Archive for October, 2012

A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012) Humboldt Park, Buffalo, New York When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began work on the nation’s first comprehensive municipal park system in 1869, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in the country and one of the busiest ports on earth. Functioning as the gateway to the Midwest […]

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Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012) Dunn’s Woods, Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University was already sixty-two years old when it moved from its original location in Bloomington in 1884, after fire devastated its previous facilities. The heart of the new campus was a twenty-acre beech and maple forest, Dunn’s Woods, then on the city’s eastern edge. A […]

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Dancing into the Future: Dumbarton Oaks Park (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

Dancing into the Future: Dumbarton Oaks Park (2012) Washington, D.C. “One step back into history, and two steps dancing into the future,” explains an ebullient Rebecca Trafton, president of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy. Acknowledging the borrowed quote from bluegrass musician Larry Groce, she sees it as a metaphor to illustrate the conservancy’s mission to […]

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MANITOGA

Monday, October 8, 2012 | Posted by

Russel Wright’s Song of Nature & Design Garrison, New York From 1942 to 1976 renowned mid-century modern designer Russel Wright shaped a former quarry and remnant woodland into a forest garden for experiencing nature and aesthetic effects. The design approach developed a series of paths, each with specific effects articulated for seasons, time of day, […]

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WELCOME TO THE LALH BLOG

Monday, October 8, 2012 | Posted by

Welcome to the new LALH blog, featuring a rotating cast of practitioners and landscape historians. Please feel free to add your comments. Renowned landscape architect, Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, ICOMOS, IFLA, and principal of Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation  blogs about her thoughts and discoveries as she works at Manitoga in Garrison, New York. Landscape […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Posted by

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bridge Park held up remarkably well in the face of Hurricane Sandy, which caused flooding a foot and a half above the 100-year-storm level the park was designed to withstand. Only five days after the storm, the park reopened, except for specific areas undergoing clean-up and repair. Please […]

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