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Near your neighborhood stands the Historic Duportail House, the centerpiece of our community. Built before 1740 and with strong ties to our nation’s history, Duportail House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It hosts historical and educational activities and serves as a venue for social and business events as a means of generating revenue to cover its basic operating costs.Preserved and restored for the community by the Fox Companies, the developer of Chesterbrook, Duportail House has operated as a not-for-profit organization and has been self-sustaining since its original restoration in 1984. Significant improvements have been made to the property over the past few years; however, we are also faced with critical capital improvements that cannot be made without our neighbors’ help. Roof replacement around the dormers on the house requires us to raise $16,000.If it is to survive physically and financially, Duportail House needs the support of the entire Chesterbrook community, both residential and corporate.  As a lifelong area resident and businessman, I have volunteered at Duportail for more than 25 years and have been honored to serve on the Duportail House Board of Directors for 4 years, the last year as its President. I have been impressed by the commitment and support of my fellow board members and of a dedicated local group – Friends of Duportail. This letter invites you to join that group and help us continue to preserve, protect, and improve this magnificent building.I invite you to become a Friend of Duportail. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to sustain a significant local and National Historic Landmark, the following benefits are offered:

  • Duportail House newsletter
  • Invitation to our annual “Friends” get together
  • Discounts on Duportail merchandise


For as little as $50, you can become a Friend of Duportail, joining with others in this community who value and support this unique and special place. I thank you sincerely for your consideration and for your support.

Warmest Regards,
Luigi DiFilippo,
President Duportail House, Inc

Click here for Friend of Duportail Renewal Form 2012.