Title

Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park and the Camden Public Library are legacies m

Authors

Virginia Wright

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-2007

Pages

80-83

Abstract

Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park and the Camden Public Library are legacies made possible by philanthropist Mary Louise Bok. She instructed renowned landscape architects Fletcher Steele and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to hire as many Camden workers as possible during the Great Depression. Different as their approaches were, Steele and Olmsted shared the belief that gardens are primarily meant to be enjoyed. After voters rejected a more drastic proposal by library trustees, they approved a $350,000 bond in 2003 to restore the landscapes that had grown away from the designers' original plans in the intervening seven decades.

Subjects

Camden, Camden Public Library, Parks

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