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Events October 2017


Crawford Manor: A Brutalist Model for Public Housing

October 7, 2017

As part of the annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day, New Haven Preservation Trust is offering a tour of Paul Rudolph’s Crawford Manor (1962-1966), led by noted Rudolph scholar Sean Khorsandi. Named for lawyer and civil rights activist George Williamson Crawford, who served as New Haven’s Corporation Counsel (1954-1962), Crawford Manor is a public housing community originally built as an elderly enclave. A Brutalist icon of the late Modern Movement designed at the height of Rudolph’s career, Crawford Manor is a 15-story irregularly stacked tower of multiple residential units sheathed in a finely articulated skin of ribbed concrete blocks known as Plasticrete. This sculptural landmark was intended to be viewed from the then-promised Oak Street Connector. Access to Crawford Manor has been made possible by Karen DuBois Walton, Department Head of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven, also known as Elm City Communities.

Saturday October 7, 10:30 – 11:30 am
90 Park St, New Haven, CT
Free and open to the public
Registration required by October 4: or (203) 562-5919

Photo courtesy DOCOMOMO US


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