1858 Central Park Commission Timelines: Timeline of American Garden History
Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux win the commission for New York’s Central Park which spurred the creation of parks across the United States. Olmsted was firmly established as the foremost landscape architect of the time, designing public commissions and private estates alike.
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow. Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001), 341.