By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, Olmsted's firm - now under the leadership of his son, John Charles Olmsted - was selected to draw a master plan. The Olmsted firm worked closely with Park leadership until World War II.
Olmsted commented that Audubon's collection of oak trees gave it a "natural advantage over the majority of American parks." While resources were unavailable to implement the entire plan, several major landmarks were constructed, including the classical entrance funded by Mrs. Maurice Stern and Newman Bandstand named for early Audubon Park Commissioner Isidore Newman.
As you can see below, the Park today closely resembles the plans drawn up by Olmsted in the early 1900s.
Erected by Goldring Family Foundation & Woldenberg Foundation.
Location. 29° 55.518′ N, 90° 7.676′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Magazine Street near Tea Room Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70118, United States of America.
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More about this marker. Located on the Audubon Park Trail, just east of the parking lot
Also see . . . Audubon Park. (Submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2018.