Crocker Field Restoration Committee
Alvah Crocker
and the Early Years
The Olmsted Brothers
Storied Past
Microburst of 1989
Famous Visitors
Recent History

History of Crocker Field

The Olmsted Brothers

The Olmsted Brothers were the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York, the Emerald Necklace in Boston and the landscape for the great Chicago World's Fair in 1893.  Crocker Field was modeled after Worcester Academy, reputed to be the "model preparatory school plant in this section of the country" and Soldier's Field at Harvard University, built in 1902-3 and claimed to be the largest poured concrete structure in the world at that time.

Fredrick Olmsted John C. Olmsted
Fredrick Olmsted
John C. Olmsted