Elisabeth C. Miller Library

The Olmsted Legacy

Seattle enjoys a rich legacy of Olmsted landscapes and roads, including the Washington Park Arboretum. The featured narrators provide national, regional, and local perspectives on the Olmsted influence.

Grant JonesGrant Jones

Grant Jones, principal landscape architect of the Jones & Jones Architecture firm, talks about Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision and his impact on American cities, roads, and on our national identity.

Donald HarrisDonald Harris

Seattle Parks employee Donald Harris talks about the influence of the Olmsted landscape design firm on the evolution of Seattle’s city parks.

John WottJohn Wott

Former Arboretum Director John Wott talks about details of the Olmsted (Dawson) plan for the Arboretum and some of the difficulties encountered by those trying to interpret it.