Sunday, July 20, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Al


56 Arbor Street is the former home of the Underwood Typewriter Company.
A case displaying old typewriters is behind Al.

Al is one of the developers and property managers.  The old four-story brick building
has been turned into an arts incubator.  In the coming days, I will show some of
the artists and other tenants.


19 comments:

Kate said...

That is quit a large building, and I am pleased that it is focused on art. good to have a man with vision!

Stefan Jansson said...

Sounds like we can expect some interesting stories in the next few days then.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

"Arts incubator" - I like the term and feel certain you will be busy roaming through this repurposed building. Another great portrait, Jack.

Bises,
Genie

Mersad said...

I love typewriters. Had one as a kid. Lovely portrait as usual.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Around here, we have lots of once mills that are converted into condo, mini-malls and such. Art incubator? I'll be watching this coming week.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great reuse. I look forward to your photos from the arts incubator.

Birdman said...

Hey Jack-
on that other topic---
Take a look.
https://www.facebook.com/GoFishGuideService?hc_location=timeline
hahaha He's close by.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice portrait Jack. The arts incubator idea is a good one.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the expansion of arts with places like this. I can't wait to see what you find here.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful portrait as always, Jack, and I do agree with Sharon -- I love the expansion of arts in places like this!! Really looking forward to your next posts! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Taken For Granted said...

Both another fine portrait and an interesting story about the Underwood typewriter building. So glad to know it survives as an art incubator. My Dad's office had a couple Underwood office machines, and I did some typing on them, but didn't become a proficient typist until I had to type drafts of my dissertation.

RedPat said...

You have to know that I like this idea. Looking forward to seeing more, Jack!

William Kendall said...

He looks like a real character, Jack.

Kay said...

Good! I hope you've found some interesting people splattered with paint or clay.

Randy said...

Beautiful building. I would love one of those old typewriters.

Bob Crowe said...

Beautiful use of window light in the portrait. The old New England industrial architecture has strength and grace.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a great place to visit!

Halcyon said...

A perfect portrait - the man and his passion. :)

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Your series about this building and the fantastic people that work there is such a great idea !

(interesting to see that the typewriter is the ancestor of all our keyboards - the concept of typing hasn't changed !)