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Frederick Law Olmsted

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  • Brooklyn, baby

    Regular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
  • Olmsted's Riverside

    On this date, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted headed west from Chicago, where he had arrived by train from New York, to a spot about 10 miles from the city. His mission was to inspect 1,600 acres that a group of Eastern businessmen had...
  • Landscapes under siege

    Vanishing America: In Pursuit of our Elusive Landscapes By James Conaway Shoemaker & Hoard, 275 pages, $24.95 The notion of progress is generally perceived as an inherently positive one. Calling to mind a variety of upward indicators, it can point to...
  • Washington Park's promise attracting money, faith

    Washington Park's promise attracting money, faith
    Craig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
  • Olympic Center Planned for Washington Park

    (WGN-AM) - Talks are under way to create a massive post-Olympics indoor youth athletic center in Washington Park, the cornerstone location of Chicago's plan to host the 2016 Games, the bid team confirmed. State officials are conducting preliminary...
  • An easy commute to quiet Clarendon Hills enclave

    An easy commute to quiet Clarendon Hills enclave
    The " Harley-Davidson" coffee mug belongs to Ted. The "Su Do Ko" one is Bill's. The mug with the picture of the yellow Labrador is Noel's. Mudgeon Quinn can name the owners of the rest of the dozens of mugs on the wall at her family's Quinn's Coffee Shop,...
  • Volunteers Worry Seattle Landmark Will See Cuts

    Volunteers Worry Seattle Landmark Will See Cuts
    It's no secret Seattle is facing a tight budget and the mayor has been looking for spots to make midyear cuts. Those cuts could happen any day now and we're told nothing is sacred. The Parks Department's warns we could see cuts to swimming pools,...
  • July 8: Author - Cathy Maloney Talks About Her Book, The Gardener's Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a "Small Masterpiece" by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted

    July 8: Author - Cathy Maloney Talks About Her Book, The Gardener's Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a "Small Masterpiece" by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted
    Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest...
  • Riverside Arts Fair 2010

    Riverside Arts Fair 2010
    May 22-23--Mark your calendars and spend the day with family and friends at the Village of Riverside's Annual Arts Fair. Stroll this juried and competitive outdoor Arts Fair as you take in the original works of art from over 70 talented artists. View...
  • Chapter Four: The Lash And The Loom

    Chapter Four: The Lash And The Loom
    Past the heavy glass doors of the world's most famous jewelry store, two glimmering rings sit waiting to be selected for the proper marriage. One is a diamond-inlaid platinum band selling for $11,700, the other a matching engagement ring priced at $37,...
  • Written Sources For This Article On Cotton Include:

    "The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People," by Paul S. Boyer et al., D.C. Heath and Co., 1990 "The Tiffany Fortune and Other Chronicles of a Connecticut Family," by Alfred M. Bingham, Abeel & Leet Publishers, 1996 Federal Census of...
  • The Hottest Property

    1880s Isaac Newton Van Nuys, entrepreneur and member of the homesteading Lankershim group, has built the San Fernando Valley's first wood-frame house, its curb appeal immediately driving up prices in an area of adobe structures. Van Nuys' house, which...