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Jun
11
1:30 PM13:30

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Hillhouse Avenue

  • Hillhouse Avenue and Sachem Street New Haven, CT (map)
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Tour Hillhouse Avenue National Historic District and discover why Charles Dickens described it as “the most beautiful street in America” 150 years ago. Compare the restored, historic mansions to early drawings and photographs. Learn of James Hillhouse’s Arcadian vision for America when he lined the street with elm trees in 1792, and its evolution from the first gas light to the ‘bluelights’ of Yale. Hear tales of the business, educational, and social achievements of some of the residents, including two U.S. Presidents.

Tour Leader: Channing Harris

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

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Jun
13
1:30 PM13:30

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Fair Haven

  • Grand Avenue and Front Street New Haven, CT (map)
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The Fair Haven neighborhood was once a small village whose residents depended upon the tidal river nearby—the Quinnipiac—for their livelihood as oystermen, coastal traders, sailors, and shipbuilders. Over time, Fair Haven became ever more closely integrated into the city of New Haven, but even today, many of the historic homes and other buildings along the river recall the area’s maritime heritage. This walking tour, concentrating on Front Street north of Grand Avenue, will be led by Bruce Clouette, longtime Connecticut historian and historic preservationist.

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

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Sponsored by Frew Management LLC with support from Patriquin Architects.

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Jun
18
1:30 PM13:30

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Autumn Street

  • Autumn and Canner Streets New Haven, CT (map)
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Autumn Street appeared on maps before 1879, but its development as a residential street began in the early twentieth century. Today, the street reflects the ideals of suburban life in an eclectic variety of houses, from traditional styles to fashionable Modernist design.

Tour Leader: Elizabeth Holt

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

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Jun
20
1:30 PM13:30

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Walking Tours—Lincoln and Bradley Streets

  • Lincoln and Bradley Streets New Haven, CT (map)
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Sandwiched between Orange Street and Whitney Avenue, the Lincoln/Bradley neighborhood is one of New Haven's hidden gems, offering peaceful, tree-lined streets and architecture ranging from the Greek Revival to Modernism, just a few blocks from downtown.

Tour Leader: Chris Wigren

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

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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