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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Olmsted and Chicago

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Olmsted and Vaux design a residential community that would be called Riverside. It’s among the first of the utopian garden suburbs. Later Olmsted and Vaux’s design for a Chicago park system were interrupted by the great Chicago Fire, but when the city began to play the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 they called on Olmsted once again.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

The Richardson Olmsted Complex was designed by architect H.H. Richardson an Olmsted ally.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

The Best Planned City in the World

Developing the nation’s first park system and creating a park at Niagara Falls, NY.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted - Preview

Premieres Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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