Road. The structure previously was home to the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley and Ring Nursery School for decades until 2005. Its pool house was designed in the 1950s by Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn, who is seen as one of the most important modern architects of the 20th century. The property is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ewing Township Fire Department’s Facebook page, most recently updated at 7am, indicated they were still battling the blaze and that motorists should avoid the area.

Feature photo courtesy of Ewing Township Fire Department – Station 30.

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