Mid-Century Modernism: The Harvard Five
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Mid-Century Modernism: The Harvard Five

  • Rudolph Hall, Yale School of Architecture, 180 York Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Mid-century residential architecture was shaped by Modernist architects, many of whom studied at Harvard and who were among the first to design in this style. Through their distinctive designs, many with abundant glass, open rooms, and functional shapes that lead the eye to the out-of-doors while providing a bright interior, these Harvard-trained architects produced a collection of landmark Modernist homes in New Canaan, an area known for traditionally designed housing.

William Earls, author of The Harvard Five in New Canaan (W.W. Norton, 2006), will share the highlights, controversies, and lasting impact of the five architects — Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes — whose designs, ideas, philosophies, and interactions profoundly influenced residential housing for generations. An award-winning architect who also lectures throughout the country, Earls was recently honored with an Award of Merit by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

Admission for Lecture and Reception: $10
Registration is requested by Friday, February 15. Open to all.

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Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places
Jan
17
5:15 PM17:15

Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places

  • New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Photo: Patrick L. Pinnell

Photo: Patrick L. Pinnell

Connecticut boasts some of the most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished nineteenth-century factories. Together, these buildings tell the stories of those who made our cities, towns and farms. They form a shared history that brings communities together.

In his talk at the New Haven Free Public Library, Christopher Wigren will highlight some of the 100 Connecticut places featured in his book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, and the people who built or inhabited them. For this talk, he will focus on sites in or near New Haven as important elements of our diverse local heritage.

An architectural historian and Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Wigren has written articles and essays for the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, and Connecticut Explored magazine.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Free and open to the public.
Registration is requested by Monday, January 14.

 

Presented in collaboration with the New Haven Free Public Library.

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Lost New Haven: Traveling Through Time
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Lost New Haven: Traveling Through Time

  • BAR, 254 Crown Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Photo: Courtesy of New Haven Museum

Photo: Courtesy of New Haven Museum

Cultures change, so our buildings evolve. Some buildings that we loved are torn down for the next use. And history is lost forever.

What has been lost in New Haven? This illustrated talk will wend through the epochal shifts in our place, the buildings that defined our landscape and that have been swept away by changes. In these tidal swells and ebbs are individual tragedies of loss that may have simply been forgotten or softened by the passage of time.

Duo Dickinson, FAIA, will focus his talk on the architecture that has been lost by the unthinking energy of social change that propels America and New Haven forward. The particular lessons of each building can reveal what we have been, where we are, and, perhaps, where we are going.

5:30 p.m.
Reception with Pizza and Cash Bar

6:00 p.m.
Presentation by Duo Dickinson, FAIA

Admission for Talk and Reception: $10
Registration is requested by Thursday, November 8.

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Docomomo US Tour Day: Tour of the Foote School
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Docomomo US Tour Day: Tour of the Foote School

  • Foote School, 50 Loomis Place New Haven, CT (map)
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Discover the architecturally distinguished Foote School, designed by E. Carlton Granbery and Diana Allyn Granbery in the late 1950s. The Granberys incorporated modern aesthetics and “California-style” into the Foote School’s design.

The buildings, with floor-to-ceiling windows and detached spaces, were designed to embrace nature and give students frequent time out-of-doors. The colors, bright oranges and yellows, were chosen to stimulate children’s creativity. The project was recognized with numerous awards, including the 1965 Merit Award from the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Led by AIA award-winning architect George Knight, the tour will offer a rare understanding of the unique design that translated modernism into spaces that help educate young people.

Join thousands of participants in cities across the US throughout the month of October for Docomomo Tour Day, an annual celebration of modern architecture and design.

Free and open to the public.
Registration is requested by Wednesday, October 3.
Space is limited.

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NHPT 57th Annual Meeting and Preservation Snapshots
Oct
4
5:15 PM17:15

NHPT 57th Annual Meeting and Preservation Snapshots

  • Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Please join us for the Trust’s annual meeting in the recently restored Old Common Room and Refectory at Yale Divinity School. Reception and Silent Auction followed by Preservation Snapshots, a series of short, illustrated talks on preservation in New Haven.

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Reception and Silent Auction

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Welcome by Dean Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School, and Michael Piscitelli, Deputy Economic Development Administrator, City of New Haven

Brief Business Meeting

Preservation Snapshots, a series of three short talks — 387 Lenox Street, New Haven: William Casey, Executive Director, and Jennifer Rook, Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity, New Haven; ConnCAT at former Winchester Repeating Arms Company: Bruce Wujcik, Associate Partner, Svigals + Partners; Old Common Room and Refectory at Yale Divinity School: Jim Hackney, Senior Director of Development, Yale Divinity School

7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Close and Collection of Auction Items

Free and open to the public; $20 suggested donation.
Pre-registration is appreciated.
Ample parking available at Yale Divinity School. Watch for signs.

 

Made possible through the valued support of Yale Divinity School and Bruce R. Peabody, Esq.

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Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits Workshop
Sep
8
10:30 AM10:30

Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits Workshop

  • New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Photo: Robert W. Grzywacz

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individual home owners with Architectural Preservationist Alyssa Lozupone (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development).

Free and open to the public.
Registration is requested by Thursday, September 6.

 

This program is made possible through the generous support of the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development.

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Elm Street, New Haven Tour
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Elm Street, New Haven Tour

Jean Pogwizd

Join architectural historian Bruce Clouette for a tour of the Ingersoll House, Yale Visitor Center, and the Graduate Club on historic Elm Street. All three buildings contribute to the image of Old New Haven, and are among the earliest extant examples of late Colonial and Greek Revival residential architecture facing the New Haven Green.

Free and open to the public.
Registration is required by Thursday, July 12.
Tour is limited to 30 people.

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—CT US District Courthouse: Temple of Justice and Citizenship
Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—CT US District Courthouse: Temple of Justice and Citizenship

  • US District Courthouse, 141 Church Street New Haven, CT (map)
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A rare privilege to see the majestic interiors of one of New Haven’s outstanding Neo-Classical Revival civic buildings designed in 1913 by New York City architect James Gamble Rogers. In recognition of the Festival's theme, Citizenship, participants will be invited to witness an actual naturalization ceremony as part of the tour.

Tour Leaders: Robin Tobora and the Honorable Jeffrey Meyer

New Haven Preservation Trust is pleased to present this walking tour in collaboration with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Union Station: New Haven’s Transportation Hub
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Union Station: New Haven’s Transportation Hub

  • Union Station, 50 Union Avenue New Haven, CT (map)
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Explore this grand Beaux-Arts-style building (1918) designed by Cass Gilbert, a prominent early 20th-century architect. The tour will explain the landmark’s historical significance and recount citizen efforts to restore the station for use as a transportation center.

Tour Leader: Robert Grzywacz

New Haven Preservation Trust is pleased to present this walking tour in collaboration with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Brewery Square Apartments: Repurposing a New Haven Landmark
Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Brewery Square Apartments: Repurposing a New Haven Landmark

  • Brewery Square Apartments, 1 Brewery Square New Haven, CT (map)
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A special opportunity to visit a pioneering historic preservation project in New Haven led by the architect/developers who adapted the Quinnipiac Brewery for modern living in the early 1980s.

Tour Leaders: Simeon Bruner and Leland Cott

New Haven Preservation Trust is pleased to present this walking tour in collaboration with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Masonic Lodges: Giving Back to New Haven
Jun
12
1:30 PM13:30

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Masonic Lodges: Giving Back to New Haven

  • Masonic Lodge, 285 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT (map)
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A private behind-the-scenes tour of the Masonic Lodges and their high-style meeting rooms led by a prominent historian of Masonic tradition.

New Haven Preservation Trust is pleased to present this walking tour in collaboration with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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May
30
5:45 PM17:45

My 20-Year Life with the Boathouse

  • Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry, 195 Prospect Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Jean Pogwizd

The Canal Dock Boathouse on New Haven Harbor will open this summer after a two-decade long, $37 million project in mitigation of the loss of the old Yale boathouse under the Pearl Harbor Bridge.

Hear architect Rick Wies, designer of the new facility, tell a story of tension, collaboration, defeat, and eventual success as architects, city officials, contractors, and local campaigners worked to preserve reminders of the past in a modern boathouse that will serve as a distinctive community space.

This lecture is presented in honor of John Herzan on his retirement from the New Haven Preservation Trust.

Admission for Lecture and Reception: $20

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Former Chapel at Trinity Church Home Tour
May
23
3:00 PM15:00

Former Chapel at Trinity Church Home Tour

Join architect Sam Gardner of Gregg Wies & Gardner Architects, LLC, for a special early viewing of the recently completed renovation of the former Chapel at the Trinity Church Home.

This Henry Austin-designed structure was built in 1868 as a chapel for residents of the Trinity Church Home and was originally part of a five-building complex. Today, only the chapel remains, and Robert Smith of Metro Star Properties, LLC, has painstakingly restored much of its Gothic Revival exterior while also breathing new life into the building as modern living space.

Tour is open to NHPT MEMBERS ONLY.
Registration is required by Tuesday, May 22.
Tour is strictly limited to 30 participants.

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The New Haven Preservation Trust Awards 2018
May
15
1:15 PM13:15

The New Haven Preservation Trust Awards 2018

  • City Hall, 165 Church Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Join New Haven Preservation Trust for our annual press conference and awards presentation recognizing exemplary acts of leadership in historic preservation and celebrating the determination of those who preserve New Haven’s architecture and neighborhoods. This year’s winners:

NHPT House Preservation Award 
23 Foster Street

NHPT Merit Plaque
Trinity Church Home Chapel
301 George Street

NHPT Landmark Plaque
Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ
217 Dixwell Avenue

Margaret Flint Award
Karyn M. Gilvarg

All are welcome!

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Trinity Lutheran Church Tour
Feb
3
1:30 PM13:30

Trinity Lutheran Church Tour

Join Reverend Ryan Mills and architectural historian Christopher Wigren for a private behind-the-scenes tour of New Haven’s outstanding example of High Victorian Gothic-style church architecture. This distinctive polychromatic masonry structure was completed in 1870 from plans by David R. Brown, a local architect who assisted Henry Austin in designing New Haven City Hall.

NHPT Members: Free | Non-Members: $10
Registartion is required by Thursday, February 1.
Tour is strictly limited to 35 participants.

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Preserving and Celebrating African American Historic Places
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Preserving and Celebrating African American Historic Places

  • Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ, 217 Dixwell Avenue New Haven, CT (map)
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Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

As the Preservation Trust expands its commitment to highlighting and preserving under-served historic neighborhoods with a rich architectural heritage, we invite you to join us for a lecture by Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Harvard Loeb Fellow, and the author of Preserving African American Historic Places.

His talk will take place in the distinctive Modernist building of the Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ. Founded in 1820, Dixwell Congregational is the oldest African American UCC church in the world. The Church serves a thriving congregation that actively seeks to preserve both the building and its cultural importance for New Haven.

5:30 p.m.
Reception

6:15 p.m.
Lecture

FREE and open to the public.

 

This program is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

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Docomomo US Tour Day: Crawford Manor–A Brutalist Model for Public Housing
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Docomomo US Tour Day: Crawford Manor–A Brutalist Model for Public Housing

  • Crawford Manor, 90 Park Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Karin Krochmal

Join thousands of participants in cities across the US on October 7th and throughout the month of October for Docomomo Tour Day, an annual celebration of modern architecture and design.

Discover New Haven’s Crawford Manor (1962-1966), a public housing community designed by Paul M. Rudolph, originally built as an elderly enclave. Sean Khorsandi, noted Rudolph scholar, will lead this tour.

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.

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 requested by Thursday, October 4.

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NHPT 56th Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

NHPT 56th Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture

  • Rudolph Hall, Yale School of Architecture, 190 York Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Jean Pogwizd

Join us for the 56th Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture of the New Haven Preservation Trust. We are pleased that the Honorable Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven, will welcome our gathering. We are also honored to welcome special guest speaker Deborah Berke, FAIA, and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

5:00 p.m.
Preview of Silent Auction and Art & Architecture Book Sale items featuring New Haven experiences and a variety of gift certificates.

6:00 p.m.
Welcome by Mayor Toni Harp. A brief business meeting and the election of officers will be followed by Deborah Berke’s presentation, Old and New.

7:00 p.m.
Reception and Silent Auction. and Art and Architecture Book Sale.

$20 suggested donation at the door.
Open to all.

 
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Light refreshments by Chestnut Fine Foods. 
This event is made possible through the generous support of Gregg Wies & Gardner Architects, LLC; Novum Properties and Cooper Church, LLC; Peoples United Bank; and Post Road Residential.

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Former Connecticut Savings Bank Building Tour
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

Former Connecticut Savings Bank Building Tour

Join developer David Kuperberg and architectural historian Christopher Wigren for a pre-renovation tour of one of downtown New Haven’s grandest Neo-classical Revival commercial buildings. Clad in white marble and reflecting “the tide of the Beaux Arts movement and prosperity,” the former Connecticut Savings Bank building was completed in 1906 to designs by architects Gordon, Tracy, and Swartout of New York.

NHPT Members Free  |  Non-Members $10
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; and is required by Tuesday, August 29.
Tour is strictly limited to 35 participants.

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John C. Anderson House Tour
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

John C. Anderson House Tour

Built for a millionaire tobacconist from New York as his retirement home, this magnificent Second Empire-style Victorian mansion designed by John Seeley of Brooklyn, NY, was the “talk-of-the-town” when it was completed in 1882. Noted for its lavish exterior detailing and sumptuous interior finishes, the structure now serves as headquarters for the Jewish Society at Yale.

Join New Haven historian Barbara Lamb, architect Richard Turlington, and Rabbi Shmully Hecht for this special pre-renovation tour.

NHPT Members Free  |  Non-Members $10
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; and is required by Tuesday, May 16.

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Chetsone, the Dr. Mary B. Moody House Tour
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Chetsone, the Dr. Mary B. Moody House Tour

  • 154 East Grand Avenue New Haven, CT (map)
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Join Ian Christmann for a behind-the-scenes tour of Chetsone, Fair Haven Heights’ premiere example of Late Victorian/Carpenter Gothic domestic architecture and the long-time residence and medical office of Dr. Mary B. Moody, one of New Haven’s first female physicians.

NHPT Members Free  |  Non-Members $10

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