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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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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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