The American Conservative notes Olmsted architectural elements on UMaine campus

In an article about architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s influence across the United States, the American Conservative noted that the campus at Orono features Olmsted design elements. The article says that the original Olmsted and Vaux plan at Orono was rejected, “but they adopted his concept of orienting academic buildings toward the Stillwater River and an open parade ground and arboretum.” In the 1930s, UMaine hired the Olmsted Brothers firm, who plotted a new axis for building development, an elm allée, a landscaped lake, as well as suggestions for removing buildings.