Author Talk: Olmsted in Seattle with Jennifer Ott


Thu May 12 2022 at 01:00 am to 03:00 am


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Advance registration required, $15.
This event is being moved online to a Zoom Webinar and will be held virtually.
In the midst of galloping growth at the turn of the 20th century, Seattle's city leaders seized on the confluence of a roaring economy with the City Beautiful movement to hire the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm to design a park and parkway system. Their 1903 plan led to a supplemental plan, a playground plan, numerous park and boulevard designs, changes to park system management, and a ripple effect, as the Olmsted Brothers were hired to design public and private landscapes throughout the region. The park system shaped Seattle's character and continues to play a key role in the city's livability today.
Join author Jennifer Ott for a talk about the Olmsted Brothers work in Seattle and the life of the park system they created. An environmental historian and assistant director of HistoryLink, Ott also co-authored Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal with David B. Williams and served as the general editor and a contributing author for Seattle at 150: Stories of the City Through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives. She is the chair of the Volunteer Park Trust and a past president of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks.
All times are Pacific time.

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UW Botanic Gardens

Host or Publisher UW Botanic Gardens

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