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THE SUNDAY HERALD.SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1S91.
MANY FINE EDIFICES.
T1.ANS FOB NOTABLE UUIIiVIXG IM
ritOVESIENTS IN THE CITY.
The Jlandsomo Tint to bo Erected ntNow
ttiunpsliiro Jfind Oregon ATcnues
Now Housed nnd New Ulocka In Con
templation and Under Erection.
The fine apartment-house to be erected nt
the corner of New Hampshire nnd Oregon avc
mies by Dr. J. M. Gregory nnd a party of
friends will be unique in its way. Dr. Gregory
and the friend's who are associated with him
in the enterprise have passed much time abroad
and have lived in Hats in Paris, Berlin, Lon
don, Switzerland, and Kome. They have
picked up many ideas on tho best methods of
flat construction and have become impressed
with the conviction that a properly planned
house of this kind can be made to furnish a
maximum of the comforts and pleasures of
home life, with a minimum of the cares of
housekeeping and expense. Some of the gen
tlemen interested possess houses of their own
in Washington, but so partial are they to liv
ing in Hats constructed on the plans which
prevail so largely in Paris and other European
cities that they have decided to build an,apart-ment-house
after the ideas they have been
gathering for years, which when completed
they will make their homes in preference to
living in separate private houses. x
It has been stated that the Hat these gentle
men propose to build at Now Hampshire' and
Oregon avenues will be run on a coSperatlve
or Bellamy scheme, but this is not correct.
Each of tho families of the gentlemen inter
ested will have separate and distinct estab
lishments, as much so as in other apartment
houses. But tho house will be built to suit
the convenience of those who will occupy the
suites, and all those who are admitted to oc
cupancy will bo the original promoters and a
few friends of theirs who are agreeable
socially and otherwise to them and their fami
lies. Thu6the congeniality of all tho resi
dents of the building will be secured, and at
least socially it will be like one big house
hold. The ground on which the building will
stand is 50x116 feet in dimensions, and the
syndicate of gentlemen who purchased it paid
$13,128, or about $2.25 per square foot for it.
Plans for the building were invited and wore
submitted by three different architects, that
of Mr. O. Von Nerta being accepted as most
The house will be an imposing building five
stories in height. It will be faced with buff
brick, with ornamental trimmings of Indiana
limestone. The general style of the building
will be the Italian Renaissance. The main
Iront will be on New Hampshire avenue, but
the principal entrance will face on Oregon
avenue. On the first floor there is to be a
cafe and a drug store. The remainder of the
building will be devoted to thirUen suites of
rooms. The work will be of the best charac
ter and the decorations will be highly artistic.
Modern improvements of the most approved
kind will be used throughout. It is likely
that the building will be supplied with electric
lights and call-bells as well as an elevator.
The entire cost of tho building and ground
will be about $75,000. The stock of the syndi
cate has been divided into twenty-five shares,
all but one of which have already been taken.
A particularly attractive feature of the en
terprise is that each of the families interested
will be able practically to lay out the apart
ments which they will occupy to suit their
own taste and convenience. The suites will
vary in the number of rooms composing
them from three to ten, and these will be
large or small, as the prospective occupants
may desire. As a rule, however, tho rooms
will be more spacious than those generally
found In apartment houses. The interior
decorations of each suite will also be modified
In accordance with the desires of the family
that is to occupy it. Each suite will be pro
vided with a kitchen, and have in fact all the
conveniences of a private house. At the
same time there will be a cafe and caterer in
the house, so that those who do not desire to
maintain a private kitchen can be accommo
dated in the building. There will be a common
reading and sitting-room, where the gentle
men of the house may gather in the evening
to smoke and talk.
Tho plan on which this apartment-house
will be built differs from similar ones in New
York, where each suite of rooms Is owned by
the member of tho syndicate who occupies it,
and can be sold as If it were a separate house.
The ownership of this house will bo In com
mon and will be represented by holdings of
the stock. At present but five or six gentle
men are associated with Dr. Gregory in the en
terprl6e,but others are expected to join shortly.
Among them arowo United States Senators.
All the gentlemen are old-time friends. Tho
suites of apartments not occupied by the mem
bers of the syndicate will be rented to friends
who are congenial to them.
Kelns Handsomely Improved by the Erec
tion of New Hoiihoh, Concreting, Etc,
California stree,t, which Is situated In tho
square between First and Second and E and F
streets northeast, will be, when the improve
ments contemplated and now in progress are
completed, one, of the most attractive resi
dence streets in the northeastern section of the
city. The firm of Barnes & Weaver
have now under construction and approach
ing completion on California street a
handsome row of moderate-sized but roomy
hou6e6, fifteen in number. They are two
stories high and contain six rooms each.
The material used is press brick, and they will
be offered for sale when ready for occupancy
at the moderate price of $3,000 each. Cali
fornia street is to be put in first-rate condition
as speedily as possible. It will be concreted
and curbs and sidewalks laid and rapidrgrow
ing trees planted. The expenses of these im-
provernents will bo borne by the property
owners on each side. Tho region is a healthy
and attractive one, and property thereabouts
is increasing in value as rapidly as any in the
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A HANDgftME NEW HOUSE
(Jo Ercct;WrojviM,r. Kt. I. Wollor, tho
Architect' rcd G. Atkinson has pre
pared ' pland'; .lor a hVtulsome dwell
, lijg .that .frilly" shortly bo erected for
Mr.--M I. Wcltcrthc real estate broker.
It will bo located on C strcot, between Fourth
and Fifth streets, southeast, and will be a
double house, 30x02 feet, thrco stories and
cellar, with baso of browustonc, and tho up
per front of pressed brick and stone trimmings.,-
V, broad bay window will rise to tho
roof cjn veach side, of tho entrance, while the
long saloon parlor will have a bay window on
tjic' rear ond, and a swell bay of generous
wliltlrwfti servo to enlarge and lighten the
diniug-ro'oni on tho other side of tho house.
Natural finish white pine will be used for the
interior trimmings, .and hot-water heating,
cabinet mantels, electric bolls, speaking
tubes, automatic gas-lighting apparatus will
bo supplied. The house is to cost $13,000.
Mr.lA'. A. Thompson has just begun tho
construction of three two-story and basement
residences ou Tenth street, between It and Q.
They will .contain 7, rooms and a bath-room,
and will.cost about $10,000. The plans were
drawn by Architect R. J. Beall, Jr.
The residence which Mr. Clifford Maxwell
has'built for himself at 1740 P street north
west is about completed. Tho house was con
structed from plans drawn by Architect R. J.
Beall, Jr., and consists of three stories and a
cellar. It is of pressed brick with Ohio 6toue
trimmings, and has a circular bay window. It
will cost in the neighborhood of $3,000.
Mr. Daniel Connors is about to commence
the erection of a two-story and basement dwell
ing, 10x45 feet, on Fifth street, between A and
B streets southeast. The fronts will be brown
stone and pressed brick, square bay window,
and iron porch. White pine will be used for
tho interior finish, with latrobo 6toves, cabinet
mantels, electric bells, etc. E. J. Short is the
Contractor James Walker Is now building
from plans by Architect Fred G. Atkinson a
three-story and cellar dwelling and store for
Mr. J. Collins on Eighteenth street, between I
and M streets northwest. It will have a front
of pressed brick and brownstone, with plate
glass 6how-windows and an oriel bay window.
A hot water heating plant will bo used, and
the house will be provided with electric bells,
speaking tubes, etc. The cost will bo $4,000.
Architect James G. Hill Is preparing plans
for two three-story and basement dwellings
for a gentleman whose name Is not given on
P street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth
streets northwest. They will be 21x50 feet
and will have fronts of Hummelstown brown
stone and pressed brick with octagonal bay
window. The interior will be trimmed with
white pine, natural finish, cabinet mantels,
and heated by furnace. The cost will be
The firm of Barnes & Weaver are build
ing for a client, Mrs. Augusta M. Weaver, a
fine three-story house on Maryland avenue
northeast. It will bo constructed of press
brick, with brownstone trimmings, and will
contain ten rooms. The Interior will be fin
ished in bard wood and natural pine. The
house will be, when completed, one of tho
finest residences in tho neighborhood, and
will cost $7,500. Mr. George S. Cooper Is the
Architect L. E. Dessez has prepared plans
for two three-story and basement dwellings,
18x53 feet, that Mr. James Robbins will have
built at 2110 and 2112 R street northwest.
They will be built with base, upperfrouts, and
entry porches of Nova Scotia sand stone, with
pressed brick and stone bay windows, circular
and square, tower tops, and slated mansard
roofs. .Natural finish white pine will be used
for the Interior, with steam heat, cabinet man
tels, electric bells, and speaking tubes, and
will cost $12,000. '
Architect E. J. Short has also drawn plans
for an elegant residence on Twenty-first street,
near Connecticut avenue, for Mr. II. McCau
ley. It will bo 20x50 feet, three stories and
basement, with base and entry porch of brown
stone and upper front of pressed brick, also
square bay window with loggia finish, and
tiled mansard roof. White pine trimmings
will be used for tho Interior, and furnace,
hardwood cabinet mantels, electric bells, etc.,
will supply cheerfulness and comfort through
out the house. The cost will bo $7,000.
Architect E. J. Short has mndo plaus and
will soou commence the erection of a three
story and basement dwelling for Mr. F. T.
Bowler, on South Capitol street, between D
and E streets southeast. It will be 20x00 feet,
and have a base of IIummelBtown brown
stone, the upper front pf tho same material
and pressed brick, with square bay window,
pediment finish, and elated mansard roof. Tho
Interior will be finished iu white pine, with
hardwood cabinet mantels, furnace, electric
bells, and speaking tubes. Tho cost will bo
Architect N. T, Ilaller has completed plaii6
for the erection of a block of eight dwellings
which Contractor George E. Emmons will
build for Mr. B. II. Warder on tho southwest
corner of Delaware avenue and C street north
east, f hey will have fronts of pressed brick
and Hummol6town brownstone, with English
basement entrances, square and circular bay
wlndows.surmounted with towers, projections,
etc. 'Ihe interiors will bo finished iu white
pine, natural condition, and will have latrobo
stoves, cabinet mantels, electric bells, speak
iug tubes, and all other conveniences of tho
? B t,me" The C06fc fr l block will be
Architect E. J. Short has prepared plans and
will 60on commence tho erection ot a hand
some three-story and basement dwelling for
Mm V,,S VaPr tho well-known builder. It
will be located on 31 street, between First and
North Capitol stieets northwest, and will have
a base of nummelsto wn brownstone, upper
front of pressed brick aud stone, tower-topped
circular bay window, slated mansard roof, and
Ironsteps. Ihe interior will be finished in ash,
natural finish, with cabinet mantels, electric
belle, speaking tubes, etc. Tho house will be
cost wifeS !mk WIH b 30xBO feet' T,,p
Mr. William S. Teel has commenced the
erection of a fine residence, which he will oc
cupy when completed, ou R street, between
Now Hampshire avenue nnd Eighteenth street
northwest, from plans drawn by Architect
Fred. W. Filling. It will bo threo stories and
basement, 25x05 feet, with front of redbrick
nnd browustono and red slated deck roof. A
swell bay window will extend two stories and
finish with an open balcony. Hnrdwood,
natural finish, will be used for tho interior
trimmings and paneled walnscoat. Hot water
will be used for heating, and all modern ap
pliances will bo contained within the dwelling.
The cost will bo $15,000.
Mr. J. R. Littell has commenced the erec
tion of a handsome dwelling on S street, be
tween Sixtoonth nnd Seventeenth streets north
west, from plans by Architect W. J. Marsh.
Mr. Marsh's unique stylo is alreaay repre
sented on tho 8nmo square by a group of threo
dwellings constructed ot Rock Crock granite
from the Shoemaker quarries, now included
within tho limits of the Nationnl Park. Theso
threo houses and another group of threo on
Rhode Island avonue, near Seventeenth street,
possess tho distinction of being tho ouly build
ings in tho city constructed of tho Rock Creek
granite. Tho irroup on S street are owned aud
occupied by Mr. Theodore Noyes and Mr.
Frank B. Noyes, of tho Evcninq Star, and Mr.
C. R. Rheem, of 13. fl. Warner A Co. Tho
sale of the Shoemaker property to tho Govern
ment for park purposes will close tho quarries,
and so It is probable no other houses will over
bo built of this granite.
Architect T. F. Schneider has prepared plaus
and has commenced the erection of a block of
three dwelling houses at the southwest corner
of Twentieth street and Hillyer avenue, or
where Twentieth street intersects Connecticut
avenue. They will be threo stories and base
ment, with a frontage of 20, 24. and 22 feet,
respectively. The fronts will bo of Indiana
white limestone to tho sccoud story sills, with
pressed brick and stone trimmings above.
Handsome bay-windows will break the front,
and tho roofs will bo high tiled. The first
floors will have largo central stalrcnses of oak
and halls panneled with the same. Natural
finish hard-wood will be used throughout for
tho trimmings, with cabinet mantels, open
fireplaces, and all the modem appliances,
such as electric lights, bells, speaking tubes,
etc. Tho owners are Messrs. L. H. Emmert
and George W. Heisley, and the cost will be
A QUARTER-MILiLiION DEAIi.
Tho Firm of Burnett & "Weaver Negotiate
the Sale of tho Moore Farm.
Tho most Important real estate transaction
of the week, and one of the most important
made In a long time in tho results that are
likely to accrue from it to the northeastern
section, was the sale of the old Moore farm,
adjoining Le Droit, Park on the east. This
6alo was made by tho well-known and enter
prising firm of young brokers, Messrs. Barnes
fc Weaver, of No. 029 F street northwest.
The tract contains forty-five acres, and the
price paid for it was $5,500 per acre, or a
quarter of a million dollars In all. This
6um is one of the largest involved in
any real estate transaction made in
Washington In a long time, and
the firm of young brokers who neirotiated the
sale are to bo congratulated over their success
In effecting 6uch a big deal. Tho purchase
was made by Messrs. Thomas J. Fisher & Co.,
who are understood to have acted for a syndi
cate of wealthy Washington capitalists.
The Moore farm is the key to all that sec
tion lying east of and beyond Le Droit Park,
and the fact that the late owners so loug re
fused to sell seriously retarded the develop
ment of the city and suburbs in that direction
Thc laud was continued In use for
farming purposes long after all the
surrounding property had been subdi
vided and improved, thus forming a small
agricultural region iu the midst of the city.
After the death of the late George Moore his
heirs, of whom there are several, hung onto the
land until tho sale just negotiated by Messrs.
Barnes &, Weaver. The Mooro heirs have re
served for themselves an acre of ground
surrounding tho old homestead.
Tho tract lies, as already stated, east of Lo
Droit Park and west of Bloomlngdalc, and
extends from Florida avenue, formerly
Boundary street, to the southern lino of the
Soldiers' Homo grounds. Thus it will bo seen
that it oilers every facility for speedy subdi
vision and Improvement. It is probable that
tho subdivision of the tract will bo
undertaken very soon. Streets and ave
nues will be cut through on tho
exact lines of those of the city, so that the
tract will become an iuiegral part of the city
itself to all intents and purposes. Le Droit
Park, which Is now pretty well filled up, will
have room for expansion, aud tho whole
region will gain iu accessibility and attractive
ness by the fact that a now and direct road to
the Soldiers' Homo cau now be cut through.
CHURCH PROPERTY FOR SALE.
Tho Fourth JProsbyteriun Will Dispone
of Some of Its Z,nnd.
The trustees of the Fourth Presbyterian
Church have placed in the hands af Hodges
&, Teel, tho real estate agents, for sale, part
of tho property upon which tho church i6 now
located. The 6trlp of land which It Is pro
posed to sell fronts 00 feet on Ninth street,
between G and Grant Place, and runs back
100 feet to al5-foot alley. A portion ot the
church now stands upon this strip. The pur
pose in tho sale of this land by the church is
to realize a sufficient sum to tear down the
present edifice and erect upon the remaining
property a now one. The size of the prop
erty as it Is now divided is 12SJ feet on Ninth
street, corner of Grant Place, and is 100 feet
deep. If the necessary sum is obtained a
church and chapel will bo built, the former
on tho corner facing Ninth street, and the
latter fronting on Grant Place, next to tho
alley. Tho property offered bv Hodges it
Teol Is a very desirable one "either for a
dwelling or for a business house. The price
a6ked is $81,000,
APalntlul Ten-Cent Lodging-House.
Chicago will soon have tho largest ten-cent
lodging-house in tho world. The building will
beseven stories high, will cost $85,000, and will
bo heated by steam and lighted by electricity.
Each of the threo hundred and sixty rooms
will he 7x0 feet, provided with iron
bed6teadB and hot and cold water. Tho floors
Will be of tile and the wainscoting of marble.
Nothing definite has yet been done by the
University Club in the matter of securing the
property at the corner of Seventeenth and I
streets for a club-house. The site is one of
the most desirable In tho city for such a pur
pose, and the members and friends of the
club are very anxious that It should be se
cured. The handsome store No. 1315 F street, in
the Bun Building, is being fitted up in the
most approved manner for the banking firm
of 'Lewis Johnson & Co., wbicbVlll occupVit
about tho 1st of June. " - -
!teaa ?fosstfce $KttUvxi
TIIOS. G. HESSEY & CO.,
1300 F STREET NOltTHWEST
1731 Twelfth street northwest, 8 rooms,
bath, modern improvements, two stories and
basement, nearly new, in perfect condition.
Price, $5,000. Terms easy.
TELEPHONE CALL, 1105-2.
LOANS AND INSURANCE
Most desirable lots around
Also large tracts and acreage
property in Alexandria
Room 5, Corcoran Building,
-A.. J". BOYBR,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
1003 G ST. X. V.
Northeast Property a Specialty.
I want to call attention especially to tbe
beautiful subdivision of Trinidad, at the junc
tion of Twelfth street and Florida avenue
northeast, within two squares of tho H-streot
cars and Hcrdics, nearer to the Capitol than
tho Treasury Building, higher than the base
of tho Capitol, thehighest, healthiest, nearest,
and in every way tho best placo for a homo
around Washington. ,
Houses in this tract, arid lots from 7c. to
50ca foot, for sale by me. ' ' -
Call and hear about Trinidad. . ,':
J. 1). Gjeijs.
Charles C. M. Loeffleu, Notary Public.
HEAL ESTATE BROKERS,
1411 G STREET NORTHWEST,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
GEO, W. CAMPBELL, EDWIN F. CAMPBELL.
CAMPBELL & BBC,
617 F street northwest. Columbus Building.
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StesiJt l&sfcstjte latter
LOTS JPOlEi, SaIjB.
O, B. BKOOKBS cfc CO., .
RfEAL ESTATE BROKERS,
1711 Fourteenth Street N. W.
This beautiful subdivision, lying between
Mount Pleasant village- and tho Rock Creek .
National Park, is now on tho market, and
plats and prices can bo obtained at our oti o.
Tho lots average 50x130 feet in size, and tno
streets, which aro to be improved by tho -owners,
arc from 00 to 00 foot wide. This is
unquestionably tho most attractive piece of '
property ever placed on sale In tho District,
and offers superior attractions lo those seek
ing homes in a pleasant, convenient, andt
heulthful locality; In a well-s6ttled, reilned.
neighborhood, whero schools, churches, nnd-1
adequate transportation lacllltics already
Plats and further information at our
C. B. BBOOKES & CO., ,
yii ir,oTj3Eti?3333isra-'j-x st.
1C29 10th st nv, brick, 2 stories and
cellar, 7 rooms $4,000
163110th st nw, brick, 2 6torcs and
basement, "rooms 4,000
610 7th st sw, 3 stories, all m 1 6,700
323 II st ne, 6 rooms, all m i 8,900
710 G stsw,6 rooms and batb, sldu alley. 3,100 -319
to 327 (inclusive) on F st ne, 6
rooms, all m 1 4,000
nw cor 10th and R sts nw, business
property,3 stories, store and stable.. 10,000
secorCthand G sts nw, double brick
house, 5 building lots adjoining , 7,50a-
1115 9th st nw, unproved by frame
dwelling 2.75 per foot.
Lots 12, 18, and 14, east side ot 12th st s e,
bet G and I sts, 49x209 to rear and 3ide
South half lot8, in square 143, 30.8x150 on
19th st bet E and F n w 90c .
Six building lots on the north side of G st
n e, bet 7th and 7th sts ne, 20 houses
being erected on lots adjoining , 75c
Northwest corner fith and M sts s e, 11
' building lots 40c-
2.6xl24 on west side of 9th st s e, bet I
and K, 2 building lots 40c -
65x113 to 15-foot alley, on i st b w, bet N
and 0 25c
23 building lots on west 6ido of 4tb st s e,
bet M and N 30c-
OlfS 33 Street 1ST. "VV.
A handsome 6-room brick; ami; now under
rent at $35 per mouth; good location nw.
Price $4,700; 500 cash and50 per month.
On Mass avo ne, near 7th st, a beautiful new
6-room aud bath brick, with electric bells, gas ,
lighting, and a m i. Price $4,500; small casb
paj-ment, balance monthly.
A beautiful lot, lSxlOO, on U st near corner
of 14th; side and rear alley. Price $1.50 per
On P st, half square from Dupont Circle,
handsome new 10-room house; cellar; finished
in oak and cherry; all the latest Improvements:
lot 22x90 to alloy. Price only $1G,000.
Two of tbe finest corners in this subdivision
will be sold at a sacrifice.
Tkat very desirable ten-room corner house,
No. 247 North Capitol street, hard-wood
finish, frescoed ceilings, partly furnished.
For particulars apply to
WYCKOFF & CAHILL..
Real Estate Brokers
SIO JP Street INortlrwest.
Secure a plot of one or more acrcB of ground -o
In South Tacoma, Lamond Station.
BOBINSON & kOBGKE,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
ROOM 59, ATLANTIC BUILDING.-
HOW'S THIS ?'
Ground with 138 feet on First street north
east, within square Capitol Grounds, at $1.20"
per foot. Will give ten years to pay for it.
EMERSON" & OO.,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
aP5-tf7 -715 Eleventh street northwests
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