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Ode to Olmsted: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Massachusetts Legacy

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive Waltham, MA, 02452 United States (map)

Interested in land preservation and community planning? Get inspired by Olmsted, the unrivalled master.

Alan Banks of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site explores Olmsted’s impressive body of work in Massachusetts, highlighting his close personal and professional relationship with architect H.H. Richardson. Stonehurst and the six-mile Emerald Necklace of ponds, parks and parkways that winds its way through Boston are two of the most notable landscapes in the hundreds created by Olmsted and his firm in Massachusetts.