In Portland, Maine there is a tower clock that has been brought down to the street level and enclosed in a small structure with glass sides. The booth protects the clock from curious fingers and from the elements, but allows viewing of the working movement from three sides. I believe there is an unused tower [Read more…]
Memorable — A working tower clock would be a fascinating and memorable street display for visitors to Lowell. Practical — It is also practical because one or more clock dials can be arranged to display the time for whomever is passing by. Perhaps a community bulletin board or city notices [Read more…]
in addition to the proposed fruit trees just plain plant trees on neighborhood streets, residential and commercial alike, e.g., Norcross, Wilder esp. in vicinity of Morey School, Bridge Street; streets with sidewalks, and streets without sidewalks. Perhaps their care in the critical first few years could be offered to locals for “naming” rights.
Let’s put some tables and chairs by the canal! They could be temporary and movable, or we could research more permanent furniture that goes well with the downtown historic aesthetic. Also needed: kiosk for community info. Kiosks in golden age style (as in San Francisco) could serve as a focal point and place to exchange [Read more…]