Top Olmsted Picks
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On this episode of Out of Office: A Travel Podcast, the boys return to discussing one of Ryan’s personal heroes: the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. They discuss Olmsted’s signature style, how his family cashed in on the family name, and 8 top Olmsted designs outside of the world famous Central Park. 

Things we talked about in today’s podcast:

Ryan’s interview with a renowned Olmsted biographer

https://outofofficepod.com/podcast/episode-101-the-travels-of-frederick-law-olmsted/

Olmsted 200

https://olmsted200.org/

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

https://www.nps.gov/frla/learn/management/index.htm 

Biltmore in Asheville, NC

https://www.biltmore.com/blog/olmsteds-deliberate-approach/

Back Bay Fens in Boston, MA

https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/park-overview/back-bay-fens/ 

US Capitol Grounds in Washington D.C.

https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-campus/buildings-grounds/capitol-building/capitol-grounds

Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT

https://www.myrecordjournal.com/Archive/2015/11/ColumnJWK-rj-111315 

Prospect Park in Brooklyn

https://www.prospectpark.org/learn-more/park-history-slideshow/ 

Belle Isle in Detroit, MI

https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/belle-isle-olmsted-legacy-041816.aspx 

Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, NY

https://www.saratoga.com/hotspots/congress-park/ 

Olmsted NYC Restaurant

http://olmstednyc.com/ 

Rick Steves Interview in the New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/rick-steves-says-hold-on-to-your-travel-dreams 

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