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Established by Richard Hampton Jenrette in 1993, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation which maintains four early-nineteenth-century sites and their remarkable collections of historic decorative and fine arts. Through careful preservation, original research, and collaborative educational programming, the Trust develops public appreciation and understanding of American architecture, landscapes and decorative arts while helping build a stronger, more resilient future for historic preservation and public history more generally.
Learn about the work and research being done to drive the Trust's educational mission forward.
Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections
Former Executive Director of the Center for Architecture and AIA–New York will assume role April 3, 2023
In Memory of Jane Mack Gould
Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections While many historic houses in the United States can make the claim that George Washington slept…
Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections Newly uncovered documentary evidence indicates that John Laurence Manning undertook a large-scale landscaping project at Millford…
Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections “Burglary—The residence of Mrs. Mary C. Alston, situate on East Bay-street opposite the Battery, was forcibly…
Explore the Trust's four 19th century sites that span the Eastern Seaboard and showcase American classical design and craftsmanship.