Op-Ed: Historic Preservation in New Canaan

New Canaan vs. Historic Preservation 

Is New Canaan Anti‐preservation? Last week’s Advertiser’s “Main & Elm” compared New Canaan to a Florida city which puts preservation as a priority. New Canaanites actively involved in preservation as a profession and others throughout the state might beg to differ. 

New Canaan seems to frequently be faced with a number of significant issues concerning historic preservation. It seems as though the structures and landscape that have given New Canaan its unique history, culture and character are constantly under threat of disappearing forever.