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City Digitizing Centuries Of Construction History

by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (4)

Thomas Breen photoBuilding Official Jim Turcio knew his grandfather built houses in New Haven. He just didn’t know where.

Thanks to a massive new scanning effort that will see over one million pages of city building permits moved online, Turcio can now point to a handful of 70-year-old East Shore ranch houses that were built by his dad’s dad.

When the digitization project is through, anyone with an internet connection will be able to do the same.

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