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Photo, Print, Drawing Washington Park, 4301 West Lloyd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

[ Data Pages from Survey HALS WI-18  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Washington Park, 4301 West Lloyd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Names

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law, Sr.
  • McGovern, William T.
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
  • Milwaukee Musical Society
  • Blatz, Emil
  • Scott, Fitzhugh
  • Hatala, Carlen, historian
  • Sherfinski, Kristi, editor
  • Stevens, Christopher M., transmitter
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 2000

Headings

  • -  trees
  • -  groves
  • -  meadows
  • -  lakes
  • -  recreation
  • -  sports & recreation facilities
  • -  play (recreation)
  • -  athletic fields
  • -  playgrounds
  • -  islands
  • -  shrubs
  • -  ice skating rinks
  • -  zoos
  • -  monuments & memorials
  • -  bronze
  • -  sculpture
  • -  bandstands
  • -  Works Progress Administration
  • -  amphitheaters
  • -  swimming pools
  • -  lawns
  • -  pergolas
  • -  grandstands
  • -  boathouses
  • -  tennis courts
  • -  basketball courts
  • -  picnic grounds
  • -  pavilions
  • -  golf courses
  • -  walkways
  • -  bridges
  • -  Wisconsin--Milwaukee County--Milwaukee

Latitude / Longitude

  • 43.053984,-87.969627

Notes

  • -  2020 HALS Challenge Entry: Vanishing or Lost Landscapes
  • -  Significance: Washington Park is at a critical juncture in its history. It can be considered a vanishing landscape because the integrity of the original design may be at risk. It has served the residents of the city, and beyond, for well over 100 years. Throughout its past, the framework of the park, as designed by the preeminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, has retained its core features that make the park recognizable as a work by the master. These include the rolling topography, the groves of trees, the planned vistas, portions of the original circulation patterns and the lake/lagoon. It retains its integrity of location, design intent, setting, materials, feeling and association. Olmsted was able to tap into some universal needs of urban dwellers that are still desired today including having an undeveloped area in which to experience a sense of space, a place for repose, a place for walking without the dangers of traffic, a place to view open landscape, a place to congregate with others and a place to enjoy play whether it be sports-related or unstructured. Milwaukee County is currently considering turning over a sizeable portion of the park to a non-profit organization on a long term lease due to pressures and costs associated with maintaining the park on a limited budget. Concerned citizens would like to see Milwaukee join the numbers of other communities that are restoring, preserving and honoring their Olmsted parks. Washington Park was nominated for permanent historic designation with the City of Milwaukee in 2018, but the process has stalled out. Much of the information presented here was originally included in the Historic Designation Study Report in support of that nomination.
  • -  Survey number: HALS WI-18
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1891-1898 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1901-1908 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1938 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Data Page(s): 24

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HALS WI-18

Source Collection

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

Control Number

  • wi0825

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Frederick Law Olmsted, William T McGovern, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Milwaukee Musical Society, Emil Blatz, Fitzhugh Scott, and Carlen Hatala. Washington Park,West Lloyd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI. Milwaukee Wisconsin Milwaukee County, 2000. editeds by Sherfinski, Kristiitor, translateds by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/wi0825/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Olmsted, F. L., McGovern, W. T., Goethe, J. W., Milwaukee Musical Society, Blatz, E. [...] Hatala, C., Sherfinski, K., ed. (2000) Washington Park,West Lloyd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI. Milwaukee Wisconsin Milwaukee County, 2000. Stevens, C. M. M. & McPartland, M., transs Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/wi0825/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Washington Park,West Lloyd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI. ed by Sherfinski, Kristiitor, trans by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/wi0825/>.