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Decision on Ewing Presbyterian Church tommorow, July 15

July 14, 2009
Detail view of the sanctuary's primary facade. Photo courtesy of Lori Thompson.

Detail view of the sanctuary's primary facade. Photo courtesy of Lori Thompson.

The Trenton Times reports that the fate of the circa-1867 sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing,  listed as one of this year’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey will be ruled on by the church’s governing body again tomorrow evening. The sanctuary is currently threatened with demolition in the face of concerns over structural stability. The Ewing PRESfund, a remarkably active group of congregation and community members committed to saving the sanctuary, has so far raised $225,872.17 to that end, but some estimates indicate that the needed repairs could cost much more. Ewing PRESfund is hoping that the decision-makers will extend the stay on demolition tomorrow evening, providing more time for fund raising and establishing a certified non-profit in order to broaden the range of entities from which they can solicit donations.

Visit PNJ’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey web page to learn more about the threat to the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing and how you can help in the effort to save this and other threatened historic treasures throughout our state.

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