OLMSTED’S VISION

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
People
Location
256 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
Lat/Long
42.891479, -78.876834
Grant Recipient
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Historic Marker

OLMSTED’S VISION

Inscription

OLMSTED’S VISION
ON AUG. 25, 1868, FREDERICK
LAW OLMSTED FIRST DESCRIBED
HIS PARKS AND PARKWAYS
SYSTEM FOR BUFFALO HERE AT
SHERMAN S. JEWETT’S MANSION.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

Within the bustling metropolis of New York City lies one of the most valuable pieces of land in the entire city – Central Park. Totaling 750 acres, it is one of the largest planned parks in the world, a New York City icon, and a major attraction for residents and tourists alike. This park was the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted. Once the park was completed it attracted the nationwide attention and soon every major city wanted a park designed by Olmsted, including the city of Buffalo, New York. On August 25, 1868, after spending a few days observing the city and surrounding area, Olmsted met with local leaders and wealthy businessmen at the mansion of Sherman S. Jewett and described his plan and vision for the parks and parkway system of Buffalo.