The George F. Baker Houses is a complex of several adjoining residences once owned by the Baker Family on the corner of Park Avenue and East 93rd Street. The carriage house for this complex, 69 East 93rd Street, is now headquarters for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. The private residence of Richard H. Jenrette is 67 East 93rd Street. The complex was built in the 1920s by the architectural firm, Delano & Aldrich. The location is the highest point in Manhattan, and the Bakers even arranged to have their own railroad spur built in the basement, linking their private railroad car to the tracks running underneath Park Avenue.
George F. Baker and J. P. Morgan, close friends and frequent allies, were America’s most prominent bankers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mr. Baker was the long-time Chairman and principal stockholder of The First National Bank of New York, which later became First National City Bank and then Citibank, as it is called today. Mr. Baker was known for his philanthropy, including building the entire original campus of the Harvard Business School in Boston during the 1920s.
What’s Going On at the George F. Baker Houses
Join us in celebrating 50 years of preservation at the Spring Patrons Party!
Thursday, May 17th 5:30 – 8:30 at the George F. Baker Houses in NYC.
Remarks and Toast at 7:00 PM.
Friends, supporters and lots of good company enjoyed a lovely evening of cocktails and cheers. Click here to see photos from last year’s event!
Classical American Homes, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, presented the second Emerging Scholars Colloquium at the George F. Baker Houses on Sunday, January, 21, 2018. The lecture series was held in the Carriage House, where speakers shared brief, captivating presentations on a range of topics, from “Dinnerware for the Masses: Viktor Schreckengost’s Dinnerware Designs from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s” by Catherine Acosta to
“History in Stoneware: Depictions of the British Slave Trade on an 18th-century English Punch Bowl” by Daniel Sousa. Following the colloquium, guests gathered at Dick Jenrette’s private residence for a Bloody Mary and Ham Biscuit Brunch to benefit the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program.
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