Robinvale – Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ March 28, 2020/ preservation, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Where there are suburban streets and single-family houses today, Metuchen once had a number of sizable estates. While most are long gone their memory lives on in street names and written sources. Uplands was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Holden Spear (Upland Ave and Spear St today), Henry Redfield (Redfield Village Drive), and Wright Robins (Robinvale). Before getting into

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Downtown – Staunton, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ architecture, downtown, 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 – York, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 28, 2019/ architecture, beer, downtown, 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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Battlefield – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 26, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, preservation, program/ 0 comments

Globe Inn The Globe Inn was one of Gettysburg’s oldest hotel-taverns, originally owned and operated in 1798 by town founder James Getty, and traditionally the unofficial headquarters for the local Democratic party. This political association made the Globe Inn a favorite of Confederate officers during their occupation of Gettysburg. They patronized the Inn for food, drink and lodging to the

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Downtown – Newark, Delaware

Isaac Kremer/ December 26, 2018/ architecture, downtown, Main Street, preservation, storefront/ 0 comments

Neward Academy traces its roots to a school founded by Rev. Dr. Francis Alison at New London, Pennsylvania in 1741. The school moved in 1652 to Cecil County, Maryland, and finally in 1767 to Newark, Delaware. Chartered by Thomas and Richard Penn in 1769, the school was closed from 1777 to 1780 due to the Revolutionary War. Later the academy

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Colonne di San Lorenzo – Milan, Italy

Isaac Kremer/ November 25, 2018/ architecture, preservation/ 0 comments

This colonnade once connected San Lorenzo Maggiore to the Via Ticinesis, the old Roman road to Pavia. Originally this was part of a quadriporticus that stood before the basilica, entered from the street through a colonnaded portico. Sixteen 8.5-meter Corinithian columns come from a nearby building, possibly a pagan temple, from the imperial age. They rest on a stone stylobate.

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Historic Art District and Parklet – Akron, Ohio

Isaac Kremer/ August 24, 2018/ architecture, placemaking, preservation, public art/ 0 comments

Apex Historic District Management has led the successful revitalization of the Main/Market Historic District in Akron, Ohio. Their activities date back to 1996. Tony Troppe and the Everett Group/Historic District Management Company have successfully revitalized a number of buildings utilizing historic preservation tax credits as a tool to spur development. The Main/Market Historic District was listed on the National Register of

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