2022 Commemorative Olmsted Ornament

$26.00
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This year the U.S. Capitol Historical Society launches a commemorative ornament inspired by the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted. In 1873, Congress commissioned Olmsted to design the enlarged grounds of the U.S. Capitol. After careful study, in June 1874 he presented a plan for a sophisticated landscape that highlighted the building it surrounded.

His symmetrical design incorporated park-like edging, low walls, lamps, careful placement of trees and simple shrubs, and a series of curved walkways that afforded attractive views of the Capitol. Olmsted later added a brick summerhouse to his design to provide visitors with a drinking fountain and a cool place to rest.

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