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Richard C. Lee portrait in New Haven City Hall

“We are taking the town out of the 18th century and projecting it into the 21st.”

Even for a politician, that was a hyperbolic way of casting New Haven’s urban renewal program …

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View from Chapel and Orange circa 1955

Folks shopped there, they ate there, they bought cigarettes and alcohol there. Celebrities went there to tout plays and movies coming to the downtown theaters, sometimes through live radio broadcasts.

Located at the hub of the city’s extensive network of …

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Richard C. Lee official portrait

“We are taking the town out of the 18th century and projecting it into the 21st.”

Even for a politician, that was a hyperbolic way of casting New Haven’s urban renewal program of the 1950s and ’60s.…

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View from Chapel and Orange circa 1955, courtesy of Colin M. Caplan

It’s the holiday shopping season. It’s also been a year in which there’s been an awful lot happening downtown, from the relocation of Gateway Community College to reopening of Yale Art Gallery to highway projects easing people’s journeys into the …

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