Recent Events

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.

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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.

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