The Coast Walk Project

Olmsted Firm projects on Mount Desert Island

In my last post, I had just been pointed toward the Olmsted firm archives on Flickr. Because Flickr is fairly opaque to search engines (for example, a Google search for ‘Good Hope, Northeast Harbor’ didn’t lead there, although a search for ‘Olmsted, Northeast Harbor’ did) and even its native search is seriously limited (a search on Flickr for ‘Olmsted, Northeast Harbor’ turns up some but not all) I’ve gone through and pulled out all the MDI projects I could find. Project numbers and titles are as given by the archive on each post. The search engine on this blog is pretty good, so I plan to use this page as a reference tool – if you find it useful as well, all the better.

I manually scanned through 100 years of projects, so it’s possible I missed a couple. Let me know if something’s missing. It was pretty tedious and I didn’t take time to really look at the plans, but I did notice one real eye-opener. Scan down and you’ll see it.

I also discovered that the Olmsted firm had done projects in every last US city, town, or village I’ve ever lived in, including the mill town I grew up in: Southbridge, Mass.

Rules of use for the images are here. Credit for all of the following is: Courtesy of the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Project: 01135; Brace, C. L.; Manset; Maine; 07 Private Estate & Homesteads; 5 PLANS (N.D.). https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/32927583260/in/album-72157679259377431/

Project: 01232; Vanderbilt, George W.; Point D’Acadie; Bar Harbor; Maine; 07 Private Estate & Homesteads; 29 PLANS (1889-1893). https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157683477958285 and photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157646837816806

Project: 01241; McMillan, Hugh; Bar Harbor; ME https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157673270106293

Project: 01248; Gray, Mrs. George Z.; Bar Harbor; ME; https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157673270106273

Project: 1249 Charles Fry, Bar Harbor, ME https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157711989798687

Project:01297; Clark, Prof. S. F.; Mt. Desert; ME; https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157656634529344

Project: 01393; Pulitzer, Joseph; Bar Harbor; ME https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157673270106243

Project: 01892; Garland, J. A.; Bar Harbor; ME; 07 Private Estate & Homesteads https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157675688340321

Project:03154; Dunham, E. K. Mrs.; Dunham, Edward K. –Hoe, Richard M. –Keewaydin; Seal Harbor; Maine; 07 Private Estate & Homesteads; 6 PLANS https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157662799155379 and photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157647222238797

Project:03155; Hoe, Richard M.; Eastholm; Seal Harbor; ME; 07 Private Estate & Homesteads https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157663176046870

Project:03448; Bar Island, ME; Barr Island (alt. sp.) — — –; Bar Island; Maine; 01 Parks, Parkways & Recreation Areas; 5 plans – HOLY COW SOMEONE WANTED TO BUILD A CAUSEWAY TO BAR ISLAND https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157668751863464

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Project: 03537; Hanna, Marcus Mrs.; Seal Harbor; Maine https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157698230851850

Project: 03751; Mitchell, John K.; Mitchell, John K. 3rd; Bar Harbor; Bar Island; ME https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157678065957941

Project:03800; Ocean Drive & Newport Mt.; Newport Mt., Ocean Drive & — — –; Bar Harbor; Maine (actually a plan of Schooner Head) https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157668751863384

Project:07316; Ogden, David B. Gravestone; Ogden, Mrs. David B. –Ogden, Harriet; Bar Harbor; Maine; 08 Cemeteries, Burial Lots, Memorials and Monuments; 14 PLANS (1924-1937) https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157672159210433 and photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157645314316079

Project:07989; Northeast Harbor Village Improvement Assoc.; Northeast Harbor Park Project; Northeast Harbor; ME https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157676764454892

Project:09138; Acadia National Park; Mount Desert Island; ME, plans https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157669187452165 and photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157647841528669

Project:0915 L.E. Kimball, Northeast Harbor, ME; photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157647973682972

Project: 09866; Jackson, Roscoe B. Memorial Laboratory; Bar Harbor; Maine; 09 Grounds of Commercial & Industrial Buildings; 53 PLANS (1942-1950). https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157676169138933 and photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157659099663068

Project: 10161; Admiral and Mrs. Samuel E. Morison, Northeast Harbor – plans https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157681861385046 and photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157647973682622

Project: 10336; Fenno, Mr. and Mrs. J. Brooks; Bar Harbor; Maine https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157684855439335

Project: 10617; Hopkins, Mrs. D. Luke; Northeast Harbor; Maine https://www.flickr.com/photos/olmsted_archives/albums/72157678107268536

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