Calvert Vaux: Architect for the People Virtual Program with Turnstile Tours
Join Turnstile Tours for a virtual program celebration of Prospect Park co-designer Calvert Vaux’s Birthday! Though often overlooked due to his association with Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux is an important figure in American architecture in his own right.
A classically-trained architect, talented artist, and collaborator with landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, he had already done major projects before working with Olmsted on Central Park, and would continue to design parks and public buildings after their partnership dissolved.
To mark Vaux’ 197th birthday, Turnstile Tours will examine his 40-year career in New York City, his distinctive architectural style, and his legacy of designing buildings and landscapes for the public good, including museums, parks both large and small, and housing for the poor.