Architectural Archives

Philip N. Winslow Collection (026)

The Philip Winslow Collection is divided into 3 series titled: I. Office Files; II. Architectural Drawings; III. Photographic Materials & Audio Cassettes.  The collection contains materials related to his work in the restoration of Central Park.  Other projects as well as residential commissions are represented in Series III. Photographic Materials & Audio Cassettes. 

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Philip Winslow was born in Massachusetts in 1941.  He graduated from Harvard in 1962 in American History.  Winslow then went on to earn graduate degrees in Architecture (1965) and Landscape Architecture (1967) from the University of Pennsylvania.  He worked for several small consulting firms including Edward D. Stone Jr. and Associates and Clark and Rapuano, Inc. until 1975 when he formed his own practice Philip N. Winslow ASLA.

Among many completed residential commissions, Winslow played a large role in the restoration of Central Park in the 1980’s.  His “The Historic Landscape Report for the Ramble” (1978) was one of the first historic landscape reports prepared for the state of New York.  Following this report, Winslow went on the complete the restoration of many historic landscapes in Central Park.  He completed restorations of Bethesda Terrace, Cherry Hill, Rumsey Playfield, The Point, the Loeb Boat House Garden among other work completed on bridges and arches located throughout the park.

Winslow died from complications related to AIDS in 1989.

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