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Olmsted helped shape landscape of America

Author to talk on designer of Congress Park

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Some people refer to Frederick Law Olmsted as the father of American landscape architecture, and while that’s OK with Justin Martin, the moniker doesn’t begin to tell you the whole story. “I guess it’s perfectly fair to call him that, but there were landscape architects before him,” said Martin, who will discuss his 2011 book, “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Saratoga Springs History Museum ...


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