Dick Jenrette’s “What I Learned (How to Succeed) (and Have a Long and Happy Life)” Just days after Dick’s death, a hand-written list titled, “What I Learned (How to Succeed) (And Have a Long and Happy Life)”, was discovered on his desk in his New York City townhouse. It contains timeless advice, such as “4. Try to be nice and say ‘thank you’ a lot!” and “19. Don’t criticize someone in front of others.” The list was distributed at a private memorial gathering in Charleston and within hours was discovered by Bloomberg News, who published the list in an article …more
Richard Hampton Jenrette (1929 – 2018) Thursday, June 7th, 2018 3:00 PM The Brick Presbyterian Church 1140 Park Avenue (corner of 91st Street), New York, NY Please RSVP below if you plan to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust to keep alive Dick’s dream to preserve American beauty at its finest. Click here to read Mr. Jenrette’s obituaries.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Hampton Jenrette, age 89. Dick died peacefully at Roper House in Charleston, SC on April 22, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was a gracious man whose many achievements included a successful Wall Street career (The New York Times referred to him as “the last gentleman on Wall Street”), recognition as a leading preservationist, and the founding of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. This year and next we celebrate Dick’s 50 years of preservation with his purchase of Roper House in 1968 and Edgewater in 1969. We will miss …more
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation is proud to recognize Dick Jenrette’s singular achievement of 50 years of preservation in 2018. With his 1968 purchase of the 1838 Robert W. Roper House on Charleston’s High Battery, Dick Jenrette embarked on a life-long adventure that would establish him as one of the leading preservationists in the country. Over the past 50 years, he has acquired and cared for: • more than a dozen historic houses • over 1,500 acres of protected land • up to 4,000 works of art and period furniture • and received over …more
Buddy Jenrette, Margize Howell, and Peter Kenny thank all who joined us on Thursday, May 17th at the George F. Baker House for our annual Spring Patrons Party. The event was a bit more somber than in years past, being that Richard Jenrette, CAHPT founder, had passed away just a month prior, on April 22, 2018, at the Roper House in Charleston, SC. Still, there were countless joyous moments shared among the many friends, former colleagues, and family members who were able to attend as we all remembered Dick, a man of rare character and grace — who knew how to throw a …more
We are pleased to report that at the end of 2017, Dick Jenrette made a charitable gift to CAHPT of the land and outbuildings surrounding Millford Plantation in Pinewood, South Carolina. Mr. Jenrette donated the main house and land on which it sits to CAHPT in 2008, and we have been maintaining the house and administering tours and programs there since. Mr. Jenrette has now given his remaining land and buildings on the property to the organization. This consists of nearly 400 acres of land and 17 improvements, including the Caretaker’s House, Stables, Garden Cottage, Gun Room, Gate House, and …more
Recently, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust was the recipient of a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tananbaum of New York City of an exceptionally fine late eighteenth-century, Philadelphia tambour desk and bookcase. Firmly attributed to John Aitken (1770-1814), this tambour desk and bookcase is virtually identical to one made by the cabinetmaker for President George Washington that is now at Mount Vernon and is documented as having cost $145.00 and as being delivered to Washington’s home in Philadelphia on March 13, 1797 . The only difference between President Washington’s tambour desk and bookcase and the one given to …more
The ICAA presented this year’s Arthur Ross Award in the category of Patronage to Margize Howell and Peter Kenny On Monday May 7, 2018, the ICAA welcomed over 500 guests at the University Club of New York to honor the awardees of the 37th Annual Arthur Ross Awards. It was a beautiful evening shared with friends, family, and the many talented awardees and their colleagues.
One of the “best kept secrets” during the New York City Antiques Week in January, as enthusiastically described by an attendee, was an early Sunday morning program presented at the Carriage House of the George F. Baker complex (headquarters for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust). The program – the Emerging Scholars Colloquium – presented by Classical American Homes in conjunction with The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT), drew a full house of collectors, curators, art dealers, and young professionals who gathered to hear the individual research projects of five young scholars in the field of art history and decorative arts. Presentations …more
Watch videos from the recent concert series, The Classical Ideal: Music and Architecture in Harmony highlighting the themes of classicism and romanticism resonant not only in music but also in the architecture and decorative arts of three historic classical homes – Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and Millford. This concert series, presented in September 2017, featured Robert deMaine (CAHPT’s Director of Music and Principal Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Simon Adda-Reyss (Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris). Click here to read more about the musicians. Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC West Parlor Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Ludwig …more