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



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Jamaica Pond

In 1892 Olmsted prepared a simple configuration for the park that would encompass Jamaica Pond. He left the overall area alone, and added some more vegetation to the area and proposed a boathouse, which was added in the early 1900s. The main aspect of the pond was to form a link to the rest of the necklace. 

In 1900, the City of Boston renamed the Park Olmsted Park in honor of its creator.


For more information:

Boston's Emerald Necklace

Zaitzevsky, Cynthia. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park System. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1982.
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