American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Frederick Law Olmsted

(1822 - 1903)

In 1852 the New York Times assigned Frederick Law Olmsted to travel the South to report on the economic effects of slavery, later published as The Cotton Kingdom in 1861. He became the chief architect for Manhattan’s Central Park in 1858, the success of that enterprise earning him other similar design projects, among them Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

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