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Samuel Parsons

Samuel Parsons, American landscape architect. member Vaux & Company until 1895, Samuel Parsons, Inc., since 1916. Late landscape architect of Greater New York City.

Background

  • Parsons, Samuel was born on February 8, 1844 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel B. and Susan (Howland) Parsons.

  • Education

    • Student Haverford College, 1857-1860. Bachelor of Science, Yale, 1863.

    Career

    • Member Vaux & Company until 1895, Samuel Parsons, Inc., since 1916. Late landscape architect of Greater New York City. Park commissioner and president park board, Manhattan and Richmond, New York, short terms, 1905, 1907.

      Has designed and executed landscape gardening in many parts of the United States. Designed park of 1,400 acres at San Diego, California.

    Works

    • Author: Landscape Gardening, 1891. How to Plan Home Grounds, 1905. Art of Landscape Architecture, 1915.

      Editor: Hints on Landscape Gardening (by Prince Pückler Muskau), 1917.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Vaux & Company until 1895, Samuel Parsons, Inc., since 1916. Late landscape architect of Greater New York City.

    Connections

    • Married Martha E. Francis, October 25, 1865.
    • father: Samuel B. Parsons
    • mother: Susan (Howland) Parsons
    • spouse: Martha E. Francis
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    Died February 3, 1923
    (aged 78)
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