Upcoming Events

Tuesday May 26, 2015 12:00am – 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 2015 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 May 30, 2015 9:30am – 11:00am
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 Mary Dunne (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public. Please register by Wednesday, May 27 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.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: HISTORIC CITY POINT - A WORKING WATERFRONT
Sound School parking lot
Intersection of Sea and South Water Streets
New Haven, CT

Explore City Point’s array of well-preserved 19th-century residences and other notable buildings including oystermen’s houses that have survived from the area’s maritime heyday when this lively neighborhood was the centerpiece of a thriving oyster industry.

Tour Guide: Alex Johnston

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

The NHPT walking tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew.

Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: VANISHED WATER, STEAM & GUNSMOKE-THE FARMINGTON CANAL & RAILROAD
Hillhouse Avenue bridge over Farmington Canal Greenway
(between Grove & Trumbull Streets)
New Haven, CT

Tour a mile of this 190-year-old canal and see evidence of its early construction, adjacent contemporary Yale University architecture and the historic Winchester Repeating Arms Company manufacturing area. Also included will be a stop on the Connecticut Freedom Trail dedicated to William Lanson, an African-American who built part of the canal.

Tour Guide: Channing Harris

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

The NHPT walking tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew.

Sunday June 21, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Arts & Ideas Bicycle Tour: 4000 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
Tour begins at Festival Information Booth on the New Haven Green
New Haven, CT

New Haven has more than 4,000 years of architecture—or at least architectural ideas. Along this tour, consider New Haven’s buildings and talk about the structures that inspired them, from India to medieval Spain. Along the way we’ll ask, “When is a copy just a copy and when is it something more?”

Tour Guide: Chris Wigren

Open to all; tour size is not limited. Helmets are required.

The NHPT tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew. We are proud to co-sponsor this event with Elm City Cycling.

Sunday June 21, 2015 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: SEA BREEZE & SEA WALLS Of MORRIS COVE
Pardee Morris House
325 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT

This cozy New Haven enclave was first appreciated by the Quinnipiac Indians, then farmed by the Colonists, scorched by the British and summered by city folk. Continued settlement developed into today’s largely Italian-American community, retaining much of its history and quaintness.

Tour Guide: Colin Caplan

Tour size limited. Reservations required at artidea.org/walkingtours. Please note that this is a two-hour tour.

The NHPT walking tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew.

Thursday June 25, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: MID-20th CENTURY MODERNISM AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
SCSU Parking Lot off Farnham Avenue, opposite the Farnham Dormitory
New Haven, CT

Become acquainted with Southern Connecticut State University’s campus plan and Modernist architecture that took shape during New Haven’s Urban Renewal period. The tour will also highlight ongoing campus development.

Tour Guides: C. Michael Tucker and Charlotte Hitchcock

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

The NHPT walking tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew.

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Arts & Ideas Walking Tour: THE ARCHITECTURE OF COLLEGE WOODS
Intersection of Everitt & Cold Spring Streets
New Haven, CT

Contiguous to East Rock Park, New Haven’s College Woods contains a high concentration of well-preserved 19th- and early 20th-century houses designed in the era’s most popular architectural styles. Take a fresh look at this distinctive residential area.

Tour Guide: Robert Grzywacz

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

The NHPT walking tour program for the 2015 International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Frew and Frew.

Wednesday September 16, 2015 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Lecture: Lost 20th Century New Haven
TBA
New Haven, CT

Save the Date for this informative lecture by Alan Plattus.

This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of First Niagara.

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.

Recent Events

Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00am 12:00pm
Preservation Month Volunteer Activity: Clean the Green
Meet next to Trinity Church on the Green
New Haven, CT

Join us as we do our part to keep New Haven’s historic Green clean! Tools and gloves will be provided (you are welcome to bring your own).

Wednesday May 6, 2015 5:30pm 8:00pm
Lecture: Romancing the Vernacular: Love and Loss in Preservation
The Graduate Club
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

Join us as architectural historian Colin M. Caplan describes the illustrious 19th century buildings that once graced New Haven, but which are no longer standing. He will give particular focus to vernacular architecture.

Light reception begins at 5:30; lecture begins promptly at 6:30. Registration is appreciated to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). $10 suggested donation at the door (all proceeds to benefit The New Haven Preservation Trust).

This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of First Niagara.

Friday April 17, 2015 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: “New Hooker School”
Worthington Hooker Middle School
691 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Join us as we tour the former First Church of Christ Scientist, adaptively reused as a part of the “New Hooker School” (Worthington Hooker Middle School). This tour will be led by Bill Moore, lead architect on the project.

Registration required. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:30am 11:30am
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison 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, Tax Credit Coordinator and architectural historian (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance.

Saturday February 28, 2015 12:00pm 2:00pm
Architectural Tour: A Tale of Two Churches
Meet at Center Church on the Green
250 Temple Street
New Haven, CT

Two iconic churches – Center Church on the Green and Trinity Episcopal Church – have stood in New Haven as inspiring beacons for parishioners, visitors, and tourists for more than 200 years. Designed and built in the same time period (1812-1815), the two churches embody two opposing architectural styles and two slightly different theologies. Join The New Haven Preservation Trust to learn more about the architectural history of these two significant landmarks, and to learn more about the role of churches in New Haven’s history.

Refreshments will be served. $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds to benefit NHPT. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 203-562-5919 or reserving online at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday January 14, 2015 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library Nave
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT

Join NHPT and Ken Crilly, Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research, for a tour of the Sterling Memorial Library Nave. This sweeping space underwent an extensive restoration from July 2013 through August 2014. Highlights include the repaired stained-glass windows, the restored ceiling paintwork, upper-level architectural details, cleaned sandstone and limestone walls, and a fully-repaired Alma Mater mural.

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

NOTE: This tour is now full. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm!

Tuesday December 9, 2014 5:30pm 6:30pm
Preservation Spotlight: Members Only Tour of the Young Men’s Institute Library
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

NHPT members are invited to join us on an intimate tour of the Young Men’s Institute Library (1878), led by architect and Trust Board member Joseph Banks. Get out of the cold and explore this unique New Haven institution.

Tour size is limited; registration is required by calling 203-562-5919 or contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Participants should expect to encounter steep stairs.

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Saturday December 6, 2014 10:00am 11:30am
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, Tax Credit Coordinator and architectural historian (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development). Free and open to the public. Please register by Wednesday, December 3 to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tuesday November 18, 2014 12:00pm 1:00pm
Preservation Spotlight: Members Only Tour of Winchester Lofts (after)
Winchester Lofts
275 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT

Trust members are invited to inspect the recently completed residences at Winchester Lofts, the first residential conversion at the historic Winchester Repeating Arms industrial complex in Newhallville. Abe Naperstek, Senior Vice President for East Coast Development at Forest City Residential Group, will lead the tour of this impressive project.

This event is open only to members of The New Haven Preservation Trust and tour size is limited. Please register at 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:30pm 7:00pm
Lecture: Historic Interiors - Evolution and Preservation
The New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Historic New England’s Sally Zimmerman and Joe Cornish will explore options and tools for protecting historic house interiors, unique and important components of our heritage. Often overlooked, historic interiors can tell a compelling story of a structure’s history and evolution.

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is appreciated.

This is event is co-sponsored by NHPT, Historic New England and the New Haven Museum.

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm 9:30pm
Fall Fundraiser: An Evening with Herb Newman
First Church of Christ, Scientist
950 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Join NHPT as we welcome renowned architect and city planner Herb Neman, who will consider what should be preserved…and what should be demolished…as we accommodate the new architecture of New Haven. This intriguing event marks the beginning of our year-end fundraising campaign.

Lecture begins at 6 pm. First Church of Christ Scientist, 950 Chapel Street. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required (limit: 100). This lecture is made possible through the generous support of the First Niagara Foundation.

Reception begins immediately following the lecture. Kitchen Zinc, 966 Chapel Street. Tickets $20. Reservations required (limit: 55). Made possible through the generous contributions of Kitchen Zinc and the Board of The New Haven Preservation Trust. All proceeds to benefit NHPT. Very limited tickets available at the door. Cash or check only

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:30pm 6:30pm
Volunteer Open House
The New Haven Preservation Trust
922 State Street
New Haven, CT

Interested in volunteering with the Trust? Join the NHPT Board and staff for refreshments and an informal discussion of volunteer opportunities, including tour leadership, historic preservation research & oversight, writing, photography, programs & events, and more!

While drop-ins are welcome, registration is appreciated to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

Saturday October 11, 2014 10:00am 11:30am
DOCOMOMO Tour Day 2014: New Haven’s 1960s Vision for the Future
Church and George Streets
New Haven, CT

The New Haven Preservation Trust is proud to once again take part in DOCOMOMO Tour Day! Join us for a short walking tour of a classic New Haven Urban Renewal neighborhood, to revisit the decade of big scale, concrete experimentation and structural innovation. We’ll see (from the outside only):

  • Knights of Columbus Headquarters: Kevin Roche John Dinkaloo Associates, architects, 1967;
  • Temple Street Garage: Paul Rudolph, 1962;
  • Site of the former New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum: Kevin Roche John Dinkaloo Associates, architects, 1969 (to be redeveloped);
  • Knights of Columbus Museum (formerly the Community Services Building): Douglas Orr, De Cossy, Winder, architects, 1965

Meet at the southeast corner of Church and George Streets (across from Gateway Community College). Parking is available in the Paul Rudolph-designed Temple Street Garage (1962) or at meters on the street.

Free and open to the public. Registration appreciated to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 5:00pm 8:30pm
2014 Annual Meeting
Paul Rudolph Hall, Yale University
190 York Street
New Haven, CT

Join The New Haven Preservation Trust as we convene the 53rd Annual Meeting of our organization.

We are pleased to welcome as our distinguished guest speaker, Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, who will present a talk entitled, “The Life and Death and Life of a Great American Building.”

5:00 – Social Hour and Preview of Silent Auction Items
6:00 – Presentation by Dean Stern to begin promptly. A brief Business Meeting will follow.
7:00 – Reception and Silent Auction

Free and open to the public. $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from this event will benefit The New Haven Preservation Trust. Guests are asked to enter at 190 York Street, and take the Loria Center elevator to the basement. Parking is available on the street.

This event is made possible through the generous support of United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas.

We would like to thank the following for their generous donations: Basta Trattoria, Blessings II Go, Café Romeo, Cave a Vin, Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro, Chestnut Fine Foods, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, L’Orcio Italian Food & Drink, Mambo Cocina Latino, Manjares Fine Pastries, Marjolaine, Modern Apizza, The New Haven Lawn Club, Nica’s Market, Oak Haven Table & Bar, olea, Roia Restaurant, The Soup Girl, Whitneyville Food Center

Thursday September 18, 2014 1:00pm 2:00pm
Walking Tour: Yale Bowl 100th Anniversary
Yale Bowl
New Haven, CT

Completed in 1914, the Yale Bowl (Charles A. Ferry, architect) celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year.

NHPT is pleased to offer this walking tour of New Haven’s most prominent National Historic Landmark with Steven Conn (Director of Sports Publicity at Yale), Jack Merrill (retired Director of Yale Athletic Facilities), and Jack Shannahan (retired Director of the CT Historical Commission, and former State Historic Preservation Officer).

Free and open to the public. Registration strongly encouraged. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 203-562-5919.

Parking: Enter from Central Avenue, using driveway between Yale Hospitality Village and Lot F Special. Tour meets at the Webster Bank “Yale Bowl 100” tent.