Olmsted in Seattle

Olmsted in Seattle

Creating A Park System for A Modern City

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In the midst of galloping growth at the turn of the twentieth century, Seattle's city leaders seized on the confluence of a roaring economy with the City Beautiful movement to hire the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to design a park and parkway system. Their 1903 plan led to a supplemental plan, a playground plan, numerous park and boulevard designs, changes to park system management, and a ripple effect, as the Olmsted Brothers were hired to design public and private landscapes throughout the region. The park system shaped Seattle's character and continues to play a key role in the city's livability today.

Publisher: Seattle : HistoryLink and Documentary Media, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781933245560
Branch Call Number: 712.50979 OL5o 2019
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; 23 x 26 cm


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Finalist for 2020 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction.

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Sep 03, 2020

I would like to see this book as required reading at the Horticultural schools in the PNW. OSU, WASH U, South Seattle College.


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