Lecture: Ernest Bowditch - Out of Olmsted's Shadow
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Horticulture, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Ernest W. Bowditch (1850-1918) was a key figure in the evolution of the profession of landscape architecture in the late 19th century. Over a 40-year career, Bowditch's firm designed over 2,500 projects ranging from Gilded Age estate master plans to designs for planned garden suburbs and civil engineering projects. The Breakers landscape plan helped to launch Bowditch, and he returned to redesign the site over the course of his career. Come and learn about Bowditch, his relationship to the Vanderbilts, and the private paradise they created at The Breakers.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required.
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