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Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted Biography

Engineer


ABOUT
Landscape designer of Central Park and many other well-known U.S. parks.
BEFORE FAME
He attended Yale University.

FAMILY LIFE
He married his brother's widow, Mary Cleveland Perkins, who gave birth to Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. on July 24, 1870.
ASSOCIATED WITH
During the Civil War, he directed the Sanitary Commission that Louisa May Alcott served on.
TRIVIA
He designed the landscaping around the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

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