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Frederick Law Olmsted

Olmsted was a clerk, farmer, sailor on the China seas, journalist, husband, and father but is perhaps best known as a leading designer of park spaces. His design legacy includes Central Park (with Calvert Vaux), the US Capitol, Yosemite National Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Harvard University, Stanford University, Back Bay Park in Boston, the World’s Fair in Chicago, and several private projects, including the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

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