Princeton's Valley Road School is worth saving

Friday, May 24, 2013

The sudden slap of Sandy left many stunned with losses beyond the most significant destruction. The familiar became unrecognizable as touchstones of a century’s standing were wiped away.

Its minute steps may be difficult to discern, but time is no less potent.

For 35 years, Preservation New Jersey has monitored the toll of time on historic buildings throughout the region, compiling annual lists of the most endangered.

This year’s roundup includes the Valley Road School in Princeton, a graceful building echoing the architecture of Princeton University’s collegiate Gothic style. Nearing its 100th anniversary, the three-story facility on Witherspoon Street deftly illustrates parts of Princeton’s past.

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