75 Cadogan Square

75 Cadogan Square, London, SW1

Built between 1877 and 1888 on the grounds of the Prince's Club, and designed in the style of Queen Anne Revival with a Flemish influence. From roughly 1894 to 1923, it was the townhouse of the dashing Irish Marquess of Dufferin, Terence Blackwood, and his American wife, Florence Davis, who was described as "socially prominent in the American Colony in London". Tatler reported that it was Lady Dufferin who designed, "the great white staircase and magnificent blue hall... in exquisite taste". Today, No. 75 is best associated with the novelist, Arnold Bennett (1865-1931), who lived here between 1923 and 1930, during which time he wrote his last book, "Imperial Palace". 

This house is best associated with...

Florence Davis

Lady "Flora" Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava, afterwards Countess Howe

1870-1925

Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood

Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin & Ava

1866-1918

Contributed by Mark Meredith on 01/11/2019 and last updated on 03/11/2019.
Main Image Courtesy of Spudgun67, Wiki Commons

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