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Augustus Pauli

Augustus Pauli  (1854-1934) Swiss-born and Swiss-educated architect who practiced in the New York firm of Robert H. Robertson.  Moved to a house on Maple Street in 1913, and designed many of Haworth’s “concrete houses” (it’s been written that Thomas Edison took his idea for concrete houses from Pauli). The Times obituary says Pauli “contributed to modern architecture the use in skyscrapers of high-speed elevators.”  Specifically, he designed the elevators for the Park Row Building, which, from 1899-1908, was the tallest building in the world, with the tallest bank of elevators—a rise of 308 feet, 9 inches.