Erector Square, located at 315 Peck Street in New Haven, was once home to the most popular kids' building toy in the world. Envisioned by A.C. Gilbert just about 100 years ago, his invention, inspired in trainsit between New Haven and New York, on the train line which is now Metro North.
Today, it houses the studio spaces for many of the more prolific artists in town, as you will see in the video below. In the words of Steve from Hulls on Chapel Street (an independently owned art store downtown), Erector Square's open studios helps New Haven by "giving something to the ages; i think that's very exciting for the whole city."
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