Hubbard, Harry

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Hubbard, Harry

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Harry Hubbard was born in Tradeston on 25th November 1988 to Susan Ann Hubbard (née Treleaven) and Richard Hubbard, a master baker and confectioner. He attended evening classes in architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1906 to 1913, studying under Eugène Bourdon and Alexander McGibbon. From 1906 he was articled to Frank Southorn, and from 1910 was appointed as assistant in the firm of John Burnet & Son. He served in the Glasgow Highlanders regiment in the First World War, during which time he suffered from a poisoned leg and was hospitalised for sixteen months. He was discharged in 1917, whereupon he was appointed as an assistant with Watson, Salmond & Gray. In 1919 he was admitted as an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA) under the war exemption scheme. He later moved to Edinburgh where he became chief assistant to Sir Robert Lorimer, and then in 1925 an assistant instructor at Edinburgh College of Art. From 1932 until his retirement he was in partnership with William Williamson of Kirkcaldy. He also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour where it is recorded that he was wounded (Student). He died in Kirkcaldy on the 7th December 1959.

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