Abandoned Marsh: Millville Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio

The Twinbrook Plaza Marsh Supermarket, on Millville Avenue in Hamilton, opened in 1967 and closed fifty years later. The building, which was designed in a style typical of Marsh Supermarkets of the mid-1960s, remains vacant as of this writing.

Abandoned Marsh #11. My own work.

“Abandoned Marsh” was my project to stylistically document the Marsh Supermarkets closed by Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm that owned the home-grown company for the final decade of its eighty-six year history. The last Marsh supermarket closed in 2017.

The company’s stores built from around 1980 to 2004 or so were easily identifiable because of their angular greenhouses and dark brick massing. Instead of taking pictures of the buildings, I decided to create 18×24 vector files in Adobe Illustrator, focusing on the complexity of their angles and how shadows and highlights interacted with them. This was my eleventh entry into the series.

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