Sunday October 25, 2015 - @ 1:00 PM – In the Footsteps of Downing – Newburgh Walking Tour
Please join Francis R. Kowsky (author of Country, Park and City: The Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux and The Architecture of Frederick Clarke Withers and the Progress of the Gothic Revival in America after 1850), Alan Strauber (President and a Founder, Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance) and Mary McTamaney, (City of Newburgh Historian), for a walking tour of historic Newburgh featuring sites designed by Downing, Vaux and Withers. Proceeds will benefit Newburgh Preservation Association and Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance.
At 1:00 attendees will assemble at the Old City Courthouse, 123 Grand Street in the City of Newburgh for a brief talk and slideshow and the tour will proceed from there. Suggested donation is $20 per person. email@example.com for more information.
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to preserving the architectural and landscape design legacy of Calvert Vaux, senior co-designer of Manhattan's Central Park and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, along with residences throughout the Hudson Valley, notably in Newburgh and Kingston, among other works. CVPA is also the friends' group for the Hoyt House ("The Point") in Staatsburg, NY, by agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation . The Hoyt House ("The Point") is probably Vaux's most important application of the picturesque concept in its integration of landscape and architectural design.