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TPIK SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JVTA.Y 31. 1891.
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Tbo thr.ee old brick houses on Twolfth
street, noxt to tbo Palais Royal, will bo ro
modeled by tbo owner, Mr. A. II. Sonford, ami
converted into modem store and office build
ings. Another story will bo added, making
four, and now fronts of Hummclstown brown
stono and pressed brick. Tbo improvements
will cost $430,000.
Architect C. A. Diddcu is preparing plans
for n three-story and cellar store nud dwelling
.to be erected by Mr. Charles E. Escherlsh at
1743 1 street northwest. It will be 21x72 fact
in size and have plato glass show-windows
that will be continued as bay windows, with
slated tower tops. Cabinet mantels, electric
bells, speaking tubes, and Introbe stoves will
be used for the interior.
Mr. A. B. Hiucs will 60011 begin the erection
of a comfortable dwelling for himself on
Twcnty-sccoud street, between II and I streets
northwest. It will bo IS by 35 feet, tbreo
stories and basement, with base of browu
stone and upper front of pressed brick. A
square baywindow, with loggia finish, will
extend to the roof, which will bo a slntcd
mansard with galvanized iron cornice. White
pine will be used for tho interior trimmings,
and the house will also contain cabiuet man
tels and a hot-water heating plant. The cost
will bo $4,000.
Architect M. R. Graudall has made plans
and will superintend the construction of a
.handsome dwelling that Mrs. George Stern
will have built on Sixth street, between G and
H streets northwest. It will be 1G by 45 fcot,
three story and basement high, with front of
pressed brick and Hummclstown brownstono.
It will have a tower-topped baywindow ex
tending to the roof. The interior will bo fin
ished in white pine and will contain latrobo
stoves, cabinet and slato mantels, electric
bells, speaking tubes, etc. There will also bo
a two-story stable in the rear, 16 by 40 feet.
They will cost $7,500.
Mr. K. "W. Henderson will have built on
Seventeenth street, between Corcoran and R
streets, from plans prepared by Architect
Joseph C. Johnson, a three-story and cellar
dwelling, 22x60 feet. The upper front will bo
of pressed brick and stone, with a base of
Hummclstown brownstone. A sqaure bay
window with galvanized pediment finish will
break tho front. Tho house will have stone
porches, tiled vestibule, and stained glass
windows. The interior will be trimmed in
white pine, natural finish, and will be heated
by a furnace. Electric bells, speaking tubes, 4
ana an mouern conveniences win De proviaca.
The cost will be $0,000.
Contractor J. S. Larcombc has the contract
to erect for Mr. C. C. Glover a fine suburban
residence near Tennallytown, D. C, from
plans made by Architects Barry, Simpson, and
Andrews. It will be ot the old Colonial stylo
frame, three stories and cellar, SlxCO foet,
with a broad piazza and balcony extending
around two sides. On the first lloor will bo
located the drawing-room, dining-room,
library, kitchen, pantry, and closets. The
other floors will be devoted to sleeping apart
raents, bath-rooms, lavatories, etc. Gas,
water, and a complete system of sewerage will
be included among the conveniences. The
cost will be $20,000.
Architect T. P. Schneider has prepared
plans for a neat two-story and basement
house, 22x00 feet, on A street, between Sixth
and Seventh streets southeast. It will have a
front of stone to the iirstrstory sills, with
pressed brick above and high slato roof. The
first lloor wiil contain a handsome entrance
hall, with central staircase decorated with
carved hardwood screens. The parlor and
library will also be on this floor, trimmed in
hardwood. Open fire-places, handsomely
tiled, will be throughout tho house, with
carved hardwood mantels. Mr. William Mc
Farland is tho owner.
Permits to build wero issued to the fol
lowing for the week ending Friday May 29:
Two brick stores for C. C. Meads on lot 13,
square 1027, No. 1301 and 1803 H street north
east, to cost $2,500.
One brick bakery for John M. Reuth on
lots 04 and 05, square 441, Wiltbergcr street
uorthwebt, to cost $1,500.
One brick dwelling for George F. Reed on
lot 38, square S90, No. 724 Eighth street
northeast, to cost $3,500.
One frame dwelling for Thomas Madigan on
lots 12 and 13, block 10, Sheridan street,
Mount Pleasant, to cost $700.
One frame store for Isaac Beers on Monroe
street, Anacostia, to cost $700.
One brick dwelling for William Yost &,
Rro. on lot 12, square 785, No. 313 Douglas
Court northeast, to cost $700.
.One frame dwelling for W. II. Abbott on
Jots 152 and 154, Maplo avenue, Anacostia. to
cost $3,000. '
Three brick dwellings for Michael Lendner
J1,0 9 6fluare 1'000 Nos- 3232, 1234, and
123(5 Eleventh street southeast, to cost $2,000.
One Irame dwelling for Frank Dickson at
Hillsdale, D. C, to cost $150.
Ono brick oJIleo for A. M. Green on lot 37.
Anacostia, to co6t $1,800.
Two i.Hck dwellings for J. A. Eodbud on
lots WJ and 157, square 020, No. 1127 and 1120
iirt.: etiftt northwest, to cost $4,200.
One brick dwelling for J. C. Johnson on lot
11, block 5, No. 1824 Linden street. Lo Droit
Turk, to cost $8,000,
One brick dwelling for Thornton Taylor on
lot 80, square 140, No. 1122 Eighteenth street
northwest, to cost $2,500.
wrLirt Hr,k dwelH"KB for L. D. Melnie on
&wk n tt.nfl V' 6quaro 97 Nos 2032,2034, and
2030 O street northeast, to cost $10,000.
Wt brick dwellings for J. H. Richards on
lots i0 to 74, square fed, No. 031 to K41 Acker
street northwest, to cost $12,000.
Two brick dwellings for 0. F. Smlthsou on
lots 45 and 40, square 407, No. 458 to 400 G
streut northwest, to cost $5,000.
In M Vrivc hahl0 for L- S- Lipscomb
in rear of blxteeuth street, near Howaid ave
nue, Mount Pleasant, to cost $125.
A Whole Square Sold.
Juraes W. Corcoran, of Arkansas, a nephew
of the late W. W. Corcoran, has sold
through Bird & West square 330 to Thomas
J. Fisher & Co., who represent the pur
chaser. The square is that just south of tho
Garfield Hospital, bounded by Tenth aud
.hlevtutb street, and Florida avenue aud AV
street. The price paid was $1.05 per square
loot, thus making tho entire cost of the nron
erty between $.00,000 and $100,000. It is di
vided into lots 20x95, aud will be placed on
the market for building purposes.
rUmiim.unicalutM of any kind, regarding
J. I LUate, Budding, and ArcJiiteclure, are
toh' ' d, and mil be cheerfully received. Thmi
7hv i ,tul m not later than TlrsMv after
y. ,i 'each week, and addremd (o Ileal
!( r.duor, bututuit Herald.
Ono riuco Whom They ltavo Had lto-
While a discussion i Btlll bolng very actively
carried on as to whether electricity can com
petowith steam in long-dlstauco traction, elec
tric motors aro steadily gaining ground in n
way that is very significant. Tho controversy
will 60on have to shift to some other points.
Ono of tho most remarkablo of rccont. devel
opments is the success of tho electric toad be
tween Minneapolis and St. Paul and tho an
nouncement ot tho steam railroad lines that
thoy intend to witbdtaw from competition
with it for local passenger traffic. Theso roads
have been operating twenty years, whllo tho
electric road did not beein until last fall. Be
tween tho two cities tho single faro has been
30 cents, the round trip 50 cents, nnd thon gen
erally thcro would be another 10 cents for
street cars, making an avcrago of GO conts for
tho whole journey of twenty miles. Tho elec
tric road, however, is making money at a
10 cent faro, or 20 cents for tho round trip,
with free transfer at cither end to tho connect
ing street-car lines, so that virtually the intor
urban trip of ten miles costs only 7i cents.
Moreover, the steam trains run on a stiff sched
ule which a man has to timo himself by,
whereas the electric cars aro just as frequent
as tho demand calls for aud run on quite short
So enormous is tho traffic they have built
up, the present motor cars aro to be replaced
03 larger ones, which will pull tow cars, thus
giving trains practically every minute. The
jino is doing wonders In unitiug the two cities,
aud has added in a most striking manner to
the value of tbo real estate lying along its ten
mile route. Tho saving on fares is alono an
irresistible inducement to travel, and hence
what tho steam roads have not succeeded in
doing in a score of years the now electric ser
vice has accomplished in half a dozen months,
in effecting a practical uuion of tho two com
munities. The facts enumerated above arc attracting
great attention out West, and more than one
largo city is getting ready to give its suburbs
electric rapid transit in tho same manner.
Whatever may be the prejudice that has been
skillfully worked up against electric traction
in 6uch places as Brooklyn, tho Western cities
at least arc fully alive to the opportunities of
a moderate system whose cars are now running
400,000 miles a day in this country, employ
10,000 men, and carry three-quarters of a billion
of passengers every year, without a single
death yet recorded from tho current. If this
is the record in street-car travel, it is only fair
to reason that cross country travel will also bo
safer and cheaper when electricity is adopted
GETTING RID OP SMOKE.
A 1'latinum "Wiro Over a Gas Jot Will
Clear Up a Kooin.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
It Is not generally known that platinum at
a white heat will consurno any quantity of to
bacco smoke and keep the atmosphere per
fectly clear. Lamps with a ring of platinum
over tho llame are used for tho purpose in tho
East, but a piece of platinum wire suspended
over a gas jet is much cheaper, and really does
its work better.
No one knows exactly tho process whereby
tbo air is cleared, as It invariably is, but an
easier way to avoid annoyance to ladies or
non-smokers could hardly be imagined.
Heated platinum, however, only clears tho air
and does not purify it, and henco it will not
cnablo tho sensitive man to breathe freely in
the vicinity of cigarette smokers.
The increasing use of artificial stone for
sidewalks aud yards is not lamented by
Stone, which philosophically remarks: Com
posite, or artificial stone, is taking more and
more prominence as timo goes on, because it
is improved. There is no mistaking' its im
portance. But it does not mean a loss to
quarrymen, because it is made out of the
waste material that otherwiso would, indeed,
be lost material. In fact, it Is an economy to
the quarryineu, because the art uses material
that without this art would be entirely a loss.
Every quarryman has lamented tho great
waste of the "dump." The artificial stone
producer uses nothing else. What ho uses is
what tho quarryman wastes. It may be that
tho natural and tho aitificlal stono may como
into competition. But what of It? If tho ar
tificial stono is made out of material wasted
by the natuial stono producer, is tho latter
any the worse off ? To our mind tho waste
of tho dump is so much gained. It is clear
Excavating For tho Power-Houso.
Contractor Pullman, who will make tbo
foundation for the big power-houso to bo
erected by the Washington and Georgetown
Railroad on tho Avenue, between Thirteenth-and-a-half
and Fourteenth streets, will begin
excavation to-morrow. About 150 men and
teams will be put to work, and the work will
bo pushed as rapidly as possible. It is ex
pected that 6omo difficulty will bo experienced
in Getting a good foundation on a nortion of
tho site, as the ground is said to be soft and
yielding to a great depth.
Twenty-six New Houses.
Mr. C. A. McEucn is building a row of six
teen two-story frame houses at Seventeenth
and D streets northeast, and ten two-story
brick houses in the alley between Third and
Fourth aud E and F streets northeast. W.
R. Craudall is tho architect and builder, and
tho twenty-six houses will co6t $23,000.
Tho largest and heaviest building stono ever
quarried in England was taken from tho
Plaukington quarry, near Norwich, in Febru
ary, 188U. It was in one piece, without crack
or flaw, and weighed over 35 tons; it wus 15
feet lopg, 0 feet high, aud 5 feet wide.
"Communication's of uny kind, regarding
Ileal Estate, Building, and Architecture, are
solioited, and will be cheerfully received. They
must be sent in not later 'than Thursday after
noon of each week, and addressed to Ileal
Estate Editor, Sunday Herald.
M&&1 $EsitJte j&t$i?tf-
HOUSES JFQR SALE.
10-r bk on 10th st near K nw, all m i... $10,000
8-r 3-story prs bk on 7th st near Md avo
no, all ml 4,500
8-r fr, all m I, on G st sw hot 41 and 5th 3,000
2 9-r bks, all m I, on II st noar 5th nw.. 5,500
G-r bk on K st near 10th nw, all m 1 5,700
8-r 3-8tory nnd basement bk, all m i, on
L st hot 8th nnd 9th nw 7,000
9-r pra bk, nil m 1, on L 6t bet 12th and
13th nw 0,000
7-r bk on V st bot 13 and 14th nw 0,000
5 G-r houses on Clovoland stnw, $1,750 to 2,500
3 0-r nnd bath bk houses on Scaton st nw 3,000
G 8t botGth and 7th no, lSxlOO "J 07
H at cast bot Cth nnd 7th, 00x120 05
L st bet 18th and 14th nw, 21Jxl00 4 00,
M st bet 10th nnd 17th, north side, nw... 2 50
R st bot 18th st nnd Conn avo nw, 30x147 4 00
15th st bet O and P nw, 21.3x100 3 20
RESIDENT AGENTS FOR
Tho Home Fire Insurance' Company of
CASH ASSETS OVER $9,000,000.
KEYS & TEUNDLE,
Real Estate and Insurance
Loans Placed. Rents Collected.
No. 1003 G St. N.W.
If looking for a safe and profitable Invest
ment, lot us show you theso lots. Price and
terms to suit. Nearest Suburban Lots to
Washington. Have Steam and Electric-car
facilities. Near tho Unlverlty and Soldiers'
Wo will tako pleasure in showing this prop
erty. Plats showing .tho entire section of
country, and tho distance of lots from Station,
Electric Cars, City, nnd other points, ready
Price from $200 Up,
With Monthly Payments.
For further particulars apply to
Banes & Weansr
629 F STREET NORTHWEST.
Destined to Be One of the Most
Beautiful Suburbs of Washington.
Only thirteen minutes' ride by express
train from E. & O. Depot, and only eight
Commutation tickets, six cents a trip.
Has tho advantages of a
WELL-EQUIPPED tOIiEGB AND
Largely endowed by the U.nlted StateB Gov
ernment and also by tho State of Maryland.
All students in West Point uniform.
School, Sunday-School, and Church.
Good store, public hall, post office, tele
graph station, and express office.
Good avenues, shade trees, and largo park.
Will sell on monthly installment plan, or
allow liberal discount for cash.
Large rebate to builders,
Lots 50x200 feet, Only $800 and $400.
Will exchange a few lots for city property
in good location.
Residence, College Park; Office, 12th and G.
A Handsomo Rssidenco on Rhode Island
avenue northwest. Also
A Choice Lot on Massachusetts avenue, be
tween Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets
northwest, improved by frame house, routing
for $25 per month. Price, $4 per foot, if sold
Two four-story bricks, ton rooms and; bath,
natural wood. Mantels aud tiled fireplaces
in all rooms. Good location, Prices, $7,000
and $7,500, ono-thlrd cash, rest to suit pur
chaser. Handsomo Residence on New Hampshire
avenuo, near Dupont Circle, ten rooms and
bath, beautiful mantel and tiling in rooms,
built for owner'B use, will sell furnished or
unfurnished. Price, $13,000. Terms easy,
Beautiful homes and property of every de
scription for sale on ua6y terms at our ofllce.
J. S. Lawrence & Co.,
017 Fourteenth Struct Northwest.
Bricklayer and Contractor.
Jobbing Promptly At
RE81DENCE, 812 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE
OFFICE. DANENHOWER BUILDING,
CORNER THIRTEENTH AND G STS.
CHARLES A. LANGLEY,
Carpenter and Builder,
310 13tlx Street IS". AV.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Jobbing and Repairing Solicited and
Promptly Attondcd to. Work on Per
centage a Specialty.
Referencoby permission to tho following
ladles and gentlemen:
Hon. Samuel Shellabarger, 812 Seventeenth
Btrect, Lieut. T. B. M. Mason, 1008 Twentieth
street; Mrs. Julian James, 1602 Twentieth
street; Mrs. Katharlno W. Smith, 1707 Massa
chusetts avenuo; H. L. Page, Architect, 1515
H street; Mrs. Jano C. Cunningham, 1723 K
street; M. W. Bovoridge, 1018 H streot:B. H.
Warner, 910 F street; A. H. Bugher, 17241
stroot; Dr. F. B. Loring, 1420 K street; J. G.
Hill, Architect, Room 45, Corcoran Building;
Mrs. S. S. Cox, 1408 New Hampshire avonuo;
William M. Poindoxter, Architect, 1505 Penn
GEOIIOE KEITlIIiEr, O. S. TUCKER,
1215 Pa. Ave. S. E. 1217 Pa. Avo. S. E.
CARPEBTffiS &- BUILDERS,
STORE WORK A SPECIALTY.
SHOP, N. W. CORNER EIGHTH AND E
STREETS S. E.
JOHN H. HOWLETT,
p. B. L1NTHICUM,
Remodeling mid Repairing
All Work Done with Neatness
1404 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W.
Wit A. KIMMEL,
Office and Shop, 1006 CONN. AVE.
Estimates Cheerfully Given for All
Kinds of Work.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
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j"u"hiu n. uiuumuj.1.
1411 N STREET NORTHWEST,
(Shop in Rear.)
All Kinds of Jobbing and Remodeling
Promptly Attended to.
CUT ST OJSE CONTRACTOR
YARDS: Twenty:seoond, between L
and M Streets N.W.
All Orders Promptly Executed
and Estimates Cheer
CHARLES H. PARKER,
REAL ESTATE AGEET,
No. 435 Four-and-u-half Street S. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Houses nnd Lots for salo In all sections of
tho city. Houses rented and rents coll ected.
Estates carefully managed.
Branch Ofllce of tho Peoplo's Fire Insurance
GEORGE W. LOEPFLER.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
SHOP AND RESIDENCE,
43 P STREET N. E.
ALL WORK PROMPTLY AND SATISFAC
TORILY ATTENDED TO.
JOBBING A SPECIALTY.
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY FURNISHED.
J. B. HALIDAT.
S. 8. IlIOHARDSON.
IIALIDAY & RICHARDSON,
728 THIRTEENTH ST. N.W.
Agents for tho "MANNnEIMER" GERMAN
FITZGERALD PATENT PREPARED PLAS
Agents for tho CHICAGO AND BEDFORD
INDIANA BLUE AND BUFF LIMESTONE.
GREYSTONE N. C. GRANITE.
J. W. SWAINS0N.
Office 817 E STREET N, W.
Residence 307 E STREET N.E.
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
Repairs Carefully Made.
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