Recent Events

Wednesday November 8, 2017 5:30pm 7:30pm
Lecture: “Preserving & Celebrating African American Historic Places”
Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ
217 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT

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

5:30 Reception
6:15 Lecture

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.

FREE and Open to the Public
This program is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Saturday October 7, 2017 10:30am 11:30am
Docomomo US Tour Day: Crawford Manor - A Brutalist Model for Public Housing
Crawford Manor
90 Park Street
New Haven, CT

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 required by October 4 to info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919.

For more info on Docomomo Tour Day events across the country, go to http://docomomo-us.org/events/tour-day

Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:59pm 8:29am
NHPT 56th Annual Meeting & Preservation Lecture
Rudolph Hall, Yale School Architecture
Enter at 190 York Street
New Haven, CT

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 pm – Preview of Silent Auction and Art & Architecture Book Sale items featuring New Haven experiences and a variety of gift certificates.

6:00 pm – 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 pm – Reception and Silent Auction and Art & Architecture Book Sale.

$20 Suggested Donation at the Door. RSVP to info@nhpt.org.

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.

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:30am 12:00pm
Workshop:  Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

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. Please register by Thursday, September 7.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and the New Haven Preservation Trust, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: Former CT Savings Bank Building
45 Church Street
New Haven, CT

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 CT 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 to info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919. Limit: 35 people.

Saturday June 24, 2017 10:00am 11:30am
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue, Building #3
New Haven, CT

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

FREE and open to the public. Limit 30 people. Please register by Thursday, June 22 at info@nhpt.org or by calling 203-562-5919. Street parking is available.

Sponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
Architectural Tour: John C. Anderson House
John C. Anderson House
442 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

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

Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: John C. Anderson House
John C. Anderson HOuse
442 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

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

Wednesday April 12, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
Architectural Tour: Chetsone, the Dr. Mary B. Moody House
Chetstone
154 East Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT

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

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:00am 11:30am
Historic Homes Tax Credit Workshop
Corsair Apartments
1050 State Street
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for owners of historic houses with architectural historian Julie Carmelich (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development).

FREE and open to the public. Please register by Wednesday, March 22 at info@nhpt.org or by calling 203-562-5919. Parking is available at the adjacent Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink.

Sponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
NEW DATE! Architectural Tour: St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church
St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church
57 Olive Street
New Haven, CT

Postponed from March 15: Join architectural historian Christopher Wigren as he unravels the mysterious design evolution of this imposing Gothic Revival-style landmark in Wooster Square. Founded in 1829 as a chapel for Trinity Church on the Green, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church became independent in 1845.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is required by Monday, March 20 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919. Limit: 30 people

Tuesday February 28, 2017 12:00pm 2:00pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Abner Hendee House
Abner Hendee House
703 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Members of the NHPT are invited to a “pre-renovation” tour of one of New Haven’s most distinguished Shingle-Style houses, the Abner Hendee House (1900). Designed by architect Richard Williams, for many years the building served as local headquarters of the American Red Cross. Nancy Greenberg, preservationist and developer, will introduce the house’s history and walk us through the structure prior to its conversion to multiple residential units.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is required by Monday, February 22 to info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919. Limit: 25 people

Wednesday January 18, 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour:  Corsair Apartments
Corsair Apartments
1050 State Street
New Haven, CT

Join the Preservation Trust and developer Andy Montelli of Post Road Residential for a private tour of the Corsair apartment complex recently completed at 1050 State Street. For over 130 years the Elm City Dye Works and Laundry and its subsequent manufacturing activities occupied this industrial site, listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1984 as part of the Upper State Street Historic District.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required by Monday, January 16, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 203-562-5919. Parking is available at the adjacent Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink.

Saturday December 3, 2016 10:30am 12:30pm
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individual home owners with architectural historian Julie Carmelich (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public. Please register by Thursday, December 1, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and the New Haven Preservation Trust, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development, and Petra Construction Corp.

Thursday November 17, 2016 12:00pm 1:00pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: William E. Ford House
William E. Ford House
16 Lynwood Place
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited to tour this small but distinctive Queen Anne-style residence currently being adapted into an eight-bedroom rooming house for students at Yale. Built in 1887 by William E. Ford, the proprietor of a drug store on State Street, the house’s exterior and interior detailing are remarkably well preserved. The tour will be led by project designer, Fernando Pastor.

There will be two tour groups, one from 12:00-12:30pm, and a second from 12:30-1:00pm. Due to the house’s small size, space is limited to ten people per tour. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and is required by Monday, November 14, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.