New Haven in 1887, by Walter Allen

“The attempt to describe the New Haven of to-day in a way to convey any just idea of its attractive and picturesque aspects must always result in dissatisfaction. One and another striking feature may be depicted with a certain success, perhaps; but the ensemble, the countenance, will inevitably appear distorted to those who are familiar with it. To be apprehended truly, it must be seen; to be known it must be long dwelt in. Probably it is never well known, especially in the subtile contour and color which human life lends to its natural charms, except by those fortunate beings who are inheritors in unbroken descent of the blood and the soil, the records and the traditions, the virtues, idiosyncrasies and foibles of its founders.”
-Excerpt and (top) image courtesy of Archive.org, Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, The New England magazine, “New Haven,” by Walter Allen, 1887

“College Street with University Buildings.” -Image courtesy of Archive.org, Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, The New England magazine, “New Haven,” by Walter Allen, 1887

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