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Olmsted Projects & Resources

Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted firm undertook thousands of projects, and there are several resources dedicated to showcasing this work, scholarship and legacy.


Visit our one-stop digital platform, housing extensive archives, including plans, photos and correspondence. OlmstedOnline offers a trove of information about parks and places designed by Olmsted and the Olmsted firm.

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Master List of Design Projects (1857-1979)

A comprehensive guide to the work of the landscape architecture firm founded by Frederick Law Olmsted. Searchable by project type and location, the Master List includes research, illustrations and essays that demonstrate the importance of the Olmsted Firm and its relevance today.

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Olmsted Theory & Design Principles

Throughout his career — as a landscape architect, author and conservationist — Olmsted advanced the democratic value of public spaces and the capacity for nature to unite people as well as improve public health.

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Olmsted Timeline

Olmsted’s life and work coincided with seminal events in American history, including the U.S. Civil War, the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and the establishment of Yellowstone, which would be the first park in the newly created National Park Service.

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