On this date in 1937 Evan Stanley Farrington died at age forty-six. Appropriately, the man who had been the Fort Worth school district’s director of physical education for fourteen years died after attending a football game.
E. S. Farrington was born in Lewisville in 1891. He graduated from Baylor in 1912.
By 1916 he was superintendent of Grapevine schools. In 1918 he was superintendent of the Lancaster school district.
By 1922 Farrington was a coach at North Side High School.
A year later he had left North Side High and was downtown—as director of athletics.
This clip says Farrington died just after winning approval for a new all-city high school stadium.
A few months after Farrington’s death, his young son helped break ground for that all-city high school stadium, which would be named for his father.
Architect Preston M. Geren designed the building in classical moderne style. The Works Progress Administration and school district jointly funded the $244,000 project.
Local artist Evaline Sellors sculpted relief sculptures of two athletes for the facade of the stadium. Sellors modeled the male on Samuel Adrian “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh, who was a football star at TCU 1934-1936.