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Frederick Law Olmsted

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  • Jackson Park history includes World's Fair, missile silos

     Jackson Park history includes World's Fair, missile silos
    Jackson Park was a piece of Frederick Law Olmsted's grand design for South Side parks that barely got off his drawing board.
  • Washington Park long a site of change, controversy

    Washington Park long a site of change, controversy
    The first of two parts. Next week: Jackson Park.. The possibility that a chunk of Washington Park will be taken out for the Obama presidential library and museum isn't the first time the South Side greensward has been the center of controversy. The...

    Obama library could help parks

    Obama library could help parks
    The Obama presidential library will no doubt advance a host of civic improvements, including public transportation, neighborhood development, new businesses and jobs. There is every reason to believe that the library can also be a catalyst for the...

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty
    No one who knows anything about the way Chicago works expects the Chicago Plan Commission on Monday to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to transfer parkland to the city if the Barack Obama presidential library and museum lands here. The mayor...

    Public parks are sacred

    Without open, clear and free public parks, Chicago would be an oppressive place to live. The world-class cities of the world boast world-class public parks.   In the late 1800s, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of the parks,...