Steinbach Hall

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Steinbach Hall
Steinbach Hall 52 Hillhouse.JPG
General information
Address52 Hillhouse Avenue
Town or cityNew Haven, Connecticut
CountryUnited States
Construction started1848
OwnerYale University
Design and construction
ArchitectHenry Austin

Steinbach Hall, also known as the John Pitkin Norton House, is a historic building on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S..


The house was built in 1848-1849 as a private residence for John Pitkin Norton, a science professor at Yale University.[1]

It was purchased by Yale University in 1923.[2] It was home to the Yale School of Management until 2015, when the Department of Astronomy moved into the building.[3]

Architectural significance[edit]

The house was designed by architect Henry Austin as an Italian villa.[1] It includes "flat and semicircular arch motifs in window openings, bracketed cornices, and recessed front entry behind arcade with semicircular arches."[2]

It was "remodelled" by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes in 1979.[2] It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to the Hillhouse Avenue Historic District since September 13, 1985.[2]


  1. ^ a b Caplan, Colin M. (2007). A Guide to Historic New Haven, Connecticut. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781596292451. OCLC 156784851.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Hillhouse Avenue Historic District". National Park Service. United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Astronomy Department moves to Hillhouse Mansions". Department of Astronomy. Yale University. August 21, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2017.