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ET Mische (1879–1934)

Entry 31
Portland, Oregon, USA

Horticulturist and landscape architect, Mische was Park Superintendent in Portland, Oregon at the time of the federal capital competition. He studied botany and horticulture both in the United States and at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. He had worked for the Olmsted Brothers in Brookline, Massachusetts before his Oregon appointment. Mische went into private practice in 1914. Having moved to California in the 1920s, he served as president of the Pacific Coast chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1929–30). Mische moved to New York in 1931 to work for Frederick Law Olmsted Junior on the Fort Tryon Park Project. He died while still working on the project in 1934.

Mische’s plan closely resembles the line drawing of the Washington Mall by the Senate Park Commission of 1902. One of the Commissioners was Frederick Law Olmsted.

 
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