Herbert Charles HUDSON, 18621928 (aged 66 years)

Name
Herbert Charles /HUDSON/
Given names
Herbert Charles
Surname
HUDSON
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 3257/1862 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A CHIPPENDALE
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2336/1888 HUDSON HERBERT C LOVERIDGE AMY PETERSHAM
OccupationNewspaper - The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press
Citation details: Saturday 12 Dewcember 1914, page 2
OccupationNewspaper - Evening News
Citation details: Wednseday 7 March 1900, page 5.
OccupationSands Directory - 1910
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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ResidenceEmails - Graham King
Citation details: 13 October 2014
ResidenceSands Street Directory - 1900
Citation details: Page 579
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence

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ResidenceSands Directory - 1910
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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ResidenceSands Street Directory - 1920
Citation details: Page 760
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920

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DeathH - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 9934/1928 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A BURWOOD
DeathJournal - Construction and Local Government Journal
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

DeathNewspaper - Evening News
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 15
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice

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DeathNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald - Death Notices
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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BurialNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald - Death Notices
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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ObituaryJournal - Construction and Local Government Journal
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

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lytc from Loveridge and Hudson's quarry at Bowral, [great arch, spanning approximately ' 46ft. across the ft of the building, is a triumph in masonry construction, I a memorial to the skill of the young men who coll ided it. The. arch consists, of twenty-one voussoirs, each weighing between three and four tons. The joinings delicately accomplished make it appear that the enormous ili-hewn blocks hang lightly in the air, supported at [cr. end b3r two beautifully-polished trachyte columns thin buttress walls. The arch holds 60 tons of stone, 'carries 700 tons of material above. lit is interesting to note that this .building was the first be constructed of trachyte from Loveridge and Hudson's |c quarry at Bowral, which, supplies first-class material the present day. So enthusiastic was architect Raht 'ut the trachyte when samples were shown to .him that [compared it to the material used in the earlier portions jColognc Cathedral, which was built in the thirteenth inry. To-day, after a lapse of nearly 700 years, the ic in this great Cathedral is as perfect as when quarried. In the construction of the arch the master builders ied the stone blocks with molten metal instead of tent or lime. Each block was placed in position with ttle space between it and its neighbour, and the molten al was poured in between. So successful did this method prove that the arch did not settle half an inch. Other works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson included Nicholson's music warehouse, on one side the Equitable Building, and the Bank of Australasia, on other. In both of these works trachyte from their own rries was used.- Then followed the Registrar-General's . e, portions of St. Mail's Cathedral, the Art Gallery, toms House, and many other of Sydney's prominent lings. In addition to his active connection with the firm of eridgc and . Hudson, from which he , withdrew about ; or four years ago, Herbert Hudson was a member lie directorate of the Clyde Engineering Company, of h he was chairman of directors for some time. Pie also chairman of directors of the Equitable Permanent ding, Land, and Investment Company. He was the second son of the late lienr}' Hudson, the -r member and founder of Hudson Bros. Ltd. He is survived by his widow and four sons, one of in, Colin Hudson, carries on the operations of the firm overidge and Hudson. An indication of the esteem in h Mr. Hudson was held was given by the represen e gathering which attended his funeral on Friday last.

°|the kangaroo river, n.s.w. e#ers Loveridge and Hudson.

5lM--i.L;ned by E. M. de Burgh. It has solid masonry . towers, firmly mJl™K'\ which it closely resembles, the towers needed little building up. ?? ' M!' tue sPan is 252 feet 9 inches between the centre towers; the cable? ' /.?-:- V 'm'lntf on expansion rollers' to the top : of the towers to fixed saddles on . : ? . . lw'e anchorage chambers. ' ? '

THE BANK OF AUSTRALASIA, GEORGE STREET AND MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY Built by Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson under Architect Edward E. Raht, soon after they completed the erection of the Equitable Building.

The stone of this building is the excellent trachyte obtained from the quarries of Loveridge and Hudson at Bowral. Stone from these quarries, by the way, was used also in the construc tionof Australia House, London.

THE SYNAGOGUE, ELIZABETH STREET, SYDNEY One of the works of the late Aaron Loveridge, the father of Thomas Loverjdge, and father-in-law of Herbert Hudson

Tt was no wonder that Herbert Hudson and Thomas Loveridge were able to leave this world the better for their having lived in it when they, had such an example and inspiration as Aaron Loveridge to . T; guide them. Working as a mason in his early years at Buckingham : ' Palace, Aaron Loveridge came to Australia in 1852, and a. year later commenced business as a master builder in Sydney, raising many ??: splendid structures of which' the Great Hall of the University of ;. 'Sydney, under Architect Edmund Blacket, the foundations of, the /;/ . GiP.O., Sycjney, fortifications on Georges Heights, two towers and V ; . pinnacle of St. Andrevy's Cathedral, Sydney, and the. spire, 'of ,. St. ?'?'..?:? ' John's Church, Darlinghurst, are but a few.. :