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PRESERVATION HERO: CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Posted by lalh

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Charles E. Beveridge, Alexandria, Virginia (2015)

Charles E. Beveridge has been studying and writing about Frederick Law Olmsted’s career for more than five decades—for thirty-five years as series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. As a scholar and preservationist, Charlie is the most important individual explaining and defending the significance of Olmsted’s legacy in our time. His remarkably rich career has led to a broader popular as well as scholarly understanding of Olmsted’s many contributions to American life, in the twenty-first century as well as the nineteenth and twentieth. For his many accomplishments Charlie was elected an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2005 and the following year received its Frederick Law Olmsted medal for “environmental leadership, vision, and stewardship.”

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