Then/Now Hoyt House aka “The Point” One of my favorite hidden relics of the Hudson Valley is this gothic-revival beauty that’s been withering away in the woods of Staatsburg for the last 50 years. Hoyt House and its grounds were designed by Calvert Vaux (Central Park, Olana, The Met, so much more) in 1855 for Lydig Monson Hoyt, a wealthy NYC merchant.

Designed in 1867 by Frederick Clarke Withers in a High Victorian Gothic Style, this main building is just one within a sprawling complex of abandoned structures that once housed the Hudson River State Hospital. Opening in 1871 on beautifully landscaped grounds designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted (who were still creating Central Park at the time), the hospital


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