Trenton Central High School Mosaics – Trenton NJ


Four images “crafted of square tiles square tiles that frame the vestibule beneath the clock tower,” collectively titled “Youth Carrying the Heritage of the Past into the Future,” are located at Trenton Central High School., 2014:
“The mosaics were designed for the school by muralist Monty Lewis. The work was commissioned through the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project and completed in 1941.”


Additional Contributor note (January 2019):

“The school building closed in 2014 and has been torn down.  The mosaics were removed and stored.  They will be installed in the new Trenton Central High School building that is being errected on the same spot and will open in September 2019.  The mosaics will be installed in the main front lobby of the new school and will now be on one wall, in the order that the cartoon exhibit at the Art Student League in NYC in 1941.”

Source notes

"Trenton Historical Society advocates renovation, preservation of central high school," by Jenna Rizzi, Jun. 23, 2014.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 21, 2014.
Additional contributions by Karl Flesch, January 2019.

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Location Info

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400 Chambers Street
Trenton, NJ 08609

Coordinates: 40.218741, -74.743304

One comment on “Trenton Central High School Mosaics – Trenton NJ

  1. Karl Flesch

    I have taken photos of the 4 mosaics in that Monty Lewis designed for Trenton High School. Please contact me.

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