Tomorrow is Here: New Haven and the Modern Movement
New Haven Modern’s Overview Document
By Historian and Preservation Consultant Rachel D. Carley
The Modernist era has increasingly received the attention of preservationists, as some of its creations reach the 50-year baseline for National Register listing, as architectural and decorating fashion look to modernism for inspiration, and, sadly, as Modernist buildings begin to age and disappear.
In this context, the New Haven Preservation Trust decided to undertake a survey of Modernist-era resources in New Haven. Phase I of the project, which began in 2008, is an overview of the historical and architectural development of New Haven during the period 1931 to 1980. An overview document was prepared at that time, titled “Tomorrow is Here: New Haven and the Modern Movement,” and was completed in June 2008, by historian and preservation consultant Rachel D. Carley. This document forms the basis of the New Haven Modern Architecture website. We encourage you to explore all of New Haven Modern, but especially urge you to read this excellent document of our city’s Modern architectural heritage.
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