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Jacobus Leonardus Gubbels

Jacobus Leonardus Gubbels, Dutch landscape architect. Member Environmental Resources Board, City of Austin, 1972-1975; Member American Society Planning Officials, Texas (central chapter) Society Architects.; Club: Rotary (Austin, Texas).

Background

  • Gubbels, Jacobus Leonardus was born on July 31, 1896 in Groningen, Holland. Son of Johanes Jacobus and Fenna (Grosman) Gubbels.

  • Education

    • Educated School of Botany and Art, Groningen, Holland, 1912-1914, Kunst and Gewerbe Schule, Bielfeld, Germany, 1914-1916.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1923, naturalized, 1934. Horticultural adviser, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 1917-1922. Designer of City of Bielfeld, Germany, 1922-1923.

      With S. R. DeBoer, landscape architect, Denver, Colorado, 1923-1927. Consultant landscape architect, Houston and Austin, Texas, 1927-1933. Director roadside development for Texas Highway Department, 1933-1947.

      Private practice from 1947, planner Padre Island in Gulf of Mexico. Director urban planning, Texas Highway Department from January 1, 1943. Principal Jac. L. Gubbels & Associates, Cons., Austin, from 1952.

      President Business Property Analysis Service. Agent for imports of Dutch building materials from Netherlands.

    Works

    • Author: American Highways and Roadsides, 1938. Illustrated Studies Controlled Access Highways, 1946. School Sites for Austin—a 20-year Plan, 1947.

      And other books, also a series of booklets on roadside development, and articles.

    Membership

    Member Environmental Resources Board, City of Austin, 1972-1975. Member American Society Planning Officials, Texas (central chapter) Society Architects. Club: Rotary (Austin, Texas).

    Connections

    • Married Margarete Neumann, June 16, 1923.
    • father: Johanes Jacobus Gubbels
    • mother: Fenna (Grosman) Gubbels
    • spouse: Margarete Neumann
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    Born July 31, 1896
    Died October 14, 1976
    (aged 80)
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