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A commemorative stamp honoring Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who helped design Niagara Reservation State Park in 1879, was unveiled at the Orin Lehman
Visitors Center on Tuesday.

"This park is one of the most valuable pieces of property in America today," said Edward J. Rutkowski, assistant deputy commissioner of the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The stamp, issued Monday in Boston, was unveiled here by Robert L. Hellerer, the new postmaster of Niagara Falls.

"Frederick Law Olmsted made an amazing impact on landscape architecture when citizens had a strong sense of civic pride," Hellerer said. "He sought to blend and preserve natural landscape with active spaces for physical pursuits."

An enlarged version of the Olmsted stamp is on display, along with a pictorial history of the park, at the Visitors Center.

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