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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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Dan Kiley, a Winter Tramp in Plan

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Posted by

Dan Kiley, a Winter Tramp in Plan  Before the future landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley entered Harvard in 1936, he worked in the office of Warren H. Manning in Billerica, Massachusetts. One snowy January day, Kiley recorded a snowshoe “tramp” that he and Manning made through Billerica with a few others, and the document recently surfaced during […]

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Caroline Loughlin, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012)

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Posted by

Caroline Loughlin, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012) (1940 – 2013) “I didn’t know much about Olmsted except how to spell it. I don’t think I even knew that there was more than one of them,” Caroline Loughlin recalls, thinking back to the moment, in 1989, when she was invited to join the board of directors at the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP). She lived in St. Louis […]

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Community by Design

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts Keith N. Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Roger G. Reed University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-55849-976-8 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998   Winner, Ruth Emery Award, The Victorian Society in America In 1883, Frederick […]

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John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner  R. Bruce Stephenson University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-079-5 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 Winner, J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies John Nolen (1869 – 1937) studied economics, philosophy, and public administration at the […]

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Arthur A. Shurcliff

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape Elizabeth Hope Cushing University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 August 2014 ISBN: 978-1-62534-039-9 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 A volume in the series Designing the American Park. In 1928, the landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff (1870–1957) began what became […]

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New Life for Farrand’s Last Garden / Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, Maine (2008)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Posted by

New Life for Farrand’s Last Garden (2008) Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, Maine “Normally designs get grander and grander at the end of a designer’s life, but Beatrix Farrand did the opposite at Garland Farm,” says Patrick Chassé, a landscape architect and board member of the Beatrix Farrand Society. The society manages the property in Bar […]

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John Franklin Miller, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

John Franklin Miller, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (2008) John Franklin Miller first experienced the complexity of preserving historic landscapes while serving at Hampton National Historic Site, a Georgian mansion and landscape in Baltimore. “There were landscapes representing three periods in the property’s history, from eighteenth-century formal gardens to Victorian parterres to an English lawn,” recalls Miller, […]

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Naumkeag Extolled (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Naumkeag Extolled (2008) Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts In October 2007 the staff and friends of Naumkeag, the former Joseph and Caroline Choate estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, celebrated its designation as a National Historic Landmark, the highest federal recognition of a historic property. The status acknowledged the historical significance of the Choate family, the McKim, Mead & White […]

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