Why Modern Architecture Doesn’t Matter


254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT
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The 1948 Art Moderne former bank building at 80 Elm Street in New Haven, CT, is currently being demolished. Streamlined and stylish, the polished-granite bank façade made a distinctive contribution to downtown New Haven and was a noteworthy legacy from the midcentury city.

To preservationists, the building seemed an ideal candidate for adaptive reuse. How can we better explain and protect these buildings? How can we ensure historic preservation embraces the Modern era?

Join New Haven Preservation Trust for a lecture on Modern architecture and learn what preservation professionals are doing on behalf of these often-misunderstood buildings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

5:30 p.m.–Reception with pizza and cash bar
6:00 p.m.–Presentation by Mike Stallmeyer and Elizabeth Holt
BAR, 254 Crown Street, New Haven

Admission for Talk and Reception:
$15 at the door
$10 in advance by Friday, February 28, at nhpt.org/events

Mike Stallmeyer is a project manager at PRESERV, Inc. in New York City and specializes in facade restoration of historic buildings from townhouses to commercial properties.

Elizabeth Holt is the Director of Preservation Services at New Haven Preservation Trust and works on behalf of the City’s irreplaceable buildings, from its earliest architecture through the 20th century.

Lecture made possible through the valued support of AIA Connecticut and the Herzan Lecture Fund.