Upcoming Events

Saturday June 24, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am
Workshop: Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
333 Sherman Avenue, Building #3
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for owners of historic houses with architectural preservationist Alyssa Lozupone (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development).

FREE and open to the public. Limit 30 people. Please register by Thursday, June 22 at info@nhpt.org or by calling 203-562-5919. Street parking is available.

Sponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Recent Events

Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
Architectural Tour: John C. Anderson House
John C. Anderson House
442 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

Built for a millionaire tobacconist from New York as his retirement home, this magnificent Second Empire-style Victorian mansion designed by John Seeley of Brooklyn, NY, was the “talk-of-the-town” when it was completed in 1882. Noted for its lavish exterior detailing and sumptuous interior finishes, the structure now serves as headquarters for the Jewish Society at Yale.

Join New Haven historian Barbara Lamb, architect Richard Turlington, and Rabbi Shmully Hecht for this special pre-renovation tour.

NHPT Members FREE / Non-Members $10

Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour: John C. Anderson House
John C. Anderson HOuse
442 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

Built for a millionaire tobacconist from New York as his retirement home, this magnificent Second Empire-style Victorian mansion designed by John Seeley of Brooklyn, NY, was the “talk-of-the-town” when it was completed in 1882. Noted for its lavish exterior detailing and sumptuous interior finishes, the structure now serves as headquarters for the Jewish Society at Yale.

Join New Haven historian Barbara Lamb, architect Richard Turlington, and Rabbi Shmully Hecht for this special pre-renovation tour.

NHPT Members FREE / Non-Members $10

Wednesday April 12, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
Architectural Tour: Chetsone, the Dr. Mary B. Moody House
Chetstone
154 East Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT

Join Ian Christmann for a behind-the-scenes tour of Chetsone, Fair Haven Heights’ premiere example of Late Victorian/Carpenter Gothic domestic architecture and the long-time residence and medical office of Dr. Mary B. Moody, one of New Haven’s first female physicians.

NHPT Members FREE / Non-Members $10

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:00am 11:30am
Historic Homes Tax Credit Workshop
Corsair Apartments
1050 State Street
New Haven, CT

Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for owners of historic houses with architectural historian Julie Carmelich (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development).

FREE and open to the public. Please register by Wednesday, March 22 at info@nhpt.org or by calling 203-562-5919. Parking is available at the adjacent Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink.

Sponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust, this program is made possible through the generous support of the State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm
NEW DATE! Architectural Tour: St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church
St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church
57 Olive Street
New Haven, CT

Postponed from March 15: Join architectural historian Christopher Wigren as he unravels the mysterious design evolution of this imposing Gothic Revival-style landmark in Wooster Square. Founded in 1829 as a chapel for Trinity Church on the Green, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church became independent in 1845.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is required by Monday, March 20 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 562-5919. Limit: 30 people

Tuesday February 28, 2017 12:00pm 2:00pm
Members-Only Architectural Tour: Abner Hendee House
Abner Hendee House
703 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Members of the NHPT are invited to a “pre-renovation” tour of one of New Haven’s most distinguished Shingle-Style houses, the Abner Hendee House (1900). Designed by architect Richard Williams, for many years the building served as local headquarters of the American Red Cross. Nancy Greenberg, preservationist and developer, will introduce the house’s history and walk us through the structure prior to its conversion to multiple residential units.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is required by Monday, February 22 to info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919. Limit: 25 people

Wednesday January 18, 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm
Architectural Tour:  Corsair Apartments
Corsair Apartments
1050 State Street
New Haven, CT

Join the Preservation Trust and developer Andy Montelli of Post Road Residential for a private tour of the Corsair apartment complex recently completed at 1050 State Street. For over 130 years the Elm City Dye Works and Laundry and its subsequent manufacturing activities occupied this industrial site, listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1984 as part of the Upper State Street Historic District.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required by Monday, January 16, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 203-562-5919. Parking is available at the adjacent Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink.

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.