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Mixed Use

Drive past the old New Haven Clock Company factory on Hamilton Street, and you may not even notice it. …

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Old Flames

“My Own Dear Addie—” William Augur wrote on October 27, 1861, from the steamship Illinois…

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Smoke Signals

The air is spiced with smoke inside The Owl Shop on College Street, where patrons are puffing on their favorite cigars. It’s a vestige of an earlier New Haven, where…

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Accounts Received

The date was May 2, 1979, and Renée Hartman was telling her story. …

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Twists and Turns

When you hear the satisfying pop of a cork this holiday season, you might think of 19th-century entrepreneur Philos Blake. …

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Requiem for a Pizza Joint

Dark wooden tables carved with decades of initials, doodles and sports allegiances. Cinnamon toast. Pizza slices. A seemingly perpetual stream of ’80s power ballads on a tinny radio. …

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For the Moment

Before there was Thanksgiving, there were Thanksgivings…

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Bits and Pieces

One of the most valuable collections at the New Haven Museum’s Whitney Library isn’t a set of rare manuscripts or first editions. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 2)

From colonial rebel to 20th-century documentarian, some of the most notable yet little-noted women in New Haven history are interred at Grove Street Cemetery. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 1)

Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, Roger Sherman, James Hillhouse. Even in death, the men seem to get all the attention. But the New Haven Museum and Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery…

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