“Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” now online

A local study of Modernist houses in New Canaan, Connecticut is now online. The website, which was jointly produced by a group of preservation organizations and professionals, devotes a web page to each of the 91 homes built in New Canaan between 1939 and 1979.

The project began after the Micheels House in nearby Westport, Conn., by Paul Rudolph, was demolished in January 2007. A judicial motion filed to keep the owners from razing it was ultimately denied due to a stated lack of criteria or documentation to prove significance. The new Web site, therefore, aims to provide a substantial resource to legitimate future conservation.