Major Paul C. Hunter

Hunter was trained as both an architect and engineer who worked on a wide variety of projects. Early on in his career, Hunter was associated with Everett F. Murgatroyd in the firm of Hunter & Murgatroyd. Among his noted projects during that era was the Hotel Allerton in New York City. The partnership dissolved when Hunter served as an engineer in France during World War One, where he attained the rank of Major. Upon his return, he worked as an architect with the Manhattan Railway Company and the Interborough Railway Company (subway) in New York City. During his tenure there, he was responsible for both powerhouse and substation design. Hunter returned to solo practice and was known for his Edyth Totten Theater in New York City, built in 1926 and demolished in 1988. He also has a number of suburban residential projects to his name in Keansburg, New Jersey. The Rockaway Courthouse was among his last projects, as he passed in 1935. (NRHP form page 10)

Rockaway Courthouse (Queens County, New York)