Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Frederick Law Olmsted is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation’s foremost parkmaker of the 19th century. On October 12, 1979, Congress passed Public Law 96-87 which established the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, “…in order to preserve and interpret for the benefit, inspiration and education of present and future generations, the home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted, the great American landscape architect and designer.” This act authorized the purchase of Olmsted’s home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as the purchase of the archival collection stored on the site.

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