Classic Designs

Classic Designs (HM25JL)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70118 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.518', W 90° 7.676'

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By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, Olmsted's firm - now under the leadership of his son, John Charles Olmsted - was selected to draw a master plan. The Olmsted firm worked closely with Park leadership until World War II.Olmsted commented that Audubon's collection of oak trees gave it a "natural advantage over the majority of American parks." While resources were unavailable to implement the entire plan, several major landmarks were constructed, including the classical entrance funded by Mrs. Maurice Stern and Newman Bandstand named for early Audubon Park Commissioner Isidore Newman.As you can see below, the Park today closely resembles the plans drawn up by Olmsted in the early 1900s.
HM NumberHM25JL
Placed ByGoldring Family Foundation & Woldenberg Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 777270 N 3313976
Decimal Degrees29.92530000, -90.12793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.518', W 90° 7.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 31.08" N, 90° 7' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Audubon Park Trail, New Orleans LA 70118, US
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