Through the Lens: Elm City churches

Photo by Nick Defiesta .

New Haven is home to many churches, ranging from small colonial houses of worship to grand and impressive structures. The earliest churches were established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the buildings have played an important role in the community ever since. From the historic black churches in Dixwell to the towering St. Mary’s Cathedral on Hillhouse Avenue, the city’s churches come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Here are a few.


Correction: Feb. 24

A previous version of this text referred to New Haven’s cathedrals. In fact, there are no cathedrals in the city.