05 April 2004

Focus on Olmsted

Piedmont Avenue circa 1915 (photo: BAHA archives)

Today’s print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle features the initial article in the six-part series Newspapers in Education, written by Susan Cerny and covering people who have made a difference on the Bay Area’s built environment. The first article focuses on Frederick Law Olmsted and his contributions to the Berkeley Property Tract.

Online, the Olmsted-designed Piedmont Way and current efforts to restore it to its previous glory are the subject of Chronicle Staff Writer Patrick Hoge, in the article Berkeley: Reseeding the vision of famed landscaper, dated 12 March.

Since this notice was posted, I published a page on Piedmont Way in the Berkeley Landmarks website.