The master list of design projects of the Olmsted firm, 1857-1979

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National Association for Olmsted Parks, 2008 - Architecture - 347 pages
The Master List of Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm 1857-1979 is the comprehensive guide to the work of the firm, whose founder, Frederick Law Olmsted, was the principal creator of the profession of landscape architecture in America. The firm created memorable places, public and private, where millions of people still live, work and play. This second edition, expanded to more than 6,000 projects, includes new research, illustrations and illuminating essays. It demonstrates the importance of the Olmsted firm, and is an inspiring and invaluable tool for individuals and communities. This is the only publication to categorize all of the Olmsted firms design projects so that the scale, type and geographic diversity of the work can be quickly and easily understood.

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Contents

The Olmsteds and the Development of the National Park System Rolf Diamant
9
THE MASTER LIST OF DESIGN PROJECTS
33
City and Regional Planning and Improvement Projects Ethan Carr
83
Granvia La Costa at Malaga Park Palos Verdes Estates CA
108
General plan for the town of Vandergrift PA July 1897
115
College and School Campuses Francis R Kowsky
117
General plan of Denison University May 15 1929
125
General plan for the College of New Jersey Princeton University 1893
131
Tea house at the C D Stimson estate Seattle March 1915
204
The H J Heinz house and grounds Pittsburgh May 1901
211
Plan of the house and gardens at Krisheim Dr George Woodward Saint Martin
217
The Ames estate gate lodge North Easton MA
223
Fairsted Brookline MA
237
Model of the Masonic Memorial to George Washington Alexandria VA
248
Cemeteries Burial Lots Memorials and Monuments Arkn A Levee
249
Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Great Smoky Mountains National Park TN 1939
257

Grounds of Residential Institutions Francis R Kowsky
133
Government Hospital for the Insane Washington DC December 1900
139
Newton MA City Hall and War Memorial Grounds September 1933
149
Private Estates and Homesteads Arleyn A Levee
151
Shelter for the Joseph P Kennedy estate Hyannisport MA August 1930
158
Rockefeller estate at Pocantico Hills Tarrytown NY April 1928
165
View of George A Cluett garden Williamstown MA October 1926
177
Front entrance and carriage drive C L Hutchinson Lake Geneva Wl December 1904
198
Grounds of Commercial and Industrial Buildings Lauren Meier
265
Grounds of Churches Lucy Lawliss
285
Exhibitions and Fairs Julia S Bachrach
299
Credits for Illustrations
315
Contributors
333
Index to Names in Essays and Illustrations
346
Copyright

About the author (2008)

Lucy Lawliss, ASLA, is a cultural resources manager for the National Park Service and has written several award-winning historical landscape publications including Olmsted in Georgia: The Residential Work of the Olmsted Firm 1895-1937. A board member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks, Ms. Lawliss served as the organizations co-chair from 2002-2005. Ms. Lawliss holds undergraduate and masters degrees in landscape architecture with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Georgia and is a registered landscape architect. Caroline Loughlin is the co-author of Forest Park, a history of a major park in St. Louis. She is a board member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks, which she has served as secretary, treasurer and co-chair and continues to serve on the steering committee for the Olmsted Research Guide Online. She was a founding board member of Forest Park Forever, which she served as president, and of the Friends of Fairsted, of which she is the treasurer. She volunteers at Mount Auburn Cemetery, where she co-chaired the 175th anniversary committee and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Preservation Initiative.Lauren Meier, ASLA, is a historic preservationist with Pressley Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she oversees a wide variety of historic landscape preservation projects. She holds a bachelors degree in botany from Pomona College and a master of landscape architecture from Harvard University. Ms. Meier was the founding coordinator of the National Park Services Historic Landscape Initiative in Washington, D.C., and historical landscape architect for the NPS Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. Her extensive landscape preservation work nationwide includes the restoration of the landscape at Fairsted, Frederick Law Olmsteds home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts, and many publications devoted to the preservation of historic plant material. She is a board member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks and a former chair of the research committee.

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