Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

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Explore the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design located at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.

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