The people have spoken: the residents of New Haven LOVE that New Haven is full of so much history and authenticity! We at Winchester Lofts couldn’t agree more—after all, our building is in the very place that the historic Winchester Repeating Arms Factory operated from for so many years. (Read more about New Haven + Winchester history here.) We asked folks on Facebook to tell us what their favorite moment of New Haven history was—and we loved the responses! Here are a few of our favorites:

“The planting of the elm trees, which gave our city its moniker!” –Jim M.

“My favorite memory of New Haven is the Freddie Fixer Parade in the early 80’s, they were very family oriented.” –Stephanie R.

“A big piece of New Haven history unfolds in the Emmy-nominated documentary Last Days of the Coliseum, available on DVD. The film traces the history of the New Haven Coliseum, finding context for it in the years even before the old New Haven Arena, up through the wild 1960s and deep into the building’s rise in 1972 to its end in 2007.” –Rich H.

“The Chapel Square Mall!” –Luvena J.

Some of our favorite moments of New Haven history are all of the firsts the city claims: first hamburger, first planned city, first pizza in Connecticut, etc. (Check out more New Haven firsts.)

What are your favorite moments from New Haven history? Feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us!

Workers posed on sidewalk in front of Winchester factory