Gores Pavilion. 1959.Gores Pavilion. 1960. Located in Irwin Park, Weed Street. One of scores of modern buildings in New Canaan, this pavilion was designed by Landis Gores, of the famous Harvard Five group of modern architects. His clients were Jack Irwin, U.S. ambassador to France and an Undersecretary of State, and his wife, Jane Watson, whose father was the founder of IBM. Designed as a pool house and personal lodge for the Irwins, it is set about a hundred yards from the Irwins' more conventional house, in New Canaan's Irwin Park. When it was threatened with demolition in 2006, supporters of modern architecture, led by the Historical Society, rallied to protect it.