Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
About The Trust
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.
Learn about the work and research being done to drive the Trust's educational mission forward.
A Chronology of Richard H. Jenrette’s Historic Properties, Part I: The Houses
Author: Grant Quertermous, Curator and Director of Collections “There’s no place like home,” Richard H. Jenrette wrote in his book, Adventures With Old Houses, “the…
Preserving Millford’s Stable Roof
Authors: Will Hamilton, CAHPT Director of Historic Preservation & Dr. Jeff Klee, CAHPT Vice President & Senior Director of Architecture In 1839 John Laurence Manning…
Bringing Objects Home
Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections In the nearly fifty years that Richard H. Jenrette collected American decorative arts, he and his partner,…
The Ground on Which We Stand
Author: Jeff Klee, Ph.D., CAHPT Vice President & Senior Director of Architecture At all Classical American Homes properties, the setting is as important as the…
Preservation Begins with Research
Author: Jeff Klee, Ph.D., CAHPT Vice President & Senior Director of Architecture The serious study of architecture is at the heart of the Classical American…
Explore the Trust's four 19th century sites that span the Eastern Seaboard and showcase American classical design and craftsmanship.