Discoveries: Edgewater

Recent Articles

January 19th, 2022

“Beyond any other family in the place”: The Donaldsons in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Authors: Grant Quertermous, Curator and Director of Collections, and Robert Leath, President Friends of Classical American Homes and its sites will recognize the name Robert…

November 15th, 2021

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…

November 13th, 2021

Gore Vidal at Edgewater

Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator & Director of Collections  “I have a recurring dream about Edgewater,” author Gore Vidal wrote in his autobiography, Palimpsest, “and…

July 30th, 2021

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,…

July 30th, 2021

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…

June 23rd, 2021

“Listening to Land: Cultural Landscape Research in Contemporary Practice” by Thomas Woltz

Landscape architect Thomas Woltz presented “Listening to Land: Cultural Landscape Research in Contemporary Practice” on June 23, 2021 at CAHPT’s Edgewater estate. Listen to Woltz…

June 22nd, 2021

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…