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Demolition Sought for Pre-Revolutionary War Home on Ferris Hill and Canoe Hill

A demolition sign went up Wednesday, March 9th, at 8 Ferris Hill Road (listed as 441 Canoe Hill Road in the assessor’s database), one week after its owner applied for a permit to raze the 1735-built home, and local preservationists are extremely concerned that New Canaan is about to lose one of the oldest houses in town.

New Canaan Preservation Alliance Board President Lesley Cousley, Past-President Rose Scott Long, and Tom Nissley, advisor to the Alliance and member of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Trustees, along with New Canaan Historical Society Executive Director Janet Lindstrom and Board President Mark Markiewicz are working together as the “8 Ferris Hill Group” to save the house. 
Read the entire story in The NewCanaanite.

Channel 12’s reporting on the planned demolition can be viewed here.

Anyone interested in the preservation of the home should contact the New Canaan Preservation Alliance at newcanaanpreservationalliance@yahoo.com or the New Canaan Historical Society at newcanaan.historical@gmail.org.

Waveny Fireplace Restoration Complete With Funds Raised by NCPA’s Waveny 100! Gala

Restoration of the fireplace in the Great Hall of Waveny House is now complete.  This project has been made possible through funds raised by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance at the Waveny 100! Celebration held at Waveny House in October 2012.  Read more about the restoration here in The NewCanaanite.