New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Frederick Law Olmstead
Walnut Hill Park may have been one the firm's earliest commissions after New York's Central Park, adding to the national importance of the park.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Olmstead moved to the New York City area in 1848 and settled in Brookline, Mass., in the early 1880's. His designs number in the hundreds and include New York's Central Park, the Boston Park System and the United States Capitol Grounds.
Olmstead is buried
Location. 41° 39.98′ N, 72° 47.207′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seth E. Case (here, next to this marker); William A. Churchill (here, next to this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (here, next to this marker); George M. Landers (here, next to this marker); Frederick H. North (here, next to this marker); Henry E. Russell (here, next to this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
Also see . . . Frederick Law Olmstead on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.