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Male, US, born 1871-12-24, died 1962-05-13

Associated with the firms network

City of Seattle, City Architect, Huntington, Daniel R.; Huntington and Gould, Associated Architects; Huntington and Loveless, Architects; Huntington and Torbitt, Architects; Huntington, Daniel R., Architect; Schack and Huntington, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, [William A.] Balcom and [Eugene R.] Rice, Architect and Engineer, Denver, CO, 1889-1894.

Draftsman, W. Wheeler Smith, Architect, New York, NY, 1894-1900.

Partner, [W.E.] Fisher and Huntington, Architects, Denver, CO, 1900-1905.

Partner, Schack and Huntington, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1906-1909. In 1906, Huntington had an office in Room #419 of the Colman Building. (See R.L. Polk's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1906, p. 618.) The next year, he leased Room #569 of the Colman Building. (See R.L. Polk's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1907, p. 1324) Between 1909-1911, Huntington designed projects on his own and in partnership with Carl F. Gould, Sr., (1873-1939), who entered his office as a draftsman/designer.

Principal, Daniel Riggs Huntington, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1909-1913; 1915-1916; 1922-1927.

Partner, Huntington and [Arthur L.] Loveless, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1913-1914.

Architect, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA, 1916-1922. The Seattle Daily Times said in a profile of Huntington of 1919: ""His position as city architect was created by the Council June 16, 1916, and before accepting it he went before the Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, of which he is now president, and asked the approval of its members. They indorsed [sic] the plan, seeing in it a recognition of their profession rather than a possible system under which they might individually might be the losers in a business way." (See Seattle Daily Times, "Seattle Gets Beauty Touches: City Architect Plans with Care," 07/13/1919, p. 15.)

Partner, Huntington and Torbitt, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1928-1931.

Professional Activities

Patron, Seattle Architectural Club, Seattle, WA, 1910.

Member, Seattle Architectural Club, Exhibition Committee, 1910; Member, American Institute of Architects, Washington Chapter, 1910-1911;

President, American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter, 1918-1919 and 1925-1926.



Born in Newark, NJ, Riggs spent most of his youth living in New York, NY. He bounced between the New York City area and Denver twice. He moved to Denver, CO, in 1889 to work for the firm of Balcom and Rice, (operated by civil engineer William A. Balcom and architect Eugene R. Rice), coming back to New York City five years later, assisting in the office of W. Wheeler Smith, Architect. He went back to Denver in 1900 to form a partnership with William E. Fisher with whom he worked approximately five years.

IN 1905, Huntington relocated to Seattle, WA. He probably arrived later in the year, as he was not listed in the R.L. Polk's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1905.He lived at 821 10th Avenue in 1907. (See R.L. Polk's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1907,p. 615.) Five years later, he resided at 1618 36th Avenue in Seattle. (See R.L. Polk's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1910, p. 809.)

Huntington was an accomplished painter, often doing landscapes; he studied with the painter and muralist, Eustace Paul Ziegler (1881-1969), who had moved to Seattle in 1924; Huntington affiliated himself with the Pacific Northwest Academy of Arts and the Seattle Fine Arts Society.

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  • Newark, NJ (Architect's Birth)
    Newark, NJ

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    Seattle, WA

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PCAD id: 2356