Perhaps Salt Point’s most notable and relatively modern feature is the 1949 Wolfson Trailer House, designed by Marcel Breuer (more famously celebrated for his steel chair) for his friend Sydney Wolfson. Breuer was asked to integrate Wolfson’s Spartan Royal Mansion trailer as one wing of the house, and so it came about that the metal trailer was raised on a stone platform, shaded by a trellis and attached to the new structure. With Breuer’s fame such as it is, the decades since it was built have seen quite a bit of activity around the idiosyncratic Wolfson Trailer House, sited where the Salt Point Turnpike forks off to Hibernia Road, just a few driveways down from the Salt Point Fire Company, one of the busiest organizations in the hamlet.
Modernity in Salt Point ends with the Trailer House. Homes for sale include farmhouses on farmland, victorians, and mid-century colonials, and the vibe is small town New England but much closer to the city!
The Salt Point Fire Company both puts out fires and supports the community with events. Every December they sponsor the hamlet tree lighting, their Trees for Troops program ensures local military families get a great holiday tree, and they put on an arts and crafts fair at the firehouse hall.
The hall is the site of many hamlet activities, including an annual Family Fun Day, Veterans Day BBQ and Halloween costume contest, after the Fright Night Parade from Helen Aldrich Park, where locals take a break from business right in town. Down the street Helen Aldrich Park has tennis and volleyball courts, a baseball diamond and a playground.
Just around the bend is another sweet place to spend time, the Hummingbird Ranch Farm Store; they make maple products, handmade beeswax candles and skin care items, bee-themed jewelry and their popular Hive Mix, a mixture of raw wildflower honey, propolis, pollen and Royal Jelly. They're kind of a general store with a base of their own goods!