What We Do

HPA focuses on educating the public about preservation issues, convening and collaborating with interested parties for positive change, advocating for rehabilitation and proper “mothballing” of older structures, and placing appropriate properties on state and federal historic registries. In fulfilling this agenda, we believe that HPA is contributing to Hartford’s quality of life and to its future prospects.

We pursue the following strategies to achieve our goals:

  • Influencing the quality of Hartford’s built environment by promoting rehabilitation of historic properties and offering guidance on urban planning policies as an alternative to demolition.
  • Advising government agencies on policies which will promote architectural and historic preservation.
  • Developing alliances with area preservation and neighborhood revitalization organizations.
  • Cataloging information about significant historic properties.
  • Identifying methods of historic preservation.
  • Promoting the economic and social benefits of historic preservation.
  • Identifying financial, technical and governmental resources needed to facilitate historic preservation.
  • Monitoring all proposed demolitions in the City of Hartford.

Each year, the HPA presents the Hartford Preservation Alliance Award to individuals and organizations whose activities during the previous year have made a significant contribution to historic and architectural preservation in the city of Hartford.

Hartford Preservation Alliance 2012 Annual Report