George HUBBARD FSA FRIBA 1859 - 1936
Born 19th March 1859 at Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
Bapt. May 1859 by Revd. C Nubb (?) Curate Market Bosworth. Sponsors = Revd. Joseph F. Phelps of St John's Newfoundland, Revd. Richard V. Whitby, Rector of Lechlade, Gloucestershire and Mrs Cope, Osbaston Hall, Leicestershire.
Died 19th March 1936 (his 77th birthday) 27 West Park, Eltham, London
George married Sarah Eleanora ROUQUETTE (1859 - 1936)
1 June 1892, at the Parish Church, Hammersmith
They had a son - Philip Waddington de Brissac HUBBARD 1893 - 1953
George practised in London. He worked in partnership with his former pupil Albert Walter Moore from 1898 and was twice Vice President of the RIBA. At the outset of his career he interested himself in the formation of the co-operative builders’ movement, which he mostly founded. He designed the Arts School and Stuart House for the Board of Extra Mural Studies at Cambridge.
He also designed county war memorials for Cambridge, Shropshire, and Montgomery.
He was for twenty-two years surveyor to the Ironmongers’ Company.
His main interests were in archaeology, and he was a noted connoisseur and collector. He acquired in his time the choir stalls which came out of Winchester College Chapel, carved by Grinling Gibbons. He also possessed the steelyard of Sir Thomas Gresham.
His paper on “Architecture on the Eastern Side of the Adriatic.” obtained for him the Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries. He wrote on the site of the Globe Playhouse of Shakespeare; “Neolithic Dew Ponds and Cattle Ways” (with his brother Arthur) and how to obtain water in the absence of rivers, springs and rain.
County War Memorials
JFH writes in 2011
I know Great Uncle George did some work in Cambridge. Aunt Frances recalled how she had to drive him up there one time. She was in her late teens/early 20's, and her Uncle George said she should drive. She had just one lesson (this was in London) and the very next day she chauffeured him all the way to Cambridge! This would have been around 1920 before the days of driving tests and licenses.
He was a very fine architect.
He also made a wonderful set of wooden bricks all finely proportional and exact. As children, my two brothers and I were fortunate to have this huge box of wooden bricks to play with as a toy item. This was long before Lego etc. My father, who was also an architect, said his Uncle George used these bricks for 3D effect before settling down to drawing architectural plans.
These wooden bricks were passed on to John's children (I think) - so several generations of Hubbard children had the pleasure of them