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CANCELED - Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Tour of University of Washington Campus
CANCELED - Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Tour of University of Washington Campus
WhenWednesday, Aug 12, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Campus locationGerberding Hall (GRB)
PresenterFriends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks
Contact Informationurbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033
Ticket Linkapps.ideal-logic.com…
Description

Relocated from downtown northward to larger, less-developed acreage in 1895, the University of Washington consisted of just six buildings when the Olmsted Brothers firm prepared a general campus plan in 1903. John Charles Olmsted returned in 1906 to design the grounds for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), which attracted over three million people to Seattle (population 240,000) that year. Olmsted incorporated the campus into the overall city park system and encouraged the university’s regents to reserve part of the campus for public park uses. Today it is an important element of the city’s open space infrastructure.

Distance covered: Approximately 2.5 miles.

Meet at the main entry to Gerberding Hall.

This tour offered in partnership with Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks.

Cost: $15
Register online or by phone (206-685-8033)

Linkapps.ideal-logic.com…
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