“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 email@example.com to reserve your space. Click here for more information on the lecture series and booking information.
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.
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
Buddy Jenrette, Margize Howell, and Peter Kenny thank all who joined us on Thursday, May 17th at the George F. Baker House for our annual Spring Patrons Party. The event was a bit more somber than in years past, being that Richard Jenrette, CAHPT founder, had passed away just a month prior, on April 22, 2018, at the Roper House in Charleston, SC. Still, there were countless joyous moments shared among the many friends, former colleagues, and family members who were able to attend as we all remembered Dick, a man of rare character and grace — who knew how to throw a …more
We are pleased to report that at the end of 2017, Dick Jenrette made a charitable gift to CAHPT of the land and outbuildings surrounding Millford Plantation in Pinewood, South Carolina. Mr. Jenrette donated the main house and land on which it sits to CAHPT in 2008, and we have been maintaining the house and administering tours and programs there since. Mr. Jenrette has now given his remaining land and buildings on the property to the organization. This consists of nearly 400 acres of land and 17 improvements, including the Caretaker’s House, Stables, Garden Cottage, Gun Room, Gate House, and …more
Recently, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust was the recipient of a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tananbaum of New York City of an exceptionally fine late eighteenth-century, Philadelphia tambour desk and bookcase. Firmly attributed to John Aitken (1770-1814), this tambour desk and bookcase is virtually identical to one made by the cabinetmaker for President George Washington that is now at Mount Vernon and is documented as having cost $145.00 and as being delivered to Washington’s home in Philadelphia on March 13, 1797 . The only difference between President Washington’s tambour desk and bookcase and the one given to …more