Ernest Bowditch: Out of Olmsted's Shadow

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Historic New England members: $10 non-members: $20 Advance tickets recommended. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

Historic New England welcomes Jim Donahue, curator of historic landscapes and horticulture for The Preservation Society of Newport County, for a special talk on landscape architect and Milton resident Ernest W. Bowditch (1850-1918). Over a forty-year career, Bowditch's firm designed more than 2,500 projects ranging from Gilded Age estate master plans to planned garden suburbs and civil engineering projects. The Eustis Estate was one of his early projects, and his daughter married into the Eustis family, but it was the landscape plan for The Breakers in Newport that launched Bowditch to prominence. Learn about his relationship to the Vanderbilt family and the private paradise they created at The Breakers.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a reception before the lecture.