MARTIN ANDREW LASETTE-
MASTER BUILDER- STANFORD UNIVERSITY
MARTIN ANDREW LASETTE who is in charge of the carpenter work of
the great Stanford University buildings, is a native of
Westchester County, New York, born on the 16th of November, 1846, his
parents being Michael Henry and Honour Lasette. His father was a
builder in early life, and afterward gave up that occupation and became
a farmer. The subject of this sketch was reared to the age of ten years
in Westchester County , when he removed into the city of New York, and
there learned the trade of carpenter. He resided in the
metropolis until 1865, when he went to New Orleans and engaged in
business as a master builder, and so continued for two years and a
half. He then returned to New York City, where he was engaged in
the same business until 1873, in which year he removed to California,
and located at San Francisco, eventually embarking in business there as
a contractor and builder. August, 27, 1887, he assumed the
position of foreman of carpenter work on the University buildings . For
this position his long career as a master builder makes him a valuable
man. About thirty men are employed in his department of the work,
but the force will be increased as the buildings progress. Mr.
Lasette is a member of a San Francisco Lodge of the A. O. U. W.
Pen Pictures From The Garden
of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. page 247 transcribed by Carolyn Feroben