Recent Events

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.

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:15am 3:30pm
The Future of the Past in Connecticut: The National Historic Preservation Act at 50
The New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

This October is the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Passed by Congress in 1966, this landmark piece of legislation was designed to serve as the Nation’s historic preservation conscience, and to set forth the Government’s responsibilities to identify, register, and protect America’s varied historic places.

In recognition of this milestone event, the New Haven Museum, the New Haven Preservation Trust, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and the State Historic Preservation Office have organized a one-day symposium to reflect on the success of this legislation in Connecticut, and to examine new directions, under-identified historic resources, and new partnerships to continue to safeguard our distinctive heritage.

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, please call the New Haven Museum at 203-562-4183, ext. 10.

Agenda

9:15–9:45 am — Registration and Coffee

9:45–10 am — Welcome
Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, Executive Director, New Haven Museum
John Herzan, Preservation Services Officer, The New Haven Preservation Trust

10:00–10:30 am — Preservation: The Past 50 Years
Introductory Remarks & Overview
John W. Shannahan, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Officer, 1974-2003

10:30–11:30 am — Discussion: A Look Back
Moderator: Chris Wigren, Deputy Director, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. Panelists: Bruce Clouette, Architectural/Industrial Historian; Mimi Findlay, Chairman Emerita, New Canaan Preservation Alliance; John W. Shannahan, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Officer

11:30 am–12:30 pm — Lunch
(Brown bag or down the street for quick eats)

12:45–1:15 pm — Preservation: The Next 50 Years
Introductory Remarks & Overview
Max Page, Ph.D., Professor, Architecture and History and Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1:15–2:15 pm — Discussion: New Directions, New Resources
Moderator: Max Page, Ph.D., Professor, Architecture and History and Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Panelists: Cece Saunders, President and Principal Investigator, Historical Perspectives, Inc.; Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, DC Office; Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation; Pieter Roos, Executive Director, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, Rhode Island

2:15–3:00 pm — Discussion: New Partnerships
Moderator: Mary Dunne, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. Panelists: David Westmoreland, Chair, Norwalk Historical Commission; Gregory Stroud, Executive Director, SECoast; Douglas Royalty, Project Manager, Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant

3:00–3:30 pm — Closing Remarks
Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, DC Office, and Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

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.

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.