...Frederick Law Olmsted's work has passed the test of time; his work in Druid Hills set the stage and continues to influence metro Atlanta...
Druid Hills, Atlanta, GA.
|The last major community that Olmsted had
a part in planning was Druid Hills in Atlanta, Georgia. This 1300 acre development began a
decade after Olmsted retired, and in fact it began after he had passed away.
He designed a long stretch of land which followed the central roadway of Ponce De Leon
Avenue. He incorporated six narrow public spaces along the curving course as a way to
separate through traffic from pleasure traffic.
The public spaces equal a two mile park system. The first five areas are pastoral in
characteristic, while the last is a densely forested area. All of them are accessible by
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