“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Frederick Law Olmsted

Biltmore Estate Landscape Architect


— 1822 - 1903 —

Frederick Law Olmsted Marker image. Click for full size.
August 10, 2012
1. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker
Inscription.  As work progressed on Biltmore Estate, his last and largest private project, Frederick Law Olmsted observed, "It is a great work of peace we are engaged in and one of these days we shall all be proud of our parts in it." It was Olmstead who suggested the country's first scientifically managed forest be established at Biltmore Estate. He is remembered with gratitude for his vision, his creative genius, and his reverence for the land.

Dedicated April 21, 1995
Commemorating Biltmore Estate's Centennial and the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Olmstead Parks
Erected 1995.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry.
Location. 35° 32.412′ N, 82° 33.196′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from One Biltmore Plaza. On the Biltmore Estate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of American Forestry (here, next to this marker); Stoneman's Raid
Frederick Law Olmsted image. Click for full size.
2. Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted, as painted by John Singer Sargent. George Washington Vanderbilt II asked Sargent to paint Olmstead while he worked on Biltmore Estate. The painting, completed in 1895, still hangs in Biltmore.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Rutherford Trace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Biltmore House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The County of Buncombe (approx. 2 miles away); Flood of 1916 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Smith-McDowell House (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Genevieve ~ Of ~ The ~ Pines (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
More about this marker. On the porch overlooking the South Terrace.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2012. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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