New Haven, Connecticut. is one of the most interesting New England cities with many places to visit and see. It is dominated by Yale, of course, but is also one of the oldest cities. It was founded in 1638, led by puritans Davenport and Eaton.
|The Yale Rep was started just a year before Long Wharf Theatre, and together they built New Haven's reputation for "serious" productions.|
The New Haven Green is part of a designated National Historic Landmark District, still owned and maintained by the descendants of the original settlers.
|Center Church is one of the three on the New Haven Green. Center Church was built from 1812-1815, based on London church, St Martin-in-the-Fields, which was inspired by the works of Sir Christopher Wren.|
In true old Yankee fashion, the Congregationalists bickered and ended up splitting and building two different churches side by side, United and Center.
|Yale's chapel, Battell Chapel (1874), is a Victorian Gothic brownstone which most agree is not terribly attractive, either inside or out. (What they needed was H.H. Richardson, who designed Trinity Church in Boston.)|
One can not miss J. Press.
Wooster Street, arguably home to some of this country's best, authentic, Italian food also should not be missed.
While waiting for our pies, we went a few doors down. If you want extraordinary Italian pastries, Libby's, since 1922, is the place to go.