Proposal in Works To Make Celebrated ‘Noyes House’ in New Canaan Publicly Available

One of New Canaan’s most architecturally significant homes could become yet another major draw for visitors to the town, under a broad vision sketched out by the owners of the residence and local volunteers seeking to boost the economy and tourism here. Harvard-trained architect and industrial designer Eliot Noyes—one of the “Harvard Five” who settled in New Canaan in the 1940s and created some of its world-renowned Midcentury Modern homes—designed the Country Club Road house for his own family. At its most recent meeting, the local Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee or ‘TEDAC’ met with the architect’s son, Frederick Noyes, who is “actively for a way to not only preserve the house but also make it available to the public,” First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a press briefing held Oct. 3 in his Town Hall office. “This would be one of the very first Midcentury Moderns, when Eliot Noyes came to New Canaan,” Moynihan said. 

“He came to New Canaan by mistake, almost by accident, because he was looking in Westport and wasn’t successful, so he came to New Canaan.

Town Appoints 16 To Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday appointed 16 people to a newly formed Committee that will study New Canaan and make recommendations on promoting  its economic development and tourism. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectman Kit Devereaux voted 2-0 during the Board’s regular meeting to appoint a slate of candidates with expertise in local business (list below) to the Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee. Selectman Nick Williams was absent. “We know a lot of these individuals,” Moynihan said during the selectmen’s meeting, held at Town Hall. “Some of them are individuals who are residents and volunteer, others are are individuals who work in town but do not reside in town.