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Frederick Law Olmsted

Birth26 APR 1822
 
History1882-1885
 
Statue of Liberty
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Org.1893
 
Death28 AUG 1903
 
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Aged: 81.3 years

Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his work in New York City's Central Park, but his design for Buffalo's Park System was one of his proudest achievements.  Buffalo's Olmsted-designed parks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Olmsted was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He teamed with architect Calvert Vaux to design landscapes and structures for parks in many major U.S. cities. He designed the first urban parks, greenways, and planned communities in the country. Olmsted was known as the father of landscape architecture; he named the profession and defined the practice.

Olmsted tried to improve society through design of physical space. He saw parks as tranquil places where people could find therapeutic value solitude. Read More

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John Theodore 

13 JUN 186014 AUG 1860  NY, New York Co, New York City  
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Marion 

28 OCT 186129 MAY 1948  NY, New York Co, New York City  
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Frederick Law 

24 JUL 187025 DEC 1957  NY, Richmond Co, Staten Island Sarah Hall Sharples 
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  2. Findagrave Frederick Law Olmsted
  3. Book: Worlds Columbian Exposition Directory;
  1. Findagrave Mary Cleveland Olmsted
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