Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes the economic vitality, sustainability, and heritage of New Jersey’s diverse communities, has announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey, and three of the listings relate to sites of the Modern Movement.
The "10 Most" program draws attention to the predicaments that endanger the survival of these specific sites, as well as the survival of historic resources statewide. The list is generated from nominations by the public and aims to attract new perspectives and ideas to sites in desperate need of creative solutions.
The three modern listings are:
- Two Futuro houses (one in Willingboro, NJ and one in Greenwich, NJ);
- Roosevelt Public School (designed by Louis Kahn and Alfred Kastner, located in Jersey Homesteads, now known as the town of Roosevely); and
- New Jersey's 1970s heritage
Docomomo US made the nomination for the 1970s listing. Sites of the 1970s are the focus of this year's advocacy theme: the '70s turn 50.