Fairsted was both a home and an office. On these pages, get to know some of the many people who walked the floors and grounds of this place and others who played a role in the Olmsted story.
Frederick Law Olmsted moved here with his family: his wife, Mary; his daughter, Marion; and his sons, John Charles and Frederick Jr.
Olmsted and his sons also worked alongside other landscape architects and employees in the office wing. Early apprentices and partners, Charles Eliot and Henry Codman, worked along side the Olmsted family on key projects.
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.Name: Frederick Law Olmsted
Birth and Death: 1822-1903
Years at Firm & Position:Partner:1857-1897
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.Name: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.
Birth and Death: 1870-1957
Years at Firm & Positions: Apprentice:1895-1897, Partner: 1897-1949, Consultant: 1949-1957
John Charles Olmsted
Name:John Charles Olmsted
Marion OlmstedName: Marion Olmsted
Birth and Death: 1861-1948
Mary Perkins OlmstedName: Mary Perkins Olmsted
Birth and Death: 1830-1921
John OlmstedName: John Olmsted
Birth and Death: 1791-1873
Henry Sargent CodmanName: Henry Sargent Codman
Birth and Death: 1863-1893
Positions and Years at Firm: Apprentice: 1884-1887, Partner: 1889-1893
Charles EliotBirth and Death: 1859- 1897
Positions and Years at the Firm: Apprentice: 1883-1887; Partner: 1893-1897
Calvert VauxName: Calvert Bowyer Vaux
Birth and Death: 1824-1895
Years at Firm & Position: Partner:1857-1872
Last updated: February 2, 2022