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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY. MAY 31. 1S91.
TIIR FUTURE OF WASHINGTON.
What ft Southorn Correppniulont Has to
Siiy About tho Nnf lonnl Capital.
Cor New Orlcnnn Plcnyuno.
Enthusiastic Wasulugtonlans nro indulging
in propbccics and visions of the future extent
and magnificence of the National Capital,
which aro as fascinating as the structures pf
the imaginative artist who builds castles in
Spain. This city, thoy say, is to outstrip tho
capitals of tho old world in beauty, and to
rival in population Paris, Borlin, or Vienna.
Tho prophecy of beauty may bo said to have
been fulfilled, for there can scarcely bo found
in tho world a lovelior city than Washington,
especially when adorned with tho rich Juxu
rianco of spring. Thero aro grander and more
Imposing cities, but none moro beautiful.
Such is tho verdict of all who behold Wash
ington at this season. With the advent of
spring, tho parks and tho avenues of trees
burst forth, as if by tnajlc, Into an opulenco
of vorduro that Is amazing. Thero are up
wards of 70,000 trees within tho city limits,
and tho effect of such an arboreal display can
be better imagined than described.
These dreamers who believe In the unlim
ited possibilities of tho National Capital pre
figure a city which, twenty-five years hence,
is to embrace a territory equal in extent to
Paris or Chicago, and containing within its
bounds a million inhabitants. They foresee
tho erection of magnificent buildings and tho
palaces of millionaires upon the surrounding
hills, and suburbs thickly settled with tho
villas and country seats of wealthy Washing
tonians. It is true that tho population of
Washington has increased 100,000 Binco 1870,
when it was 181,000; it Is also truo that rich
syndicates have bought up largo tracts of land
within the District of Columbia, have im
proved them and divided the ground into lots
and building sites. The whole country within
a radius of ten miles of tho Capital is being
plotted and subdivided, and If dwellings
should bo built on all of these tracts the Dis
trict would have more houses than New York
itself. This is not a commercial or manufac
turing city, and probably never will be, so
that the great increase in population antici
pated, which is to overrun and build up tho
suburbs, must como from without. The Dis
trict of Columbia is a pleasant place of resi
dence, which is being sought annually by peo
ple of means, but, of course, it is not likely
that enough rich people will como here to add
very largely to the population. It is estimated
that within tho last five years upwards of
$10,000,000 have been expended in the pur
chase and improvement of suburban property,
and there is a great amount of money now
tied up in tho real estate.
Washington will undoubtedly become a
great educational centre. Already it is well
supplied with important institutions such as
the ancient Georgetown College, the Colum
bian University, the Catholic University. The
Methodists aro to build a largo national col
lege here, and the Chautauqua society is now
erecting a number of fine buildings at a pic
turesque spot on the Potomac, a few miles
above the city. Several Government build
ings in process of erection the Congressional
Library on Capitol Hill, tho City Post Office,
and the Naval Observatory will add mate
rially to the architectural beauties of the Cap
ital. When the national park and zoological
gardens on Rock Creek aro established the
suburban attractions of the city will be
greatly Increased. Many private residences
of imposing size and elegance are to bo
erected by wealthy men who have recently
made their homes at tho Capital.
LONDON'S BUILDING BOOM.
An Immonso Number of Now EdiUceH Go
ing up In Modern Uabylon.
A correspondent, writing from London to
tho Now York Comma rial Advertiser, com
ments on tho immense amount of building
that is being done in that city this year; not in
a wholesale fashion, as would be the case in
Paris, where streets are re-created ashy magic,
but in scattering, piecemeal work, in charac
teristic English fashion. In comparison with
American architecture ho says:
"There Is a tendency here to build taller,
but no such tendency as manifests itself in
tho fifteen-storied blocks of New York and
Chicago. Five and 6ix stories may bo said to
be tho general height of most now business
blocks. A seven-story ware-house Is rare, an
eight-story one Is unknown, so far as I am
awaie. Perhaps tho majority of buildings in
central London aro four-storied; in the
suburban business districts three or four
stories are tho rule. Tho architecture is as
varied as can bo. German Renaissance Is
rather in vogue now, and some very pleasing
red brick structures of this kind have recently
risen In tho new Shaftesbury avenue district.
Tho tendency to red brick is sensible, since
white stone is absurd in a dirty, smoky, foggy
city like this, and stucco is an abomination.''
Although Londoners do not take kindly to
flats, he states that "tho flat or apartment sys
tem is spreading so rapidly in London that tho
small old houses of seventy or eighty years
ago, which made central Loudon very ugly,
will, in a few years' time, bo tho exceptions."
But it Is mainly the actor, tho journalist, tho
author, tho legislator, and tho man about
town who will occupy London flats, tho family
man preferring a small houso to himself in
L-ady Real Estate Brokers.
Two enterprising ladles, Cora Bacon Foster
and Ella Hutchlns-Stewart, are engaged in
the real estate and stock broker business at
Houston, Tex., under tho firm name of Foster
& Stewart. They refer, by permission, to half
a dozen banks iu Houston and one In Cleve
land. These ladles seud out business-like
circulars, and appear to bo well posted in
the business. Miss Foster was a former resi
dent of Buffalo.
Tho Vermont Marble Company, of Rutland,
Vt., has recently made six of the larcest mar
ble columns over turned out In tho United
States. Tho columns are 19 feet 7 inches long
and 3 feet 10 Inches in dlAmnter. ThP.v nrn
each made from one solid piece of marble,
. , --. -, . .. iwuc, uiuuu uo wuuu uuu jiiului are
MtUrnea. TllfiRft hIy nnlumna ofn -... iicn I., tl.n
construction of Whig Hall, Princeton College.
MBRRILI, TERRY & WHITE,
REAL ESTATE, LOANS, and INSURANCE,
I 1 14 F STREET NORTHWEST.
Business property, north sido F st, near
12th nw, largo brick; lot 25x100
Corner property, P st nw, storo and
dwelling, 18 rs and bath; lot 22x100;
a 10 per cent, investment. Price $9,500
13th st nw, near S, 3-story biick, 9 rs
and all m I; cellar; furaacoheat; largo
lot; paved alloy in rear. Price 8,500
Corcoran st, near N H ave, an elegant
new 8-story brick, 10 rs aud all m I,
cellar; furnace heat; rented for $50
per month; terms to suit purchaser.
Kenyon st, near 14th nw, 2-story cot
tage, 8 rs; lot 50x170. Price 5,500
14th st, near R I ave, 23x125 to 10-ft
alloy. Price $10,500
t-, t .. , , Per Foot
F st, near 20th nw; lot 20x129 to 10-ft
paved alley. Price $2 00
G st nw, near 18th; lot 30x121 to 20-f t al
ley. Price per foot 2 00
N st, near 21st, 25x120 to 80-ft alloy.
Price 2 00
14th st, bet Clifton and Roanoke $1 50
Koanokest, bet 13th and 14th 1 20
13th st, west side, between Clifton and
Roanoke l 00
Princeton st, bet 13th and 14th 85
14th st, near Kenyon 75
Yalo st, near 14th 75
Harvard st, bet 13th and 14th 05
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OF ALL KINDS, CITI llllill
We can sell any desirable property at good prices. Don't
fail to send full description, terms, prices, location, etc., with
your permission to advertise, at our own expense, and we will
find you a customer and make no charge unless sale is made.
624: F STBEET NOETHWEST.
" VERNON," that delightful subdivision situated 9 miles from
the Capital on the main line of the Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad aud
immediately adjoining Branchville, (where nineteen trains stop daily,) has
been placed in my hands for sale, with instructions to give purchasers
the advantage of living in the country, as they should live, not on a lot
50x150 feet, but on a lot (nearly six times as large) containing 43,560
feet or an entire acre. Streets have been laid off aud plans made for
the erection of several handsome cottages.
Vernon is high, dry, and healthy and commands a beautitul view
of the surrounding country.
We will offer this charming site, in lots of one acre.-each, (43,560
feet,) for $400; $25 cash, balance $10 per month, with 6 per cent, inter
est on deferred payments, or $350 cash.
Now is your opportunity to secure an acre of ground for the same
price that a lot would cost elsewhere. Buy and build a home or buy
for an investment. For further particulars call on
T. R. BROOKS, 6 i 6 12th Si, N. W.,
REAL ESTATE, LOANS, AND INSURANCE.
I st, near 22d nw, 3-story biick, 10 rs,
bath, and cellar; furnaco heat; lot
20x75; southern exposure. Price
3d st nc, near E Cap, a well-built 3
story frame, 12 rs and all m I; cellar;
eastern exposure; lot 21x100 to 80-ft
paved alley; rented for $40 per month.
G st, near 10th no, 2-story frame cot
tage. 7 rs; lot 40x100 to 30-foot alley;
southern exposure; easy terniB. Price 3,000
3d st nc, near D, a cozy 2-story brick, 0
rs, bath and cellar, rented for $24.50
per month. Price 3,000
3d st ne, hot G and H, 20x120 05
M st nw, near 13th, 24x90. to alley 3 00
Birnoyt, near 14th, 50x150 1 00
University Place, facing Euclid Place 1 00
3dltne7near N,G0xl48 toSCMt alley 55
15th st, near Kenesaw, 40x110 " 50
Princeton st, east of 13th.
Kenyon st, near 14th
Cor. Dartmouth and 13th.
18th st, near Kenyon ,
Yale st, cast of 13th
Kenyon st, near 13th
Whitney ave, near 14tb....
Roanoke st, east of 13th..
Dartmouth, east of 13th ..
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GARDEN HOSE & HEELS.
432 NINTH ST. N.W.
G. H. MAISAK,
Shop and Residence 717 Thirteenth st. N.E.
REMODELING DEFECTIVE PLUMBING
EXPERIENCED WORKMEN EMPLOYED.
ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY
J. R QUINTEB,
1414 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE.
Lead Burning a Specialty.
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
PERSONAL SUPERVISION GIVEN
TO ALL WORK.
WORK WARRANTED TO GIVE SATIS
FACTION. No. 3037 M STREET.
GEORGETOWN, D. C.
GAS AND STEAM FITTER
Job Work a Specialty.
429 EIGHTH STREET SOUTHEAST.
All Orders left at 015 Seventh Btreet north
west will receive prompt attention.
r U I Baa tS uJI wU Ml Hi &J
HENRY McSHANE & CO.,
MANUFACTl RERS OF
Plumbers', Steam and
N. B. COR, 12th AND C. STB. N. W.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
flamJbrinr (Bx& 3Jfiiu0
JOHN T. D0TLE,
Tin, Copper, and Shoot-Iron
AND DEALER IN
Grates, Furnaces, Latrobes, Mantels,
HOR-AIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
PLUMBING and GAS FITTING
147 B STREET SOUTHEAST.
G. F. MeAVOY,
PLUMBER, GAS AND STEAM FITTEEL
No. 700 Fourteenth Street, between G
Street and Now York Avenue.'
DEFECTIVE PLUMBING ALTERED
On Perfect Sanitary Principles.
I 4 a a 1 I
4 1 7 Eleventh Street N. W.,
flmMwg and te Fitting,
House Drainage and Ventilation.
Remodeling and Jobbing
Promptly Attended to.
Benjamin C. Pole, Dr. Julian W. Deanc,
President. Sec'y ana Treas.
Works, Bennings, D. C.
Branch Office, 1416 F St.
All Orders for" this Momentum Energizcr
Mnchlnery promptly attended to.
Great saving of FUEL, ELECTRICITY, or
GAS, or any MOTIVE POWER.
Electric Construction Co
609 Twelfth Street N.W.
yiUS In our Nw Store. Come and see us.
ELECTRICAL SPECIALTIES TndNOVElI
TIES IN STOCK.
ANY AND ALL KINDS OP ELECTRIC
REPAIRING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
BELL OUTFITS FOR AMATEURS A SPE
, t t CIALTY.
We treat young experimenters well. Come In.
ThlnkContPeSt Dr)' Battery ,n town Only 65c
We are ready to Avlro your business places
and prlvato residences for Electric Lights and
Bells. Architects and builders will pleaso
note this. l
Wo sell tho O. & C. MOTOR, i to 50 II. P.
iu stock. Oyer 1,000 motors in actual use.
you Been our now BiSa ? Tue flnest m
the city. Forty tluy incandescent lamps are a
feature of it.
Residents of Connecticut avenue and neigh
boring streets, do you know that we will Iks
ready to give you olecttlc lights Iu a few
weekB ? Specifications aud estimates given.
Remember, we aie
BETWEEN F AND G STS. ON TWELFTH,
Washington Electric Conslruclion Company.
OIIAS. 8. PARDOE, C. W. MESSNER,
Electrical Engr. Manager.
TELEPriONE,1i73-9. C09 13th ST. NASf,
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