Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance

Preserving the design legacy of Calvert Vaux

Upcoming Events

Friday September 19, 2014 - Initiatives in Art and Culture Conference

This annual NYC based Art History conference will tour the Hoyt House – the tour of the house will be led by Francis Kowsky and Alan Strauber. for more info.

Saturday September 27, 2014 - Country Seats Tour

We are honored that the Hoyt House will be included in the Silver Anniversary of Hudson River Heritage’s annual Country Seats Tour. for further details.


Sunday October 12, 2014 - Save the Date!! Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance Fundraiser

We’ll be back on the front lawn of the Hoyt House this year only this time we’ll be able to take attendees inside the house. Plus, recently performed restoration work on the exterior can be viewed. We’ll have live music, food, drink and speakers. So put it on your calender and details will follow.

Mission Statement

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 the site's owner, New York State Office of Parks. The Hoyt House is arguably Vaux's most important application of the picturesque concept in its integration of landscape and architectural design.

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