Downtown – Staunton, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, placemaking, preservation, program, public art, storefront/ 0 comments

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

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Downtown – Knoxville, Tennessee

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ placemaking, plaza, public art/ 0 comments

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,

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The BOB – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ architecture, music, placemaking, plaza, program, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The BOB – which stands for “Big Old Building” – is a go to social and entertainment venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have creatively repurposed the space with dining, indoor and outdoor entertainment, and the new 20 Monroe Live space for up to 2580 people. The outdoor beer garden is more open than others we’ve seen and feels

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Downtown – Cheboygan, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 26, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, placemaking, program, storefront, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

This open-air canopy provides a covered space for markets and community events to occur. Loved to see a playful public art element near the market. The murals were simple but effective filling the wall and bringing “a little bit of happy” to those who pass by. Loved this cinder block and beam bench. What a clever idea to provide seating

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My Wildflower Garden – Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ August 3, 2019/ placemaking/ 0 comments

In 2019, I sought to reclaim a plot of land beside our house, and make it friendly for pollinators and birds. A few store bought plants were placed. The remaining sections were planted with a mixture of wildflower seed and bird seed. In the weeks that followed the garden filled in – both in surprising and unexpected ways. May 29

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Downtown – York, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 28, 2019/ architecture, beer, placemaking, preservation, public art/ 0 comments

Old Town Historic District Colonial Garden The Gear Garden & Foundry Park Foundry Park sits on the site of the Eyster Weiser Co. foundary, established in 1904, whose buildings flanked Philadelphia Street. The main foundry was destroyed by fire in 1975. Brick structure that held other foundry functions are still on site, overlooking the park. When the park was built

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Something Wicked Brewing Company – Hanover, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 27, 2019/ beer, local food, Main Street, placemaking, program, storefront, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The tasting room itself was handsomely appointed. People tended to gravitate more towards the bar and the high-top tables near it. Starting outside the entrance and moving inside, it was apparent in the time that it has been open the brewery has become very tightly knit with the York, PA community. The Charity benefit card especially told the story of

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