Starrett, Paul stăr´ĭt [key], 1866–1957, American builder, b. Lawrence, Kans. After serving (1903–22) as president of the George A. Fuller Company in Chicago, he opened and headed the construction firm of Starrett Brothers, Inc., in New York City. Starrett was responsible for the erection of the Flatiron Building, the Empire State Building, the Pennsylvania RR station, and the Plaza, Biltmore, and Commodore hotels, all in New York. The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington were erected by the Fuller Company under his direction.
See his autobiography, Changing the Skyline (1938).
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