This statue has a complex past. Originally part of the monument on Court Street commemorating the Battle of Monmouth, completed on November 13, 1884, it was damaged by lightning on August 15, 1894. The statue was removed and this bust was used as a model for an 1896 replica of the original statue. The Historical Marker Database continues from there.
Feature lights draw the eye towards the purchase counter and shoe rental. Note the use of threaded pipes for the Check Out signs mounted on the countertop. Feature wall incorporating Bowlero logo. Offset by reclaimed wood paneling to create an Instagrammable photo opportunity. Bowling is enlivened by video boards in the distance. Colored lighting enhances the experience. Grabbing a quick
T. J .Collins designed the Marquis Building on Beverley Street with a corner turret, bay windows, and gable-roofed bays. Together these give this commercial building a commanding presence at the intersection that it rests upon. The T. J .Collins designed Switzer Building with triple arches on the 2nd floor based on larger Venetian palazzos with a diamond pattern of terra
History photos enliven an otherwise blank wall. The Bijou is one of several theaters providing for the entertainment needs of the city and region. Water feature through the downtown steps from where the Farmers Market is held each week. Some of the public art commissioned, including a descriptive plaque with price tag. Water feature in Market Square, steps from shops,
Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836) was a statesman, entrepreneur, colonizer and led the first American families known as the Old Three Hundred to Texas, forming his first colony. He created the Texas land system, commanded military forces in the Texas Revolution, and was commissioner from the Republic of Texas to the United States. He died in 1836, only 3 months after
Flashback – 1999 In May 1999 the former J.C. Penney’s was empty prior to being donated. As a student we had a chance to go inside and see the “before” condition prior to work starting. Evidence of the department store including their old safe were present, superimposed against the older Dalrymple Block dating to the 19th century and which was
Artprize 2009 by Daan Hoekstra. Underwritten by Allan and Claudia Carlson, Anne Copps, Tom and Mickie Fox, Barbara Mayo-Johnson, Linn Keller, and Hank and Liesel Meijer. Humanity at the Crossroads (2009) A Janusian Analysis of Daan Hoekstra’s Humanity at the Crossroads Daan Hoekstra’s mural Humanity at the Crossroads was commissioned by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2009. Artistic Intentions:
We only had a short time to visit so focused our walking and looking in the area around Van Andel Arena. This provided a surprisingly lively subject, even if it was a little top heavy with beer-related establishments. Grand Rapids Brewing Company HopCat J. Gardella’s Tavern Tavern on the Green Liked the touch of sign painting here. Grand Woods Mural