Frederick Law Olmsted Architectural Drawings And Plans,1877-1927

Collection Number: 462

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Frederick Law Olmsted architectural drawings and plans, 1877-1927.
Collection Number:
462
Creator:
Frederick Law Olmsted 1822-1903.
Quantity:
1 map case drawer; .3 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Drawings, maps, negatives, manuscripts, reports, brochures.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Copies of sketches, planting plans, maps, and general plans of gardens, parks, private estates, and portions of cities with material from various firms. Also "Ancestral Register of Frederick Law Olmsted, c. 1592-1878," and reports and brochures dealing with Olmsted.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Copies of sketches, planting plans, maps, and general plans of gardens, parks, private estates, and portions of cities in Chicago, Boston, Long Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and other places, with material from various firms, including Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot; F. L. Olmsted and Co.; F. L. and J. C. Olmsted; and Olmsted Brothers - Landscape Architects, run by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and John Charles Olmsted;"Ancestral Register of Frederick Law Olmsted, c. 1592-1878," and reports and brochures dealing with Olmsted. All materials relating to Roland Park in Baltimore, Maryland has been transferred to the Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Olmsted, Frederick Law,1822-1903.
Olmsted, Frederick Law,
Olmsted, John Charles.
F. L. and J. C. Olmsted.
F. L. Olmsted and Co.
Olmsted and Co.
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot.

Subjects:
Landscape architecture.

Form and Genre Terms:
Architectural drawings.
Genealogies.
Maps.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Items related to Roland Park in Baltimore, Maryland that were part of this collection have been transferred to the Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University.
Cite As:
Frederick Law Olmsted architectural drawings and plans, #462. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Drawings are filed in folders by state as follows:
Geographical Location Folder Number
California 1
Connecticut 7
Florida 1
Illinois 8
Kentucky 2
Maine 1
Maryland 1
Massachusetts 5, 10
Mount Royal 1
New Jersey 3
New York 4, 11
Ohio 2
Pennsylvania 6
Rhode Island 3
Washington, D.C. 1
Wisconsin 1
SERIES LIST

Series I. Olmsted Collection of Drawings
Series II. F. L. Olmsted & Co.
Series III. F. L. & J. C. Olmsted
Series IV. Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot
Series V. Olmsted Brothers - Landscape Architects
Series VI. Oversize Drawings
Series VII. Pamphlets

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Albany
Mapcase Folder 4
Washington Park
1891
Most likely not by F. L. Olmsted
Baltimore
Mapcase Folder 1
The Sudbrook Co.
1899
Berkeley, California
Mapcase Folder 1
Duncan McDuffie
1914
Boston
Mapcase Folder 5
Blue Hills Reservation
Mapcase Folder 5
Charlesbank
1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Charles River Reservation
1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Jamaica Park
1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Little Nahant
Mapcase Folder 5
Marine Park
1889 & 1891
Mapcase Folder 5
Marine Park
1899
Mapcase Folder 5
Middlesex Fells Parkway
1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Middlesex Fells Reservation
Mapcase Folder 5
Mystic Valley Parkway
1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Neponset River
1899
Mapcase Folder 5
Newton Boulevard Syndicate
1894
Mapcase Folder 5
Parkway: Revere Beach
1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Parkway: Jamaica Park to Frankl Park
1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Parkway: Muddy River Gatehouse & Jamaica Park
1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Parkway: Middlesex Fells
1884
Mapcase Folder 5
____ Roxbury Park
1884
Brookline, Mass.
Mapcase Folder 5
Estate of Edward S. Philbrick
1889
Buffalo
Mapcase Folder 4
South Park
1884 (1894?)
Cambridge, Mass.
Mapcase Folder 5
Harvard Arboretum
1880
Campbell Park, Millburn, N.J.
Mapcase Folder 3
Downing Vaux
Chicago, Ill.
(Other Parks of Chicago without name of landscape architect in drawer marked Landscape Architects - General)
Mapcase Folder 8
Calumet Park
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Mark White Square
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Palmer Park
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Russell Square
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Union Park
1912
Mapcase Folder 8
West Park
1914
Mapcase Folder 8
Washington Park
1905
Mapcase Folder 8
Grant Park
1903
Mapcase Folder 8
Lincoln Park
1915
Mapcase Folder 8
Jackson Park
1905
Mapcase Folder 8
Humbolt Park
1912
Mapcase Folder 8
Garfield Park
1912
Cold Harbor Springs, Long Island, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 4
Dr. Walter James Cemetary Lot
1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Craig Colony, Sonyea, N.Y.
1889
Mapcase Folder 4
East Aurora
1906
Elmhurst, Long Island, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 4
Jackson Heights Garden Apartments, Inc.
1923
Essex County, N.J.
1900-1902
Mapcase Folder 3
Branch Brook Park
1901
Forest Hills, Long Island, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 4
Photostat of revised planting plan for Dr. Philip Cole
1922
Fox Meadow, Hartsdale, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 4
Property of C. Butler
1900
Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 4
J. E. Aldred - house and gardens (see collection #15-1-512, Box 14 for snap shots
1916, 1917
Mapcase Folder 4
G. F. Baker, Jr.
1923
Hartford
Mapcase Folder 7
Pope Park
1898
Mapcase Folder 7
Goodwin Park
1900
Mapcase Folder 7
Keney Park
1898
Hills & Dales, Montgomery Co., Ohio
Mapcase Folder 2
C. E. Steffey
1921
Hingham, Mass.
Mapcase Folder 5
Property John Brewer
1890
Louisville
Mapcase Folder 2
Blueprints of Chickasaw Park
1923
Mapcase Folder 2
Logan Place
1892
Lynn, Mass.
Mapcase Folder 5
Meadow Park
1920
Milwaukee
Mapcase Folder 1
West Park
1885
Mapcase Folder 1
Lake Park
1885
Mapcase Folder 5
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
1900
Mapcase Folder 5
Mount Royal (not Mount Royal Park , Montreal)
1877
Newark, N.J.
Mapcase Folder 3
Photostat of the Southern Parkway
1923
Newport, R.I.
Mapcase Folder 3
Southern Harbor
1897
Newton, Mass.
Mapcase Folder 10
L. D. Towle
1920
New York, N.Y.
Mapcase Folder 11
Bay Ridge Park
1895
Mapcase Folder 4
Borough of the Bronx
Mapcase Folder 4
Bryn Mawr - William Mitchell Estate, Yonkers, N.Y.
1890
Mapcase Folder 4
Central Park - section of Receiving Reservoir ara, between 5th and 8th Avenues and 59th and 110th streets.
Undated
Mapcase Folder 4
Prospect Park
1901
Rochester
Mapcase Folder 4
Seneca Park
1893
Philadelphia
Mapcase Folder 6
Topographical maps of Fairmount Park
1910
Portland, Maine
Mapcase Folder 1
Back Cove (no reference to Olmsted)
Undated
Providence
Mapcase Folder 3
Oaklands Homestead Plat - Estate of Sarah B. Heaton
1894
Mapcase Folder 6
Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pa.
1897
Washington, D.C.
Mapcase Folder 1
Catholic University of America
1922
Westerly, R.I.
Mapcase Folder 3
Photostat of W. Ward
1921
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Mapcase Folder 6
F. M. Kirby Park
1922
Wompenanit, Montauk, Long Island
Mapcase Folder 8
General Plan - Property of F. S. & M. Benson
1897
Wyomissing, Pa.
Mapcase Folder 6
Photostat of E. R. Meinig
1922
Maps
Mapcase Folder 2
Cincinnati
France
Mapcase Folder 1
Maryland
Mapcase Folder 1
New York
Mapcase Folder 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (no reference to Olmsted's work)
1916, undated
Mapcase Folder 9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; New York; Louisville, Kentucky; Baltimore, Maryland
1916, undated
Prefecture du Department de la Seine - Plan d'amenagement et d'extension de Paris
1919
Mapcase Folder 5
Proposition as to a Public Ground to Include the Harvard Arboretum (also another copy added July 17, 1974)
Nov. 1880
Mapcase Folder 1
General Plan for Sudbrook. The Property of The Sudbrook Co. of Baltimore, Maryland
Aug. 24, 1889
Mapcase Folder 4
General Plan for the Subdivision into Roads and Building Sites of the William Mitchell Estate - Bryn Mawr, Yonkers, New York
Oct. 1890
Mapcase Folder 5
General Plan for the Subdivision of Planter's Hill and World's End, Hingham, Mass. The Property of John R. Brewer Esq.
1890
Mapcase Folder 5
Preliminary Plan of Jamaica Park
Dec. 1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan of the Parkway Between Muddy River Gate House and Jamaica Park
Dec. 1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan of the Parkway From Jamaica Park to Franklin Park
Dec. 1892
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan of the Charlesbank
Dec. 1892
Mapcase Folder 2
Plan of Logan Place, Louisville
1892
Mapcase Folder 4
General Plan for Seneca Park, Rochester
1893
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan of the Arnold Arboretum, showing progress of the work, and tree planting drawing
Oct. 31, 1887
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan for the Subdivision of the Estate of Edward S. Philbrick, Brookline, Mass.
May 22, 1889
Mapcase Folder 5
Revised Preliminary Plan of Wood Island Park, Boston
July 19, 1889
Mapcase Folder 5
Revised Study of a Plan for Marine Park, Boston
Dec. 1889
Mapcase Folder 5
Marine Park - Plan of Proposed Aquarial Gardens
Feb. 1891
Mapcase Folder 6
General Plan for the Town of Vandergrift, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania
July 1897
Mapcase Folder 4
General Plan for Subdivision of Wompenanit, Montauk, Long Island - Property of Frank Sherman Benson & May Benson
Dec. 1897
Mapcase Folder 5
General Plan for Subdividing into Roads and Building Lots the Property of Newton Boulevard Syndicate (Boston), Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, & 12 and of Robert R. Bishop, Blocks 6 & 7
Feb. 1894
Mapcase Folder 5
Sketch Plan Showing the Existing & Proposed Public Reservations upon the Banks of the Charles River Between Waltham Line and Craigie Bridge
Mar. 1894
Mapcase Folder 3
Oaklands-Homestead Plat - General Plan for Subdivision of Estate of Sarah B. Eaton. Providence, Rhode Island.
June 1894
Mapcase Folder 4
General Plan of South Park, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dec. 1894
Mapcase Folder 4?
General Plan of West Park (Buffalo?)
January 1895
Mapcase Folder 4?
General Plan of Lake Park, Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Mystic Valley Parkway (Boston) - General Plan
Nov. 1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Middlesex Fells Parkway (Boston) - General Plan
Nov. 1895
Mapcase Folder 11
Plan of Bay Ridge Parkway (New York)
1895
Mapcase Folder 5
Charles River Reservation - Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Watertown
1895
Mapcase Folder 3
Preliminary Plan for Proposed Improvement at the Southern End of Newport Harbor
Jan. 26, 1897
Mapcase Folder 1
Preliminary Plan for the Improvement of Back Cove, Portland, Maine
undated
Mapcase Folder 7
General Plan for Keney Park, Hartford, Conn.
Jan. 1898
Mapcase Folder 7
Pope Park, Hartford, Conn. - General Plan
Dec. 1, 1898
Mapcase Folder 5
Sketch Plan of Public Reservations Upon the Banks of the Neponset River, Boston
1899
Mapcase Folder 5
General Plan of Revere Beach Parkway, Boston
Nov. 30, 1899
Mapcase Folder 4
Craig Colony, Sonyea, New York - General Plan
Dec. 1899
Mapcase Folder 4
General Plan for the Subdivision of Fox Meadow - The Property of the Late Charles Butler Esq. Hartsdale, New York
Feb. 1900
Mapcase Folder 2
Design map for Alta Vista - the Property of John B. McFerran Esq. Louisville, Kentucky
Mar. 1900
Mapcase Folder 3
General Plan of Orange Park
1900
Mapcase Folder 5
Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. - General Plan
1900
Mapcase Folder 7
Goodwin Park (Hartford, Conn.) - General Plan
1900
Mapcase Folder 3
General Plan for Branch Brook Park - Newark, New Jersey
1901
Mapcase Folder 3
General Plan for Eagle Rock Reservation - Essex County, New Jersey
1901
Mapcase Folder 5
Plan for subdivision of property at Little Nahant (Boston) belonging to Sally M. Simmons
Feb. 1901
Mapcase Folder 3
South Mountain Reservation Guide Map, Essex County, New Jersey
Mar. 1902
Mapcase Folder 8
Revised Preliminary Plan for Grant Park, Chicago
Sept. 22, 1903
Mapcase Folder 8
Palmer Park - Chicago
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Russell Square - Chicago
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Mark White Square, Chicago
1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Calumet Park, Chicago - Preliminary Plan for Park No. 11
Mar. 22, 1904
Mapcase Folder 8
Preliminary Plan for Park No. 10 - Marquette Park, Chicago
Jan. 20, 1905
Mapcase Folder 1
Duncan McDuffie Esq. - Berkeley, California - Planting Plan
Mar. 1914
Mapcase Folder 4
General Map of the property of J. E. Aldred Esq., Glen Cove, Long Island
Feb. 17, 1916
Mapcase Folder 4
Grading Plans for house and gardens. Mr. J. D. Aldred, Glen Cove, Long Island
Nov. 9, 1916
Mapcase Folder 5
Meadow Park (Lynn, Mass.) - Preliminary Plan for Development
June 23, 1920
Mapcase Folder 10
Mr. Loren D. Towle, Newton, Mass. - Planting Plan
Aug. 1, 1920
Mapcase Folder 2
Mr. C. E. Steffey, Hills and Dales, Montgomery Co. Ohio Planting Plan
Jan. 29, 1921
Mapcase Folder 10
Mr. Loren D. Towle, Newton, Mass. - Planting for Wall Garden
Mar. 24, 1921
Mapcase Folder 3
Mr. Wilfred Ward, Westerly, Rhode Island Planting Plan
Apr. 9, 1921
Mapcase Folder 1
General Plan for the Catholic University of America - Washington, D.C.
Apr. 1, 1922
Mapcase Folder 1
Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida - Planting Plan
July 10, 1922
Mapcase Folder 6
Mr. E. Richard Meinig, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania - Planting Plan for Area East of Shelter
Aug. 28, 1922
Mapcase Folder 4
Mr. J. E. Aldred, Glen Cove, Long Island - Planting Plan for Center Panel in Vegetable Garden
Oct. 26, 1922
Mapcase Folder 6
F. M. Kirby Park - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Planting Plan for Region About Fieldhouse at Childrens Playground
Dec. 1922
Mapcase Folder 3
Southern Parkway (including what was once the "Speedway") Planting Plan, Newark, New Jersey
Jan. 10, 1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Jackson Heights Gardens Apartments, Inc. Elmhurst, Long Island, New York Planting Plan for Garden Court (negative photostat)
Jan. 22, 1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Mr. George F. Baker, Jr. Glen Cove, Long Island, New York - Grading Plan
June 19, 1923
Mapcase Folder 2
Preliminary Plan for Chickasaw Park, Louisville, Kentucky
Dec. 1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Planting Plan for garden, Henry W. DeForest, Cold Springs Harbor, L.I., N.Y.
June 1909
Mapcase Folder 7
Planting Plan, Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut
April 1914
Mapcase Folder 4
Planting Plan for Extension, Henry W. DeForest, Cold Springs Harbor, L.I., N.Y.
Dec. 1914
Mapcase Folder 4
Planting Plans for Flower Garden, J. E. Aldred, Glen Cove, L.I., N.Y.
Feb. 1917
Mapcase Folder 1
Planting Plan, Kiernan Burial Plot, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Oct. 1918
Mapcase Folder 10
Planting Plan for Shrub Garden, Mr. Loren D. Towle, Newton, Mass.
Aug. 1920
Mapcase Folder 6
Patio Planting Plan, Edward W. Bok, Philadelphia
July 1922
Mapcase Folder 4
Planting Plan for the Flower Garden, James A. Burden, Sussex, N.Y.
Jan. 1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Planting for Cut Flower Garden, S. Z. Mitchell, Brookville, N.Y.
Apr. 1923
Mapcase Folder 4
Olmsted, Vaux, & Co.Plan of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, reprinted 1901
item #D-1
Warinanco Park, Elizabeth, NJ
item #D-2
Garden Plan, H. W. DeForest, Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., N.Y.
item #D-3
Aldred Garden Plan, Glen Cove, L.I., N.Y.
item #D-4
Garden Plan, H. W. DeForest, Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 1
Frederick Law Olmsted photograph 1905
Box 1 Folder 2
The Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Florida 1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 2
The White House Gardens and Grounds [2000]
Box 1 Folder 3
Preliminary Report in Regard to a Plan of Public Pleasure Grounds of the City of San Francisco 1866
Box 1 Folder 4
Observations of the Progress of Improvements in Street Plans with Special Reference to the Park-Way Proposed to be Laid Out in Brooklyn 1868
Box 1 Folder 5
Plan of Recreation Grounds for the city of Pawtucket
Box 1 Folder 6
Observations of the Treatment of Public Plantations More Especially Relating to the Use of the Axe 1889
Box 1 Folder 7
Landscape Problems in the Improvement of Spot Pond Reservoir, Metropolitan Water Works
Box 1 Folder 8
Improvement of the City of Detroit 1905
Box 1 Folder 9
The Improvement of Boulder Colorado
Box 1 Folder 10
The First Canadian Housing and Town Planning Congress 1912
Box 1 Folder 11
City Planning. American Civic Association. Series II (4)
Box 1 Folder 12
Town and City Planning 1916
Box 1 Folder 13
Report on the Physical Development of St. Paul’s School Concord, New Hampshire 1923
Box 1 Folder 14
California State Park Survey
Box 1 Folder 15
Proposed Park Preservation
Box 1 Folder 16
The Proposed Everglades National Park
Box 1 Folder 17
Architecture and Design. Vol. 3(8)