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Stevens & Sayward

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Augusta, Maine

Abstract/ Summary

The report of Frederick Law Olmsted on design considerations for the Land Grant College for the state of Maine presented in 1867.

Olmsted discusses what he views as important and unique design considerations given the goal of the College, to find a means for giving a liberal education to young men who are to remain members of the industrial classes. He notes that it is "absolutely essential to the success of the institution that during the four years in which students shall be subject to its direct influence, certain tastes, inclinations and habits shall be established with them," all considerations to be reflected in the arrangement and use of buildings and the landscape design.

Olmsted's report begins on page 15 of the Annual Report of the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts as it appeared in Documents of the Legislature of the State of Maine, 46th Legislature, House Document no. 57. The entire document was scanned so that this report would appear in context.


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