* Notes…..Donald Grant Herring a graduate of Princeton University class of 1907, Rhodes Scholar to make Oxford University Rugby team. Herring was a forward on the Oxford Rugby team which beat Cambridge last fall by the record score of 35 to 3, he attracted considerable attention by his athletic as well as social attainments. An English journal cartooned Herring as Sandow because of his powerful physique. Likewise commented on the fact that he is the first Rhodes Scholar to be elected…..I’m not certain what the rest says… very old newspaper!
“Rothers Barrows”, an extraordinarily elegant stone house on Arreton Road. One of Princeton’s best examples of Arts & Crafts style architecture, it was planned as part of a 117-acre equestrian estate by the prominent Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre. Only 1/3 of the house was finished when construction stopped in 1919.
The original owners, Donald “Heff” Herring and his wife Jesse Markham Herring, moved into the house after World War I. Mr. Herring was Princeton’s first Rhodes Scholar, a member of the University’s faculty, and editor of the “Princeton Alumni Weekly.” The Herrings kept the property until 1939, although the Depression had prevented them from completing the house. In later years, a den, sun room, and portico were added, but the structure is essentially the same as it was in 1919.
Architect Eyre designed the grounds in the “Chestnut Hill” style, characterized by native trees, underplanted with azaleas and rhododendrons. Beyond the elegant stone-walled sunken terrace was a croquet lawn. A show ring was built to the west of the barn complex, along with a 960-yard race track.” http://www.towntopics.com/dec0303/stratton.html