About Isaac Kremer

Isaac D. Kremer, MSARP, is an agile leader with a track record of success revitalizing downtowns in the U.S. The prior two downtowns he managed were named Great American Main Street Award Semifinalists. Isaac is a much sought after speaker, having presented at over 30 conferences. Through speaking and writing he has influenced hundreds of fellow practitioners.

Truman Tertius Pierson Building, 397 Main St, Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ December 3, 2021/ architecture/ 0 comments

Portrait of Truman Tertius Pierson, ca. September 1909.[1] The building at 397 Main Street in Metuchen is tied with one of the most interesting figures in the early 20th century business and political history of Metuchen. Truman T. Pierson (1884-1967) was the oldest of three sons and four daughters of John Noble Pierson, a terra cotta modeler and architect, and

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John Noble Pierson & Sons

Isaac Kremer/ October 1, 2021/ architecture, downtown, preservation/ 2 comments

John Noble Pierson (1855-1930) was an accomplished terra cotta modeler and architect. He attended the Cooper Institute, the Boston school of Art and the Boston School of Sculpture. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was founded in 1870 and initially located on the top floor of the Boston Athenaeum. In 1876 the museum moved into a Gothic Revival building

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Our Family Garden – Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ July 8, 2021/ local food/ 0 comments

Year 2015 The roots of our family garden date to Middlesboro, Kentucky. We had a raised bed garden at our house on North 25th Street. Year 2016 Year 2017 No garden. Year 2018 No garden. Year 2019 Our spur to plant a garden was the May 11, 2019 Metuchen Spring Street Fair. At the fair we were introduced to several

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Observatory – Portland, Maine

Isaac Kremer/ June 25, 2021/ architecture, preservation/ 0 comments

Lemuel Moody constructed the Observatory to improve communications between seafaring vessels and merchants on land. His signal tower was completed in 1807. A signal system identified vessels sailing into the harbor so merchants could prepare. Ships would hoist a flag when sailing into the harbor. Captain Moody would use a powerful achromatic refracting telescope to spot vessels and their flags

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Town of Clinton Historic District – Clinton, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ January 18, 2021/ architecture, downtown, preservation/ 0 comments

The Red Mill, built circa 1810, over the years processed wool, grist, talc, plaster, and graphite. River water power also later generated electricity. A limestone quarry here was mined from the 1800s up until 1963. The Red Mill today is one of the indisputable historic and scenic sites in this area, though the Town of Clinton has much to offer

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