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New Canaan in Connecticut, just an hour's train ride from New York, was where Philip Johnson built his Glass House in 1949 (see picture). But that wasn't just a one-off. In the postwar years, this small New England town became a Modernist Mecca for architects, as Johnson, Breuer, John Johansen, Eliot Noyes and others built more than 60 houses in its vicinity.

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