Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site US Map & Phone & Address
99 Warren St. Brookline; (617) 566-1689
Visit the home of the architect who designed the Emerald Necklace and New York City's Central Park. The site is administered by the National Park Service, and its wealth of archival material has made it a focal point for historic landscape interpretation, preservation, and management. Programs include tours of the house, office, and grounds. Park rangers give 40-minute tours every hour on the half-hour, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10: 30 am, to 3:30 PM.
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Admission is free.
4d. Shipwrecks were another regular and valuable source of income which made the monks very rich. In 1364 they received £4.5s. 7d from the salvage of a wreck and by the year 1371, they had enough spare cash to be able to buy a clock – an extremely rare and valuable item – for £2.5s. 0d. By the 15 th century, many of the monks had become no more than scruffy tramps, beggars wandering the countryside in torn and dirty clothes, but it was their habit of using women of ill-repute which eventually lost them the respect of the common people. Then, in 1443, even the head monk on Farne was dismissed for pawning the most excellent chalice and an assortment of the best spoons in the house. In 1538 Henry VIII ordered the religious corporations on the Farne Islands to be closed down and the monks no longer had a presence there.