‘Utica: An Olmsted City’ screening and discussion


UTICA — The Oneida County History Center will screen “Utica: An Olmsted City” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at 1608 Genesee St., Utica.

The screening will include six short videos discussing the origins, significance, and evolution of five neighborhoods, the parks and parkway system designed for Utica by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., the preeminent landscape American architect. This program will include a brief introduction and a question and answer session with the film’s creators, local historian and Olmsted City Chair Phil Bean, and videographer Dennis Dewey. Light refreshments will be served.

Olmsted’s work in Utica began in the opening months of 1906 when Thomas R. Proctor hired him to design Roscoe Conkling Park. The work expanded to include Frederick T. Proctor Park, Thomas R. Proctor Park, and The Parkway. The Olmsted Brothers designed five neighborhoods in Utica and a small but pleasant development in the adjacent Village of New Hartford between 1913 and 1927.

Admission to this program is free; donations are encouraged. Call 315-735-3642 or go online to www.oneidacountyhistory.org for more information. 


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