Frederick Law Olmsted

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English: Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape designer and father of American landscape architecture, famous for designing many well-known urban parks.

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English: Olmsted's projects include Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City, the landscape surrounding the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., the country's oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York, the country's oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, New York, Mount Royal Park in Montreal, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Massachusetts, Cherokee Park (and the entire parks and parkway system) in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as Jackson Park, Washington Park, the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, Midway Plaisance in Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition, Detroit's 982-acre Belle Isle park, Piedmont Park in Atlanta, George Washington Vanderbilt II's Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, and Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, among other projects that encompassed park systems, city squares, university campuses, residential suburbs, and scenic reservations.