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Male, born 1906-11-21, died 1994-03-19

Associated with the firms network

Jones and Stanley, Architects and Engineers; Stanley, Roy C., Architect; Steinhart and Stanley, Architects; Steinhart, Stanley and Theriault, Architects; Steinhart, Stanley, Theriault and Anderson, Architects; Steinhart, Theriault and Anderson, Architects; Steinhart, Theriault and Associates

Professional History


In 1930, Arden Steinhart was 23, and worked as a lathe foreman in the Steinhart Lumber Company's mill; his father was the superintendent at the same mill. he worked as a salesman for the family firm in 1931. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1931, p. 1594.) The Steinhart Lumber Company's mill was located at 6055 35th Avenue SW in 1933. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1933, p. 1407.)

Draftsman, Roy C. Stanley, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1937-1942, 1946-1949.

Steinhart served in the military from 03/11/1942 until 05/11/1946. (See Source Information U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 04/25/2017.)

Designer, [William] Jones and [Roy C.] Stanley, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1949-1950;

Partner, Jones, Stanley and Steinhart, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1951-1952. William Jones retired in 1952.

Partner, Steinhart, Stanley and [Robert D.] Theriault, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1953-1954.

Partner, Steinhart, Stanley, Theriault and [Einar V.] Anderson, Seattle, WA, 1955-1956;

Partner, Steinhart, Stanley and Theriault, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1957-1959.

Partner, Steinhart, Theriault and Anderson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1960-1970; Einar V. Anderson passed away in 1970.

Partner, Steinhart, Theriault and Associates, Seattle, WA, 1970-c. 1985;

Partner, Steinhart, Theriault and Courage, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1989.

Professional Activities

Steinhart joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter in 1957;


High School/College

Graduate, West Seattle High School, West Seattle, Seattle, WA, 1925. Steinhart also attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA.

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1929. He served as First Sargeant in the Scabard and Blade ROTC organization at the UW in 1929. (See UW Tyee Yearbook, 1929, p. 384.) He also was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business honorary fraternity in 1929. (See UW Tyee Yearbook, 1929, p. 371.)



At age three, Arden Steinhart lived in Napavine, WA, in Lewis County, where his father was in the lumber business. (See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Napavine, Lewis, Washington; Roll: T624_1666; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1375679, accessed 04/25/2017.)

The Steinharts lived in a rented home at 2135 K Street in Tacoma, WA, in 1920. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Tacoma Ward 5, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T625_1937; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 333; Image: 357, accessed 04/25/2017.)

In 1928, Steinhart lived at home with his parents at 1710 California Avenue in Seattle, WA. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1928, p. 1587.)

Steinhart lived in Seattle, WA, in 1930; he was married and living with his parents. He continued to live at home at 1503 45th Avenue SW in 1933. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1933, p. 1407.)

In 1992, he made his home at 2320 43rd Avenue East, # 102a, Seattle, WA, 98112-2736. He lived at this address for the remainder of his life.

Steinhart died at age 87 in Seattle, WA. His last residence was in the 98112 zip code of Seattle.


His parents married c. 1905. Kurt W. Steinhart (born c. 1880 in Germany), Arden's father, came to the US c. 1882, and worked as a foreman in a Tacoma Lumber Mill in 1920. He served as the superintendent of the EBM Company in Seattle, WA, in 1928; in 1933, he was a lumber mill supervisor, head of the Steinhart Lumber Company;

His mother, Jessie Gertrude Croco Steinhart, (born 1884 in KS-d. 03/14/1932 in Seattle, WA), managed the household, which consisted of only one child, Arden. Her father, William Henry Croco (b. 01/1850 in IN-d. 06/25/1926 in Kelso, WA), served as the Sheriff of Center, KS, in 1900. Her mother, Sarah Blue Croco (born c. 03/1853 in IN-d. 01/13/1934 in Kelso, WA) raised two girls, Jessie and Maude (born c. 02/1874). (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Center, Norton, Kansas; Roll: 493; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1240493, accessed 04/25/2017.)


Arden C. Steinhart married Janet E. Stwalley (b. 1908 in WA-d. 07/31/1966) on 06/01/1929.

He wed Gwen Burdic (09/06/1915-08/29/2010) on 04/02/1966.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 536-36-4269; this Social Security card was issued in Washington State c. 1955-1956

Associated Locations

  • Bucoda, WA (Architect's Birth)
    Bucoda, WA

  • Seattle, WA (Architect's Death)
    Seattle, WA

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