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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

 

—People of the Coast
Famous designers left footprints along the Seaway Trail. —

 
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
1. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker
Inscription. Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his work in New York City's Central Park, but his design for Buffalo's Park System was one of his proudest achievements.
Buffalo's Olmsted-designed parks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)
Olmsted was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He teamed with architect Calvert Vaux to design landscapes and structures for parks in many major U.S. cities. He designed the first urban parks, greenways, and planned communities in the country. Olmsted was known as the father of landscape architecture; he named the profession and defined the practice.
Photo credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Olmsted's Philosophy
Olmsted tried to improve society through design of physical space. He saw parks as tranquil places where people could find therapeutic value solitude.

Olmsted's Design Principals
SCENERY
Manipulation of plants, open space, and water to create natural looking landscapes.
SUBORDINATION
Merging structuires with surroundings.
SEPARATION
Separation of activities to prevent interference and conflict.
SPACIOUSNESS
Creating the illusion of infinite boundaries.
Other significant landscapes designed by the Olmsted Firm can be found
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Biography Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
2. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Biography Detail
in Niagara Falls, Rochester, and Watertown.
Seaway Trail, Inc.. Corner Ray & West Main St. Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 1-800-SEAWAY-T. This exhibit made possible by a grant from FHWA to Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway marker series.
 
Location. 42° 55.724′ N, 78° 52.068′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Rumsey Road north of Forest Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Rumsey Road is one way from Forest Avenue. The intersection of Rumsey Road and Forest Avenue also includes an intersection with Delaware Avenue (NY Route 384). The marker is opposite of the second lot from the beginning of Rumsey Road, on the right. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Millard Fillmore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer Walden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigadier General Albert James Myer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert James Myer, M.D.
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
3. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Detail
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Morris Burnett Talbert (approx. 0.4 miles away); Red Jacket (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buffalo Seminary (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. Rumsey Road is the southeast border of Delaware Park, the largest Park in the City of Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Law Olmsted - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Delaware Park - Buffalo as an Architectural Museum. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironment
 
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
4. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker Detail
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker - Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
5. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker - Southward
Towards the intersection with Forest and Delaware Avenues.
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker - Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
6. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker - Westward
Rumney Road at left.
Frederick Law Olmsted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 17, 2014
7. Frederick Law Olmsted Marker
Spaciousness principal seems to be in effect at the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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