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An influential designer of Essex County parks was the
Frederick Law Olmsted firm, also the landscape architect for Central Park
in New York. That firm, noted for naturalistic lines with gracefully curving
paths, designed Anderson Park, led by John Charles Olmsted, the stepson of
Frederick Law Olmsted.
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park is nationally significant because of its Olmsted design and because it
was part of the Essex County park system, which in the mid-1890's established
the nation's first countywide network of parks.
Park during construction looking east toward railroad
tracks. Courtesy of the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
here to enlarge.
Charles W. Anderson at age 58 circa 1905