Happy Birthday Frederick Law Olmsted!

Famous for co-designing Central Park in New York City, Frederick Law Olmsted was born today in 1822.

In addition to being a landscape architect, Freddy was a journalist, social critic, and conservationist.

But his landscape plans have brought him his fame due to the volume of his work.  Olmsted designed parks, college campuses, and other public spaces in 25 states and 3 Canadian provinces.  If you live in North America, chances are you’ve got an Olmsted park close to you.