Once again, I begin the column year with this simple “quiz.” People seem to enjoy it, and it definitely lessens my time researching and preparing the column in busy December.

Therefore, I’ll start 2020 off with some questions from material from 2019’s columns. Let’s see what you remember – just for fun! And try not to peek at the answers below.

February: The planning and architectural firm located on Lower Ferry Road of FVHD (for Fraytak, Veisz, Hopkins and Duthie, PC, but known by other names in the past) celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and was the subject of a retrospective exhibit.

Over the past century, the firm has designed many local buildings. Of the following list, what one building were they NOT responsible for designing?

The GM/Fisher Guide Plant, Trenton’s Broad Street Bank, Waterfront Park Stadium, the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College, Trinity Episcopal Church in Trenton, the new Parkway School in Ewing, Fisher Middle School in Ewing, or the Benjamin Temple House in Ewing.

March: Ewingville Road was formerly known as _______ Road, as described in Robert Reeder Green’s book on the area, Land Along the Shabakunks?

April: True or False—The Ewingville Schoolhouse was a sprawling educational facility far ahead of its time, serving students from all over the region, and was eventually renamed Antheil School.

May: Bull’s Alley is the former name of this current road, which in the 19th century formed a boundary of Echo Farm, the Crozer/Vernam dairy farm.

June: While the land in and around Ewingville produced a variety of crops, significant local businesses were built for decades around the production and distribution of this one important household need.

July: The Ewing Township Honor Roll, a sign listing those from the area who served in World War II, was originally erected where?

August: In the August column, Ewing teacher, businessman and historian Don Cox shared his reflections on the 75th anniversary of what historical event?

September: The primary keeper, preserver and exhibitor of historical documents and artifacts relating to the history of Ewing Township is _______?

October: True or False—Zoning laws and historic preservation restrictions are federally mandated and are consistent throughout the country.

November: The municipal entity tasked with identifying, designating and regulating preservation of historic land and structural resources in Ewing is _______.

December: True or False—We live in an area rich with places, opportunities and knowledgeable people ready and willing to share the fascinating history of our area.

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Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and history-filled new year.


February: Benjamin Temple House

March: Shabakunk Road

April: False! The Ewingville Schoolhouse was a simple, one-room schoolhouse, for students in the Ewingville area, and was located on a separate tract of land than where Antheil School would one day be constructed. The former schoolhouse still stands today as a private home.

May: Green Lane

June: Milk

July: In Ewingville, at the intersection of Pennington Road and Ewingville Road.

August: D-Day

September: Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

October: Absolutely False! Zoning laws and preservation restrictions are locally enacted and vary widely throughout the country.

November: The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Commission

December: Absolutely True! Get out there and experience it!