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The Olmsteds in Holyoke

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It is known that the Olmsted Brothers produced plans for the design of Holyoke’s Prospect (now Pulaski) Park and other public spaces, but few know that the firm worked on more than twenty Holyoke projects.  In this talk, Bob Comeau, leader of the Holyoke Canal Tours, will provide an overview of twenty-two parks and residential landscapes that appear in the records of John C. Olmsted and his brother Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.  While not all were realized, the plans reflect the enthusiasm with which Holyoke and its wealthier residents embraced the City Beautiful movement of the early twentieth century. Sponsored by the Holyoke History Room.  Free and open to the public. For more information: (413) 420-8107.

This is an in-person event.

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
http://www.holyokelibrary.org/historyabout.asp

Venue

Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States

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