Advocate Staff Report
Thanks to generous donations by John Giso, Michael Nutall and John Preotle, the Malden Public Library will begin the restoration of the Converse Memorial Building’s historic upper gardens and lawns. The Converse gardens were originally designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in collaboration with Henry Hobson Richardson – the building’s architect. According to Library Director Dora St. Martin, “We are very excited to move forward this year as 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Olmsted who also designed Boston’s Emerald Necklace, New York City’s Central Park, and Malden’s own Fellsmere Park.”
For more information on how you can help with this exciting project, contact St. Martin email@example.com. Donations for the restoration project or garden maintenance fund can also be made at Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org).