Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation


Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is now the Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation: A new era for the preservation, innovation, and education of America’s historic architecture, decorative arts, and landscapes.

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April 20th, 2022

Investigating Millford’s “Garden” and “Gun” Buildings

Author: Jeff Klee, Architectural Historian One of the lingering questions about Millford is the date of the so-called garden and gun buildings, the small one-story…

April 20th, 2022

Discovered Photo Album Illuminates Millford’s Architectural Evolution

By: Gabriel Cristofari, 2021 Almuni of the Clemson-College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation “The significance of the photo album is creating a database…

March 8th, 2022

The Historic Houses of Richard H. Jenrette, Part II: The Interiors and Furnishings

Author: Grant Quertermous, CAHPT Curator and Director of Collections  Part I of this series examined the sixteen historic houses owned by CAHPT’s founder Richard H.…

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…

October 25th, 2021

The Great Trading Path

Author: Dr. Kevin Cherry, Director of Education & Outreach In the strip of woods facing the front of Ayr Mount is a depressed spot covered…

August 16th, 2021

Preserving Millford’s Stable Roof

Authors: Will Hamilton, CAHPT Director of Historic Preservation & Dr. Jeff Klee, CAHPT Vice President & Senior Director of Architecture In 1839 John Laurence Manning…

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…