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Frederick Law Olmsted: Making Land for Boston’s Parks

May 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Frederick Law Olmsted: Making Land for Boston’s Parks

A fascinating topographical case study, Boston is notable among American cities for doubling in size by filling in areas once covered by water. Enlarging from a small peninsula to the city we know today is Boston’s best-known topographical achievement in more than 300 years.

On Tuesday, May 12, join historian Nancy S. Seasholes, the author of Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston, as she describes the incredible story of Boston’s urban growth. Seasholes will focus on famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and examine how he contributed to this urban endeavor with his designs of Boston’s original parks.

Afterward, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the parks and neighborhoods highlighted in this talk by exploring the newly installed scale model of Boston in the first floor of BSA Space.

Co-sponsored by the BSLA.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available