William Strudwick Arrasmith (1898-1965)


Arrasmith, William Strudwick

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1898-1965
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    OH; KY

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AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1923-1931; 1946-decease

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Repeat of 1956 biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections
Mss. A A773 Arrasmith, William Strudwick (1898-1965) Papers, 1931-2000
This collection consists of the personal and family papers of William "Arra" Arrasmith. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence and clippings. The correspondence is written by Arrasmith, his family (mostly his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Beam) Arrasmith), researchers, preservationists, and his biographer, Frank Wrenick. The majority of the correspondence is between Elizabeth Arrasmith and various persons interested in her husband's work. Newspaper clippings document various examples of Arrasmith's iconic Art Deco Greyhound bus stations, including a Washington D.C. terminal. Clippings also highlight Arrasmith's involvement with the construction of the pontoon bridge during the 1937 in Louisville flood. Items related to Arrasmith's military career are also present in this collection, including two World War II diaries and military correspondence related to his service as well as retirement and pension. The research binder of Arrasmith's biographer, Frank Wrenick, is also included.
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