Buffalo's Olmsted Parks

Buffalo's Olmsted Parks (HM1IUT)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14216 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 56.095', W 78° 52.343'

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A System of Parks & Parkways

— Architecture of the Coast —

Parks, Circles, and Parkways: These 'Greenspaces' were inspired by the 'City Beautiful' movement of the late 1800s, an attempt to correct the blighted condition of many industrial cities and make them more liveable through better design. Circles: Circles served as hubs to collect traffic from major streets through adjacent neighborhoods. Parks: Parks provided 'natural' features like pools, meadows, and woodlands. Parkways: Parkways provided separate circulation pathways for different types of transportation. Olmsted's Vision: Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted envisioned Buffalo Parks as a system of parks and interconnecting park as a system of parkways extending through the heart of the city. Olmsted felt that access to green spaces for all city residents was essential for their physical and psychological well-being. "...the best planned city, as to its streets, public places and grounds, in the United States if not in the world." - Frederick Law Olmsted describing Buffalo. Park Approaches: Bridal Path in Lincoln Parkway c 1905. This unique feature of Olmsted's original park system consisted of magnificent corridors of green space connecting the parks to almost every neighborhood in the city, with circles at major intersections. Major urban centers blossomed at key Seaway Trail ports. Seaway Trail, Inc., Corner Ray & West Main St., Sackets Harbor, NY 13685; 1-800-SEAWAY-T. This exhibit made possible by a grant from FHWA to Seaway Trail, Inc.
Series This marker is part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway series
Placed BySeaway Trail, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 673604 N 4755783
Decimal Degrees42.93491667, -78.87238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.095', W 78° 52.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 5.7" N, 78° 52' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 168-192 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo NY 14216, US
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