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Betsy Huber Port

Betsy’s Corner: Frederick Law Olmsted and The Olmsted Brothers

Editor’s Note: This is Part II in a series about Longmeadow Neighborhoods and Parks. Part I may be found here. A fourth Olmsted contribution in Longmeadow has been long overlooked. I recently discovered a forgotten third neighborhood location while researching Olmsted at the Longmeadow Historical Society. “Laurel Manor” consists of Dover Road, Chatham Road and Harwich […]

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Betsy Huber Port

Betsy’s Corner: Longmeadow’s Link to the Olmsted Park

It’s an impressive list! Central Park, Prospect Park, The Emerald Necklace in Boston, Colleges like Tufts University, Princeton & Stanford plus various estate landscapes. These outdoor spots are all the legacy of the first landscape architect in America. Do you know about the Olmsted plan in Longmeadow? Hartford born, Frederick Law Olmsted lived from 1822 […]

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