Frederick Law Olmsted lived many lives in his 81 years, and he didn’t find landscape architecture, what he is best remembered for, until middle age. From author to park maker to magazine editor and more, take a tour through the life of a great American thinker and innovator.
Spotlight on… Riverside, IL
One of the first planned communities in the U.S.—Riverside, IL (Project Number 00607)—is said to be the realization of Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision of the ideal suburb. Riverside was designed by Olmsted to be a place of tranquility, combining the best of the city and the country. In 1869, Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux […]