Join us as Tom Nissley presents the preservation history and the future of the house located on the corner of Canoe Hill Road and Ferris Hill Road. The home was recently saved from demolition by Tom and his wife Emily. Tom’s talk Saved: An Iconic House takes place September 19th at 7:30 pm in the Lindstrom Room at The New Canaan Historical Society. Included will be: What one can do to preserve historic structures and what is an easement.
The house is haunted by the history of those who lived there: Hoyts, Burwells, Morses, Birdsalls, Carters, Benedicts, Boutons and Stevens. Residents whose names are found over and over again in papers and documents that comprise the history of New Canaan.
Tom is a man of many interests and talents. He serves on the Board of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, is an ardent photographer, and naturalist who has spent much time on trips to photograph nature. Presently Tom is a realtor in New Canaan, theatre critic for Ridgelea Reports on Theatre and a preservation expert. Tom’s preservation interests extend from the earliest homes to the modern movement. He and Doug Marshall, working with the Historical Society, were among the first to fight for the preservation and restoration of the Gores Pavilion.
Tom is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and earned a masters of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting.