Rudolph Ulrich (1840-), Landscape Architect

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Cincinnati, Ohio; California

Rudolph Ulrich was born in Weimer, Germany on December 9, 1840. He graduated from the Weimer Latin College with high honors in natural sciences, and received honors in landscape art and horticulture from the Academy of Potsdam. Ulrich also graduated from the Poncological Institute of Gendbrugge, in Belgium. He immigrated to Cincinnati in 1865, and after seven years he moved to California. Ulrich designed many parks & landscapes throughout the mid-U.S. [1]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

(n.d.): graduate, Latin College of Weimer, Germany.[1]

(n.d.): graduate in natural sciences, landscape art, and horticulture, Academy of Potsdam, Germany.[1]

(n.d.), graduate, Poncological Institute of Gendbrugge, Belgium.[1] (Oncological?)

(n.d.) study and travel through Europe as a landscape artist.[1]

(ca. 1865-1870 for 7 years): landscape architect and groundskeeper, Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

1890: superintendent of landscape department, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Buildings & Projects


Wooded Isle at the Columbian Exposition (1893), Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition landscape work (1897-1898), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]


Resident grounds of Mr. Henry Probasco (n.d.), Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

Resident grounds of Mr. D.O. Mills (n.d.), California.[1]

Menlo Park (n.d.), Melo Park, California.[1]

Palo Alto (n.d.), Palo Alto, California.[1]

Resident grounds of Mr. Flood (n.d.), California.[1]

Resident grounds of Mr. Latham (n.d.), California.[1]

Resident grounds of General Colton (n.d.), California.[1]

University Park (n.d.), Denver, Colorado.[1]

Normal School grounds (n.d.), San Jose, California.[1]

Hotel De Monte Park (n.d.), Monterey, California.[1][a]

Honors & Awards

First prize, competitive plans and estimates for University Park, Denver, Colorado.[1]


a. This reference states this park was "pronounced by competent judges the most exquisite piece of landscape work in the world."[1]


1. The Trans-Missippian 1:3 (April, 1897) (in Nebraska State Historical Society file).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Rudolph Ulrich (1840-), Landscape Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 2, 2015. Accessed, August 8, 2022.

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