Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1896/00/00 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr Life Frederick Olmsted's wife Mary, asks their son Frederick to build his parents a summer retirement home in Maine. He hires William Ralph Emerson to design the residence.
1897/00/00 William Ralph Emerson Architect A summer home is built in the shingle style for Frederick and Mary Olmsted in Sunset, Maine.
1897/06/00 Frederick Law Olmsted Sr Home Frederick and Mary Olmsted move into their summer retirement home. Frederick Olmsted's mental heath continues to deteriorate.
1992/09/00 Mel Gibson Director, Actor Mel Gibson's shoots his directorial debut "The Man Without a Face" at the Frederick Law Olmsted Summer Home. The 1993 drama was based on Isabelle Holland's 1972 novel of the same name.

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Particulars for Frederick Law Olmsted Summer Home:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Architectural Style Shingle Style Architecture

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 76000089
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Emerson,William R.
Architectural Style: Shingle style
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Landscape architecture, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1897
Associated People: Olmsted,Frederick Law
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Camp
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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