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Born in Yonkers, New York, Abbott received a B.A. in landscape architecture from Cornell University and began his career in park design and land use planning with the Finger Lakes State Parks Commission and the Westchester County Parks Commission.
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Allen maintained a landscape architectural practice based in New York City, designing residential gardens primarily in the New York and New England area.
Chester Glenn Allen was a leader in the profession of landscape architecture, both in practice as one of the original principals of Hargreaves Associates and as a Professor at LSU.
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