Fairsted and the NPS — 9/10/2009

Following text is from National Park Service, in re FLO National Historic Site, better known as Fairsted, 99 Warren Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.

If you are in the mood for a trip to Boston, here is a great Olmstedian reason. I have both the mailed newsletter and the electronic files this refers to, and I have passed the e-files on to FLOS. It looks like a very interesting and applicable series of — guess what: public meetings! — about guess what: creating a new General Management Plan for Fairsted.

Certainly we should monitor and learn from this important activity.

As Olmsted matters go, this is very high-end. If you have not been, I recommend Fairsted, which I might describe as Olmsted’s Mount Vernon. It dates to later in his life and career than our tiny burgh, but you really get chills walking through the home, offices and drafting rooms. Here is the text, with a web site at bottom — let me know if you would like an e-file.

NPS text begins:

Attached below is an abbreviated, electronic version of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site’s General Management Plan development newsletter. Among other things, it outlines some of the issues with which we are grappling and on which we seek public input as we develop this new plan for the next 20 years or so.

We particularly call your attention to details about our open house at Fairsted this Sunday afternoon, September 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and our public meeting and community dialogue on Wednesday evening, September 23 at the Lincoln Elementary School nearby. If you are planning to join us this Sunday, please be aware that Walnut Street, between Cypress and Warren Streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic that afternoon; if you are driving to us via Route 9/Boylston Street, please exit onto Warren Street (at the east end of the Brookline Reservoir) and not Cypress Street.

We look forward to seeing many of your at our two events. If you are unable to join us in person, please consider offering us your input on some of the issues mentioned in the newsletter or others that occur to you via regular mail (Frederick Law Olmsted NHS, 99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445, Att’n: Superintendent) or via our website, www.nps.gov/frla. Many thanks.

POSTED THURSDAY SEP 10, 2009 18:02 #
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