Upcoming Events

Wednesday September 16, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Lecture: The Babies & the Bathwater: Loss in Modernist New Haven
The Gradaute Club
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

NHPT Board member Alan Plattus, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Yale University School of Architecture, and Director of the Urban Design Workshop, will speak on the importance of New Haven in the history of Modernist architecture and planning. He will trace the rise and eventual disenchantment with Modernism, which led to the collateral loss of several buildings that could have been saved.

Reception to begin at 6:00pm; lecture at 6:30. $10.00 suggested donation at the door. Registration is appreciated to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

This event, the second in a two-part series on the history of New Haven’s architecture, 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.

Saturday October 10, 2015 2:59pm – 3:59pm
DOCOMOMO Tour Day
New Haven, CT

Details TBA!

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Monday August 17, 2015 12:30pm 1:30pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University
Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University
11 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT

Completed in 1962, Morse and Stiles Colleges were designed by Modernist master Eero Saarinen, a 1934 graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and architect of the internationally-known David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink, also at Yale. Built of rubble masonry and inspired by the pre-Gothic Tuscan towers that still exist in the Medieval Italian hill town of San Gimignano, Morse and Stiles differ dramatically from the older Tudor and Colonial Revival colleges elsewhere on campus. This tour will be led by Eeva-Liissa Pelkonen of the Yale School of Architecture.

Open to members only. Tour will meet at the Yale Bookstore (77 Broadway). Pre-registration is required to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

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Thursday July 16, 2015 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: CT Agricultural Experiment Station
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT

Drs. Theodore Andreadis (Director) and Jason White (Vice Director) of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will host a tour of this facility, the first institution of its kind in the country. The oldest building, Osborne Library (National Historic Landmark), remains unchanged since its erection. Three other buildings of historic interest are the Johnson-Horsfall Laboratory with its fanciful tower (1904), Jones Auditorium, and the Jenkins-Waggoner Laboratory, both built by the WPA in the 1930s. The Slate Laboratory and administration building (1959) stands on the home of Eli Whitney. The tour will cover the history of these buildings as well as glimpses of the investigations and experiments which are the mission of the Station.

Tour meets at the Jones Auditorium. Parking is available onsite.

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

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

SOLD OUT

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.

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.

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

SOLD OUT

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.

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.

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

SOLD OUT

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.

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 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 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 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).