Upcoming Events

Thursday January 17, 2019 5:15pm – 7:30pm
Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

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. RSVP requested by Monday, January 14 at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

Presented in collaboration with the New Haven Free Public Library.

Recent Events

Wednesday November 14, 2018 5:30pm 7:30pm
Lost New Haven: Traveling Through Time
BAR
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT

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.

This talk will focus 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: $10.00
RSVP requested by Thursday, November 8 at info@nhpt.org or 203-562-5919

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:00am 11:00am
Docomomo US Tour Day: Tour of the Foote School
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT

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 required by October 3 to New Haven Preservation Trust at info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919. Space is limited.

To learn more about Docomomo Tour Day across the country, visit docomomo-us.org/events/tour-day.

Thursday October 4, 2018 5:15pm 7:45pm
NHPT 57th Annual Meeting and Preservation Snapshots
Yale Divinity School
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

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 to 6:30
Reception and Silent Auction

6:30 to 7:30
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 to 7:45
Close and Collection of Auction Items

Free and open to the public; $20 suggested donation
Pre-registration appreciated: call 203-562-5919 or email info@nhpt.org. 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.

Wednesday May 30, 2018 5:45pm 8:00pm
My 20-Year Life with the Boathouse
Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

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: $20 (lecture and reception)

Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:00pm 4:30pm
Architectural Tour: Former Chapel at Trinity Church Home
301 George Street
New Haven, CT

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 strictly limited to 30 participants. Reservations required by Tuesday, May 22.

Tour is open to NHPT MEMBERS ONLY.

Not a Member? Click Membership/Support on the left to join!

Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:15pm 2:15pm
The New Haven Preservation Trust Awards 2018
City Hall
165 Church Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT

Press Conference and Awards Presentation

NHPT House Preservation Award – 23 Foster Street
NHPT Merit Plaque – Trinity Church Home Chapel, 301 George Street
NHPT Landmark Plaque – Dixwell Avenue Congregational U.C.C., 217 Dixwell Avenue
Margaret Flint Award – Karyn M. Gilvarg

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Tuesday May 1 – Wednesday May 2, 2018 8:00am – 8:00pm
The Great Give 2018
New Haven, CT

NHPT is participating in the Great Give 2018 beginning at 8 AM on Tuesday, May 1, and running through Wednesday, May 2 at 8 PM. We hope we can count on your support!

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Friday March 16, 2018 1:30pm 3:00pm
Workshop:  Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Regional Water Authority - Community Meeting Room
90 Sargent Drive
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, March 15.

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

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm 2:30pm
Architectural Tour: Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

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 $10.00

Snow Date: Saturday February 10

Space is strictly limited to 35 participants. Reservations required by Thursday, February 1st.

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.