HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE: Ayr Mount and Poet’s Walk, HOST, and the Oxbow Trail are now open. Some outlying trails (JMJ Nature Preserve) will be flagged and closed until further notice.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Save the date for the 29th Annual Country Seats Tour hosted by Hudson River Heritage! You will have the opportunity to tour Edgewater, as well as several historic houses in Columbia County, including Clermont, Midwood, and the Clarkson Chapel, among others. Visit www.hudsonriverheritage.org for more information and reserve your space today!
“After Dick Jenrette’s death, a preservation trust strives to keep a dream alive” Robert Behre of The Post and Courier recently spoke with CAHPT Chairman Buddy Jenrette and Board Director Charles Duell about the future of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. He writes, quoting Buddy: “There are a lot of things still being settled,” Jenrette said, including the transfer of the Roper house and a few others from his uncle’s estate to the nonprofit trust. “But first of all, the party goes on. A lot of it is just continuing as is.” But looking ahead, the trust will juggle the …more
Sunday, October 14 2 PM Join Peter Kenny at Edgewater for a talk on the preservation and interpretation of the house. This talk is part of a series presented by The Magazine ANTIQUES and Hudson Hall, in celebration of Pieter Estersohn’s new book, “Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family”. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. Click here for more information on the lecture series and booking information.
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2018 Exhibition November 16-17, 2018 We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and PLINTH, the ICAA’s emerging professionals chapter. On November 16 and 17 we welcome you to the George F. Baker Houses for our first ever juried exhibition of works by young and emerging professionals working in the classical tradition. Categories of art to be considered include: drawings, paintings, watercolors, models, sculpture, and furniture. All individuals who enter must be 35 years old or younger. Artwork will be …more
Dear Friends, Donors, and Preservationists, We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report! This special report features a memorial to CAHPT founder Dick Jenrette, who passed away in April of 2018. The cover of this report features the double parlors at Roper House. The Roper House is featured prominently in this report in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dick’s career in preservation, which began in 1968 with his purchase of the house. Historic photos dating back to the 1870s and through the present illustrate the house’s history through the Siegling, Guggenheim, Hastie, and Jenrette eras. …more
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