|The Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM in Burkart Hall located at 56 Keeley Avenue.||Chair: June Bair
Borough Historian: Bruce Burkart
Council Liaison: Mary Pat Holewinski
Members: Jackie D’Agostino, Margaret LaMontagne, Malcolm Rollins, Lorraine Moxey, Sue Minetti
The New Britain Borough Historic Preservation Committee’s mission is to preserve our historic properties and artifacts and to enhance resident and visitor enjoyment of our history through public education and access. The committee was formed by the Planning Commission in 2005 to create a framework for a positive co-existence between the past and the future. The above photo is of the National Wreaths Across America Ceremony which the Historic Preservation Committee coordinates each year for the borough. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor all military men who are interred in our historic cemetery located at the New Britain Baptist Church on Butler Avenue.
The Goal of the committee is to preserve New Britain’s historic buildings by providing control over demolition which will both preserve our historic building and help in limiting commercial development along Butler Avenue. To accomplish this the committee has been exploring ways to preserve our Borough’s heritage, character and historic buildings. New Britain Baptist Church’s 18 century cemetery ( Est. 1748) and what remains of the residential character of the Borough’s Butler Avenue Corridor by establishing a historic preservation overlay zone. To this end the Committee has updated the historic property inventory originally created by a committee of Borough residents including Norman Augustine, Robert Leavy and Nancy Boettger and adopted by the Heritage Conservancy in 1989.
- Bruce Burkart’s 2016 Presentation on Borough History
- Wreaths Across America
- Committee Agendas
- Committee Minutes
- PLEASE NOTE: The most recent meeting’s minutes are considered a draft until a motion is made at the subsequent committee meeting to approve them.