Interactive GIS Map:
Recently we have been collecting data to visually represent the work of the Olmsted firms. Based on historic records from our archives as well as sources outside of our collections, we've gathered the longitudes and latitudes of many of the firm's projects.
We've created a Google Earth layer that shows the various types of projects...(more)
In 1853, Olmsted was hired by the New-York Daily Times to travel down South and write on the abuses of slavery. Olmsted was a perfect choice as a disinterested, reliable witness to Southern conditions.Starting in Washington, D.C., his travels would take him all through the South, and his writings would be praised for its accuracy by Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Follow along Olmsted's Soutern travels.
Interact with the Collection!
How have Olmsted designed landscapes changed over time? That is one of the questions that prompted us to try to recreate historic photos from the Olmsted Archives. Join us in exploring a few parks in the Emerald Necklace, and find out how you can get involved in the project. Learn more...
Emerald Necklace Safari
Last updated: August 13, 2023