Monument of Frederick Law Olmsted unveiled at Beardsley Park
Beardsley Park in Bridgeport is now home to a new monument of a local historic figure.
An unveiling ceremony was held Tuesday for a monument of Frederick Law Olmsted, celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birthday.
Olmstead was a famous landscape architect who was born in Connecticut.
The bronze monument was sculpted by artist Louise Wiley. It was commissioned by the state's Department of Transportation as part of a nearby road improvement project.
"We are proud to work with state Historic Preservation Office, the City of Bridgeport to dedicate this monument and celebrate the completion of this construction project. As we all recognize the contribution that Frederick Law Olmsted made to our modern urban landscape across this state and others, and beyond," said Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti.
The project made safety improvements for Route 127 and also added a sidewalk to connect Beardsley Park with neighboring communities.