‘New Canaan Now & Then’ is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens Realtors Joanne Santulli, Karen Ceraso, Bettina Hegel and Schuyler Morris. The brick house located at 46 Dogwood Lane has been home to some notable families in New Canaan since it was built in 1936.
The first owner listed in the land records was Phyllis A. Warmoth on May 28, 1938. Mrs. Warmoth had married Frank Sheridan Warmoth, the son of Henry Clay Warmoth, on October 2, 1911 in York, Ontario. Henry was 26 years old when he was elected governor of Louisiana, making him one of the youngest governors elected in the history of the United States.
Governor Warmoth served the state from 1868 to 1872. He was impeached in 1872 after facing criticism for weakening civil rights legislation and endorsing a Democrat (he was a Republican) as his successor.