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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1914,
$8,000,000 OF HOMES OF ATTRACTIVE DESIGN ADD
TO BEAUTY OF EAST SIDE RESIDENTIAL SECTION
Built in Colonial, Italian,'
English. French and
Flemish Design, New
Dwellings Arc Models
of Art Material From
All Parts of World
Used in Construction.
Loud l the echo of builders,' ham
mers In tin residential streets to tho
cdst of Central Park. It Is long slncei
iMI? section has echoed so imiiiy tin Id
ins operations, Lust year there wero
nme. and to were there .1 fow the year
Wore, but one niu-t go kill. beyond
Me panic of H07 to lliul I lit -imln -if
tho operations thnt are to be met with
in almost every street boivvcu Sixtieth
nrd Ninety-sixth strei.sr east of Cen
tril Park. It !3 a new dwelling here, a
rrw dwelling there, an alteration here
'and another there. ,o that few streets
Vtvveen Madison mid Fifth avenues
isnnot boast of a new dwelling this
vear. Twenty-four dwelling!) have
elthir-bcen finished, started or planned
since the first of the year. What this
mans in money Is hard to nay detl
ii tely. but If we nccepted the figures of
tli Building Department more than
$.OOP,000 has been nppinprlated for
t-imes In that part of the oily.
only port of the twenty-four
1 irses planned nro finished It will bo
jutn time before builders will leavo the
it Is not necessary to ce a student of
economies' to so the reason for the,
building of so many expensive houses
i Ms year. Heal estate men will tell you
har people hove money nnd are willing
a, spend when assured that the future,
, has no ovll. The building of JS.OOO.OOO
worth of dwellings In these fow blocks,
Hie finest residential section of the city,
jui Indication, according to real es-
t men, that people of wealth have
i included that the gloom nn the busl-.-.
horizon Is clearing away and that
money which had been laid nslde for
nntJngencles may now be Invested In
urn building of line horn's. It is the
wealthy folks of our city who know
when and when not to be extravagant,
ml 1he fact that they are beginning to
nvt In fine residences may le taken
,n'Jdencn that business depression Is
ion to disappear.
Those who a few years ago pointed
in the lack of dwelling building In the
residential district of th' Kant Side In
sjppnit of the opinion that apartment
ousf-s would be the dwellings of the
dure will be at a loss to account for
'i s sudden revival. The belief has been
iered that this section would In a
.en years be a section of cave dwellers.
T iat this is not entirely to bo feared is
conclusion to be drawn from the
, '-.inicter and the amount of building
"di has been done to the cast of
"Yn'r.ii Park and near Fifth avenue
i. ir ng 'he last year or more. While an
I'.irtment houe has been built on l'lfth
. i nue and several on Madison avenue
id a numbo- on Park avenue they
Nave Infringed almost not at all on th
c' class residential section. J
Wdlc none of the new houses repre-
op jf.-b lavish display of wealth as
in (oi nstanre. the Prick house on
"'.' a c ie from Seventieth 10 Sev-
nty-llm street, which w.is occupied
list week for the Hist time, yet nil of
hem are of practical types and hnve
designs, p.ans, construction and equip- ,
ment whl h place them enslly In the
forefront of the best types of residences
) be found In this clt . or for thati
mitter any other city whether In this .
wintry r-v ati other. I
Looking over those new houses the I
b.erver .s Impressed w.th the change j
tjpes nn, styl wh eh biu- come
nvr cltv residences In the last five
ear Placed side by side the residence
r to-day and that of ten years ago
seem like buildings almost of different
aies Several reasons for this are, ap
parent To the archlt cts of course
mut b given credit for their own abll
y but prlmar.ly the change and bet
rment III recent designs are the result
if s'udy and travel by those who snp
p led the money for the various opera
' m winch have helped to beautify the
Last Side residential str ets. No longer
Tk-s fie owner of a Fifth avenue man
.mi give over the planning of his dwell
s to his architect. Not Infrequently
he owner of a property Is as learned
n th' matter of design, decoration and
Crushing as the architect himself. He
"my not be able actually to produce th
ff'ign for the elevation, the floor plan,
t trim or the furniture, but he knows
'.it tj( r.f home he most desires and
')' period and style of his decorations
foreign travel has been responsible
'ir fi'x On their long motor trips
'road wealthy Americans have been
'"'jElif into contact with the finest
-impl s of the architect and artit
bnut practically all of the new
hnu-p. fere Is a leaning toward the
' I'lin renaissance adopted to modern
'imlpii n. To this type architects have
np'ied taemsolves to produce buildings
t sin.ill dimensions, nnd that the lean
r e toward fits general type accounts
fir 'he similarity of designs In pracll-
ih all of the l.itest houses.
1' ,v hi the Interior, however, that the
iii-.n.ii eh ment of the owner Is ex
rr il The v.ineiy in the new houses
a wid' is i. in possibly be. F.very
i''r,,,i t i epi( M'lited nnd among the
.mpai.i' '. hrse number of houses
er. ..ie fnv duplicates In style of
i'" ' ' it'id furnishing nnd among
' 1 'I ii '.iii'l preference is shown for
'h' VI iiui period.
i i . rnt.it Ion of the accusation
' -lie' in. - )) oi,. of Americans that they
' ii. lid Nlua'ity and obtain Im
I"' 'h ar in their homes only
h' '- 'I -mantling the castles nd
'ui. of tic old World, It may be
"' I v t'i Unit with few exceptions
i,. h. i-r- of wealthy New Yorkers
i 1 I i ! througlioiit of American
n" .''it I'idtixtrv, There are some
iiiui' winch are llllcd with
' ' j- i., ii from Old Wot Id resl
rno z these few Is at least
' wli.i'i 1 pictured on this
i" ' Tn owner of this houe has
i ' i ' t me and money on line ex-
I II I .
'in foreign cabinet millers
In lia- litougllt heie to be
" ' i ' i house
n.- rieeti'd this yeiir nnd for
"hi List jciir or the year liefore
I illu avenue residi'litlal district
nt mini thing with a cash x'alue,
'njiiHi's pit t'.ired on this page,
apt a' cost $7r uuO exclusive of
win' i is no tun Item; In fact
.' ui'li ll as the house which
i a Me, The least expensive
AT 5 EiTSST
dwelling planned or completed this year
east of Central Pari; cost Tf.o.OOO. The
most expensive wan the Prick . louse,
which cost $j,000,0n. Including the site,
which takes in the cn'Irc block from
Siventleth to Seventy-llrst street and
along both streets some distance. With
the Interior furnishings It Is a big gue.-
to estimate the cost of this residence.
It 1 often the case that the interior
of a house costs more than th' building
and the site together.
The dwellings constructed thll year
or are now being shaped by scores of
skilled builders cost from $."0,0U0 to $5.
000,000. Before the owner of the 15u.
00(1 house decides to occupy the house
another ?30,000 will probably be spent
on the interior anil furnishings, so that
it Is not too much to say that the houses
of this year will run from $100,000 to
The, question nRtur.illy follows.
Where Is the value In the interior?
Thin Is answered by the fact thnt the
material from all parts of the world has
been collected to build thece houses.
From Indiana comes the limestone, that
soft gray stone that has been used In
the facade of nearly nil the new houses.
The big bronze doors that guard the
Inmates from the outsldn world came
from Connecticut and F.urope up to the
outbreak of the war. The marble that
has gone into tho walls and halls and
trim came from the Oteen Mountains
In Vermont or the quarries of Oakvllle,
Franca nnd from the marble centres of
Italy. Kngllsh fotests hnve supplied
tho oak that hns been used In Honrs of
somo of the houses, while in others
American oak and line combed plno
from the Carollnas nnd Ororgla has
been used, .Inpan has added to the
splendor of these pew houses with wood
that shines like a nlrror, The wild
regions of the upper Amazon supplied
the mahogany used In Hun carving and
finishing work, nnd from Hungary has
come tho greater part of the plate glass
that makes these houses radium,
Neatly every civilized country has
been or will be called upon to help build
the many houses which are now under
construction or will be before many
more mouths have elapsed.
The residence of Henry C. Prick is
the finest of the group. Coveting a
block, il cost the Pittsburg financier
m.OOO.OOO lo build
With the site which i
be bought from the trustees of II
Lfpox library several years ago the
Improvement represents an Investment
of .ffi.OOO.OOO, which is the most expen
sive tesldence that has lieen built In
New York since Senator Clark erected
Ills mansion at the north corner of
Fifth avenue and Seventy-first street
at a cost of efi.non.wio.
The Prick house Is; built In the shape
of the letter L. The dwelling Is along
WW ICH . HC . 3S MO f ' ' 'j
i iL-xv'';i. jeitwiit' i nvit wni . rnaiHn'- .m m 1 1 1 1 i
th" rear length of th" site Piom It
along the Seventy-first street end of
the propertx Is the gallery, in which
are paintings and art treasures aliied , not show Itf height b'-cause it is p- i
at probably the cost of the entire man- arated from Hfth avenue by sewiuv
sion. live feet of lawn. Furthermore it Is on
Mr. Frlck is a lesirved man. credited an elevation over which none bin those
with being a great home lover. When, riding on tho hurrlcaii" deck of n Fifth )
he Redded to build the house he im- at'iiue bus can peep
pressed on C'arrcre & Hastings his de. The Interior of the house is a series
lrc to have the house a simple one. So of spacious and elegant rooms, fur- j
they designed a simple house thrre ' tiMicd and fitted with the mnl costlv
Midtown Loft Building
11. May & Co. have sold fop. In the name of a holding company, but . 2i6t. Si'fi.l, :nr,T n vtj .? xtli street, .six ne
l Hearty Compiuy the mod- for the sake of simplicity ,t has bienif'inllj ilnclluw, en. h .txina. a? Maine.
the Hexton Itearty Compiuy
ern seven stoi y loft building at 110
West Seventeenth street to an investor
who gave In part payment 131 Maiden
lane, 20 feet west of Water street,
which until recenltly had beep In the
NVwgas.s family since 1S91. The Sev
enteenth street building covers n lot
'J.'ixOI Tho Maiden inne property is a
four story building on lot 19.'.'.xu4.
Negotiations have been
concluded for the sale of the Albiirne i
apartment, at fiOL' nnd 504 West U'-'d ,
street, by Mis. May Knowle.. Tho j
ptoperty (vmslsts eff a six s-tory struc
ture occupying a plot .'O.xOS.ll adjoin-!
lug the tteldnass Hall apartments at the ,
southwest corner of Amsterdam avenue
Tlio properly was held at $100,000 and)
lurries a mortgage of $iil,500, ,
I THH1 IIIKINV.
The Voung Women's Christian Asso
elation has taken title to a largo site In
The Kronx which will probably be Im
proved with a brunch association build
ing. The property is a plot 201.1s
irregular on the north clde of 170th
street Hill feet can of Anthony avenue.
According to deeds placid on record the
property was transferred by the New
York city PapliHt Mission Company to
Ithoilu A. McCulloch for jr.'.MM). subject
to n mortgage of $20.,,00, and immedi
ately reconveyed o the association sub
ject to a mortgage of $11,500,
III,! .Mill TIH'ST TAKKS TITI.K.
The Coluipbia Trtft Conipnny has
taken tl'lo to the buildings, occupied by
It at R0 rirondway and at 113th street
tind Thltrt avenue. The Mtonx. Thrso
propcrtici have lieretoforo been carried
stories high, with an attic. P is of the,
Italian renaissance type, with a Mint of '
French anil Colonial. The Ionise does I
(icemen to carry tnem in :ne nnnie oi ;
the trust company. The company now
owns three of the four buddings occ.j
pied by It throughout the ci y.
r.sTVTK o.v wiim' iiii-..
Kev. Nathtm A Seagle as e.xecul.jf
for the estate of Annie .t. Dodo is
reported to hiivo sold fll Wet Sixty
eighth street.-a foilr story ilwelling.
on lot 18xl00.fi.
WF.ST FOltTY-FOritTlI STHFF.T.
The estate of Lawrence Hughes hns
sold flsu West Forty-fourth street, a
vacant lot UTixlOO. Martin P. l.odiie
who owns the adpolning 7T feet. Is the
purchaser. The transaction was for
nil cas-h. W C, Wotton & W. .1 Leon
ard were the broken).
WKST S HVHNT Y-II I ! HT H STP.IiKT
The F It. Wood-W. II Dolson Com
pany has sold for Mrs lllaiiche P.
Flanagan '.'21 Wcsi Seventy-eight h
street, a three stnry brown.stoiie pri
vate residence, on plot 20IO2 2, tn a
client for occupancy.
IlONNF.Il PLACIC- Ktirj: .x Cren. Inc.
have sold for the Thomas l. Malcolm
Construction Company 7 Honner place,
a four story npiirt'metit dwelling, on
plot 33.4x711. Tho same liroki i s re
cently announced the sale of u Hon
III II, milts. Hi V IIUIMMvt.N
Tin- Kraslovv Constril'-tlon Company bus
bought from the Alio lllilldlng Coiopaliv
sevollty lots covering tile block between
Sixty-third mid Slxtv-fourtli stieels,
Twotity-tlrst and Twenty-second avenues,
alnn with Mapleton Asscielntis thll ty-llueii
lots In Maploton Park on the asl side of
Twentieth avenue, Slxty-llftli to Sixty,
sixth street, one block fiotn the new sub
way "tatioii, They will erect three-story
flats and More
IIIDIOKIiVN tlOMI". IIPXIMi.
The Alco llulhllng Company bus nold
'tiaierinls known to the 1 i It i . ml .
Th house wi- s' irt il 1 i.n. ir I..s' 1
we k Mr. Frli k uinwd nro it ,imJ-t a
.-((tie of much building At the smith
corner of I'ifl'i aviuie aniL Seventieth
street, overlooking the law n of tie Pit'e
burger's house, fir.n.oiio ,s h. mg spent
on a dwelling that is now Hearing com
pletion Next to it on Fifth avenue
Oliver C. .lennlngj of the Sumhrd "11
Company is erecting a dwelling at a
cost of M.iO,i"iuO, and on Seventieth street
in a Trade
' ' r" ' uk.hu
' ,n . 1 '''",'r!;;k, . ,,'",";-
; 0' ' e.mnJ! h
sir. et. and to P. Klotg 1 srt S.xtv-tlfth
, Frank . Seaver A Co. have told for
1 It. Norwood to an Imestor the o'le
fanulv cut tagu at "la Tliliteenth avenue
. m:n I'o'i'i: m citr.s oi,i).
l.'Fclnse, W.ishlitirn Co. hnve sold to
Di' L. A Van Klem-lt a plot of iibotit one
:li re on the s.inti) B,o of the North Hemp,
stead till llpike, nt Mallhasset, I. I. The
Hinie lit in alto sold a plot of the same
size adjoining to .lauiiv M (iehrlg. Hoth
piopertleM will lip Improved Itnmeil'Hiely
MIT( I, lit III MMs sin;,
Hughes Whitby have sold fo- ensli
the northwest corner of Orange io.nl nnd
Oiilur Hveiute, Montelair. for the lleilford
Compiuy of New.nl;, to Lawrence .lolm
soii The properly will lie unproved with
a business building.
Min im .-. t it r.. roil in i, list in:,
I'oreelosuie proi eedings have been
started by the (Jreeiiwleli Savings Haul;
against Walter I). Low Ishelm over a
mortgage on the twelve story lot t build
ing at the northeast coiner of Fifth ave
nue and Sixteenth stieet. Mr. Lewis.
beau pill civ it-ed th piopeil.v onlv last
Match. It In valued fur taxing puropses
at tt.lilti.oon. The wtiurtuie Is one of
the first elected in that part of Fifth
avenue. It has caused trouble for s v
rr. nt con crrv not
Seton Ilcnrv nn1 IHhikIis (iihhons with
Woithlngtmi Whilehoiise, have leased the
Todd dwelling furnished at '.'.'I Hist
Sevellty-fllllnl street, for the wind' lo
Chai'.es 1." F Mi'Cann
Hi'ielt v Co li. ve leased for a teim
of years the dwelling nt ti Lull 12 Kb
street to I., llemlke.
i t'i rear of Mr Prtclt ? hops' I Jr.
.lame Is building a Jtrm.ooo home. Here
ate t'iri'i iodises witiilu a rew nuiiiireu
f. et of cub nt'.iT under construction
at the same time which repr. sent an
mvesini' nt to their owners w ithout t'.ie
si:e of .MTiii.OOo.
The house nt the south corner of
Fifth avenue and Seventieth street ha
been a soitri" of mystery for come time
I. ,i.,,l,. I, I'll Sflf
was bought from August' lleckcher
..,.. nnd now- It Is beinir m-
proved. Tin- latest guess ! that C.
l.eyard 111 Ur of lSlair A Co. Is the man
for whom this snow white building is
1 I'ltlg uectcd.
Walk east on Seventieth street and
ii the southwest corner of Park ave
nue will lie seen the new home of
C.e.iige Hluiiienth.il, and ie xt to it no
Sevi illietll street the residence of
Stephen Clark, built in old l'ngllsh style
of tapestry brick.
Around on Park avenue .it the north
West corner of Park avenue and Si.xtv
niiith siteei Comniodoro Arthur ciirtlss
James's dwelling is now being ass. tnbled.
It x .11 lie one of the big houses of the
section, covering a plot lOo.a feet on the
avenue and 1-." feet on the street.
Knoxvllle marble will lie the facade of
the building, whlrh is to cost exclus-iv
of the silo 1510.000. Ulrcctly aiross Park i
nvenuo at the northeast corner of Park i
avenue ami Sixty-ninth street Is vvliat 1
l. 1... n...l..Ml ,1, In l,..ll.n
in oiioiiu oi- ill" ii.iiii ii 1---H
It ,s the home of Oerablyii Jledm.md
i i.i.. ..i.. - ,ue , 4.1. A ,,,.(,,,'
anil II l-i ri-iri . ' ii' . --.in., -I - -.
Vill.irs. Though It appears as one. 1
house it Is two sepirat dwellings of six
storl' s each I'lie building Is one of I lit
pri iticst of the new houses, being .1
i omliinatioii of old Kngl.sh. old Flem
ish. Fiench and Italian leualssanro
architectuie The house cost tf.'Oli.OUO
IMvvin C. .laineson. piesKUnt of the
Ololie and ltutg' f.s Fire Insurance Com
pany. Is planning to n-ct a dwelling
on the sue at !' Past SIMy-nlnth street
which lie bought last May ft out the
llowory Savings l-ank. which bought il
in the previous mouth for Moii.ooo.
Next to the new Jennings house nn
Fifth avenue, r. felted In above, Adolph
l.evvlsohn is to spend $!!i.0oO In malting
over nis iivveiiing. leiwani t. ii. Tal-p1 1,1111 "" v
mage, who bought the dwelling at 11' I" '"' '"'V'f "f ih W'"'u '""I "
Pas". Sixty-seveutll street from the ''''Vo erei ti'd thete a line dwelling elm e
Itloonilllgdiile estate two years ago, spent 1 lie has sill icndel cil his home In trade.
?:'r..0ou this yenr In altering thy dwell-! Tin- "totv denied at Mr. Pope's
lim to conform to his wishes. olllce. where it was -iild that two dwo'-
llorace Ilavemeycr's new residence on 1 1" of a typo never before erected n
Fifth avenue next to Ins mother's, nt i this city will l. e built on the block Tbev
the north corner nf Plflh avenue and w.ll bo on a plaleau far above the level
Sixty-slxlh slictl, wis finished thl of l'lfth avenue and screened bv heiU-e
year. It cos-t Mr. Ilaveineyer J'.'i.ono i ftom a view of the vehicle tciiilo on th"
It is live Nloi'lcs high and built nfiaveiiue The ai'ii.it'Ct m t,. in-iUe t1
granite. most of Ccn'ral P.nk across hr avenu
... . ..
Twenty- four Houses
Have Iithcr Been
Completed, Started or
Planned Since January
Between Fifth and
60th and 97 th Streets.
The early pait of tho year Mrs. Anna
IS. llllss filed plans for a $50,000 dwcN
ling nt t Past Sixty-fifth street. It Is
of the French leualssanro typo built
of brick, ii very pleasing comblnntton.
Ornie Wilson. Jr.'s. dwelling, which Is
represented ill the plcturo group alnvve.
I n lions- which cost $75,000 to erect.
11 is l wetity-nlne feet wld" and 100.5
fe t deep. The site wnt bought from
Prneslo Fnbbrl nnd was part of a plot
taken from Chnrles Htceln In part pay
ment for the 1'abbrl house nt It Kss-f
Sixty-second street. Mr. Mteelo bought
the 'sixty-fourth street plot originally
lo itnpiove It with n dwelling for hi
own use, but changed his. mind when
he learned of the difficulties attached
to such undertakings. Tho Pabbrls
then planned to improve th nlto with
a dwelling which was to cot $800,000
-lames .1. HIU, the railroad man, owns. .
largo plot adjoining tho Wilson house,
' . it.l .ln ..
OSlf-IlniOIJ i, J-IIV w, fc --,. -.
home, which he will build omo da:
Next to the Pembroke .lonei house at
., Past Sixty-first street, which was fin
ished only recently at a cost that has
been kept secret, will bo another now
house, tho residence of .lohn J. Pratt,
a lawyet who has secured not only
7. but the property at 3 H ii site
fur his house, which ' to 1m erected
from plans now being prepnred bv
Charles A. Piatt. Mr Pratt bought On
site in .rune and is said will erect a
hous" on hl lift v foot plot thnt wM
cost several Vinlr-d thoueund dollars
North of Ino Hill t'crn have been
erected and planned ns many new dvvo'
llncs as south of the hill. Indeed, fom"
of Urn most costly homes of tho year
' aside from tb- Frlcl; house are. 1olng
I built In the north section. Among the"
I are tlie K.ilin houeo nt the north oorncr
l of F'fth nvenuo nnd Ninety-llrit atrt't
Str.nght bona'' at Ninety-fourth striv-'
.mil the dw.lliugs to bo bnllt by John
Uu.tM'.l i'ope nnd a friend on thii l'lfth
I'Vcnije hank frojri Nlrety-flfth to
Mov.ng nor'li ' nn " F-rk tioiie
the Pr"t v vv hoin e to Ii,. met Is" that of
Mrs H'.v ,:. Itiol-ar Jlr.Vah- on Scv-ntv-rinin
k-ri'i't. not to the Hrokan
ni. 'tv. or. ! t'ie north cornor of Piff.
I iveti'i' and Sv e..ty-1'iith street
I Seventy-eigl-.t h eti'ent, however, several
extensive altemtaitis haw been made,
'1 .er.it led vl'ti v't ft.-il'v truant
the rebuilding of tho luui'es One of
the altered bouses is- fi Has' Suvrtty
..li'b street, which was bought In the
cumin' r of p.na bj Artenias Ward Th
i'on-e used to set bacl:. lint Mr. Ward
did not car tor fi.s. so ti had the
fncr. of the dwelling removed nnd s
new one elected four feet nut from trto
old budding Hti. Another story was
i old d and the Interior of the hmi
changed. Mr. Ward -spent SSS.H0O 'n
in.-' t 'lie r'nntf"
Th" M N i r bioisi- n costlns ?2.,o
oho t . I. -1 ,, ! , .. 1 1 1 n th,. jnt, wblc'.i Aire.
Mi Vi.e , lien'ed from her father Th
"i-,' i of the French renaissance
i' . thirtj-tlve feet wide and loo ft
1' p. The site inherited by Mi- Mr
Va : was' Il f t f. rt wide. Th sp-ic
not covi'tcd i the house Is to lo la.d
' on- in lawn and Mowers
Tio l ou'i-s at I to 10 Par Kiirhtleth
-trei I are now b"iug niter"! Two of
tin in .ue for Prink Woolworth'i
inu iters. These ate the two neares'
tc Fifth avenue inrner. The hois-e e'
1o is being retnoilelled for Solum in
Friedinan at a cos- of jt.is.oon. The
I Woolworth houses w ill cn-t, wjth the
I laud, ?75o,ii0o.
; The hou.-e tint otto Kahn is to hav
. built at the mirth corner of Fifth ave
nil' and Nitietv-lltst street, acron ftom
the aruegle hoii.-e. will ( n-t htm $1 -(IIHI.IKIII
'ln.lr.. f,. ,, Mrll(.u,rn lr.
j now lioing picpar -d i'.v c. p 11 fiiihert
I Kxcavators an- at work clearing out x
i hole from which this fine house wi'l
j take root. The sit-- is nix fet or, '
1 I'lf'li avenue mil It;, f. ,t on the street
i It was sold b.v Mr. Carneglr to Mr
! Kalin In Miy. llii::, for n j,r ce t-,!d to
i In' close to Jxuo llllll.
I'lie Kahn house is to be of a cln?ici
I :( "'.!"" s h"rh r,'vor'ng the en
"' ' "" eunn- m oe iieen ni in
I me iiioi.
i.n.,.1,- ir. in i onic irom i-ranee, out n"'.i
that France hns no tmi for such ma'
'tei me construction will cither bo de
I l.iyed until French .uarrynn-n ha'e
laid aside the rllle for the drill or the
facade will lie brought from snrne otr,et
j pat t of the world
The Straight bouse at tho north co' -i
tier of Fifth avenue and Ninety-fourth
street is rapidly near.ng completion, as
may h seen bv the picture reproduced
on the preceding page It is of s.
i colonial type nnd when finished will
i have lonii' columns nt u)(, entrance,
i winch will be on Fifth avenue. The
house e.iriios one back to old New Pne
i find It 's ,, be ready for ip-e In i
few months When finished tho hulld
ing alone will have Mtood Mr. Straigh'
fi'tiil.iMIO .ijl wl'h the ..l( tho operation
will nioutirtip to ' I'id.ooo. a snug t'ortuni
to be put into n home.
Around Hie i ortn r on Ninety.flfth
unci a 11 ilium dwelling It. now beinc
,1.,, ...I f ... M
I 1 ' J"
I '"'o I III I IK I eas i
Aniorv S. C.irhart
in the block arc to ho
erecti.l dwellings for (iondlnie l.ivtru
ston jiul Mrs- Pabbi-I. ( in Nine -fix 'i
.stieet the ci, !',,( r pint nf 7.', f, , t. i,in-
last oar bv li cliaril Tliiibh who tat"'
sold half ol h to Kdward Shcarson. n
to lie improved with dwellings
On tho avenue frontage h.-tweeti
NllietvSixth and Ninety-seventh slrerts
are to be butli two dwi llitigs Th.- Iilu. l;'
was bought a few mouths ago In- John
Itllell Pope, architect. It is said that
lie will erect a dwelling for h s own Use
at one end of the plot and on the other
will be the home of a fr'end. 1 his
been said recently that 1'iederlck W
Vailili'l'bit. who con-entcil to replaie
his ilwclling at the Mint honst torner of
l'lfth avenue aid Fortieth s'reet vvit'i
i ... .1.1 .... r.... i..n..l.l l.l.. r. n.