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Male, US, born 1880-11-05, died 1976-12-14

Associated with the firms network

Lawton and Moldenhour, Architects; Moldenhour, Herman A., Architect; Saunders and Lawton, Architects

Professional History


Designer, Saunders and Lawton, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1910-1911.

Partner, Lawton and Moldenhour, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1923-1928.

Architect, Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA, 1948 (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948, p. 943.) He was the supervising architect for the Port of Seattle's Seattle-Tacoma Airport Administration Building in 1948-1949.

Member, Seattle Architectural Club, Executive Board, 1910;

SSN: 531-03-7830;



Federal Census records for 1910 indicate that Moldenhour was born in South Dakota, and lived in Seattle, WA, at 3835 Corliss Avenue. (See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Seattle Ward 10, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1661; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0178; FHL microfilm: 1375674, accessed 09/09/2019.) The architect continued to live at this address in 1958. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1958, p, 1054.)

He died in the 98117 zip code of Seattle, WA, at the age of 96.


It is possible that his mother was Mary Moldenhour, born in Norway, c. 1857.


He wed Carrie Vernia Campbell, (born c. 1881-d. 03/23/1934 in Seattle, WA) on 08/21/1903 in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Information Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012, accessed 09/09/2019.) Her father was Louis Campbell, her mother, Amanda Lower.

Herman Moldenhour married Ella Maude Adams on 11/03/1942 in Island County, WA.


According to 1910 Federal Census records, a son, Lewis Edwin Moldenhour (misnamed "Hollis E. Moldenhour," born 08/28/1904-d. 05/22/1989 in Seattle, WA), was recorded as being 5 years old. Lewis would also become an architect, working supervisor in the City of Seattle Building Department in 1954. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1954, p, 975.)

PCAD id: 2117