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Ninth Annual Preservation Awards on Sunday May 15th at The New Canaan Country Club

Please join us for our Ninth Annual Preservation Awards on Sunday May 15th! Selected by a jury of preservationists and board members of the Alliance, the winners will be presented certificates of honor. There are three categories of winners, the Committee’s Award for Rehabilitation, the Trustees’ Award for Preservation and the President’s Award for Preservation.

Beginning at 4:00 PM, the public will be welcomed to a reception at the New Canaan Country Club. A representative from Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will present an update on the State of Preservation in Connecticut and New Canaan.

This year, there are five awards, for residences ranging from an eighteenth century Federal style house to a 1950s Mid-Century Modern house. A sixth Award, for Preservation, will be presented to the New Canaan Land Trust for its restoration of nearly 400 feet of stone walls on Land Trust parcels.

Please join us as we congratulate each winner and the “gift” that they have given to our community. Reservations are requested via email to ncpaprograms@gmail.com.

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.