Historic District Comm.
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What We Do

The Historic District of New Canaan, an outgrowth of Church Hill, perhaps better known as God's Acre, was established on June 27, 1963. The core of Church Hill remains the same as it was at the beginning of Canaan Parish in 1731. Here stand three beautiful churches, two of which have been continuously used for more than 125 years.

It is the intent of this Commission to promote the education, cultural, economic and general welfare of the Town of New Canaan through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic interest within the Town of New Canaan.

While we recognize the importance of allowing the greatest possible freedom of action to the individual property owners, we also recognize that it is our purpose and duty to preserve the sites and those buildings and structures in this Historic District so that their historic and architectural significance, and the general beauty of the District shall be preserved.

Therefore, the Commission intends to:
Vigorously encourage the preservation and restoration of all historically and architecturally significant buildings and sites in the Town of New Canaan.
Encourage the preservation of those buildings, especially the churches in the District, which contribute so much to the educational, religious, architectural and aesthetic values of the town, and
Judge new construction or additions to the existing buildings solely on the basis of their compatibility and harmony in scale, mass and material as they relate to adjacent existing buildings in this District.

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

Regulations

Historic District Commission Approved Regulations

MEMBERS

Janet Lindstrom, Acting Chairman
Terry Spring
Richard L. Rose
Martin Skrelunas
Mark Markiewicz 
Pamela Randon - Alternate
Shekaiba Bennett - Alternate 
Alternate (open)

You may contact the Board of Historic District Commission at 966-1776, or by e-mail to Historic.District.Commission@ci.new-canaan.ct.us

MEETINGS

Schedule of Meetings,  Agendas & Minutes

All meetings will be held in the Board Room at Town Hall at 7:30p.m.

If meeting minutes or agendas do not appear on this Web site, please contact the relevant board, commission or committee. Do not contact the webmaster of this site. For the Historic District Commission, you may send e-mail to Historic.District.Commission@ci.new-canaan.ct.us.

Map of Historic District