The residential development of Autumn Street began in the early twentieth century. Today, the street reflects the ideals of suburban life with an eclectic variety of houses and mirrors the development patterns of the surrounding city. This one hour walk, led by Elizabeth Holt, will begin at the northwest corner of Autumn and Canner Street. It will explore James Hillhouse’s early vision for suburban New Haven and will continue through post WWII development. Architectural styles, streetscape, and how we feel about our changing city will all be discussed on this walking tour.
Free and open to the public.
Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. It encourages people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors. We walk our cities to honor and activate the ideas of Jane Jacobs. During Jane’s Walks the simple act of exploring the city is enhanced with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement.