As early as 1867, Frederick Law Olmsted came to Newark, NJ to select a site for Branch Brook Park, Americas First County Park. Through this lecture you will become more familiar with the Olmsted philosophy of landscape design and the legacy as it exists today throughtout New Jersey.
Landscapes designed by Olmsted and the Olmsted Brothers Firm include: Cadwalader Park in Trenton; The Lawrenceville School; the Union, Essex and Passaic County Park Systems; the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University(formerly the Twombly Estate) in Florham Park/Madison; and, Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
A slide presentation illustrating many of these sites will accompany the lecture.
Funded project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.