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Visited in early November, when leaves were at prime in Brookline. It was absolutely lovely, walking from the bus to the FLO site. A bit of a brisk walk, yet a beautiful sunny day. I arrived a little before opening time, and the staff member...More
If you like architecture, landscaping, and history of public parks in the US you are going to love this location. The library is a very nice place to relax and read historical materials. Exhibits are interesting but the tour of the studio is most interesting....More
Many of us know about Olmstead and how he invented American landscape architecture and designed Central Park, and many (MANY) other parks and Universities.
This ~45 minute tour was loaded with interesting information on Olmstead, his family, and the firm that was so instrumental...More
This is the house that Olmsted purchased when he was in his early 60s and added onto it to make it his office as well. Took the guided tour and it was interesting to learn about the additions as well as the park making business....More
We visited before the building was open to visitors, but were able to get two brochures with information on the site and on Olmsted. Parking lot is small. A very flowery explanation of the outdoor area, offering insight as to Olmsted's intent. It made us...More
Both adults and children, though not little ones, would enjoy this site. It is interesting to learn the process of how he made he blueprints and the myriad of work he did in Boston and New York. Also, if your are a local, he did...More
A true follower of Olmsted & Central Park, this tour allowed me to understand Olmsted Parks even further. Customer service was fantastic, thank you Alan & Brianne! I treasured how much of the contents were original & continue to be restored. Hope to return again...More
Fredrick Olmstead's home provides an impressive collection of his landscape designs. There is a state of the art circular tube machine for creating large draft blueprint drawings of landscape plans. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is the carefully designed vault that contains thousands of blue...More
Frederick Law Olmsted created some of the countries greatest parks including New York's Central Park. In addition to living here, the building housed his business operation and school where he created landscape architects in his style.
The building is in good shape and the business...More
Interesting place...I thought the grounds would be more landscaped then they were but in any case worth visiting & learning about him. Tours are available. Parking is behind the house, it's a small parking lot.
Born in Hartford, CT in 1822. His mother died before...More