Central King Building, New Jersey Institute of Technology


Central King Building, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Central High School
Commercial and Manual Training High School


Formerly Central High School and prior to that Commercial and Manual Training High School.

Central King building is a campus building that's located between New street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard situated in a very close proximity to College of Architecture and Design. Previously known as Central High school building, the school was adapted by the NJIT University in 2010. It was a seven-story structure designed in 1911
built of brick and terra cotta in Jacobean style with four corner towers. After 2010 the building was renovated and expanded towards Dr. Martin Luther King Jr boulevard. On the right bank of Passaic River apart from Central King building there are few other universities in close proximity and also the largest New Jersey state Museum is very close by.


restoration finished in 2017



Condition History

The Central King Building was renovated heavily upon being acquired by NJIT. Read about the renovations in detail in "Central King Gets a Face Lift."


"Commercial And Manual Training High School, Newark, N.J." Brickbuilder 21.(1912): 212-215.

"Modern American Schoolhouses: Some Recent Examples of Specialized Buildings." Architectural Record 36.(1914): 244-263.


Gothic Revival





Ernst F. Guilbert restoration by Marvel Architects, New York, NY , “Central King Building, New Jersey Institute of Technology,” DANA, accessed May 30, 2024, https://dana.njit.edu/items/show/419.

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