Crawford Manor: A Brutalist Model for Public Housing


90 Park Street
New Haven, Connecticut
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The New Haven Preservation Trust is pleased to offer a special tour of Crawford Manor, October 7, 2017.


Discover Paul M. Rudolph’s Crawford Manor (1962-1966) with noted Rudolph scholar Sean Khorsandi. Named for City of New Haven Corporation Counsel (1954-1962) George Williamson Crawford, 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 through the courtesy of Karen DuBois Walton, Department Head of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven, also known as Elm City Communities.


Free and open to the public. Registration is required by October 4 to or (203) 562-5919.

2017 Tour Day



Visit the official Tour Day page and fill out a 2017 Registration form to join this year's Tour Day line-up.