Tag Archives: Anne Ewbank

Distant Relativity

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The Puritans who settled New Haven did so in part to worship as they pleased. But they weren’t necessarily willing to offer that freedom to others—especially Quakers, whose pacifism and egalitarianism were deeply heretical, and whose tactics were needling and …

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Hall Past

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Standing at the edge of the New Haven Green with its Victorian Gothic visage, New Haven City Hall strikes an immortal pose. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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Sticky Business

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A number of New Haven inventions have changed the course of history—the cotton gin, vulcanized rubber, the telephone exchange.

Less impactful, but more joyful, is the Lolly Pop…

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On a Mission

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In the fall of 1809, Yale College student Edwin Dwight came upon a strange scene. At the main gate of Yale College stood a young man from a faraway land, crying. …

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Admission Accomplished

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When it isn’t covered by snow, Maya Lin’s Women’s Table, the fountain sculpture in front of Yale’s Sterling Library, might be found gleaming under a sheen of water. …

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House and Home

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Despite the fact that New Haven is one of the oldest cities in America, it doesn’t have many ghosts. There are colonial-era graveyards and old mansions galore, but…

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Arms’ Reach

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In the 1870s, an offshoot of New Haven’s Canal Street was renamed to honor the sprawling new factory that’d been built there. The complex was one of the biggest in both the city and the state, and by the late …

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Stop and Go

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Downtown New Haven is known for its walkability, but it’s not considered particularly drivable. …

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House of Repute

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A few blocks from the Guilford Town Green, stately houses line quiet streets. Most have wide, sprawling lawns. Some have barns behind them, long since converted into garages or sheds. Many are quite old, from the Victorian era or …

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Hall Past

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Rising over the New Haven Green with Victorian Gothic towers and windows, and surrounded by less vintage constructions, New Haven City Hall strikes an immortal pose. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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