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Mission Statement

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site preserves and protects for the American people the home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted and the headquarters of the landscape architecture firm he founded from 1883 to 1980. This National Park Service site maintains the Olmsted Archives, an extensive collection of the plans, drawings, photographs and other materials documenting the design and planning work on roughly 6,000 projects throughout the United States and Canada. It also maintains a restored landscape at the site that was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted when he moved to the property he called "Fairsted" in 1883.

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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Olmsted NHS) was the Brookline, Massachusetts home and office of America’s premier "parkmaker" and the designer of the Emerald Necklace park system. Administered since 1980 by the National Park Service as one of its more than 400 sites around the United States, Olmsted NHS was for nearly a century the headquarters of the first full-scale professional landscape architecture office in the United States.

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