Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: Olmsted Files As They Were Found

Large papers rolled up and haphazardly stuffed into files in a storage room.

Protective wrappers that once held drawings for America’s grandest landscapes remain in the vault at Fairsted, Olmsted’s home and studio in Brookline, Massachusetts. More than 140,000 plans are carefully preserved as they were found at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Olmsted (1822-1903) left a legacy of urban parks that changed America’s landscape. He is recognized as he founder of American landscape architecture.

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