Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Ashland Park / Olmsted Brothers In KY
In 1904, descendants of Henry Clay hired famed landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and John Charles Olmsted, to design Ashland Park neighborhood on the 600-acre estate. Constructed over a 15-year period, development was completed around 1930. The brothers designed U.S. Capitol & White House grounds, and the Chicago World's Fair 1893.
Olmstead Brothers in Ky.
This landscape design firm from Brookline, Mass. helped design the park system in Louisville and the grounds of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. In Lexington, they consulted on the master plan for the University of Kentucky, Ashland Park & Transylvania Park neighborhoods and Woodland Park.
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2305.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 38° 2.038′ N, 84° 29.017′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hanover Avenue and East Main Street (U.S. 25&421), in the median on South Hanover Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 S Hanover Ave, Lexington KY 40502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mentelle Park / Mentelle School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Clay (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Ashland" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Agriculture at Ashland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.4 miles away); A&M College at Ashland (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . . Ashland Park. Historic early 20th century neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. (Submitted on July 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
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