Celebrating Olmsted and UMaine’s Campus Design

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted is perhaps best known for designing New York’s Central Park, though his firm created nearly 6,000 projects during a century of work. 

Olmsted’s firm produced the original design for the University of Maine campus, then known as the College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

As part of a nationwide celebration of Olmsted, Matthew Revitt, University Archivist, created a Guide to Researching UMaine’s Campus and Buildings.

For more information about Olmsted, his projects, and the celebration, click here.