HPA WINS CT TRUST AWARD
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation awarded the Hartford Preservation Alliance and the City of Hartford its 2010 Community Vision Award in recognition of our work in “conceiving and enacting the Hartford Preservation Ordinance, Connecticut’s first municipal preservation ordinance.” Download and read ordinance.
CT TRUST AWARDS TECH GRANTS TO HARTFORD PROPERTIES
Three Hartford properties ~ 560 Park Street (Immaculate Conception Church), 198 Wethersfield Avenue (Charles B. Haskell House), and 175 Main Street ~ were recently awarded Historic Preservation and Technical Assistance Grants (HPTAG). Every HPTAG awarded creates one or more short term jobs that employ architects, structural, mechanical and civil engineers, historic and preservation consultants, energy use consultants, technology firms and planning companies.
The Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corp. was awarded $19,695 to examine the adaptive reuse of the former Immaculate Conception Church. The church, located at 560 Park Street and an 1894 Gothic Revival design by Michael O’ Donohue, is a contributing resource in the Frog Hollow National Register District. Focus group meetings with all local stakeholders, architectural plans, remediation assessments and cost analyses will be performed to determine appropriate reuse of the building and may serve to reinforce other preservation efforts in the Frog Hollow neighborhood. HPA was pleased to provide site history research for this grant as well as a letter of recommendation to the CT Trust.
The Connecticut Community for Additiction Recovery was award to conduct a Capital Needs Assessment of its office located in the Charles B. Haskel House (1896), a contributing resource in the Parkside National Register District in Hartford. This property at 198 Wethersfield Avenue is one of the 10 surviving Queen Anne residences built between 1880 and 1900 that are included in the Parkside National Historic District. Having already conducted an energy audit, the project goal is to preserve the historic attributes of the building while improving building efficiency and conserving energy. HPA was pleased to provide site history research for this grant.
The Hispanic Health Council was awarded $16,600 to develop bid-level plans and specifications for design of a new energy efficient HVAC system of its historic Main Street building. 175 Main Street consists of two circa 1900 mixed use 4-story buildings joined by a 1984 infill structure designed by James Vance and is a contributing resource in the South Green National Register District. HPA helped guide the process for application. The project will allow the Council to save money by lowering operating costs while maintaining and preserving the historic integrity of the building. Maintaining the buildings are essential so that they may carry out their mission and we applaud HHC’s dedication to the preservation initiative.
November 29, 2010 ~ Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that she is seeking $4 million in bonding make improvements at 129 Layfayette Street, the former Second Church of Christ, Scientist. Gov. Rell is quoted in The Hartford Courant as saying “This project fits neatly with my administration’s emphasis on smart growth. Rather than building a new building, this acquisition preserves an historic structure and spares virgin land from new construction.” Read article by Christopher Keating
Dinged, Not Dead: Coltsville vote on Larson bill a delay but not a defeat.
Read Hartford Courant Article, September 25, 2010
The Hartford Preservation Allliance is proud to serve on the Coltsville Ad Hoc Committee which has been working diligently towards securing National Park status for Coltsville and its preservation.
City of Hartford Parks Receive Landslide Designation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation has designated the City of Hartford Parks System as one of 16 Landslide Sites for 2009. Landslide is an annual compendium of significant landscapes and landscape features at risk for alteration or destruction. It examines threatened landscapes and is designed to educate the public about and rally support for these sites.
Read the winning nomination written by Tomas J. Nenortas, Program Director of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, on behalf of The City of Hartford Parks & Recreation Commission.
- This Old House may be the Greener One by Eve Troeh, Marketplace (American Public Media) November 17, 2010
- How to Revive Hartford, One Building at a Time by Tom Condon, Hartford Courant, September 5, 2010
- The Back Story Tour of Bushnell Park Statues by William Weir, Hartford Courant, August 20, 2010
- Looking Up: Notable Progress Made in Revitalization of Sigourney Square by Tom Condon, Hartford Courant, April 11, 2010
- Slicing Historic Preservation Programs is Shortsighted Hartford Courant, March 21, 2010
- Hartford, A ‘Shining Example’ by Cara Buckley, New York Times, Sunday, January 18 2010
- A Bill Of Rights For Buildings By Tyler Smith, Hartford Courant, December 11, 2005
- `Victorian Lady’ A Hit On HGTV By Anne Farrow, Hartford Courant, May 20, 2005
- Historic Preservation Plan Advances; Council Accepts New Draft Of Ordinance By Jeffrey B. Cohen, Hartford Courant, April 26, 2005
- A Boost For Preservation Editorial, Hartford Courant, April 1, 2005
- House With A History Editorial, Hartford Courant, March 15, 2005
- Peeling Back Layers Of History By Jeffrey B. Cohen, Hartford Courant, March 14, 2005
- Preservation Alliance Hires Executive Director By Jorge Amaral, Hartford Courant, March 11, 2005
- A Picture-Postcard Portrait Of Hartford’s Past By Carole Goldberg, Hartford Courant, March 2, 2005
- Tours of the Homes of Hartford’s Living By Gina Greenlee, Hartford Courant, February 15, 2005
- `Boat Building’ Recognized As Historic By Jeffrey B. Cohen, Hartford Courant, February 9, 2005
- Hartford Works on Preservation Ordinance National Trust for Historic Preservation Newsletter, December 2004