Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted was famous for co-designing many well-known urban parks with his senior partner Calvert Vaux, including Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York and Cadwalader Park in Trenton. He headed the pre-eminent landscape architecture and planning consultancy of late nineteenth-century America, which was carried on and expanded by his sons, Frederick Jr and John C, under the name Olmsted Brothers.
|Born:||April 26, 1822, Hartford, Connecticut|
|Died:||August 28, 1903, Belmont, Massachusetts|
|Spouse(s):||Mary Cleveland Perkins|
|Children:||John Charles, Charlotte, Owen, and Marion and Frederick Law Jr.|
|Parent(s):||John and Charlotte Olmsted|
About Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape designer of Central Park and many other well-known U.S. parks.
He attended Yale University.
He designed the landscaping around the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
He married his brother's widow, Mary Cleveland Perkins, who gave birth to Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. on July 24, 1870.
During the Civil War, he directed the Sanitary Commission that Louisa May Alcott served on.
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