Arnold Arboretum

22 Divinity Ave., Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

The Arnold Arboretum was founded in 1872 as a scientific collection of woody plants for Harvard University, and as a public park. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and the Arboretum's first director, Charles Sprague Sargent. It is now a preeminent institution for research on woody plants, with some 4,000 species of trees and shrubs. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000127
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Site
Historic function
Forest
Current function
Forest
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1872
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 9

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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