Classical American Homes and the Decorative Arts Trust are excited to announce the fourth Emerging Scholars Colloquium! January 26, 2020 George F. Baker Houses, NYC Featuring captivating presentations by a diverse group of speakers and followed by a delicious Bloody Mary and ham biscuit brunch, this is a great way to spend a winter Sunday morning in New York City. Details and ticket information coming soon!
Read the latest in news and goings-on at Classical American Homes in our Summer 2019 Newsletter! Peter Kenny discusses our latest acquisitions at Millford Updates from the Clemson University / College of Charleston Historic Preservation Program’s Historic Structures Report at Roper House Summer tours and visits from various educational groups and more!
Our 2018 Annual Report is now available — click the image below to read about our busy year!
“Its classical architecture transcends time. When you’re there, in the house and on the grounds, you can feel the long past, its history, but you also expect that it will continue long into the future.” Deena C. Bouknight visited Millford this spring to tour the home and research for her beautifully written article on the history of the house and its inhabitants. Deena had a chance to speak with CAHPT’s own Peter Kenny, as well as Emory Clark, whose family has a long connection to the property as well. She carefully connects the lineage of the home, starting with the …more
Featuring Scottish artifacts, 18th and 19th century engravings of Scotland, immigration patterns, food, curiosities and a wee bit of fun facts. Of special interest is a ca. 1930 Buchanan Child’s Dancer Ensemble on loan from the Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center, Inc. in Franklin, NC. This sublime ensemble is in pristine condition and includes sporrans, jewelry, hose, doublet, waistcoat and other original pieces. The exhibit runs from September 18 through October 20. The exhibit can be viewed during Guided House Tours and is included in the tour admission fee. Guided House Tours are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at …more
We are grateful to report Roper House sustained only a few broken shutters during the storm. Millford and Ayr Mount also fared well. Our hearts are with those still dealing with the effects of Dorian in the Bahamas and all affected areas. Photo of more peaceful days atop the roof at Roper House, overlooking a calm Charleston Harbor by Rick Rhodes.
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Over the past several months students from the Clemson University / College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation have spent time at the Roper House and completing a Historic Structure Report. The students researched the history of the home, studied the architecture, and reported on the home’s condition, identifying historically significant and original features. The detailed report includes a chronology of the house’s history starting on May 25, 1839, when Robert Roper purchased the lot of land, and through December 10, 2018, when Classical American Homes Preservation Trust took ownership of the property, devised by CAHPT founder Richard H. …more