DATE: Thursday, February 5, 2015
TIME: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED:
Tours provided by the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust at 7PM and 7:45PM.
ABOUT THE GEORGE F. BAKER HOUSES
The George F. Baker Houses is a complex of adjoining residences once owned by the Baker Family on the corner of Park Avenue and East 93rd Street. Constructed in phases beginning in 1917, the complex was designed by the esteemed firm of Delano and Aldrich in the Neo-Federal style and is centered on a “French Courtyard” said to be “worthy of a Hotel de Ville” by the AIA Guide to New York. The property includes a carriage house and the former homes of George F. Baker, founder of the First National City Bank (now Citibank), and his son, George F. Baker Jr., whose Long Island country house, Vikings Cove, still stands in Lattingtown.
Today, the carriage house at 69 East 93rd Street is the headquarters of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust while the house at 67 East 93rd Street serves as the private residence of the Trust’s founder, Mr. Richard H. Jenrette.
ABOUT RICHARD H. JENRETTE AND THE CLASSICAL AMERICAN HOMES PRESERVATION TRUST
Mr. Richard H. Jenrette established the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust as a non-profit foundation to preserve, protect and open to the public examples of classical American residential architecture and landscape, as well as fine and decorative arts of the first half of the nineteenth century. He has owned and restored sixteen important historic houses over the past 45 years and has received various awards for his preservation work, including the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Hadrian Award, presented by the World Monuments Fund.
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