Olmsted Firm
Olmsted Projects
Events in History
April 26, 1822: Frederick Law Olmsted born
September 14, 1852: John Charles Olmsted born

1855, 1879, 1915-1931: California State Park System
1825: Erie Canal opened, connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
1848-58: California Gold Rush
1855-56: Completion of the U.S. Capitol Dome and Capitol Expansion.
1857-1872: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux
July 24, 1870: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. born
1872-1898: Frederick Law Olmsted and partners ...

1859-1876; 1904-1935: Central Park, New York, NY
1864-1921: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
1866-1868: Staten Island Regional Plan, 1870, New York, NY
1867-1868, 1871-1873: Union Square, New York, NY
1868-1882; 1931; 1964-1978: Riverside Park, Riverside, IL
1868-1901: Prospect Park, New York, NY
1868--c. 1905: Brooklyn Parks, New York, NY
1869-c. 1905: Buffalo Park System, Buffalo, NY
1871-1889: Morningside Park, New York, NY
1873-1917: Belle Isle, Detroit, MI
1874-c.1905; 1950s: Hartford Park Systems, Hartford, CT
1875-1878, 1897-1898: New York State Capitol, Albany, NY
1876, 1892: City Hall, Buffalo, NY
1876-1877: Buffalo State Hospital, Buffalo, NY
1876-1889; 1894; 1903-1904: United States Capitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.
1876-1905: Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec
1877-1921: Boston-Brookline Park system, MA
1879-1897: Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
1880-1881: Batchelder/Moraine Farm, Beverly, MA
1880-1911: Jackson Park, South Park, Washington Park, Chicago, IL
1880-1968: Olmsted, F. L. Estate, Brookline, MA
1883-1891; 1914; 1930-1931: Stanford, Leland Jr. University, Stanford, CA
1883-1901: Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
1889-1905: National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
1889-1909: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
1890-1893, 1904-1907: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1890-1915: US Military Academy, West Point, NY
1891-1893: World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL
1891-1948: Louisville Park System, Louisville, KY
1891-1965: Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1892-1905: Kirkwood Land Co./Druid Hills, Atlanta, GA
1893-c.1930: Boston Metropolitan Parks, MA
1894; 1901-1911: Seattle Park System, WA
1895-1959: Essex County Park System, NJ
1896-1905; c. 1926: New York State Reservation at Niagara Falls, NY
1896-1920; 1938-c 1950: Dayton Park System, Dayton, OH
1896-1956: National Cash Register, Dayton, OH
1897-1909: Portland Park System, OR
1897-1911: South Park Commission, Chicago, IL
1897-1914: City Planning Report, Newport, RI
1897-1914: Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

1861–65: American Civil War between the Union and seceding Confederacy.
1865–77: Reconstruction in the United States; Slavery is banned.
1865: Abraham Lincoln assassinated.
1866: Successful transatlantic telegraph cable follows an earlier attempt in 1858.
1869: First Transcontinental Railroad completed in United States on May 10.
1872: Yellowstone National Park, the first national park, is created.
1879: Thomas Edison tests his first light bulb.
1892: The World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago; showcase of City Beautiful Movement.
1898-1961: Olmsted Brothers ...
August 28, 1903: Frederick Law Olmsted died
1899-1919: Thompson Park, Watertown, NY
1900-1902: McMillan Commission/McMillan Plan, Washington, D.C.
1901-1902: Hutchinson, C. L., Lake Geneva, WI
1902-1913: Lane, Gardner M., Manchester, MA
1903-1912: Atlanta Park System, GA
1904: Lincoln Park, Seattle, WA
1905-1906: Columbia University, New York, NY
1905-1927: National Cathedral Grounds, Washington, D.C.
1905-1937: Aldred, J. E., Glen Cove, NY
1906-1909: Spokane Park System, WA
1906-1910: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition 1909, Seattle, WA
1906-1917: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1906-1924: Boulder City Planning Report, CO
1906-1925: Utica Planning Report, NY
1906-1926: Utica Parks, NY
1907-1909, 1922: New Haven City Planning Report, CT
1907-1909, 1922: City Planning Report
1907-1911: McMillan Reservoir Park, Washington, D.C.
1907-1940: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, CA
1908-1910: Bronx 23rd and 24th Ward Plans, New York, NY
1908-1934: Washington State Capitol, Olympia, WA
1909: National City Planning Conference
1909-1933: Palos Verdes, CA
1909-1939: Sage Foundation - Forest Hills, New York, NY
1910: City Planning Report, Pittsburgh, PA
1910-1912: Pittsburgh City Plan, PA
1910-1924: Mountain Lake Corporation, Mountain Lake, FL
1912-1914: Denver City County Parks and Mountain Park, CO
1912-1917: St. Francis Wood, San Francisco, CA
1912-1929: Cleveland Art Museum, OH
1913-1919: City Planning Report, Detroit, MI
1915-1924: Baltimore Park System, Baltimore, MD
1916: National Park Service Legislation
1917: American City Planning Institute
1899: Founding of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
1900-02: McMillan Commission and Plan for Washington, D.C.
1908: Ford Motor Company invents the assembly line.
1909: First National City Planning Conference.
1914: World War I starts; Panama Canal opens.
1916: Establishment of the National Park Service.
1918: End of World War I.
February 24, 1920: John Charles Olmsted died
December 25, 1957: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. died
1962-1979: Olmsted Associates

1921-1930: Colony Hills, Springfield, MA
1921-1975: Union County Park System, NJ
1922-1968: Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
1922-1929: Committee on the Regional Plan of New York and its Environments
1923: McLean Asylum, Belmont, MA
1924-1925: Birmingham Parks, AL
1925-1965: Duke University, Durham, NC
1927-1963: Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY
1929-1939: Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, ME
1929-1957, 1968: Bernheim Arboretum and Herbarium, Louisville, KY
1930: Los Angeles Region Plan, CA
1930: The Highlands, Seattle, WA
1931-1932: Newton City Hall, MA
1938-1950: Colorado River Basin
1939-1977: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
1944-1946: Capilano Heights, W. Vancouver, BC
1945-1966: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1953: Glen Arden, Longmeadow, MA

1929: Wall Street crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.
1931: Nazi invasion of Poland triggers the beginning of World War II in Europe.
1941: Bombing of Pearl Harbor: USA joins World War II.
1945: End of World War II.
1956: Federal Aid Highway Act establishing interstate highway system.
May 23, 1963: Fairsted - Historic Landmark ...

1969: First Moon landing.
1970: First Earth Day.
1971: Invention of the microchip.
1977: Introduction of the first mass-produced personal computers.
1979: Fairsted - Historic Site ...