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NPS Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
a project for the National Association for Olmsted Parks
OlmstedOnline.org provides an accessible, digital platform to showcase the Olmsted legacy of designed landscapes. NAOP intends to build out and populate this geographically-based website over time with selective inclusion and/or links to archive materials both nationally and locally.
With the goal of providing the context and tools for understanding the breadth and complexity of the Olmsted firm’s work, OlmstedOnline.org will allow users to locate Olmsted jobs, compare archival materials with current-day maps and images, and visit the sites with a greater appreciation of the national treasure of Olmsted design heritage.
OlmstedOnline.org was launched as a prototype for projects in Washington State, but much more has been added related to the full extent of Olmsted projects. Project information includes mapped project locations, the Olmsted plan lists, historical and current day images, links to the Olmsted Archives digital collection, National Register documents, and most recently links to the digital Library of Congress Olmsted project correspondence records. Watch for additions and join us in helping build out the content in your area.