New Canaan, Connecticut

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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.wikipedia
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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.

Harvard Five

About an hour's train ride from Manhattan, the town is known for its wide range of architecture from the Harvard Five modern homes to historic New England colonials and farmhouses, as well as vast public parks such as Waveny Park, and a signature town center with classic boutiques. "Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John M. Johansen and Eliot Noyes – known as the Harvard Five – began creating homes in a style that emerged as the complete antithesis of the traditional build. Using new materials and open floor plans, best captured by Johnson's Glass House, these treasures are being squandered as buyers are knocking down these architectural icons and replacing them with cookie-cutter new builds."
The Harvard Five was a group of architects that settled in New Canaan, Connecticut in the 1940s: John M. Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes.

Stamford, Connecticut

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The town is bounded on the south by Darien, on west by Stamford, on the east by Wilton, on the southeast by Norwalk and on the north by Lewisboro and Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York. New Canaan station and Talmadge Hill station are both on the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line, and transfer is possible in Stamford south to Manhattan.
Towns surrounding Stamford include Pound Ridge, New York to the north, Greenwich to the west, and both Darien and New Canaan to the east.

Darien, Connecticut

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The town is bounded on the south by Darien, on west by Stamford, on the east by Wilton, on the southeast by Norwalk and on the north by Lewisboro and Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York.
Darien is bordered on the west by Stamford, on the north by New Canaan, and on the east by Norwalk.

New Canaan Branch

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New Canaan station and Talmadge Hill station are both on the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line, and transfer is possible in Stamford south to Manhattan.
The New Canaan Branch is an 8.2-mile (13 km) long branch line of the Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line that begins from a junction east of downtown Stamford, Connecticut north to New Canaan.

Gold Coast (Connecticut)

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Considered part of Connecticut's Gold Coast, New Canaan is known for its public school system; which in 2018 was ranked as the top public school system in Connecticut, and in 2008 the 3rd best in the country.
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Fairfield County, Connecticut

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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Wilton, Connecticut

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The town is bounded on the south by Darien, on west by Stamford, on the east by Wilton, on the southeast by Norwalk and on the north by Lewisboro and Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York.
Wilton is bordered by Ridgefield to the Northwest, Norwalk to the South, New Canaan to the Southwest, Westport to the Southeast, and Weston and Redding to the Northeast.

Connecticut panhandle

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New Canaan is the only municipality on the Connecticut Panhandle that does not border the coast.
It is contained entirely in Fairfield County and includes all of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, as well as parts of Norwalk and Wilton.

Philip Johnson

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"Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John M. Johansen and Eliot Noyes – known as the Harvard Five – began creating homes in a style that emerged as the complete antithesis of the traditional build. Using new materials and open floor plans, best captured by Johnson's Glass House, these treasures are being squandered as buyers are knocking down these architectural icons and replacing them with cookie-cutter new builds."
He is best known for his works of Modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and his works of postmodern architecture, particularly 550 Madison Avenue which was designed for AT&T, and 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago.

Talmadge Hill station

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New Canaan station and Talmadge Hill station are both on the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line, and transfer is possible in Stamford south to Manhattan.
The Talmadge Hill station is a commuter rail stop on the New Canaan Branch of the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in New Canaan, Connecticut.

New Canaan station

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New Canaan station and Talmadge Hill station are both on the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line, and transfer is possible in Stamford south to Manhattan.
It is officially located at 198 Elm Street at Park Avenue in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Glass House

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"Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John M. Johansen and Eliot Noyes – known as the Harvard Five – began creating homes in a style that emerged as the complete antithesis of the traditional build. Using new materials and open floor plans, best captured by Johnson's Glass House, these treasures are being squandered as buyers are knocking down these architectural icons and replacing them with cookie-cutter new builds."
The Glass House, or Johnson house, is a historic house museum on Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Rick Moody

The Four Fingers of Death
The film (and Rick Moody's novel of the same name, upon which it's based) takes place in New Canaan; a mostly glass house situated on Laurel Road is prominently featured.
Moody was born in New York City, the son of Margaret Maureen (Flynn) and Hiram Frederick Moody, Jr. He grew up in several Connecticut suburbs, including Darien and New Canaan, where he later set stories and novels.

Hugh Smallen

Some other New Canaan architects designing modern homes were Victor Christ-Janer, John Black Lee, Allan Gelbin, and Hugh Smallen.
Hugh Smallen was part of the second wave of modernist architects to live and practice in New Canaan, Connecticut, and was born May 6, 1919 in New York City.

New Canaan High School

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New Canaan High School is the only public high school in New Canaan, Connecticut.

St. Luke's School (Connecticut)

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St. Luke's School: 5–12
St. Luke's School is a private, secular, co-educational day school founded in 1928 and situated on a 40 acre campus in New Canaan, Connecticut.

John M. Johansen

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"Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John M. Johansen and Eliot Noyes – known as the Harvard Five – began creating homes in a style that emerged as the complete antithesis of the traditional build. Using new materials and open floor plans, best captured by Johnson's Glass House, these treasures are being squandered as buyers are knocking down these architectural icons and replacing them with cookie-cutter new builds."
In 1948, Johansen settled down and established his own practice in New Canaan, Connecticut to accompany four of his other colleagues, Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Landis Gores, and Eliot Noyes.

New Canaan Country School

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New Canaan Country School (abbreviated NCCS) is an independent, private day school in New Canaan, Connecticut for students in Beginners (age 3) through Grade 9 from Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

The Ice Storm (film)

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The film The Ice Storm (1997) shows many of New Canaan's modern houses, both inside and out.
Set during Thanksgiving 1973, The Ice Storm is about two dysfunctional New Canaan, Connecticut upper-class families who are trying to deal with tumultuous social changes of the early 1970s, and their escapism through alcohol, adultery, and sexual experimentation.

New Canaan Nature Center

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The New Canaan Nature Center (40 acre) is a botanical garden, arboretum and nature preserve located at 144 Oenoke Ridge, Route 124, about .25 mi north of the center of New Canaan, Connecticut.

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

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Such proximity to New York City proved worthy of its own connection to the New Haven Railroad, being the only town to do so.
Commuter service from New York ran to New Rochelle, Stamford, New Canaan, Danbury (and on to Pittsfield), Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury (and on to Hartford and Winsted).

Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference

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In 2010, the New Canaan High School won the FCIAC Cup, given to the most successful athletic program among the 19 high schools competing in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

List of people from New Canaan, Connecticut

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The following people are associated with New Canaan, Connecticut and notable far beyond it (including those who were born in, raised in, lived in, worked in, or died in town):

Grace Farms

Grace Farms
Grace Farms is a non-profit center in New Canaan, Connecticut that is dedicated to advancing faith, nature, arts, community and justice initiatives.