Frederick Treves' home

As remembered by a Blue Plaque erected in 2000 on the facade, Sir Frederick Treves lived in this house in London (at that time No. 34 now No. 6 Wimpole Street) from 1886 (or 1887) to 1907.

“In 1887 Treves realized his ambition of reaching the top of his profession. At thirty-four, he moved his family to an elegant Georgian house at number 34 Wimpole Street. Here he lived in style, and would soon command the highest fees of any London surgeon. He and Annie [Treves’ wife] could look back to their impoverished Hackney life with relief and good humour”1.

About 1888, Treves received in this house the visit of Joseph Merrick, the unfortunate and famous Elephant Man, whom he had cared for in the London Hospital2.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2011)

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