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
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
I plan to be on MDI April 25-27 for meetings at the Jesup. Perhaps we can meet and discuss some our common concerns, especiall since the 26th will be the bicentennial of Olmsted’s birth. Your research on the firm was most helpful.
Sounds good! I’ll email you