How West Point Was Built

Professor to discuss landscape

Jon Malinowski, a professor of geography at West Point, will speak on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Fort Montgomery Historic Site about the academy’s landscape during its first three decades, from 1802 to 1830.

An early view of West Point

His focus will be on the buildings present in 1802, the construction of the first large stone buildings in the 1810s, and the construction of early housing that still stands today. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m.

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  1. According to their website, you need to register to attend. Call 845-446-2134. The answering machine says it’s closed to the public. However, you should leave a message at Ext. 11.