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Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Law Olmsted

Honor Olmsted with a Donation to Repair his Former House on Staten Island

Today is the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, a visionary who created Central and Prospect Parks in New York City, and other parks across the country.

Olmsted began his experiments in landscape architecture while living at this home on Staten Island in the 1850s. The trees he planted still grow there.

The Landmarks Conservancy has raised and spent $173,500 on emergency repairs to the house, a City landmark. We are continuing to work with the City Parks Department on further repairs, with the goal of opening the house to the public.

Please send Olmsted a birthday gift. Donations marked “for Olmsted” will fully go into the next round of repairs. Olmsted’s extraordinary legacy continues to enrich people. We need to honor that legacy by restoring his former home.

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