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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

Clip: Season 1 | 8m 46s

One of Olmsted’s allies in the “Free Niagara” movement was renowned architect H.H. Richardson. In 1880, Richardson completed work on the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, one of the best examples in America of the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux designed the landscape for the 203- acre site.

Aired: 05/04/15

Rating: TV-G

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This program has been made possible by The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.