The Heights

“Ghost House” Might Become “Host House”

by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel Photo The “ghost house” of Fair Haven Heights, a long empty 1830s potential Greek Revival gem,  is on track to becoming a host house, a restored historic structure that will shelter a young, working New Haven family through the labors of love and finance of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.

Yet others like it may well meet the wrecking ball if Community Development Block Grants (DCBG) and similar federal funds that support Habitat are eliminated, as currently called for in the President Trump’s proposed budget.

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Raze It? Or Try To Save It?

by Allan Appel | Mar 9, 2017 3:44 pm | Comments (12)

Allan Appel Photos The owner described crumbling foundations, collapsed chimney, widespread termite infestation eating all the extant beams, a structure ready to fall down with the next strong wind gust.

Neighbors urged commissioners to save the rare 19th century Greek Revival survivor to preserve the Quinnipiac River Historic District’s character.

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Girls Gather S.T.E.A.M.

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Lucy Gellman Photo Tatyana Ramirez was struggling with the “tower of power” two-minute challenge — how to build the highest, most stable structure in the room with only candied fruit and toothpicks — when she had an algebraic revelation: Use a triangular base.

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