Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)

America's Pre-Eminent Landscape Designer/Architect

Associated Houses

Rough Point

Newport

Indian Neck Hall

Oakdale

Nightingale–Brown House

Providence

Rockwood Hall

Tarrytown

Kykuit

Pocantico Hills

Wheatleigh

Lenox

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Norwalk

He was the pre-eminent landscape architect of his age. He is best remembered for designing civic parks, most notably Central Park in New York City and Mount Royal Park in Montreal. He also completed hundreds of domestic commissions for the wealthy millionaires of America's Gilded Age. His brother died in the South of France while they were touring Europe. Afterwards, Frederick married his widow and adopted her children. The family lived at Fairsted in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 06/10/2018 and last updated on 22/02/2019.