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Harold Hill Blossom

Harold Hill Blossom, American landscape architect. Awarded Medal of Honor in landscape architecture by Architectural League of New York, 1923. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects, Boston Society Landscape Architects (president 1930-1931), Architectural League of New York.

Background

  • Blossom, Harold Hill was born on October 6, 1879 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Frederick Augustus and Sarah Carson (Hill) Blossom.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, and Pratt Institute High School. Bachelor of Science Amherst, 1902. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1906, Master in Landscape Architecture, 1907.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Deborah. With Olmstead Brothers, landscape architects, Brooklyn, 1907-1919, working on Atlantic Coast from Maine to Cuba, and from Seattle to San Diego, on Pacific Coast. Practiced on own account in Boston, since 1919, specializing in gardens and country estates, also real estate developments. Member of faculty Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, 1926-1927.

      Lecturer to Cambridge School Domestic Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Instructor landscape architecture, Harvard, summer 1932. Landscape engineer Connecticut Valley Park Commission, 1923.

      Appointed by governor member Connecticut Valley Regional Planning Board, 1924.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Fellow American Society Landscape Architects, Boston Society Landscape Architects (president 1930-1931), Architectural League of New York.

    Connections

    • Married Minnie Motley Dawson, September 23, 1908 (died October 19, 1922).; married second, Louise Barnes Thompson, February 16, 1926. Children: Elizabeth Thornton, Thomas, Eleanor, Margaret Blackwell.
    • father: Frederick Augustus Blossom
    • mother: Sarah Carson (Hill) Blossom
    • spouses: Minnie Motley Dawson
    • Louise Barnes Thompson
    • children: Elizabeth Thornton Blossom
    • Thomas Blossom
    • Eleanor Blossom
    • Margaret Blackwell Blossom
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    Born October 6, 1879
    Died December 3, 1935
    (aged 56)
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