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In 1903 the members of the governing board of the University of Washington. in Seattle. engaged a firm of landscape architects, specialists in the design of outdoor environments--OImsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts-to advise them on an Line appropriate layout for the university grounds. The plan impressed the university officials,(5) and in time many of its recommendations were implemented. City officials in Seattle, the largest city in the northwestern
United States, were also impressed, for they employed the same organization to study Seattle"s public park needs. John Olmsted did the investigation and subsequent report on Seattle"s parks. He and his brothers believed that parks should be adapted to the local topography, utilize the area"s trees and shrubs, and be available to (10) the entire community. They especially emphasized the need for natural, serene settings where hurried urban dwellers could periodically escape from the city. The essence of the Olmsted park plan was to develop a continuous driveway, twenty miles long, that would tie together a whole series of parks, playgrounds, and parkways. There would be local parks and squares, too, but all of this was meant to supplement the major driveway,(15) which was to remain the unifying factor for the entire system.....
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