What’s The Point?
The Point / Hoyt House designed by Calvert Vaux in 1855 is a pivotal example of American Picturesque design. Created three years after the death of Vaux’s mentor and partner Andrew Jackson Downing, and two years before Vaux began the Greensward Plan for New York City’s Central Park, The Point is iconic for its success in marrying architecture with its landscape.
Let’s Reopen the Bridge!
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance recently completed an engineering study on the repairs needed to reopen the Hoyt Carriageway Bridge. Now CVPA is seeking support for the repair work. Click here to read an article about these efforts.
Last year, CVPA hosted a discussion about the steps to reopen the structure. Click the button below to view a video of that discussion.
Learn more about CVPA’S VISION & WORK
2021 milestones & 2022 projects!
Grants from Parks & Trails New York, Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation & Hudson River Valley Greenway are funding great strides forward.
Hike The Point!
Experience the iconic views that inspired Calvert Vaux and client Lydig Hoyt to situate the Hoyt House at The Point.
Discover The Point Barn Complex, remnants of lost outbuildings, carriage roads and historic trestle bridge.
Learn about the Livingston-Hoyt Family estate, viewshed restoration and plans for the future of The Point
Board of Directors
Please join us in welcoming historic preservation professional Silvia Callegari to the Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Team and to the CVPA Board of Directors! Silvia adds youth and expertise to our work. She joins architectural photographer Pieter Estersohn, corporate production manager Brian Lange, theater lighting director Jon Lawson, preservationist and fund-raising consultant Kitty McCullough, real estate attorney Steve Paganuzzi, award-winning preservation architect Peter Sweeny, and publishing professional Michael Mueller.
If you missed cvpa’s 2020 fall forum…
On September 16, CVPA hosted a Zoom meeting with 95 registrants and enthusiastic response from important participants. Please click on the video to watch.