Map Description: A rare 1868 example Vaux & Olmstead's map of Washington Park or, as it is now known, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. Fort Greene Park is considered to be Brooklyn's first park. Depicts the park as a whole and includes pathways, lakes, buildings, individual trees, rocks, and elevation measurements. The streets and avenues surrounding the park are also noted. The layout of Fort Greene Park shown here reflects Vaux and Olmstead's 1864 redesign. Like their most famous works, Central Park and P rospect Park, Vaux and Olmstead were meticulous in, their design of the park, with every tree, pond, and bench planned. Olmstead wrote: "Every foot of the parks surface, every tree and bush, as well as every arch, roadway, and walk and been placed where it is for a purpose." Today, because of Vaux and Olmstead's efforts, the citizens of Fort Greene have the privilege of enjoying what is, without question, one of the finest examples of a planned urban publi c recreation area in, New Yor k City.
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