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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Lily St Viewer – Winnipeg, Canada

Isaac Kremer/ September 12, 2017/ placemaking, preservation, public art/ 0 comments

This three-dimensional viewer shows buildings that are no longer standing. When looking through the view finder the silhouette of the buildings aligns with where they once stood in the distance. This almost sculptural addition to the street gives a sense of the passage of time and provides continuity with the present for pieces of the urban fabric that are long

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