A celebration of the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture.



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Olmsted on the Web

These are some of the web sites that showcase Olmsted and his work.
Arnold Arboretum
An informational site about this piece in Boston's Emerald Necklace.
The Biltmore
A site dedicated to preserving the images and feeling of George Vanderbuilt's estate. Has a section describing every detail of the site.
Boston's Emerald Necklace
A narrative showcasing interesting sites and images viewable from around the Emerald Necklace surrounding Boston.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

This is an independent not-for-profit community organization, which promotes, preserves, restores, enhances, and ensures maintenance of Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo.

Bushnell Park
An informational piece that gives a brief biography on Olmsted
Central Park
A look at the history of Central Park, has information on Olmsted's involvement..
Central Park
The unofficial site for New York's Central Park. Contains information on volunteers and events, as well as a section on the park's history.
Civilizing the Wilderness: Frederick Law Olmsted in the Yosemite Valley, 1863-1865.
Exceptional site covering Olmsted's experiences as manager of the Mariposa Estate. Contains images, maps and extensive excepts from Olmsted's writings.
Druid Hills
A web site devoted to the history and elegance of this Atlanta suburban development.
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Frederick Law Olmsted
This site is mainly a launching point for other sites, however, it is succinctly presented.
Frederick Law Olmsted
The entry listed on encyclopedia. 
Friends of Prospect Park
A site run by a nonprofit organization offering information about Brooklyn and the Prospect Park.
A Journey In the Seaboard States
Selections from Olmsted's book of the same name, this is part of an online US History text.
The Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy
This society promotes the intrinsic value and beauty of the parks that the Olmsted Firm created in Louisville KY. It has extensive information about the parks.
Morningside Park
Morningside Park is one of the most intact parks which Olmsted designed. 
The Olmsted National Historic Site
Official site of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at Brookline, Massachusetts. The site includes an information on the scope of the collections, as well as information on travel instructions, hours of operation and contact information. Includes one image of the Brookline site.
The Olmsted Society
The society promotes the welfare and progress of Riverside, IL and of its citizens; to aid in the preservation of its cultural and physical heritage.
Revisiting Riverside: A Frederick Law Olmsted Community
A Master's Project completed for the School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan: April 2001
Shelburne Farms
This was a farm Olmsted designed for the Vanderbilt family in Vermont in 1886.
Sudbrook, MD
This is the official site for a community Olmsted designed in Maryland.
A portion of the site dedicated to Yosemite, California. The site contains images and the full text of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865., by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Links are all confirmed as of: 07/07/11

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