Elihu Rubin

Asst Prof Sch of Architecture and American Studies
180 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-8924

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May 6, 2014 - 4:03pm

Bill de Cossy, legendary New Haven architect and protege of Paul Rudolph, relates a Crown Street story from the early 1960s.

May 6, 2014 - 4:01pm

“As a little kid, I navigated Crown Street, all the way up and down.” 

May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

Puma remembers the Peoples’ Arts Collective.  Stella Blues, another favorite place.

May 6, 2014 - 3:55pm

“It’s more honest.”  “Chapel sucks.”  “There’s a certain atmosphere … “ 

May 6, 2014 - 11:31am

Anthony Faulkner Solatto supports Ivan Farr’s proposal to make a skate park on the top of the Paul Rudolph-designed Temple Street Garage.  Do you agree?

April 18, 2014 - 11:52am

Florian Koenigsberger’s Senior Thesis work in American Studies at Yale, a series of multi-media portraits of “Crown Street Lived.”

March 31, 2014 - 10:12pm

Andrew Lister’s rich, reflective essay describing his intervention at 301 Crown Street. 

March 26, 2014 - 11:24pm

Page 927 of the 1981 New Haven Street and Avenue Guide, a “city directory” organized by address that lists residential and commercial tenants. 

March 26, 2014 - 10:20pm
March 25, 2014 - 9:56am

Keith’s Story

March 25, 2014 - 1:01am

bruce hancock. may 2013. interactive crown street.

March 25, 2014 - 12:40am

A mod office block, late-50s design, two-stories with plate glass and aluminum and lovely cut-away glass storefronts.  Very active commercial block for many years, with Coopers Dress Shop, College Wine, eateries and salons.  Evacuated in anticipation of development and that dormancy spawned a handful of temporary uses, the free Skool, tutoring program, meetings and music and storytelling of... more

March 25, 2014 - 12:25am

kenneth reveisz. may 2013. interactive crown street.

March 25, 2014 - 12:16am

Ellie Panko.  May 2013.  Interactive Crown Street.

accompanied by Ken Panko.

March 10, 2014 - 12:34am
March 10, 2014 - 12:20am

Cortez Crosby, Brittany Browne Hayes, and Chris Seifert developed this rendering of program across Crown Street in 2012. 

Color Code:  Grey-Vacant; Orange-Residential; Yellow-Institutional; Red-Restaurant; Brown-Nightlife/Entertainment/Bar; Dark Green-Parking;Light Green-Business; Turquoise-Retail

The diagram indicates four distinct zones of activity, with a connection drawn... more

March 9, 2014 - 11:54pm
March 9, 2014 - 11:24pm
March 3, 2014 - 10:12pm

1860s town house with 1960s commercial bump out.  PoMo garage.  Where I park my car. 

See entry in New Haven Building Archive

February 27, 2014 - 9:47pm

Former Address:  196 - 212 College Street.

Footage:  Thursday 26 February. 2.00 pm. 

This building has hosted an astonishing array of businesses since it was put in place in 1961.  See entry in the New Haven Building Archive.

The second video is Kenneth Reveisz of the People’s Arts... more

February 27, 2014 - 2:45pm
The site in which the A+A library currently sits was originally developed as a residential dwelling beginning in the early to mid 1800’s. In 1836 Ira Atwater sold the property to Ralph Marsh whom them sold it to Wilson Booth in a period prior to 1861. According to my research, Wilson Booth is most probably the first resident of the site. He moved to New Haven in 1819 and was a builder who... more
January 22, 2014 - 12:00am