FMOPL’s “Olmsted Collection” is housed at the Baltimore City Archives. It consists of significant drawings (some of them original), inventories, and correspondence files related to Olmsted projects for parks, communities, and other sites in Maryland. The collection has been created with the assistance of dedicated FMOPL volunteers and in coordination with the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts (Fairsted). The core of the collection is the set of historic drawings from the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. The “Olmsted Collection” also contains copies of the complete set of Maryland-related documents in the Library of Congress’s “Olmsted Associates, 1863-1971, Records Collection,” compiled by FMOPL member volunteers.

The Baltimore City Archives is located at 2615 Mathews Street, Baltimore, 21218; 410-396-3884. Hours (by appointment only) are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  For more information, go to http://baltimorecityhistory.net/

For inquiries about the Collection, you may also contact the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes by e-mail at info@olmstedmaryland.org or by mail at P.O. Box 16244, Baltimore, MD 21210-0244.

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