Metuchen National Bank, 406 Main St – Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ December 18, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Early drawing of Metuchen National Bank building at 406 Main Street, April 1911, likely by Aylin Pierson, architect.[1] Metuchen National Bank One must look to a neighboring building to find the roots of the Metuchen National Bank. After they received their charter in 1905 they opened in the Kellogg Building which also housed the Middlesex Water Company where they had

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Voorhees Building, 410 Main St – Metuchen, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ December 8, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Old address 537-538 Main St. 1876 Atlas shows nothing on the block between the Pennsylvania Railroad and Union Street (later Hillside Ave) Voorhees Willroy Voorhees is shown living in Metuchen in the 1885 Census with his mother Julia, and siblings Julia and Benjamin.[1] Willroy Voorhees was proprietor of the South Side Market for several years. [2] The 1900 US Census

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

Isaac Kremer/ December 3, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 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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Parklet – South Orange, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ September 17, 2020/ placemaking, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This very substantial parklet on South Orange Ave, just over a block away from the South Orange Performing Arts Center provides a nice outdoor seating area near restaurants. The tactical use of large concrete barriers buffers it from nearby parking and traffic on either end. Also, location near a pre-existing bump-out expands the public realm further out beyond the limits

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Krämer Family Farm – Westphalia, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ June 25, 2020/ preservation, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The arrival of the Krämer family in Michigan followed a common path of immigration starting in Prussia, crossing the ocean, traversing the Erie Canal, and settling in Buffalo. From there families moved westward in search of land and opportunity. Michael Krämer preceded his father to the United States in 1851 and settled first in Buffalo. He married Angela Schweick in

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