PIEDMONT WAY


Piedmont Way was conceived in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s foremost landscape architect. As the centerpiece of a gracious residential community close beside the College of California, Olmsted envisioned a roadway that would follow the natural contours of the land and be sheltered from sun and wind by ‘an overarching bowery of foliage.’ This curvilinear, tree-lined parkway was Olmsted’s first residential street design. It has served as the model for similar parkways across the nation.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (986)
Visited: 05/26/2019
Location: Map
Website: N/A