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Male, US, born 1852-09-14, died 1920-02-24

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Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Partner, Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, Landscape Architects, Brookline, MA.

Senior Partner, Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects, Brookline, MA, 1897-1920; Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., operated, with John, the Olmsted Brothers office, a firm responsible for over 3,000 commissions; these would include, on the West Coast, 37 parks in the City of Seattle, WA, and the suburbs, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and Saint Francis Wood, San Francisco, CA.

Education

College

Coursework, Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Bussey Institution, Cambridge, MA, 1884-1885.

Personal

Relocation

The 1919 Harvard University Alumni Directory listed John Charles Olmsted's address as 99 Warren Place, Brookline, MA. (See Harvard Alumni Directory, [Cambridge, MA: Harvard Alumni Association, 1919]. p. 530.)

Parents

John Charles Olmsted was the adopted step-son of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the most influential landscape architect in American history.

Biographical Notes

John C. Olmsted began work designing a park system for Seattle, WA, 04/30/1903. Following months of surveying and studying the landscape, he submitted a parks plan to the City of Seattle, 09/1903.



Associated Locations

  • Vandœuvres, Geneva Switzerland (Architect's Birth)
    Vandœuvres, Geneva Switzerland

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  • Brookline, MA (Architect's Death)
    Brookline, MA

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PCAD id: 2494


NameDateCityState
Agen, John B., House #2, Broadview, Seattle, WA1915SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Site Plan, Seattle, WA1907-1909SeattleWA
Black, C.H., House, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA1907-1909SeattleWA
Burke, Thomas and Caroline E. McGilvra, House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA1908SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Colman Park, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Green Lake Community Center, Green Lake Preliminary Plan, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Interlaken Park, Interlaken, Seattle, WA1905SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Lakeview Park, Seattle, WA1903-1912SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Mount Baker Park, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, West Seattle Playground, West Seattle, WA1910-1911SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Woodland Park Preliminary Plan, Seattle, WA1909
City of Spokane, Board of Park Commissioners, Olmsted Master Plan for Spokane, Spokane, WA1908SpokaneWA
Clarke, Charles, House, The Highlands, Shoreline, WA1908-1909ShorelineWA
Dunn, Arthur and Jeanette, Summer House and Gardens, Broadview, Seattle, WA1915-1916SeattleWA
Kerr, Peter, House, Portland, OR1910-1914PortlandOR
Kerry, A.S., Sr., House, The Highlands, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Leimert , Walter H, Company, Leimert Square Plan, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA1927-1928Los AngelesCA
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Plan, Portland, OR1904-1905PortlandOR
Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates, CA1922-1924Palos Verdes EstatesCA
Mason-McDuffie Company, Saint Francis Wood, Tract, San Francisco, CA1912-1913San FranciscoCA
Palos Verdes Public Library, Malaga Cove Branch, Palos Verdes Estates, CA1926-1930Palos Verdes EstatesCA
Panama-California Exposition, Master Plan, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA1911-1915San DiegoCA
State of Washington, Capitol Building #4, Olympia, WA1911-1928OlympiaWA
Thorne, Chester, House #2, American Lake, Lakewood, WA1908-1911LakewoodWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Rainier Vista, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA1934-1936SeattleWA
White, Chester F., House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA1912SeattleWA