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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Born: 1822 AD
Died: 1903 AD
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1822 – Born in Hartford, Connecticut on the 26th of April.

1850 – He traveled to England to visit public gardens, where he was greatly impressed by Joseph Paxton’s Birkenhead Park.

1852 – Published Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England.

1863 – He went west to become the manager of the Mariposa mining estate in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

1865 – Olmsted also cofounded the magazine The Nation.

– Vaux and Olmsted formed Olmsted, Vaux and Company. When Olmsted returned to New York, he and Vaux designed Prospect Park, Chicago’s Riverside subdivision, Buffalo, New York’s park system, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s grand necklace of parks, and the Niagara Reservation at Niagara Falls.

1883 – Olmsted established what is considered to be the first full-time landscape architecture firm in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1893 – Olmsted designed Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the campus of Stanford University and the World’s Fair in Chicago among many other projects

1895 – Senility forced him to retire. He moved to Belmont, Massachusetts and took up residence at McLean Hospital.

1899 – Olmsted settled on a farm on Staten Island that his father helped him to acquire in January.

1903 – Died on the 28th of August.


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