November 18, 2022

Today in History: Frederick Law Olmsted

Last Updated on September 26, 2022

Charlesbank, plan of 1892 (Olmsted drawing)
Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features Frederick Law Olmsted, born on this day in 1822. Find out more about this world famous landscape architect by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Olmstead.

Frederick Law Olmsted Papers

Olmsted Associates Records

Frederick Law Olmsted historical newspaper coverage

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts

Frederick Law Olmsted image set

Frederick Law Olmsted: related legislation

Olmstead Worldview digital map of works of Olmstead firm, National Park Service

Frederick Law Olmsted Was Born from America’s Library

Chicago’s South Park by Fredrick Law Olmsted Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America webcast

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted webcast

Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888-1897)

Landscape architecture image set

Landscape architecture drawings

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