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Henry Vincent Hubbard

landscape architect.

Henry Vincent Hubbard, American landscape architect.


Hubbard, Henry Vincent was born on August 22, 1875 in Taunton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Thacher and Clara Isabel (Reed) Hubbard.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1897, A.M., 1900, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1901. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1897-1898.


Instructor landscape architecture, Harvard University, 1906-1910, assistant professor, 1910-1921, professor, 1921-1929, Norton professor regional planning, 1929-1941, emeritus since 1941. Chairman council Department of Regional Planning, Harvard, 1929-1941. Member Pray, Hubbard & White, Boston, 1906-1918.

Partner, Olmsted Brothers, Brookline, Massachusetts, since 1920. A founder Landscape Architecture (magazine), 1910, and now chief editor. A founder and chief editor City Planning Quarterly, 1925-1934.

Consultant editor, The Planners’ Journal, 1935-1941. Entered war service as surveyor, Camp Devens (Massachusetts) Survey and Construction, September 1917. Successively designer cantonment branch Construction Division, United States Army.

Designer Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board. Expert with housing committee Council National Defense, and assistant manager and acting chief Town Planning Division, United States Bureau Housing and Transportation (United States Housing Corporation). Honorary discharge from army service, May 1919.


  • Author: Introduction to the Study of Landscape Design (with Theodora Kimball), 1917, revised edit., 1929. Our Cities Today and Tomorrow (with T. K. Hubbard), 1929. Editor: Report of the United States Housing Corporation (Vol.

    II), 1919

  • (with Theodora Kimball) Landscape Architecture—A Comprehensive Classification Scheme, 1920. Parks and Playgrounds as Elements in the City Plan (Procs. of National Conference on City Planning), 1922, 24. Airports, Their Location, Administration and Legal Basis (with Miller McClintock and Frank B. Williams), 1930.

    Parkways and Land Values (with John Nolen), 1937. Also articles in mags.


Fellow, trustee American Society Landscape Architects (president 1931-1934). Member Boston Society Landscape Architects, American Institute Planners. Member) National Conference on Outdoor Recreation.

Member commission on subdivision layout of President’s Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership. Member Governor Ely’s Special Commision on Laws Relative to Zoning, Town Planning and Billboards. Member National Capital Park and Planning Commission since 1932.

Member Milton Planning Board since 1938. Member advising committee to Boston Planning Board since 1941, planning consultant 1942-1945, planning consultant Baltimore Commision on City Plan, 1943-1945. Member Executive Board Massachusetts Federal Planning Bds. since 1941 (vice president 1942-1944).

Member Harvard Musical Association, Massachusetts Society, Mayflower Descendants. Clubs: Union, Laurel Brook (president 1929-1940), Harvard (Boston).


Married Theodora Kimball, June 7, 1924 (died November 7, 1935). Married second, Isabel Fay Gerrish, June 30, 1937.

Charles Thacher Hubbard

Clara Isabel (Reed) Hubbard

Theodora Kimball

Isabel Fay Gerrish