The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 established the regulatory framework for historic preservation in Connecticut. Adapted from Western European precedent and tailored to American federalism, NHPA standardized the identification, registration and treatment of historic resources by funding a network of newly created State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). The talk will review NHPA’s impact on Connecticut’s historic built environment through examples of successes and challenges.
Wes Haynes has over thirty-five years of experience in historic preservation. After starting his career with Renee Kahn as a volunteer surveying Stamford’s historic resources, he served as a historic preservation specialist for the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Preservation League of New York State, New Jersey Historic Trust and several architectural firms in Manhattan.
He holds an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and is currently a staff member of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.