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 has received a Hudson River Valley Greenway grant for an engineering study, the next step to reopening the Hoyt Carriageway Bridge. Click here to learn more.
Last spring, 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 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.