There are a lot of pictures on this post because I just can’t get enough of Art Deco.
This gem of a building is tucked in between high rises in downtown New Haven, you might not even notice and that’s why I’m pointing it out to you.
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If you like Douglas Orr and Art Deco, your next stop has got to be the New Haven Lawn Club. Come visit us Annie Mame!
That is correct, Orr designed The New Haven Lawn Club as well!
I have very special memories of this building, as I was one of the original leasing agents as it was being renovated. I gave many, many tours of the building during this process back in the very late 90s, and enjoyed watching the light cross its facade through the day from my office across the street. I used detail photos of its deco features in the ads I developed at the time. Yes, the top floor is amazing, as is the view from the roof… Many memories indeed..
Amazing building. In the 70s, I was a young reporter for the now-defunct Journal-Courier. Lived on Humphrey Street, behind the Lawn Club. Used to walk or bike around New Haven whenever I could. It felt like a mini-Boston. Then, as the 80’s arrived, moved to the burbs and started night law school on top of a full-time day job. Lost touch with the Elm City. Haven’t been back much. Too bad that.
You’re right on the money Anne Mame!
I totally *heart* Art Deco, and this is my favorite example in New Haven, too. (There’s also a great painting of the building – by Paul Falcone – kicking around somewhere…)
Great post, Annie Mame. Thanks for giving us this rare look inside.
Thanks, a bunch for checking in, Roger, means a lot.
I always wondered about this building. Great post! Thanks 🙂
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