London Writer and Preservationist Hermione Hobhouse Dies at 80 — Architecture News: Digital Wire – Architectural Record

Hermione Hobhouse, who has died aged 80, made a significant contribution to London , both as a historian of the city’s urban fabric and as a defender of its historic buildings in her roles as secretary of the Victorian Society and general editor of the Survey of London . Her first substantial book was Thomas Cubitt , Master Builder (1971), which examined the life and work of the man responsible for developing much of Camden Town , Islington and Bloomsbury, as well as Osborne House on the Isle of Wight for Queen Victoria, and Edward Blore’s new front of Buckingham Palace . This pioneering study of urban development won Hobhouse the Alice Davis Hitchcock medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain .

via London Writer and Preservationist Hermione Hobhouse Dies at 80 — Architecture News: Digital Wire – Architectural Record.

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