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Getting Started



Boston history and walking tours (books from the library and online)

Student-created walking tours (from a Northeastern class in History/Landscape Architecture)


Websites about the Emerald Necklace


Emerald Necklace Conservancy  (maps, guides for visitors)

Landscape Architects of America Guide to the Emerald Necklace (PDF): history, timetable


Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America (Kanopy video)

This film is a biography of Olmsted, the designer of the parks that make up the Emerald Necklace.

Skip to 41:40 for the section about Boston

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Research resources

Key article searching sites: