Architecture as Career: Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted (April 25, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape designer and father of American landscape architecture, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City. Other projects include the country’s oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York, the country’s oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, New York.
Mount Royal Park in Montreal, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Massachusetts, Cherokee Park (and the entire parks and parkway system) in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as Jackson Park, Washington Park, Midway Plaisance in Chicago for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Detroit’s 982 acre Belle Isle park, the landscape surrounding the United States Capitol building, Piedmont Park in Atlanta, George Washington Vanderbilt II’s Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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