Who knew the North Shore suburb of Kenilworth had a connection to the Empire State Building? Paul Starrett (1866-1957), a master builder with architectural training who forever shaped New York’s skyline, constructed this Classical Revival residence at 519 Warwick Road for his own family in 1896. Four years earlier he married Anna Therese Hinman in Wilmette. They had two daughters, Pauline and Therese, before Anna’s death in 1903 at the age of 32. By then the family was living in New Jersey due to Paul’s work there so one can only assume they lived in Kenilworth for a short time. Paul would go on to marry his deceased wife’s niece Elizabeth Root in 1920.
This is fascinating. I walk past the houses on the north shore often.
Thank you for the fine article. One quibble: The original price, obviously, was $60 per front foot, not $60 per acre.