February 18, 2020

Francesca Russello Ammon’s New Article in the Journal of Planning History

B/W photo of groundbreaking
Source: Box 142, Folder 2419, RCL Papers.
Two apartment building towers next to a Wallgreens with trees in fall folliage below
Source: Photograph by author, 2017
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(Left to right): Julian Steele, deputy regional administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Association; Mayor Richard C. Lee; Joseph Baruch, head of Presidential Realty Company; and Harry Barnett, chairman of the New Haven Redevelopment Agency, execute the groundbreaking for Madison Towers on June 20, 1961
Source: Box 142, Folder 2419, RCL Papers.
This contemporary view of Madison Towers (left) and University Towers (right), photographed from the south, shows the abundance of surface parking and street traffic surrounding the buildings.
Source: Photograph by author, 2017