Thank you for helping us raise our $10,000 Park and Trail Partnership Program Grant Match!


With your support, we have met the match for our Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Project at Hoyt House – The Point in Staatsburg, NY


CVPA’s Park & Trail Grant will support a leading historic preservation firm to review studies and reports assembled through the decades; set priorities for updates; then draft a phased capital plan for restoration and sustainable reuse of The Point.


CVPA seeks to redevelop The Point – designed by under-recognized architect and landscape designer Calvert Vaux – as a self-sustaining, mixed-use campus. The Point’s mansion, landscape and barn complex will be restored to attract revenue-generating businesses that help support ongoing maintenance and create local jobs.


Vaux played an important role in the development of the American Picturesque movement, New York City’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the American country estate, and the design of city parks and suburbs across the US.


CVPA envisions The Point as a place where Vaux’s work may be studied, understood and enjoyed.

Restoring Vaux to his deserved stature & interpreting his work at The Point will:

  • Add value to the site, making extensive restoration economically feasible.
  • Help draw visitors to Mills Norrie State Park.
  • Help build appreciation for Vaux resources throughout the Hudson Valley region.
  • Expand understanding of American cultural history.


To learn more about how CVPA will use our Park and Trail Partnership Program Grant, visit our  

Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Project Page.


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Designed two years before architect Calvert Vaux persuaded Frederick Law Olmsted to partner with him on an entry to the competition for the design of New York City’s Central Park, Hoyt house and its promontory setting (known both individually and together as “The Point”) stand as a seminal example of the approach to picturesque design that Vaux, in partnership with Olmsted, would further develop and apply on a civic scale in Central Park. In this regard, the seeds for Central Park and for Vaux and Olmsted’s legacy-from the launching of the park movement, to the founding of the profession of landscape architecture, to the shaping of the American landscape for generations to come-were all planted at the Point.

                – From Central Park Conservancy Letter of Support