Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Olmsted and Chicago

Clip: Episode 1 | 6m 30s

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.

Aired: 06/19/14

Rating: TV-PG

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