I know I’ve said this before, but Downtown New Haven is coming back. I walked to dinner with a few co-workers tonight. It was just a little hole-in-the-wall place, but the owner was still behind the counter at 8:00 PM. It’s a few blocks off the current rejuvenation. Its time will come sooner rather than later.
The block we were on was full of old, mainly empty buildings. I wanted to say abandoned, but I’m certain someone’s got plans for these structures. Big windows. High ceilings. Condos or apartments – that’s what’s most likely.
What really impressed me was the detail work in some of these older structures. There was intricate masonry and dental molding all around. It’s the kind of thing you’ll never see just driving through.
I looked at some of the buildings and tried to decide the thought process that went into building them. So many went to serve businesses no longer here, in business sectors that no longer exist.
I have to bring my camera to work soon. These buildings need to be documented before they are rebuilt, or torn down, or our boom busts.
Man, I hope that doesn’t happen.