Sunday, January 18, 2015


New Haven, CT  2014

Found this old store front not far from the New Haven Green on a recent photo walk.  I like that instead of a street address, the building shows it's global coordinates ( 41°18' 14" N  72° 55' 30"W).  Fortunately on the sidewalk in front of this building there is a plaque from which I learned that Abel C Chamberlain opened a furniture store here in 1832.  The family continued the business it what is known as the first furniture retail family business in the United States.   I'm not sure what became of the business, but at least I can always find this building with my GPS.


  1. Love seeing old storefronts from bygone days! Glad this one has been preserved.