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Screening of “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” – Jan. 31st
January 31, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Public Library (1000 4th Avenue) on Saturday, January 31st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, a consulting producer of the PBS film “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.” The film, through stunning cinematography and engaging commentary, presents the biography of Olmsted, whose work on parks and preservation has had a lasting impact on American cities. FSOP President Jennifer Ott will add comments on Seattle’s Olmsted Brothers park and boulevard system, primarily the work of John Charles Olmsted.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed a number of iconic landscape across the United States. He is best known for Central Park in New York City, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, and the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. John Charles Olmsted brought Olmsted design philosophy to the Pacific Northwest in 1903.
The event is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Central Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.
For additional information about the film, visit the PBS website.