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The Olmsted Legacy in Maryland Exhibit Opening

April 30, 2023

1:00 PM

The Center for Architecture & Design

100 N. Charles St. Suite P101, Baltimore, MD 21201

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Fredrick Law Olmsted (FLO), transformative social reformer and America’s first landscape architect

Learn about visionary Frederick Law Olmsted’s heralded landscape architecture firm in Maryland, starting with his design for Mount Vernon Place’s north and south parks. Over 75 years, FLO followed by his two sons, John and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. shaped a significant range of Maryland landscapes, envisioning the comprehensive Baltimore park system based on the Gwynns Falls, Herring Run and Jones Falls stream valleys, transforming former estates into iconic Baltimore parks such as Carroll, Clifton, Druid Hill, Gwynns Falls/Leakin, Patterson and Wyman Parks, creating parkway and boulevard plans to connect transportation modes, introducing community recreation and playground spaces. Truly, Baltimore and Maryland wouldn’t be what they are today without the Olmsted legacy.

Join us to check out the exhibit and enjoy anniversary cake and other fun activities.

Getting there: The Center for Architecture and Design is located on several City bus lines and a short walk from a light rail. Guests also will find nearby street parking and garages. More details.

This event is organized by:

The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL) (f. 1986) is a member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks Network. FMOPL is committed to advancing the Olmsted legacy of accessible public parks, sustainable landscapes, and livable communities—respecting and protecting the accomplishments of the past and seeking relevant solutions for the challenges of today.


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