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.
A Bridge to the Future
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance worked with Scenic Hudson and Preservation League of New York to begin planning repair and reopening of the historic bridge along the The Point’s original entry road.
A June 3 Zoom discussion explained the steps to reopen the structure. Click the button below to view a video of the discussion.
Learn more about CVPA’s 2020 successes.
Join CVPA as we work toward these 2021 milestones!
- Cultural Landscape Report research and planning for our 2022 Calvert Vaux Symposium
- Installation of a New York State Historic Marker
- A Historic Structures Report, next step toward restoring The Point’s historic Warren Truss Bridge
- I Love My Park Day landscape cleanup
- Additional historic viewshed clearing projects
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, landscape architect Jaime Reppert and award-winning preservation architect, Peter Sweeny.
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.