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Landscape architect

Milton Meade Palmer, American landscape architect.


Palmer, Milton Meade was born on May 13, 1916 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Estler Milton and Helen Louise (Vietch) Palmer.


B. Landscape Architect, Cornell University, 1939.


Assistant county planning engineer, Arlington County, Virginia, 1939-1940. Assistant Charles F. Gillette (Landscape Architect), Richmond, 1940-1941. Landscape architect Basil M. Delashmutt (C.E.), Arlington, 1941-1942.

Senior site planning engineer Pacific Islands Engineers, Guam, 1946-1948. Private practice landscape architect Warrenton, Virginia, from 1948. Lecturer University Virginia, 1961-1986, 87—, member 5th annual symposium landscape architecture.

Consultant Washington Cathedral, Dumbarton Oaks, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, since 1969. Member design review committee Colonial Williamsburg, Kings Mill, since 1986. Jury member, honorable mention Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Competition, 1986.

Juror Peace Garden Design Competiion, 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Washington Cathedral, since 1969, Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove on Potomac, 1973, James Madison University campus, since 1968, Carter's Grove Country Road at Williamsburg, Virginia, Darden Memorial Garden, Richmond, Virginia.


President Virginia Citizens Planning Association, 1959-1960. Chairman Fauquier County (Virginia) Planning Commission, 1950-1955. Member Virginia Outdoor Recreation Study Commission, 1964-1965, Fauquier County Park and Recreation Study Commission, 1970-1971.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Lieutenant Commander Reserve retired. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (chapter president 1953-1954, national 1st vice president 1969-1971, chairman council fellows 1973-1975, trustee Virginia chapter since 1984, American Society of Landscape Architects medal 1991).

Clubs: Fauquier, Casanova Hunt.


Married Isabelle Sasules, April 9, 1948. 1 child, Sara Meade.

Estler Milton Palmer

Helen Louise (Vietch) Palmer

Isabelle Sasules

Sara Meade Palmer