Upcoming Events

Saturday October 8, 2016 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Docomomo US Tour Day: Saint Ronan Modern
Bethesda Lutheran Church
305 Saint Ronan Street
New Haven, CT

In the 1950s and ’60s, when urban renewal was dramatically changing New Haven’s public face, architects and clients also quietly inserted Modernist buildings into areas not directly affected by renewal, weaving them into the city’s historic fabric. This tour, led by Charlotte Hitchcock and Christopher Wigren of the New Haven Preservation Trust, will sample Modernist works in the Saint Ronan-Edgehill neighborhood, including private homes and neighborhood institutions.

Tour Day is Docomomo US’ annual national event that works to raise the awareness of and appreciation for buildings, interiors and landscapes designed in the United States during the mid-20th century. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to take stock of significant 20th-century built design in their state, city, region or neighborhood and celebrate that work with a tour. This year’s theme is Modernism in Your Backyard.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required by October 6 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Recent Events

Thursday September 22, 2016 5:00pm 8:30pm
55th Annual Meeting of the New Haven Preservation Trust and Preservation Lecture
mActivity Fitness Center
285 Nicoll Street
New Haven, CT

All are welcome to attend the 55th 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 Charles Kramer, AIA, LEED AP of CANY Architecture & Engineering, DPC, the lead restoration architect of the TWA Flight Center, a New York City Landmark building designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962 at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The former TWA terminal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 2005.

5:00 pm – Preview of Silent Auction items featuring New Haven experiences and a variety of gift certificates.
6:00 pm – Welcome by Mayor Toni Harp. Charles Kramer presents The TWA Terminal: Past, Present & Future, followed by a brief business meeting and the election of officers.
7:00 pm – Reception and Silent Auction.

Free and open to the public; $10 suggested donation at the door. Please park on the street or in the City lot at Nicoll Street and Mitchell Drive.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Post Road Residential, Carter Management Corp., UIL Holdings Corporation, and Southern Connecticut Gas Co.

Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am 12:00pm
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
East Shore Senior Center
411 Townsend Avenue
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 Tuesday, September 6, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development, and Petra Construction Corp.

Wednesday August 31, 2016 5:30pm 6:30pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Mary J. McMahon House
Mary J. McMahon House
965 Forest Road
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited to a post-renovation tour of the Mary J. McMahon House (c.1910), a distinctive Shingle-style residence located in the Suburban Westville Historic District. Developer Nancy Greenberg will guide us through the refurbished house highlighting architectural features that were conserved and others that needed to be modified.

Space is limited. Registration is required by Monday, August 29, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Thursday August 18, 2016 12:00pm 1:00pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Albertus Magnus College
Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited to tour Albertus Magnus College. The campus incorporates several Prospect Hill mansions, including the historic Louis Stoddard House, 1905, designed by Peabody and Stearns, at which our tour begins. Sister Ann Kilbride will guide us though this building, now the college library, and adjacent early twentieth-century mansions which have similarly been preserved by adapting them for reuse as classrooms and dormitories.

Space is limited. Registration is required by Tuesday, August 16, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm 6:30pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: The Eli
The Eli
227 Church Street
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited to a special behind-the-scenes tour of New Haven’s premier example of Art Deco/Modernistic architecture, the former Southern New England Telephone Company Administrative Building designed by R.W. Foote and Douglas Orr, and now adapted for residential use. Completed in 1937, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, our guide Bruce Clouette, historian and preservation consultant, will take us through the well-preserved lobby and distinctive public spaces including the building’s roof terrace, not accessible to the general public. The tour will conclude with a visit to one of the building’s elegant apartments.

Space is limited. Registration is required by Tuesday, July 19, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm 1:30pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: Adapting New Haven’s Largest Producer of Firearms for Modern Living
Meet at Winchester Lofts
275 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT

Observe first hand how one developer is skillfully repurposing the former Winchester Repeating Arms Company industrial complex into prime office space and residential units.

Tour Guides: Abe Naparstek and Jonathan Gertman

Tour size limited. Reservations required at artidea.org/tickets.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm 1:30pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: Behind The Scenes at The Shubert Theater & Taft Hotel
Meet at Shubert Theater
247 College Street
New Haven, CT

Explore the distinguished history and architecture of two prominent downtown landmarks with tours of important interior spaces not open to the general public.

Tour Guide: Barbara Lamb

Tour size limited. Reservations required at artidea.org/tickets.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:30pm 7:30pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: Church, Club & Pizzeria: The Wooster Square Experience
Meet at Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria
163 Wooster Street
New Haven, CT

The Italians came to New Haven for jobs, but they brought their family recipes for pizza. Wooster Square soon became New Haven’s “Little Italy.” Tour this quaint historic neighborhood
brimming with all types of distinctive architecture.

Tour Guide: Colin Caplan

Tour size limited. Reservations required at artidea.org/tickets.

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:00pm 1:00pm
NHPT Preservation Awards
New Haven City Hall, 2nd Floor
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT

Recognizing exemplary acts of leadership in historic preservation and celebrating the determination of those who preserve New Haven’s architecture and neighborhoods, we are proud to present the 2016 NHPT Preservation Awards. The public is welcome to join us for this press conference and recognition ceremony. An NHPT House Preservation Award, an NHPT Merit Plaque, and an NHPT Landmark Plaque will be awarded.

Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00am 11:30am
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison Street, Westville Village
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individual home owners with Julie Carmelich (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public. Please register by Wednesday, April 6 to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development. We are proud to co-sponsor this event with Westville Village Renaissance Alliance.

Tuesday March 22, 2016 12:15pm 1:30pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Rejuvenating the Greeley Memorial Laboratory at Yale
Greeley Memorial Laboratory
370 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited on an insider’s tour with architect Chris Williams of the recently renovated Greeley Memorial Laboratory at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Completed in 1959, Greeley is one of famed architect Paul Rudolph’s lesser known but iconic buildings in New Haven. Our special tour will highlight how this academic structure has been reworked to function better and still respect Rudolph’s design.

Space is limited; registration is required by Friday, March 18, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Saturday December 5, 2015 10:00am 12:00pm
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
NHPT Office
922 State 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 Julie Carmelich (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public. Please register by to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development, and Petra Construction Corp.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:00pm 1:30pm
Preservation Spotlight: Members-Only Tour of 965 Forest Road
Mary J. McMahon House
965 Forest Road
New Haven, CT

Members of NHPT are invited to join the new owner of the Mary J. McMahon House (ca. 1910), a contributing building to the Suburban Westville Historic District, for a pre-renovation tour. Learn about plans to restore and update this interesting house, which incorporates elements of the Shingle and Colonial Revival styles in its design.

Space is limited; registration is required to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919.

Wednesday September 30, 2015 5:00pm 8:30pm
54th Annual Meeting of The New Haven Preservation Trust
Frontier Communications
310 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

All are welcome to the 54th Annual Meeting of The New Haven Preservation Trust. We are honored to welcome special guest Thompson M. Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel for The National Trust for Historic Preservation, who will present “Why Old Buildings Matter.”

5:00 pm – Preview of Silent Auction featuring New Haven-centric items, gift certificates from a variety of local businesses, and delightful oddities
6:00 pm – Program begins promptly. Short business meeting will follow the presentation.
7:00 pm – Reception and Silent Auction

Free and open to the public; $10 suggested donation at the door. This event is made possible through the generous support of UIL Holdings Corporation, Post Road Residential, and Carter Management Corp.

Saturday September 19, 2015 9:30am 11:30am
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Fair Haven Branch, New Haven Public Library
182 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT

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

This program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development, and Petra Construction Corp.