Moraine Farm, Beverly Mass.
The Moraine Farm in Beverly Massachusetts is one
of the many examples of estates that Olmsted planned.
In 1880 Olmsted began designing the 275 acre property that was purchased without the aid of mortgage loans as this kind of financial assistance was not yet introduced then. He saw the land of the estate as
serving both private, those of the owner John Phillips, and public interests
Olmsted proposed to blend scientific farming and experimental forestry with the ideal of
an English country retreat. To further prove his scientific ideas, he installed a drainage
system in a forty acre field, which was so successful it still yields crops. His final
touch was 75 acres of forestry.