Harold A. Caparn
American Society of Landscape ArchitectsEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEHAROLD A. CAPARN. President,156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkWARREN H. MANNING, Vice-President,1101 Tremont Building, Boston, Masa.CHARLES DOWNING LAY, Secretary,103 Park Avenue, New YorkHENRY V. HUBBARD, Treasurer,101 Tremont Street, Boston, Mesa. FERRUCCIO VITALE, 1913,St. James Building, New YorkJAMES STURGIS PRAY, 1914,jo Garden Street, Cambridge, Mass,PERCIVAL GALLAGHER, 1915,Brookline, Mass.156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkApril 4 1912.John Muir, Esq.,c/o Professor Henry Pairfield Osborn#850 Madison Avenue.Dear Sir:-The American Society of Landscape Architects is planning a movement to arouse public interest in and appreciation of the layout and purpose of Central Park. We wish to bring people to understand that it is a work of art of inestimable practical value as a recreation ground to an immense population. Some such steps seem necessary because of the continual attacks on the integrity of the Park made from many sides and the prevalent lack of organization and argument for its defense among a majority of those who value it so highly. We wish to arrange one or more public meetings at which speakers with different points of view should present the subject from many sides all tending to a similar conclusion, that of the preservation of the Park according to the general intent of the original designers.We very much desire to have you present at the first meeting which can be arranged to suit your convenience. Your reputation and personality would be of very great advantage05168
1912 Apr 4
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