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Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Landscape Architect, City Planner [1870-1957]

Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., born in Staten Island, NY, July 24, 1870; graduated Harvard, 1894. Studied landscape architecture under his father. He began practice as landscape architect, 1895. Landscape architect for Metropolitan Park Commission of Boston since 1898; Baltimore Park Commission since 1902; Roland Park Company, Baltimore, since 1898; Sage Foundation Homes Company, Forest Hills, Long Island, NY, since 1908; and for various other land companies. Member of Commission on Improvement of Washington, 1902; instructor in landscape architecture, 1901-1903; professor since 1903, Harvard University. Member of National Commission of Fine Arts since 1910; member of the Board of Supervising Architects of the Group Plan, Cleveland, Ohio, since 1912, Brookline; Chairman of the Executive Committee, National Conference on City Planning, since 1910. As a member of the firm of Olmsted Brothers, has acted in a consulting capacity for and designed portions of the parks or other public improvements of the following towns and cities: Arlington, MA; Boston, MA; Bridgeport, CT.; Cambridge, MA.; Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Hartford, CT; Lynn, MA; Malden, MA; New Haven, CT; Newport, RI; New York, NY; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; Springfield, MA.; Trenton, NJ; Utica, NY; Washington, DC; and numerous institutions, land subdivisions, and private properties. Author of numerous reports and articles on parks, municipal improvements, city planning and landscape architecture. Author of City Plan Reports relating to the following cities: Boulder, CO.; Baltimore, MD (both alone and jointly with A. W. Brunner and J. M. Carrere); Detroit, MI; Holyoke, MA; New Haven, CT, (jointly with Cass Gilbert); Pawtucket, RI; Pittsburgh, PA; Rochester, NY (jointly with A. W. Brunner) ; Utica, NY; Woonsocket, RI; York, PA.

  1. John Nolen, ed., City Planning, National Municipal League Series, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1915.

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