Upcoming Events

Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
Preservation Spotlight: Members Only Tour of Winchester Lofts
Winchester Lofts
275 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT

Join NHPT and Abe Napersak, Director of Development for Forest City Residential Group, for a tour of one of the original Winchester Repeating Arms factory buildings, slated for conversion into residential units. (The structure was recently stripped of asbestos and is now safe to visit.) The tour will preview rehabilitation plans to be presented to the State Historic Preservation Office for certification under the Federal tax credit program for preservation.

There will be two tours of the site, at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Each tour is limited to 15 participants; please choose a time when registering. This event is open only to members of The New Haven Preservation Trust. Please register at 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tour will meet at the trailer located to the north of the factory on Winchester Avenue. Garage parking is available.

Note: This is a hard hat tour.

Thursday May 1, 2014 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Preservation Spotlight: Members Only After Tour of 250 Crown Street
250 Crown Street
New Haven, CT

Join architectural designer Fernando Pastor for a tour of this recently renovated Greek Revival townhouse (c.1845) located in the Chapel Street Historic District. Little is known about the history of this property, though it is generally acknowledged to be a rare survivor of this style in the neighborhood.

This tour is open to members only. Space is limited and priority registration will be given to those who attended the “before” tour in 2013. Reservations required to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday May 6, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm
2014 NHPT Preservation Awards: Press Conference and Presentation
New Haven City Hall
165 Church Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT

You are invited to join The New Haven Preservation Trust in recognizing exemplary acts of leadership in historic preservation, and in celebrating the determination of those who preserve New Haven’s architecture and neighborhoods. With these awards, we celebrate the people and places crucial to our city’s vitality.

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteer Opportunity: Clean-the-Green
New Haven Green
Corner of Temple and Chapel
New Haven, CT

The Friends of the Green have organized monthly initiatives to Clean-the-Green on Saturdays from April to October to show support for this historic, well-preserved space in New Haven. The New Haven Preservation Trust is happy to join in this community effort to make visible the care and pride in the Green that we all hold in common. Come out and help us to preserve this National Historic Landmark as a pleasant place for everyone to walk, talk, sit and enjoy.

Volunteers will be supplied with gloves and will pick up trash to be deposited in bags supplied by the Parks Department. We ask that volunteers who own rakes bring them, with their name printed on the handles.

Meet in front on Trinity Church on the Green. We will clean the Upper Green. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer by calling 203-562-5919 or contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Recent Events

Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:00pm 1:00pm
Walking Tour: Goffe Street Special School
Goffe Street Special School for Colored Children
106 Goffe Street
New Haven, CT

The NHPT invites you to tour one of New Haven’s most significant historic landmarks. The Goffe Street School for Colored Children opened in 1865 to provide educational opportunities to African-American children in New Haven who were barred from attending school with their white peers. Designed by famed local architect Henry Austin in a simple brick Italianate style, and built upon land purchased and donated by Mary Lucas Hillhouse (daughter of James Hillhouse), the school operated until 1876 when the New Haven school system became integrated. The building was then used by a variety of African-American community organizations, and was both a parish hall and a Masonic lodge. The Goffe Street Special School building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Tour is free and open to the public. Limit 40. Reservations required to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-562-5919.

Saturday April 5, 2014 10:00am 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 Mary Dunne, architectural historian (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development).

Free and open to the public. Please register by Monday, March 31 to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

This event is co-sponsored by NHPT and the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance, with support from The State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development. Hosted by New Haven Free Public Library.

Sunday March 30, 2014 3:00pm 4:00pm
Walking Tour: Alice Washburn in Westville
Meet at the corner of Chapel Street and Alston Avenue
New Haven, CT

Known for their sensitive planning and generosity of detail, the Colonial Revival houses created by designer-contractor Alice Washburn (1870-1958) continue to be sought after, even more than 80 years after they were built. This walking tour will look at several Washburn houses in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood and compare them to what others were doing at about the same time.

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

The guide for this event is architectural historian Christopher Wigren, deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and an Advisor to The New Haven Preservation Trust. This event is co-sponsored by NHPT and the New Haven Museum.

Wednesday March 26, 2014 5:30pm 6:30pm
Lecture: Alice Washburn’s Design/Build Houses for Streetcar Suburbs: Spring Glen and Westville
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Known for their sensitive planning and generosity of detail, the Colonial Revival houses created by designer-contractor Alice Washburn (1870-1958) continue to be sought after, even more than 80 years after they were built.

In her lecture, architect Charlotte Hitchcock will focus on the modest homes built by Alice Washburn in the close-in suburban subdivisions of the 1920s, an easy trolley ride from jobs in New Haven. A Westville resident since 1975, Hitchcock is currently a researcher at the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by NHPT and the New Haven Museum.

Saturday February 22, 2014 4:00pm 5:30pm
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
The New Haven Preservation Trust office
922 State Street
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individuals, with Mary Dunne, Architectural Historian, State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic & Community Development.

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended by February 20 by calling 203-562-5919 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

This event is made possible through the support of the State of Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development.

Tuesday February 11, 2014 6:15pm 7:15pm
Architectural Tour: Saint Stanislaus Church
Saint Stanislaus Church
9 Eld Street
New Haven, CT

Note date change – Rescheduled due to snow

Built 1912-1913 in response to the growth of the Polish-American community in New Haven, Saint Stanislaus Church is a fine example of Romanesque Revival architecture, and is noted for its high-style interior treatments.

The tour will meet at the Church Rectory at 9 Eld Street.

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

Thursday January 16, 2014 6:00pm 7:30pm
Members Only Spotlight Tour: The Margaret & Edward Logue House
The Margaret and Edward Logue House
8 Reservoir Street
New Haven, CT

This tour is now filled to capacity. Please join us for another event.

Members of NHPT are invited to a private tour of the Logue House (1953), one of the first Modernist houses built in New Haven. Designed by architect Chester Bowles, Jr. on a cruciform plan, this 2.5-story residence displays Japanese-inspired mid-century features. Built for Edward Logue (New Haven’s principal urban planner of the post-war redevelopment period) and his wife Margaret, the house is now being carefully tended by its current owners who are undertaking a painstaking rehabilitation of the structure.

Space is very limited. Reservations are required. Please call 203-562-5919 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Special note: The homeowner asks that all visitors remove shoes at the entrance.

Tuesday December 17 – Wednesday December 18, 2013 11:30pm – 12:15am
Members Only Spotlight Tour: The Insitute Library
The Insitute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

This tour has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Members of The New Haven Preservation Trust are invited to tour the recently renovated second and third floors of the historic Institute Library at 847 Chapel Street (1878), founded as the “The New Haven Young Men’s Institute” in 1826. A brief history of the library will be given by Executive Director Will Baker, with an explanation of preservation work and plans for the future provided by architect (and NHPT board member) Joe Banks.

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

Please note: this space is accessible by stair only and may be difficult to navigate for some.

more info »
Thursday November 21, 2013 6:00pm 7:00pm
Members Only Spotlight Tour: 250 Crown Street
250 Crown Street
New Haven, CT

Attention: The 12:00 tour is now full. A second tour has been added beginning at 1:00.

The building at 250 Crown Street provides a fascinating glimpse of a neighborhood long gone. Built c.1845, this rare brick Greek Revival house is remarkably well-preserved given its downtown location. Members are invited to tour this distinctive survivor with designer Fernando Pastor before its forthcoming renovation and conversion by Pike International, Inc.

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

Friday November 8, 2013 6:30pm 7:30pm
Members Only Spotlight Tour: 147 Colony Road
147 Colony Road
New Haven, CT

Join homeowner Judith Caldwell for a guided tour of her c. 1930 Tudor Revival house, located in the Beaver Hills Historic District. Her renovation work includes the painstaking restoration of original window sash, and the stripping and refinishing of historic interior wood trim. Plans for future interior modifications are being created under the guidance of architect Duo Dickinson.

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

Thursday October 31, 2013 7:00pm 9:00pm
Walking Tour: Grove Street Cemetery
Grove Street Cemetery Gate
227 Grove Street
New Haven, CT

Accompany us on this special Halloween tour of the historic Grove Street Cemetery. Docents from The Friends of Grove Street Cemetery will lead two, one-hour tours leaving at 2pm and 3pm, respectively; please select a time when registering.

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

Saturday October 19, 2013 4:30pm 6:00pm
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
The Austin Street Inn
9 Austin Street
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individuals, with Mary Dunne, Architectural Historian, State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic & Community Development, and Thea Buxbaum, local preservationist and tax credit program expert.

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended by October 16 by calling 203-562-5919 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

This event is co-sponsored by NHPT and The Westville Village Renaissance Association, and is made possible through the support of the State of Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development.

Saturday October 5, 2013 6:30pm 7:30pm
Walking Tour: Grand & Wallace-A Neighborhood Lost
Wallace Street and Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT

In a special walking tour of this neighborhood lost to redevelopment, relive the hustle and bustle of this area in Wooster Square through oral histories featuring former residents.

Meet at the intersection of Wallace Street and Grand Avenue.

Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by The New Haven Museum. For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:00pm 4:00pm
DOCOMOMO Tour Day 2013
Helene Grant School
185 Goffe Street
New Haven, CT

Tour: The Fate of Urban Renewal Architecture
Join The New Haven Preservation Trust as we visit Dixwell-area urban-renewal era buildings that have been threatened or altered. Among the sites we will visit: Helene W. Grant school (1964, John M. Johansen, with Caproni Associates); Goffe Street townhouses (1970, Edward E. Cherry); St. Martin de Porres Co-op (1968, Polak & Sullivan); Florence Virtue Homes (1964, John M. Johansen); Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (1973, King-lui Wu); and the Dixwell Firehouse (1973, Venturi & Rauch).

Led by architectural historian Christopher Wigren, Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and advisor to The New Haven Preservation Trust. Tour meets at the Helene Grant School.

Free and open to the public. Registration appreciated, but not required to 203-562-5919 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

more info »
Wednesday October 2 – Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm – 1:00am
The Great Give 2013
,

Will you commit now to helping The New Haven Preservation Trust?

Please join us for this special 36-hour giving event, beginning at 8 am on Oct. 2 and ending at 8 pm Oct. 3. Every gift of $25 to given to The New Haven Preservation Trust during this period will be eligible for matching funds from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and will give us a chance to win cash prizes in amounts up to $15,000. To learn more, visit https://www.thegreatgive2013.org/.

more info »