Male, born 1906-06-18, died 1987-05-20

Associated with the firms network

Maloney, Herrington, Freesz, and Lund, Architects; Maloney, John W., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Shanley and Barber, Architects, Great Falls, MT, 1928. (See Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1928, p. 213.)

Draftsman, Shanley, Wilson and Hugenin, Architects, Great Falls, MT, c. 1930-1931.

Draftsman, G.H. Shanley, Architect, Great Falls, MT, 1932-

Partner, [G. Gordon] Cottier and Herrington, Architects, Great Falls, MT, c. 1940. Herrington worked in Great Falls, MT, but lived in Bozeman in 1940. (See Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1940, p. 181.)

Architect, John W. Maloney, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1951-1963 . (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p, 565.)

Partner, Maloney, Herrington, Freesz and Lund, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1963-1979.



B.Arch, Montana State College, Bozeman, MT, 1925-1927. Arthur would set up a scholarship in his and his wife's names at Montana State University for full-time, architectural students.



Arthur Kester Herrington was born in Akron, OH, on June 18, 1906, to Elinor A. Barksville and Ernest Herrington. The family had a residence at 377 Rhodes Avenue in 1911. (See Akron, Ohio, City Directory, 1911, p. 592.) Ernest died young, and his death probably caused his wife and sons both psychological and financial distress. His mother may have gotten a job in ID with the US Postal Service in 1914, and by 1920 had moved her two sons to Washington, WV, 150 miles due south of Akron, where they owned a house on Saint Mary's Pike. His mother, Elinor, earned a living as a writer, according to the US Census. Her parents had both been born in WV, and she may have returned to live near family.(See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Washington, Pleasants, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1968; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 100, accessed 06/14/2019.)

In 1925, Arthur was a student in Bozeman, MT, at the Montana State College. His widowed mother, Elinor, lived with her two sons, Arthur and Barbour, at 313 East Story Street in Bozeman. Barbour, who was two years older, also attended the same school. (See Bozeman, Montana, City Directory, 1925, p. 72.)

After graduating from Montana State, Herrington got a draftsman's position with the architectural firm, Shanley and Barber, in Great Falls, MT. He lived at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in that city, designed in 1914 by his boss, G.H. Shanley. (See Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1928, p. 213.)

Arthur Herrington married MT-born Louise Spain in 1929, and they, as newlyweds, lived in Great Falls, MT, in 1930, where he worked as an architect. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Great Falls, Cascade, Montana; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 2340988, accessed 06/14/2019.) His daughter, Barbara, was born in Great Falls in 1931, while the family lived at 623A North 5th Street. (See Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1931, p. 194.)They moved the following year to 3016 Central Avenue. (See Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1932, p. 166.) The Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1937, p. 191, listed Arthur and Louise Herrington residing at206 North 8th Avenue Apartment #9 in 1937.

By 1940, Arthur had relocated to Bozeman, MT, and lived at706 3rd Avenue South with Louise, and Barbara. Louise held a job as a stenographer at the time. (See, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana; Roll: m-t0627-02220; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16-8, accessed 06/14/2019 and Bozeman, Montana, City Directory, 1940, p. 73.)

The Herringtons moved to Seattle, WA, by 1951, at least, and had a dwelling at 5218 35th Avenue NE. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p, 565.)

He and Eva Louise lived at 6207 51st Avenue NE in 1955- 1959. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1955, p. 624 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1959, p. 716.)


As per the 1900 US Census, 19-year-old Ernest Herrington's English-born father, Frederick John Herrington (born c. 07/1831-d. 05/01/1909 in Akron, OH) worked as an engineer, while he had a job as a "mechanical drayman." His paternal grandmother was Lydia Lockyer (born c. 1849 in England- d. 10/20/1948 in OH), who lived her long life in Akron. Ernest married Elinor Barksville on his birthday 06/10/1903 in Akron and they had three sons, Irving (born c. 1905 in Akron, OH), Arthur, and Frederick (born 12/14/1909 in Akron, OH). (See, Source Citation Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 13 (p. 454-end)-Vol 15 (p. 1-103, cont),1903-1905; Roll: 0308S - Roll 9, accessed 06/14/2019.)

By 1911, Ernest Herrington (born 06/10/1880 in Westminster, London, England-d. 07/09/1911 in Akron, OH) managed Akron's Die Sinking and Machine Company, but he would die in July of that year prematurely. (See Akron, Ohio, City Directory, 1911, p. 592.)

After her husband's death, an "Elinor A. Herrington" may have become the postmaster of French Creek, ID, on 05/08/1914, but she seems to have returned to Akron quickly, by 1917, at least. It is not clear if this was Arthur's mother. (See, Source Information U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors, accessed 06/14/2019.)

Widow Lydia lived at 649 Schiller Avenue in Akron's North Hill neighborhood in 1917, while Elinor lived at 354 West Thornton Street in the Lane-Wooster section of town.

He had a brother, Barbour Lawson Herrington (born 06/12/1904 in Akron, OH-d. 02/06/1998).


He married Eva Louise Spain (born 12/03/1902 in Belgrade, MT-d. 02/07/1997 in Seattle, WA) on 12/26/1929 in Livingston, MT. Her parents were Robert Vinton Spain (1863-1931) and Eva Lois Spain (1874-1954). Eva finished two years of college.


He and Louise had a daughter, Barbara Louise Herrington Lahti (born c. 1932 in MT-d. 04/30/2001 in Seattle, WA).

Biographical Notes

According to his draft registration card of 10/16/1940, Herrington stood 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighed 135 pounds and had brown eyes, brown hair and a dark (Caucasian) complexion. (See, Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Montana, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 21, accessed 06/14/2019.)

SSN: 516-14-0068.

Associated Locations

  • Akron, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Akron, OH

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