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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MAY 2-4, 1891.
BEYOND THE CITY LIMITS.
GROWTH AND IMPROVEMENT OV
Great Activity in BrlRhtwood Turk
Washington Investment in Alex
andria A Boom in PnRnmlcna Other
Great Improvements arc being miulc In
Brightwood Park, the subdivision of Messrs.
Herron & Ratnoy. Tbo place io grooving
rapidly, and a number of houses arc being
built. This subdivision contains ninety-two
acres, which arc entirely laid oft in streets
and lots. During the past week thirty einglo
lots wore sold by Ilerron vfc Ramey. The
property is located on Brightwood avenue,
and extends three-quarters of a mile south
from the Emery estate, on the cast side of the
road. Ten thousand dollars are being ex
pended on Brightwood avenue, making It
more attractive and better for driving pur
poses. Four thousand dollars more aro being
UEed to improvo Illinois avenue, vrhlch runs
directly through the park to the north gate of
the Soldiers' Home. Another avenue will be
constructed, joining Flint street with Mag
nolia avenue. Mr. D. B. Gtoh", who owns an
entire square, is now bavins; the material for
warded to the square for the erection of
eleven cottages. Along Brightwood avenuo
he contemplates erecting stores, and will
build up the entire block. Lawson Bros.,
who own sqnaro 28 on Seventh street ex
tended, have contracted for nine houses, and
Messrs. Herron & Ramey will build ten
houses on square 18, which Is on Ninth
street extended. Besides these rows a num
ber of single cottages will be built. All the
lines of streets have been approved, and are
exact extensions of the city streets.
WASHINGTON INVESTMENTS IN ALEXANDIUA.
Recent sales made in Alexandia show real
estate values to be on a steady increase there
and property to be a good investment. Lots
in new subdivisions are being sold and neat
comfortable homes erected upon them. On
Tuesday last George Fisher, N. Lindsey. and
"William Wools sold to Eliza Brown, Edgar
Muller, and James E. Hibbs the entire square,
353x240 feet, bounded by Fayette, Oronoco,
PrincesB, and Payne streets, for $0,533.47.
The 6quare is on the east side of the railroad
and is at present unimproved. The Intention
of the purchasers is said to be to subdivide the
square into lota and place them on the market.
Three years ago this square sold lor $1,500.
Another subdivision is about to be made in
the extreme northwestern section of the city.
Six acres there, which were recently purchased
by a Washingtonian for $1,000 per acre, will
be put on the market in the fall. Mr. George
Y. Worthington, the real estate agent, in
speaking of Alexandria to a Herald reporter,
. "I cannot understand why people will 8eek
the discomforts of the country when lots in a
city, with all its conveniences, can be pur
chased for the same prices. Alexandria now
has electric lights, excellent schools, churches,
and water that cannot be beaten In the United
States. Ground within a few squares of the
very heart of the city goes begging at prices
within the reach of any one. As a home for
those who cannot afford to live in the best
neighborhoods in Washington, and would be
obliged either to reside In a neighborhood that
is not agreeable to them or else go into the
country, Alexandria offers the very best op
portunity. Water mains run to the very doors,
the streets are lighted by electricity in fact,
every convenience Is supplied. Choice coiner
lots can be obtained for from $350 to $600.
Trains run very frequently, there being from
twenty-five to thirty each way every day.
Why, those residing In Alexandria can come
to the theatres In this city and be in bed before
those living in the suburbs can reach their
homes. I am honest In my opinion when I saj
that I believe investments in real estate in
Alexandria at the present rate will double
their value in three years."
PASSADENA COMING TO THE FRONT.
During the past week there has been an Im
mense boom in the subdivision of Passadena,
on the short line of the Baltimore and An
napolis Road. On last Monday there were
actually sold $10,000 worth of lots at that
place. The sales were made through J. R.
McMillan, of the firm of McMillan fc Gray.
Mr. McMillan has been in the real estate for
many years, and his record Is in Itself an ex
cellent reference. The purchasers of the lots
are residents of this city and Baltimore. Pas
sadena contains 107 acres, which were receutly
subdivided into about 1,000 lots, averaging in
size 25x100 feet. The railroad passes directly
through the subdivision, thus making it easily
reached. It is twelve miles from Baltimore
and eight from Annapolis. Mr. McMillan is
most enthusiastic over the place and predicts
the building up of quite a community. "Pas
sadena," he said, "has many advantages that
cannot be overlooked. It Is situated between
two large cities and is but a short ride from
either of them. The location Is unsurpassed.
Two rivers, the Severn and the Majothy, are
on either side of it but a short distance, and
they are navigable by the largest steamers.
Lots aro being sold there very rapidly at a
price of from two to five cents per square
foot. A number of houses have already been
built there and many more are In contempla
tion. Extensive improvements will be begun
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS IMPROVEMENTS.
Mr. O. W. White, of the firm of Merrill,
Terry & White, real estate agents,1112 F street,
in conversation with a Herald reporter, said:
"It is strange how often the public will
overlook the best investments in a wild
scramble for booms. I refer to the sub
division, Columbia Heights. Land iu this
6ection can be bought all the way from 30
cents to $2 a foot, certain pieces being
cheaper than property miles from the city.
What the advantage is I cannot understand.
Investors seep to haye jumped over these
most desirable sites. The laud lies adjacent
to the city, and when the new cable lino is
completed its terminus will bo Whitney avenue,
thus placing Columbia Heights only five or
eight minutes' rido from the centre of the city.
Besides the advantages of lb caltty, extensive
improvements aro contemplated there, ami
property cannot but increase in value.
Cnpt. Patrick O'Fcrrall, the pension attorney,
will shortly begin the erection of a handsome
residence on Roanoke street to cost in the
neighborhood of $15,000. A number of other
new houses arc also contemplated. The ground
is high and healthy, and in courso of time
must be Included within the city limits. New
streets will bo opened shortly. With all
these advantages and the prospects so great,
property Is going at alms-house prices. Tho
opportunity for Investors Is splendid, but
still they go miles beyond the city to sink their
A ROOM AT COLONIAL nEACIt.
About a dozen cottages are now being built
at Colonial Beach, and many others ore con
templated. Colonial Beach is getting to bo
the popular resort on the lower Potomac, and
Is experiencing a great boom in the building
line. Contractor C. W. Loonier i6 building
for himself there a very tasty frame cottage
which will contain all tho latest Improvements
in modern architecture.
NEW COTTAGES AT 1IROOKLAND.
There is considerable inquiry for lots in the
attractive suburban section known as Barnes
it Weaver's addition to Brookland, which Is
situated about a mile beyoud Eckington ou the
Metropolitan Branch. Two handsome cot
tages have been erected on the subdivision
this spring by Mr. Samuel J. Owens, and they
arc for6ale or rent. The erection of other
dwellings is iu contemplation.
BUILDING A NEW TOWN.
Improvements Going Forward. Rapidly
at North west Alexandria.
A visit to the property which the North
west Alexandria Improvement Company is
transforming into beautiful villa sites presents
a scene of busy activity. Fully one hundred
and fifty laborers and eighty-two wagons are
daily engaged in pushing forward the contem
plated improvements. Tho streets and ave
nues arc being laid out, and an inspection
showed them to be fifty and sixty feet wide,
thoroughly dressed with the finest white gravel,
wide sidewalks, with side parking of the same
material, gutters thoroughly cobbled, with
absolutely perfect drainage. Furthermore,
there will be a public park, and it has been
decided to have the underground sewerage
system, a stream running through the lower
part of the property being inclosed for this
purpose. Three hundred and fifty trees,
planted along the avenues last fall, are now
flourishing, and rows will soon bo planted
along all of the remaining avenues and streets.
Messrs. Vaden & Co., the contractors, who
have undertaken the street Improvements, are
under contract to complete this work within
six weeks, and during this time $25,000 will be
expended. The ground lies upon a beautiful
range of hills only 1,200 yards distant from
Alexandria Station and $900 j-ards from St.
Asaph Junction. The streets of the city of
Alexandria come within 800 yards of the ave
nues, and the connecting thoroughfare has
just been put in perfect condition. The
proximity to Alexandria affords advantages
and comforts which few subdivisions can
The entire improvements are under the im
mediate charge of Mr. A. M. Gorman. Each
day he drives over the property and personally
supervises its improvement. The view from
most of the property is unsurpassable, ex
tending from the Washington Monument,
over Washington City, and following the Po
tomac River and Maryland heights opposite,
to Fort Washington, placing before the eye a
most magnificent and diversified panorama
twenty-one miles in extent. The 6urvcy of
Mount Vernon Avenue, which has been ac
cepted by tke United States Government,
commands thi6 view as far as Mount Vernon,
and passes through the centre of the property
with a width of 100 feet.
There arc at present five handsome resi
dences on the property, and many more will
be erected after the other improvemenss have
been carried out. With transportation facilities,
a great consideration for those who reside be
yond the limits of tho city, Northwest Alex
andria is well supplied. There aro two stations
within the bounds of the property, St. Asaph
and Alexandria. Thirty trains run daily
each way, making the trip in fifteen minutes.
The fare Is but six cents.
Tho officers aud directors of tho Nortuwo6t
Alexandria Improvement Company are gentle
men of the highest standing, Tho president,
Mr. Benoni Wheat, is ouo of tho oldest,
wealthiest, and most highly esteemed citizens
of Alexandria. He is president of the Citizens'
National Bank, tho Alexandria FlroIiiEuranco
Company, the Alexandria Water Works Com
pany, and numerous other institutions. Mr,
Joseph Broders, the company's vice president,
is equally well known, and is vice president
of the First National Bank. Mr. George W.
Fisher, the treasurer, is a promineut Alexan
dria merchant, and Mr. George Wise, the sec
rotary, is one of the most substantial citizens
of the same town. He holds many offices of
trust, among others that of eecreUry and
treasurer of the Alexandria Fire Insurance
Company. The directors other than the gen
tlemen just mentioned are Messrs. nenry
Strauss, Recently nominated for mayor of
Alexandra; A.G. Uhler.of WimBatt &Uhlfir,
Washington City; J. Clinton Smoot, Thomas
Leadbeater, and George R. Hill, all of whom
are promineut and successful business men.
Mr. Turnurc's Washington Home,
Mr, Lawrence Turnure, the well-known
New York millionaire, ha6 purchased a house
in Washington, which he intends to make his
winter home. The house is one of three resi
dences on N street built by Capt. R. W,
Tyler, one of which he occupies himself. Tho
houses are numbered 1751, 1753, und 1755, the
last being the one purchased by Mr. Turnure.
It 16 constructed of brownstone and brick,
with an English basement. The price paid was
UvCttl Ifcsifcttfcjfc ?JfcJljet;$U
HOUSES JF0R SALE.
10-r bk on 10th st near K nw, all m i... $10,000
8-r 3-story pre bk on 7th 6t near Md avo
ne, all ml 4,500
8-r fr, all m I, on G st sw bet 4i and 5th 8,000
2 9-r bk6l all m I, on II 6t near 5th nw.. 5,500
G-r bk on K st near 10th nw, all m i 5,700
8-r 3-story and basement bk, all m I, on
L st hot Sth and 0th nw 7,000
9-r prs bk, all m I, on L st bot 12th and
13th nw 0,000
7-r bk on V st bet 13 and 14th nw 0,000
5 G-r houses on Cleveland stnw, $1,750 to 2,500
8 G-r and bath bk houses on Scaton st n w 8,000
G st bot 6th and 7th no, 18x100 $ 07
H st ea6t bot 0th and 7th, 00x120 5
L st bet 13th and 14th nw, 21jxl00 4 00
M st bet 10th and 17th, north side, nw... 2 50
R st bet 18th 6t and Conn avo nw, 80x147 4 00
15th st bet O aud P nw, 21.3x100 3 20
RESIDENT AGENTS FOR
The Home Fire Insurance Company of
CASH ASSETS OVER $9,000,000.
KEYS & TRUNDLE,
Real Estate and Insurance
Loans Placed. ' Rents Collected.
No. 1003 G St. N.W.
If looking for a safe and profitable Invest
ment, let ub show you these lots. Price and
terms to suit. Nearest Suburban Lots to
Washington. Have Steam and Electric-car
facilities. Near the University and Soldiers'
We will take pleasure ln showing this prop
erty. Plats showing the ,ent!rp section of
country, and the distance of lots from Station,
Electric Cars, Cily, arid other points, ready
for distribution, f
Price from $200 Up,
With Monthly Payments.
For further partlcularsapply to
629 F STREET NORTHWEST.
Destined to Be One of the Most
Beautiful Suburbs of Washington.
Only thirteen minutes' ride by express
train from B. & O. Depot, and only eight
Commutation tickets, 6ix cents a trip.
Has the. advantages of a
WELL-EQUIPPED (OliEGE AND
Largely endowed by the United States Gov
ernment and also by the State of Maryland.
All students In West Point uniform.
School, Sunday-School, and Church.
Good store, public hall, po6t office, tele
graph station, and express office.
Good avenues, shade trees, and large park.
Will sell on monthly installment plan, or
allow liberal discount for cash.
Largo rebate to builders.
Lots 50x200 feet. Only $300 and $400.
Will exchaugo a few lots for city property
in good location.
Residence, College Park: Office, 12th and G.
A Handsome Rssidence on Rhode Island
avenue northwest. Also
A Choice Lot on Massachusetts avenue, be
tween Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets
northwest, Improved by frame house, renting
for $25 per month. Price, $4 per foot, if sold
Two four-story bricks, ten rooms and bath,
natural wood. Mantels and tiled fireplaces
in all rooms. Good location. Prices, $7,000
and $7,500, one-third cash, rest to suit pur
chaser. Handsome Residence on New Hampshire
avenue, near Dupont Circle, ten rooms and
bath, beautiful mantel and tiling in rooms,
built for owner's use, will sell furnished or
unfurnished. Price, $18,000. Terms easy.
Beautiful homes and property of every de
scription for 6ale on easy term6 at our office.
J. S. Lawrence & Co.,
017 Fourteenth Street Northwest.
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JbmMUP A KJ B
R. E, COZZENS
ricklavor and Contractor,
jobbing Promptly At
RESIDENCE, 812 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE
OFFICE. DANENHOWER BUILDING,
CORNER THIRTEENTH AND G STS.
CHARLES A. LANGLEY,
Carpenter and Builder,
3XO 12tli Street 3V. W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Jobbing and Repairing Solicited and
Promptly Attended to. Work on Per
centage a Specialty.
Reference by permission to the following
ladies and gentlemen:
Hon. Samuel Shellabarger, 812 Seventeenth
street, Lieut. T. B. M. Mason, 1006 Twentieth
street; Mrs. Julian James, 1002 Twentieth
Btreet; Mrs. Katharine W. Smith, 1707 Massa
chusetts avenue; H. L. Page, Architect, 1515
H street; Mrs. Jane C. Cunningham, 1723 K
Rtrflpt.! M. W. TnvArr1m 1MB VJ utwf tt TT
Warner, 916 F street; A. H. Bugher,' 1724 1
eireei,; ur. x, a. coring, iaau iv street; J. u.
Hill, Architect, Room 45, Corcoran Building;
Mrs. S. 8. Cox, 1403 New Hampshire avenue;
William M. Poindexter, Architect. 1505 Penn
1215 Pa. Ave. S. E.
Q. 8. TUCKER,
1217 Pa. Ave. S. E.
EEXTHLET & ' TUCKEK,
CARPENTERS & BUILDERS,
STORE WORK A SPECIALTY.
SHOP, N. V7. CORNER EIGHTH AND E
STREETS S. E.
JOHN H. HOWLETT,
1411 N STREET NORTHWEST,
(Shop in Rear.)
All Kinds of Jobbing and Remodeling
Promptly Attended to.
YARDS: Twentyreecond, between L
and M Streets N.W.
OFFICE: Builders' Exchange.
All Orders Promptly Executed
and Estimates Cheer
0. B. LINTHI0UM,
Remodeling and Repair iii
a Specialty. N
AH Work 'Done-twith Neatness
1404 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W.
WM. A. KIMMEL,
Office nnd Shop, 1000 CONN. AVE.
Estimates Cheerfully Given for Mt
Kinds of Work.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
SLUNGS A SPfl
CHARLES H. PARKER,
REAL ESTATE -AGENT,
No. 485 Four-aud-a-halL Street S. W.,
Washington, D. 6.
Houses and Lots for sale in all sections of
the city. Houses rented and rents collected.
Estates carefully managed.
Branch Office of tho People's Fire Insurance-
GEORGE W. LOEFFLER
CARPENTER AH!) BUILDER
SHOP AND RESIDENCE,
43 P STREET N. E.
ALL WORK PROMPTLT AND SATISFAC
TORILY ATTENDED TO
JOBBING A SPECIALTY.
ESTIMATE8 CHEERFULLY FURNISHED.
. J. D. HAI.IDAT. 8. 8. JtlCIIAIlDtJON.
HALIDAY & UCEU1W0!,
728 THIRTEENTH ST. N.W.
Agents for tho "MANNHEIMER" GERMAN
FITZGERALD PATENT PREPARED PLAS
Agents for the CHICAGO AND BEDFORD-
INDIANA BLUE AND BUFF LIMESTONE.
GREYBTONE N. O, GRANITE.
J. W. SwaINSON,
. and Builder,
Office 817 E STREET N. W,
Residence 307 E STREET N.E..
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished!
Repairs Carefully Made.