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.
Thank you to everyone who helped make 2020 a successful and pivotal year at The Point!
Learn more about CVPA’s 2020 successes.
Exciting projects are queued up for 2021!
Work has begun to stabilize the grand entry Portico and clear additional historic views.
Grants from the following foundations will help support important new work.
- Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation
- Historic Preservation Education Foundation
- William G. Pomeroy Foundation
We need your help
We understand that the pandemic is constraining year-end giving for many. If you are able, please help support the Portico Restoration Project and the match for our Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation grant for Cultural Landscape research and presentation!
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 professionals Teryl Mickens and Silvia Callegari to the Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Team and to the CVPA Board of Directors! Teryl and Silvia add youth, diversity and expertise to our work. They join 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 and landscape architect Jaime Reppert.
CVPA Zoom meeting
On September 16, CVPA hosted a Zoom meeting with 95 registrants and enthusiastic response from important participants. Please click on the video to watch.