Charles Nassau Lowrie (1869-1939)
Charles Nassau Lowrie was active in the "City Beautiful" movement and was one of the 11 founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899. He was an 1891 graduate of Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School. He lived and worked in and around New York City and was a member of the Municipal Art Commission, and a past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1910-12). Professionally he was in charge of landscaping Red Hook Housing Project in Brooklyn, did designs for public parks, and made preliminary plans for a Roosevelt Memorial. He was on the New York World's Fair staff. He was involved in city planning for Columbus, Ohio and the first master plan developed for Penn State. He was the landscape architect for the Hudson County Park Commission for thirty years and designed several parks for the county's park system, including Lincoln Park and the Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Park. In Jersey City he designed the Pershing Field Memorial Park in 1922 on the northern half of circa 1881 reservoir. Some of his professional papers are at Cornell.I am researching Lowrie’s Pershing Field Memorial Park in Jersey City built on the northern half of historic Reservoir 3.
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