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THESUNDAY HERALD, NOVEMBERS, 1891.
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HEAL ESTATE & BUILDING.
0 OnANGK IN TnK CONDI riON OF
THE REALTY MARKET.
Marked Activity Not Expected Rororo
Spring Rnlldlnjr Operation AboTO
thoAvornco for This Sanson HnUUng
Inspector Kntrrlnlo's Report West
The real-estate market for tho past week has
been one of medium activity. Though eomo
agents made several good transactions, tho
majority consummated but fow sales. Theso
were generally in tho nature of small dwell
ings. There was little or no Investments for
speculative purposes and the sales outside of
the resident and businoss sections wero not
numerous. The same conditions which pre
vailed the week proTious to influenco tho
market, a statement of which appeared in tho
last issue of tho Herald, still hTo control,
and it is believed that owing to tho lateness of
tho season, there will bo no marked activity
until the spring boom sots in about the 1st of
February. Some unforeseen circumstance or
an open winter may, however, keep tho market
active throughout tho winter.
Tor this season of tho year the building op
erations for the week under review wero above
the average and though not equal In value to
tho3eof tho week before wero very encour
aging to the interests of tho city. During tho
week there wero issued .flf teen permits for tho
erection of twenty-seven separate buildings
aggregating in cost $S0,000. Of those permits
only ono was issued for a dwelling in tho north
west Bection, which Is to cost $0,600. In the
Bouthweit section permits were issuod for six
buildings, to cost $15,000 ; in the northeast
section seven buildings, to cost $20,700; in the
southeast section three buildings, to cost
$10,700, and in the county ten buildings, to
A YEAR'S BUILDING OPERATION
What -the Annual Report of Balldln;
Inspector Entwlalo Bhovi.
Tho annual report of Building Inspector
Thomas 13. Entwisle, which was submitted to
the Commissioners on Tuesday shows a steady
increase In the number and an Improvement
in tho character of private buildings that have
been erected during the past fiscal year. Dur
ing the year there were 1,659 permits issued
for brick dwellings at an estimated value of
$4,817,008; 70 permits for private stables, 2 for
livery stables, 29 for ware-hou ses and. shops,
18 for stores, 11 for ofllco buildings, 7 for
churches, 4 for school buildings, 2 for kalis, 2
for banks, 1 club-house, 1 hotel, 1 apartment
house, 1 depot, and 1 power-house. There
were also Issued during the year 6S1 repairs and
additions to brick houses, together with 475
permit to erect frame dwellings, which wero
estimated to cost $476,975, and 576 repair per
mits for frame buildings. Tho fees from
building permits during the year amounted to
$9,901.92 and the total revenue of the ofllee
was $12,072.19. The total number of permits
issued for the erection of buildings was 2,134,
which in .value exceeded the preceding year to
tho extent of $51,568.
Twenty-one brick buildings and 43 frame
dwellings and 24 party walls wero condemned
and ordered to be torn down as unfit for the
purpose of adjacent new buildings. Thirty
two notices were sent out during tho year to
vacate dangerous buildings, 7 to mako good
defective vaults, 57 to mako good defective
construction in brick and frame buildings, 27
to move buildings, sheds, and fences to build
ing lino from streets and alleys, and 14 to
locate party wall6. Tho proper street num
bers have been given for 1,659 new buildings,
and in connection with tho water department
there have been issued 515 noticea to change
numbers on old buildings. During the year
161 notices were served to change construc
tion and the quality of material used; 409
written reports of examination and construc
tion of repairs to building have been made
ond 102 elevators inspected, 27 condemned, 75
found in good condition and 2 in a dangerous
In the office of the Building Inspector dur
ing the year the plans and specifications wero
made for 6 new school buildings, the truck
house at the corner of Fourteenth street and
Ohio avenue, tho Emergency Hospital, Bath
ing Beach, besides additions to the Washing
ton Asylum, Folice Court, police stations, and
engine-houses. The school-house, tho report
Btates, art constructed with such care as to
ventilation, light convenience, etc., that they
compare favorably with those of any city In
tho United Btates. Tho station-houses and
engine-houses are in good conditio. Mr.
Entwisle urges the necessity of an increase in
the number of assistant Inspectors due to the
fact that tho Increase in building operations
is such that his prestnt force is inadequate to
properly inspect tho buildings in course of
erection. The appropriations for tho repairs
and improvements to schools he considers In
sufficient, as they do not admit of keeping
them in tho very best of condition for preser
vation. Mr. Entwislo accompanlos his estimates for
the next fiscal year with tho statement that
the revenues of his ofllco meet all expenses,
and that at least $5,000 por annum is saved on
plana and specifications. He estimate that
for salaries and contingent expenses f9,155 is
needed for care of District Building $3,008.50,
and for repairs to schools, stations, engine
houses, etc., $39,550.
AdT&ntces Offered In Thla Bnbnrb to
Inventors and Home-Seeker.
Residents of the city who, a few years ago,
were acquainted with the tract of land di
rectly north of the Capitol, known as Youngs
borough, would not recognize this well-situated
property to-day, so changed has it been
by the rapid improvements in that section of
the suburbs. It is ihle tract which Mr. Oeorge
Traesdell selected to make his second addi
tion to the city of Washington. This Biibdi
vl6ion of Eckiogton which proved such a boon
to those desiring cheap and well-paying In
vestments or comfortable homes within & short
ride of the city became in such demand that
his second addition became a matter of policy.
West Eckington, which is now thrown open
to the public for investment, is the second
addition. Its advantages are the same as
tho.se of Eckington, while in some particulars
it Is better. This property has been placed in
the hands of (Mr. James B. Wimer, the well
known real estate agent at No. 608 Thirteenth
street northwest. No subdivision iq the Dis
trict affords a better chance for those who are
seeking property, either as an investment or as
a site upon which to locate a home. Tho valuo
of land there cannot depreciate, and as tho
city grows ami further improvements aro
mado prices must advance.
West Eckington is ouo of tho most suitably
located subdivisions now on tbomnrkot. The
land is high, dry, and healthy. It adjotns
Eckington on tho south and west, thus bring
ing it nearer tho city. Tho Eckington and
Soldiers1 Home Electric Hallway, which is ono
of tho best in tho United States, runs directly
through tho property, and seventeen minutes'
ride will bring ono to tho west front of tho
Treasury Department. Tho street improve
ments are of superior character. Tho pavo
raonta are all asphalt, tho sidewalks aro of tho
best material, while the sewerage is perfect.
Electric lights lino tho streets "and avenues,
thus 6iipplyin tho best illumination. T"o
lots which aro offered for sale aro 20x90 feet.
Each runs back to a twenty-foot alloy paved
with asphalt blocks.
Thotermsof purchase arc of a most llboral
character. To those who de6lro to build an
unusual offer Is mado in that 10 per cent, will
be deducted from tho fixed prlco if ono signi
fies his intention to erect upon it a home. A
cash payment will also bo subject to this re
duction. Values rongo from $1,500 to $1,800
fior lot (except corners), and a small cash out
ay with easy payments aro tho terms.
This proporty should bo visited in order
that its full worth can be appreciated. Its ad
vantages, then, will be readily apparent. Mr.
Wimer is always roady to give any informa
tion or aid in his power to those seeking realty
The suburb of Bloomingdale is to bo im
proved by tho erection on First street of a
row of sovon substantial dwellings by G. N.
Boale. The fronts of pressed brick will bo
18 feet wide and will be constructed with
square bay windows with tho corners cut off.
The houseB aro to be two stories with a base
ment. Peter Fessinger has tho contract to
build at $17,500.
The Quconstown Baptist Church, through R.
West, tho pastor, has obtainod a pormlt for
the erection of a $6,000 structure on lots 11
and 12. block 20, on Providenco street, Brook
land. Tho plans, drawn by J. Q. Meyers, call
for a two-story edifice, 48x53 feet In dimen
sions. It will be constructed of frame with
a steep shingled roof. George E. Paxton is
L. J. Perry has obtained a permit to make
general repairs to his residence; 1802 M street,
at a cost of $600.
Tho University Club has contracted with
Charles A. Langley to construct a one-story
porch, 12 feet wide, upon their new club
house, 1701 1 street, at a coit of $3,000.
P. Wade has a contract to build for Corn
elius Harrigan at No. 113 H street northwest
a handsome three-story dwelling to coBt $6,
000. Tho house will haTo a frontage of 18
feet and a depth of 70 feet.
James H. Grant is the architect, builder, and
owner of a row of lour two-story and cellar
brick dwellings he will erect at Nos. 601 to
607 Ninth street southwest. The fronts will
be constructed of pressed brick and two of
the houses will bo constructed with bay win
dows. Cost $10,000.
Mrs. M. A. French, through William Thomp
son, as builder, ha taken out a permit for an
$8,000 dwelling to be built at No. 23 B street
southeast. It will bo three stories high with a
cellar and In dimensions will be 23x43 feet.
A circular bay window will reach to the third
The Traders' National Bank, at the intersec
tion of Tenth and D streets and Pennsylvania
avenue, have obtainod a permit to construct a
bay window to the bank building and build a
storm door at a cost of $$00.
Frederick L. Moore will build a brick ad
dition, 28x 49 feet, to his warehouse, corner of
H street and tho C. fc O. Canal at a cost of
A. K. Tingle will erect a two-story brick
addition to his dwelling on Spring street, In the
county, at a cost of $1,200.
REAL ESTATE NOTES.
, John R. Wright has purchased of John B.
Scott for $7,500, part subs. K and L, 20x95
feet on Eighth, between O and P streets north
west. E. T. Keller has bought for $0,000 of T. E.
Waggaman subs. 15 to 17, square 298, 37i
feet on Maryland avenue, between Thirteenth
and Thirteen-and-a-half streets southwest.
J. H. Chew has bought for $5,050 of D. Birt
well part 43, square 895, fronting 15.85 feet
on Eighth street, between B and C streets
H. Lloyd has purchased for $5,000 of Wil
lardS. Richardson sub. 3, Bquaro 237,18x100
feet on T, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth
Maria Vockery has purchased of Huldah
Tllley for $6,200, sub. 55, square 19L 18 feet
3 inches by 100 feet on Fifteenth, between
Blako and T streets northwest.
John H. Lane has purchased of G. Trues
dell for $5,018.40 lots 40 and 42, square 8.
West Eckington. '
Allen Jacqua has bought for $8,000 of C. V.
Trott 46 feet front of sub.Jlot 88, block 1, Lo
E. C. Ellmoro has purchased of N. Carusl
et al. for $6,225 lot 13, square 486, 25x85 feet
on Sixtfi, between G and H atreot northwest.
Jerome Wise has bought for $6,250 of Fan
nie K. Fox lots 4 and 5, block 39, North Co
lumbian University grounds.
Mary E. Squires has purchased for $0,105 of
D. B. Groff the north half of oub, 145, square
779, 20.71x90 feet, corner of E and Fourth
James R. Johnston has purchasod for $6,650
of Anna Ellis subs. 15i and 155, square 132,
19x100 feet on S, between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth streets northwest.
E. L. Schmidt has bought of Margaret
Harrison for $6,500 part 82, 8. P. B.'s sb.
Pleasant Plains, 50x220 feet on Howard
Mary E. Wilbur has bought for $9,500 of
G. S. Cooper sub 100, square 207, 21x55.29
feet on Fifteenth, between R and 8 streets
C. M. McCamn has bought for $4,000 of E.
Perry sub. 31, block 8, Le Droit Park, and for
a nominal consideration of I. N. Jackson part
Bub. 23, of the same subdivision.
Leslie J. Perry has purchased for $7,875 of
B. n. Warner et al. part 25, square 140, 26
feet, 1J inches front on M street northwest.
William F. Thomas has purchased of D. P.
Syphax for.$6,000 part 25, square 417, 15 feet
7i inches by 95 feet on Eighth street, between
8 and T streets northwest,
P. J. Brennan has bought for $4,000 of Sam
uel Bonsingor sub. 63, square 807,17.17x55
feet at tho corner ot Fourth and M streots
P. B. S. Pinohback has bought for $4,712.50
of Joromo Wlao lot 7, block 8S, north grounds
Lucy S. Doollttlo has bought of Carrio E. T.
Knox part 59, square 575, fronting 33.68 foot
on Second sUeet, between Pennsylvania
avenuo and B strcot northwest, for $5,000.
Building permits to tho following wore
issuod by Inspector Entwisle for tho weok
ending Friday, November 0.
Ono two-Btory dwelling and barn, 20x20 foot,
Providenco street, Brookland, tor Mrs. A. L.
Tado, to cost $500.
One one-Btory brick prlvato stable, rear of
728 Fifth street northcat, for W. H. Hcisor,
to cost $200.
Seven two-Btory and basement brick dwell
ings, 18x33 fcot, Nos. 1700 to 1714 First street
extended, in Bloomtngdalo, for G. N. Bealo,
to cost $17,000.
Ono two-story and cellar briok dwelling,
10x82 feet, No. 816 H street northeast, for 0.
W. Chappol, to cost $4,000. Farnham fc
Ono two-story brick prlvato stable, 28x37
feet, in roar of 417 H street southwest, fair
Joseph Richardson, to cost $2,500.
Ono three-story brick dwelling, 17x28 feet,
No. 1207, C street southwest, for H. P. Mooro,
to cost $2,500. Georgo S. Cooper, architect,
Thomas A. Harding, builder.
Ono two-story and cellar brick dwelling,
18x32 feet, No. 523 Florida avenuo, Lo Droit
Park, for Sarah E. Reed, to cost $3,000. J. W.
Ono two-story frarao church, 48x53 feet, on
Providenco street, Brookland, to cost $6,000.
Threo three-story brick dwellings, 18x33
feet, Noa. 419 to 423 Fourth street northwest,
for Waters & Thompson, to cost $13,500.
Ono three-story brick dwelling, 18x70 feet,
No. 113 H street northwest, for Cornelius
Horigan, to cost $6,600. P. Wade, builder.
Four two-story and collar brlek dwellings,
601 to 607 Ninth Btreet southwost, for James
H. Grant, to cost $10,000.
One three-story and collar brick dwelling,
23x43 feet, No. 23 B street southeast, for Mrs.
M. A. French, to cost $8,000.
Two two-story brick dwellings, 13x32 feet,
Nos. 1119 and 1121 New Jersey avenue south
east, for Alfred Richards, to cost $2,700. T.
B. Durkin, builder.
Ono two-tory and cellar brick dwelling,
16x49 feet, No. 518 Second streot northeait,
for John 8weeney, to cost $2,000.
Ono one-story brick office, 12x12 feet. No.
53 Fifth street northeast, for W. H. Dobon,
to cost $100.
Real Estate Transfers on Eleventh Page.)
AMERICANS ARE SLAVES.
Mai O'Roll Sajra Vfe Are the Slaves of
Our Officials and Servants.
"A Frenchman in America,"
Tho Americans are tho most docile people
in tho world. They are tho slaves of their
servants, whether they ore high officials or the
"reduced duchesses" of domestic service.
They aro bo submitted to their lot that they
seem to find it quite natural.
The Americans ore lions governed by bull
dogs and asses.
They have given themselves a hundred
thousand masters, theso folks who laugh at
monarchies, for example, and scorn tho rule
of a king, as If It wero better to bo bullied
by a crowd than by an individual.
In America, the man who pays doB not
command tho paid. I have already said it; I
will malntain,tbe.truth of the statement that,
in America, the paid , servant, rulos. Tyranny
from above ia bd; tyranny from below is
Of my many first impressions that havo
deepened Into convictions this is one of the
The Industrial Ranking and Investment
Tho abovo organization, which has its Wash
ington City office at 1417 G street northwest,
is ono that, in all its ramifications, extends to
tho laboring classes an opportunity for profit
For tho purpose of carrying out this object
it does a general business upon tho principles
whereby the Investors obtain a fixed Interest
upon their Investments In tho Company, and
in addition a further interest, varying with
the profits made by a general business being
carried on as an Industrial Association. Loans
aro mado to investors on tho security of
their certificates. The Company also receives
xnonoy on time deposit, or at call; negotiates
mortgage, forms and operates public com
panies, Issues public and other loans, pur
chases and cells stocks, bonds, or other
securities and properties on commission, and
generally transacts all business of a financial
and Industrial character. It is not a Building
Aesoelation, but it does offer to persons of
email meons unequaled facilities for changing
their earnings Into a home.
But there 1 another point that investors
would do well to notice. Tho Security is
perfect, for the reason that in addition to tho
$200,000 paid up in Capital of tho Company,
no Certified Checks can bo obtained from the
Association without the full amount in cash
being deposited with the Association to meet
it. And these checks are available for all
poseiblo domestic and foreign payments.
They are better than gold (which is bulky)
and are to be obtained at all hours, week dayB
or Sundays, when banks are closed.
They are batter ttian gold because the
Association's Certified Checks being fully
protected by copyright, are a protection to
their customers against Imitations. And,
finally, in sending remittances by Mail or
Telegraph, without loss of time and ex
pense in obtaining Postoffice Orders, Cablo
Transfers, etc., etc., also tho qrbjlt convbhi
xnoh in haying such Checks cashed on re
ceiving same. The Certified Check Books of
the Industrial Banking and Investment Asso
ciation are obtained nt any of the Associa
tion's Branch Offices, in all tho principal
cities and towns in tho United Btates and
Colonel Lee Crandall Is In charge of the
management of this association, and he is
well-known to every business Washlngtonlan
as a man who will fulfill to the letter the full
measure of every promised obligation he
makes. For perfect honesty In all his deal
ings, and for a friendly familiar and wide ac
quaintance with the best elements of Wash
ing society, Colonel Leo Crandall has no
Buperior, and that superiority Is a good gaugo
of the soundness financially of the above pro
ject of which he is the chief promoter.
Take a look at our Famous $10 Men's
Overcoats. Kleeraan Bros,, Seventh and E.
Since the cut herewith was made, 20-foot alleys,
with asphalt block pavements, have been paved to each
lot, reducing the depth of each lot to 90 feet, and
materially improving them.
Investors, Buyers, Builders, Home-seekers looking
for hrst-class Building Lots, which must become more
valuable, and which require but small cash outlay, can
buy the handsomest building lots in West Eckington,
on R street and Quincy street, between North Capitol
and First streets Northeast.
These lots have Asphalt Streets, Superior Side
walks, Electric Lights, Perfect Sewerage, the finest Elec
tric Railway in the United States. Only seventeen min
utes' ride from Treasury Department.
Lots 20x90. Superior Improvements Building.
TEN 3PE3E2, CENT. OFF
These beautiful lots, all abut on fine twenty-foot
Asphalt Block-paved Alleys. In fact, there is nothing
lacking to make them perfect for those desiring at
tractive sites, with enticing surroundings, at less cost
than is possible to secure much less desirable proper
ties in any other section.
Builders contemplating erection of houses ' this
Fall and coming Spring cannot do better than exam
ine these lots.
Non-residents who desire to make a small invest-,
ment in Washington cannot duplicate this opportunity.
WHY ARE WEST ECKINGTON LOTS
BEST IN ALL
First They have Electric Lights.
Second Rapid transit to them, connecting them
with all of the Executive Departments.
Third Fine Asphalt Streets.
Fourth The best paved alleys in the District.. tsr
Fifth The best sewerage in the District.
Sixth They are less costly than any others with gs
these advantages. ,
Seventh They can be bought 10 per cent off for 1$
The prices are $1,500 to $1,800 per Jot,
J. B. WIMER
Real Estate, 608 Thirteenth Street.
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