Looking Back to the Days When our Connecticut Drummers Discovered What “Pep” Means to Business, by James A. Howard

How the C.C.T.A. Was Formed and What Its Gatherings Did to Promote Good Fellowship and Better Tactics of Salesmanship - Dinner at Babcock's Hostelry at Niantic and the Episode of the Watermelons Something to Remember - A Reminiscence Which Shows That "Pep" Gatherings of Today's Business Men Are Far From New "Forty one years ago,… Continue reading Looking Back to the Days When our Connecticut Drummers Discovered What “Pep” Means to Business, by James A. Howard

Union League Club, 1032 Chapel Street, 1902. Richard Williams.

"Another dignified, well-made building standing empty. Its design distinguished by a clean-cut layering of brick planes, this is the sort of undemonstrative but cultivated architecture that gives urbanity to city streets. When it was new it enhanced the whole block; it might still do so if it were cleaned up. Originally there was a grass… Continue reading Union League Club, 1032 Chapel Street, 1902. Richard Williams.

Union League Club opens new building most auspiciously

"On the site of the original dwelling house of Roger Sherman, in New Haven, Conn., the Union League Club of that city has erected a strikingly handsome clubhouse, which was formally opened on Monday, the 12th of October."-Excerpt and (top) image courtesy of Google Books, "The Spirit of '76, Volumes 9-12," by the Spirit of… Continue reading Union League Club opens new building most auspiciously

Another Big Hotel Rumor

"It is rumored that a syndicate composed of New Yorkers will in the near future erect on Chapel street, at the corner of Chapel and College street, directly opposite the Yale campus, a $3,000,000 ten story hotel. The matter is yet merely a rumor, and may prove as visionary as have some of the other… Continue reading Another Big Hotel Rumor

Old New Haven Society Clubhouse to be Street People’s Center

"For years, the prim, exclusive Union League was a mainstay of elite society in New Haven. It attracted men of wealth and prestige from the most proper New England stock. With changing values and declining fortunes, however, the league gradually became more of a memory than a social institution, and seven years ago, its gray… Continue reading Old New Haven Society Clubhouse to be Street People’s Center

Delegates Taken in Group of Autos to See Permanent Pavings of the Elm City

"Asserting that macadam roads that have been built in cities and towns of Connecticut are fast going to pieces under the demands made upon them by increased traffic, especially that of the fast multiplying automobiles and trucks that are becoming heavier and heavier, delegates from all the principal Connecticut cities met in the city hall,… Continue reading Delegates Taken in Group of Autos to See Permanent Pavings of the Elm City

New Haven’s Monument Day

"New Haven's Monument Day will be ever remembered in the city by our inhabitants as one of the greatest and most memorable of occasions in its history. The city was awakened at sunrise by the booming of cannon from the war ships in the harbor and on Indian Head, and its inhabitants were destined to… Continue reading New Haven’s Monument Day