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
Ferry Ride Lake Shore Drive Sainte Anne’s Catholic Church Downtown 8.2 Mile Bike Ride Grand Hotel
Cosmos is a site-specific installation by New York artist Leo Villareal. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer-driven imagery bring the underside of the floating upper levels of I.M. Pei’s Johnson Museum to life. Thousands of LED’s are synchronized with one another to create fascinating shapes and patterns. These lights are visible both from campus and from lower in the City of
We’ve heard many good things about Akron through the years. Upon a recent visit it was inspiring to see how much has been done to make their downtown a beautiful well-designed space. Some of the placemaking ideas we observed are detailed below. Custom Designed Cast-Concrete Planters These one-of-a-kind planters are throughout the downtown. They are each individually painted with
What we loved… Family friendly Contributes to social and civic life of town and region. Innovation section tells story of successful innovators from region. Actively programmed and used public space in front.
Jamestown will forever claim title to the oldest permanent English settlement in America. While the Spanish may point to their origins on the continent as far back as St. Augustine in 1565, and the Dutch, French, and Swedes have origin stories of their own – the Jamestown settlement factors prominently in the American imagination. This has been enhanced even
Entrance to the Clinton Museum. The William J. Clinton Presidential Museum and Park presents many unexpected surprises to the visitor that happens upon this unique site. Not grandiose, not over-the-top – this is as concise, approachable, and welcoming as Presidential museums get. Map showing museum and surroundings. The museum is situated on the banks on the Arkansas