Tag Archives: Doris B. Townshend

Western Union

Chapel Street is New Haven’s longest single route, according to Doris B. Townshend’s The Streets of New Haven. But its western downtown end has a character all its own…

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All Hail the Kings

Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar have made their appearance in the Knights of Columbus-sponsored crèche at the corner of Chapel and Church Streets; presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh…

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Orange Juice

New Haven’s street names evoke trees like Linden and Willow, institutions like Temple and Asylum, valuable things like a Bellevue, a Jewell, a Prospect, but none is more colorful than Orange Street. …

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To Lay Out Fine Streets

Gain some insight into New Haven’s little green signs with these selections from Doris B. Townshend’s The Streets of New Haven: The Origin of Their Names.

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With Its Dignified New Name

Fair Haven before 1836

Learn how Fair Haven became Fair Haven in this excerpt from Doris B. Townshend’s Fair Haven: A Journey Through Time.

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Samuel Feels a Sting

Doris B. Townshend

Gain a glimpse into 18th-century New Haven with this excerpt from Townshend Heritage, a family and city history by Doris B. Townshend.

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