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15 lots in Lakeland
i five at $175
I own a body of choice, fertile, wild land,
within seventy-five miles of Minneapolis,
approximating in value $30,000, which I
will exchange, in whole or part, for desir
able business or residence property/Will
price it in a trade so it can be retailed on
the present market at a very nice profit.
Understand, this is choice land and any
thing offered in exchange will have to
show up well.
Arrange for interview by addressing 999 JOURNAL
Bargains in Vacant Lots.
Addition,$ five at 200
Portland^ i4i)ehtie Z^p^
At Sacrificing Prices
These six choice lots on Portland avenue in that most desirable block between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets are offered for sale
at prices that will sell them quick. :i:-
4(o *t' ft.* 3 1 4
4& ut 6
4 u* ^.j
750 for Inside Lots IS, 16, 18 and 19 and
$2,000 for Corner Lots 14 and 20.
Eleven other lots in this block were sold last week to people who will immediately build expensive homes.:
Owing to building restrictions agreed upon by the purchasers this will be, when residences are completed*:
one of the most beautiful residence blocks in Minneapolis. Only ten minutes' walk to center of town.
EASY TEEMS IF DESIRED.
CHASE & SCHANFELD,
Exclusive Agents, 414 Guaranty Bldg.
This beautiful tract located on the south shore of Lake Harriet is now on the
market. Only ten lots left, fronting the boulevard. Every one fine. Parties
buying first get the best. I. A. DUNSMOOR, Phoenix Budding
Infect titlev :'v
Ays,An attractive ad, full of lnforma-
^'tfbn, placed in one paper, will com
hi 4 mand more attention than a short $
ik The Journal it will be seen and an.-
21st Aeva S aneda Lake Stfive at $150 each,
Ten lots in Cataract Addition, 39th and Colfax Av N, $75 each.
Five lots in Crapeau'V Addition, 14th Av N, one .block from Plymouth car
Ten Tots in Iron Works Plat Northeast, near location of Armour's Stock-
yard $75.00 eachcash.
Lot 9, block 2, Goodrich Park, corner lot, 17th Av S and 31st St $350.
Lot 20, block 5, Bloomington Av Addition, $100no incumbrance,
JOHN L. SMITH/ -'1SS&*~
14 PER CEttT NET
Double business corner,, 116x127 feet
with two brick veneered stores, two
flats, one duplex and three tene
ments, rented for $1,560. Taxes and.
insurance $160 'A .'yW,'
14 PER CENT NET.
$60000 Bargain on Nicollet av
Solid brick block, which pays better
than 10 per cent net above expenses.
Inside business property with 50 feet
frontage As an income producer, it
can't be beat. See us for further
particulars, and make an offer.
$900Elegant" 44-foot lot on Dupont
av N near 18th av. Improvements
all in and. paid-for.-
$60001541-43 East Lake st. Two
stores with two flats overhead." All
modern except heat. *Improvements
all in. Bents for $840 per year with
no expenses except taxes and insur
ance'. Part cash, balance at' 5 per
$5400047 feet pn Hennepin ay.
Large four-story brick block which
will pay 8 per cent net. This is a
FOB LONG TEEM LEASE. We'fiave
50 feet down town to lease at a very
low figure for 99 years. There are
some improvements now which pay a
D. D. Webster, 801 Phoenix/
income. This is the most de-
sirable leasehold obtainable on Jiic
oliet av today. See us* for terms.
Never dffered before". rs*% Slr^sf^,
$6000024-fiat Duildingon'lZtn st.
All modern an in excellent condi-.
tion. Pays $6,044 after paying for
taxes, insurance, fuel, Janitor, water
and lights. This is a very desirable
proposition. Will accept part
Make us. an offer. Lots'165xl32
IVIC CENTER movements in other
cities have been successfully car-,
ried out. In, fact, t^he civic cen
ter fad, or whatever it may be called,
and an expensive one' at that in the
older cities, is passing over the country
in a wave.
One of the civic Hsen'ter. ideas'"pro
posed for Minneapolis, that suggested
by G. E. Bertrand with Bridge square
as a center, is a coniparatively inex
pensive one, as it does n,ot require tpe
purchase of rights-of-way thru land,,
or the demolition of any new and ex
That proposed by, A. P. Wyman of
Chicago, with the courthouse as the
center, is more expensive in its esti
mate, as it provides two broad, diag
onal avenues thru the city's center for
a thorofare and a conflagration stop.
Either plan can be carried out in such
a young corporation as Minneapolis at
a minimum cost. Either plan postponed
for many years will involve'neavy ex
The older cities", and 'the wealthy
ones, however," are the -municipalities
which are now considering or putting'
thru civic center plans.
Confirmation of. the ^judgment, ex
pressed in Minneapolis regarding the
need of a civic center is deduced by
C. L. Sawyer of the free information
bureau of the Minneapolis Eeal Estate
Board from the results of his investi
gation among the larger cities of the
country, much of his information being
secured from World's Work.
The modernizing of Washington, Mr.
Sawyer found, is probably one or the
most notable examples of civic improve
ment on a large scale. .A commission
was appointed by the senate in response
tovan appeal of the American Institute
of Architects. The commission was
composed of four of the best-architects,
together with a landscape designer and
a sculptor. The commission was given
a neW task. No notable examples of
civic improvement were to be found.
The only prototype was" the plan of the
Columbia exposition. The commission
recommended a comprehensive, beauti
ful and reasonable plan which will be
(carried out in the next few years at
Harrisburg/ Pa., a city, of 50,000
population, is being made over from a
city, of poor streets,, one..park and im
pure water,,into.a city\which will be a
model of its kind. When the question
was proposed $5,000 was Taised to se
cure plans. which called for an initial
of. more than $1,000,000. A
tion. A meeting. #aS
Tilfe. ^MINN^PCJilS^, JOURNAL. Sunday, November 25, 1906.
CIVIC CENTER IDEAS
SWEEP THE COUNTRY
What Other Cities Are Doing to Make Themselves At-
tractive Is Condensed in Report Prepared by C. L.
Sawyer of Real Estate Free Information Bureau-
Millions to Be Expended in Interest of Highest
on $5,000 -was'immediately subscribe
Ifor a -campaign of
tory to submitting'1
a 'bdnd issu to "vote
'The result was overwhelmingly fayor
able and the' BiaTidffburg. plan has
importfahfc'iehapter in muni
,0ase of Cleveland.
Then Cleveland began to consider
ihe grouping of public buildings a
city hallj library, courthouse, postoffice
and -/union station were to be built.
This, presented an unusual opportunity,
to gfcoup these buildings to form a civie
center. The citizens, .were aroused.
The city hall commissioners, with
representatives of -other proposed
Structures, selected the, sites. They
appealed to the legislature for author
ity to appoint a commission to make a
group plan.' The commissioners pre
sented a plan Aug. si, 1903. The land
has now been acquire^ and several of
the buildings are well'advanced. The,
scheme involved expenditures of $10,-'
000,000, but the. city will, be trans
formed, the value of ajdjace
advanced and public business increased
In Washington outside experts de
vised the plan in Haffisburg' the peo
ple themselves outlined the scheme
in Cleveland the plan twas promulgated
by regular representatives.
Similar movements -were started
wherever cities could generate suffi
cient public spirit to entertain the
eeheme, Buffalo, in many reipects a
rival of Cleveland, caugh* the conta
gion. Public meetings were held there,
.the result* being the inauguration of a
movement to- transform Niagara square
into a' splendid civic center, and which
has awakened the people' to an expec
tation of a more% beautiful Buffalo.
Ottawa, Ont., was next in line. It
employed a Montreal.\expert. His re
port called for. a far different plan
than that followed at Washington. The
topography of the city was unlike that
of any one of the other cities men
tioned. The. plan consisted in park im
provement almost exclusively. -This
filan has been already" carried out, and
he city is now looking to revision of
the' entire civie plan.
Soon St. Louis caught the fever,
Plans were outlined involving an ex
pense of $3,000,000. St. Louis has only
entered,upon the execution of her plan.
At .the close of 1904 in New1
a commission made -a comprehensive
report looking to the civic improve
ment of the city. The plan is to make
,n\aterial changes in the edifices already
erected, and looks toward the confor
mation of future ^improvement to a
Detroit and San .Francisco at once
began to look into the proposition.. In
Detroit a citizen left the city a legacy
of $50,000 to.be expended as the pivie
improvement trustees "should, dictate.
Here proposed civic improvement be
comes a stimulus to public bequests.
When the Baltimore .vfire^ occurred no
plan for civic .improvement had"been'
formulated' and the plan hastily pre
sented was .not so comprehensive as it
might have been. I consisted mainly
in the widening of .streets and such
other changes as were conceived in the
mind of the ordinary business. man.
San Francisco, when the calamity
came, had already a,t hand :the report
of an efficient commission containing
comprehensive and "'ambitious propos
als, which.age," nevertheless, being car
ried out in all essential' details.
Colorado Springs, Col., and Columbus,
Ohio, 'were next to consider the ques
tion. In each city a few spirited citi
zens comprehended the --necessity' of
civic improvements and a more com
plete park-system was laid and other
material improvements" proposed, which
will be duly carried out.
Syracuse, N. Y., an&: Columbia, S.
have joined in the nidvement. At Col"
.umbia.the city.and state combined in a
joint commission .-which.will, result ii^
a..homogeneous transformation of the
city. In Denver the prdpoSed' plan env
bracks an* investment* .of, $3,QQO,O0j) in
land alone. The
and embodied int pamphlet. In the
meantime the government was consider
ing civic improvement for Honolulu and
the Philippines. Experts were appointed
and their report is now being carried
Oakland, Cal.K-is now coming into
line. The work there had "just oegun
at the*time of the San Francisco calam
ity, and will doubtless culminate, like
projects'in- the other cities -mentioned.
St. Paul is agitating the idea' and has
already accomplished -results ."in laying
out ground for the new capitol and in
other feasible ways.
Kansag City has municipal im
provement history perhaps the most in
teresting. It has expended a, vast
amount of money to make even a re
spectable showing. It was devoid of
natural advantages, such as other cities
possess. It was obliged to carve out
boulevards at a great expense. A city
of bluffs, it has been obliged to manu
facture, under adverse conditions, its
entire street system, and it has accom
plished a great deal only by persistent
and determined effort. Their results
form a demonstration of what may be
done,in the face of almost insurmounta
Kansas City, like Minneapolis, occu
pies the center .of a great agricultural
region which contributes to its pros
perity., It has now forty railroads, in
cluding branch lines, upon which it
can depend for transportation facilities.
These -circumstances have made it at
tractive to manufacturers and jobbers,
and have added advantages which in
evitably make it great. Public spirit
is not lacking. It has never been dis
appointed in its ambitions.
".What shall Minneapolis do?" asks
Mr. Sawyer. "Shall we by a course
of action, like that inaugurated else
where, proceed to the improvement of
our-beautiful city, the peer of them-all,
or shall we be appalled by the neces
sary expense and necessary forethought,
and lay down our arms?
"If the cities enumerated considered
it advisable to further architectural
beauty, shall we alone be found want
ing, now that the problem is 'up to
"The Commercial club has 'warned
the -ball/ and sounded the tocsin of
civic improvement here. Shall Minne
apolis, an up-to-date city, as she claims
,to be, fall in the rear at this import
ant juncture, or shall she .join the num
ber of those who are looking to higher
'lyarious means have been adopted
by other cities to carry-out their
schemes,"-amdng which' have been spe
cial commissions, and civic improve
ment leagues thru which pressure has
ttmeh $ bear ..upo the author
ities, and in some cases-even the'state
has lent valuable assistance. It is con
ceded by all familiar with existing
conditions that Minneapolis is to enter
upon an era o^ unexampled prosperity
and growth. Shall we not consider
this question seriously at this psy
chological- moment? A little energy
properly directed at this time would
we believe, bring about the desired re
"The Commercial club has made a
move in the right direction. Why not
enlist immediately tke co-operation of
the-city council, and get an appropria
tion of at least $5,000, to develop a
civic plan, appointing experts to brinw
a new report, or to indorse the plan
proposed by G. E. Bertrand, who has
already given the matter much thought.
If this can. be done, and the co-opera
tion- of the' press can be obtained,
public sentiment will soon be turned
our way, and we shall be in line with
.other progressive cities of our class.
What then ishall be done?"
Minneapolis Trust Co.
Hennepin and Fourth St.
EEAL ESTATE FOB SALE I N ALL
PABTS OF CITY. LIST YOUE
PBOPEBTY FOB SALE WITH US.
$130 each. 28th.av S, Corner 37th!
East front. 49x126 each.
S20OL ot on 25th. av N between
Hillside and Logan. 50x130. $10
down, $5 per month. All street im-
& provements in.
$200 each. 23d av SE between Como
and Talmadge east front. 40x127
each? $25 down, balance monthly.
or three lots pn 25th av S be
tween 41st and 42d. East front,
120xl2. Near the new steel plant
that is to be built this fall.
$250 Lot corner 1st av S and 45th
st. 46x130. $10 down, $5 a month.
$300 each. Lots on Garfield av be
tween. 37th and 38th. 40x130 each.
$350Corner Longfellow av and 33d:
east front. 50x125.
$400 each. Lyndale av N between
29th and 30th east front. 40x124.
$100 down, balance to suit..
$425-^Humbol dt av, 35th and 36th,
west Sront, .43x128. City water and
sidewalk in and paid for.
$42560x123, corner 15th av S and
33d st-f-west front.
av N betweefi Elwood and
Logan, .45x137 fine shade trees. $100
36th 42x123 west front,: city water,
boulevarded, curb, etc., in and paid
$500^-91x125, corner of 26th av N
and. Newton has good shade trees.
$500 each. Dupont av S, 46th and
47th sts 40x134.
$750 Lot on Colfax ay $ beiween
Lake and 31st st 46x128 east front.
$750 9th av S between 31st and 32d
all street improvements in. 'V
$800 each. Park av between 34th
and 35th .49x118 each eas.Anderson, fronts
W and 24,
if a public
hall. Eight hundred" seats were tailed
,for, when only^OCr^could/be' obtained. $000^132x1-49, corner 2d.st SE^'and
5th 'av A report was oreoared bv a. committee
Douglass & Co. First, being on Emer
son av between 25th and 26th 40x
$850^-Lot on Grand av between 25th
and 26th 44x129. J?123
$8|& each. Lake'of Isles' bbuTeVar*d
$1300VHumboldt: av, S between
Franklin and '22d 41xi29.
$I60CH-LQt on 1st av.S.between 19th
and Franklin 50x128..
$200 Aldrich av S between' 22d
and" 24th east front ,58x134.
LOT S O PEOPLE
are.house,hunting again this fall, who have been "en the move" ever since
they "began to-keep house, with nothing but trouble, discomfort, damaged
furnituree and temper and a guilty sense. of waste to show for the large
gat sum they have paid out lo rent
-Under my method of house selling the disgusted and weary renter has
it within his power to install "his family in a house which he can call his
own, by making a small cash payment down, and monthly payments there-
after, but little larger than the inevitable rent.
The money saved means.a home paid for in a few years, and the hap-
pier family liiie, with its increased self-respect, influence and importance
cannot, easily be exaggerated.
":'Is*it not a good MOVE, from every point of view to utilize your rent
money in payment for a permanent home?
NOTE THE FOLLOWING HOUSES FOB SALE:
HARMON PLACEEight-room dwelling, having water, sewer, bath and
gas large lot. -$5j50 cash,'
$35 monthly 96
SECOND AV SModern- nine-room dwelling.
$400 cash, $30 monthly (82)..'.'
JEF-FEBSON ST NEA good frame dwelling of ten rooms.
'$200 eash, $20 monthly (41)
NlCOLLET AV INSIDE LAKE STCorner lot, 90x190 feet to alley, and
modern 11-room house. $550.cash, fl gAA
$40 monthly (-109) 30O I
POBTLAND AV, CLOSE INCorner lot, 96x125 feet, with modern-ten
barn. $600 cash, (fe
SECOND AV S, NEAB 33d STFrame dwelling of 12 Tooms, and barn,
easily convertible into a duplex house present rental ^ttftAA
pays nearly 10 per cent. $300 cash, $35 monthly (25). VuOII
FOUETH ST SE, NEAB THE UNIVEBSITYFine large corner lot and
house of 9 rooms. $300 cash, &f%h^M\ftL
$25 monthly (22) 3?Ot!!FU
SECOND AV'S NEAB 25th STTwo small dwellings in good order, large
lot. $300 cash, $25 ftAOAA
monthly (205) ^fliCOlflf
MADISON, NEAB SPRING ST NEEight-room house and
large lot. $200 cash, $20 monthly (103)
LINDEN AV, NEAB 16th STNice modern 10-room dwelling, with open
plumbing and hardwood floors easy walking distance flj BStftorffttflt
from business section. $500 cash, $50 monthly (240). .^OUvll
LYNDALE AV N AND WESTEBN AVTen-room dwelling, with water
and sewer lot 50x100 feet. $300 cash, tffr AAAA
$30 monthly (62) 3fft2gJlllll
ELEVENTH AV S, INSIDE FRANKLINGood 5-room fe ft A A A
dwelling on 50-foot lot. $200 cash, $20 monthly (252).. 9&UUU
2208 NEWTON AVENUE SQUTH.
This is one of the prettiest seven-room houses ever built, located on the knoll
-of Lake of the Isles. To be sold at the bargain price of- $4,500." House wtt^
be open for inspection this morning. .Large living room, fine large dining
room, fine quarter oak kitchen and pantry, natural fir the entire upstairs,
white enamel in all respects modern and. up-to-date, such as plumbing
and heating. I am also building two eight-room houses the Lowry
district. .For particulars call at Fred Anderson's, 2810 Bryant a
telephone N. W. So. 1217-JT. C. 4207.
Loans, Real Estate and Insurance
513 Phoenix Building
THAT BEAUTIFUL COBNEB at 22d and Colfax 87x135. We
are desirous of having an immediate proposition for the
purchase of this corner. We are sole representatives.
^20000 POSSIBLY LESSAA. large manufacturing plant,
very conveniently situated, with about one acre and a
quarter of ground. Owners desire to close this out. Situ
ated in west side of Minneapolis. "Not East Side."
$13000 A fine brick flat building of six flats. Renting at
over $2,000 per year. Can be increased by a small outlay.
Splendid rental location.
MANUFACTUBING AND TEACKABE SITES. We have a
number of very' desirable pieces, improved and vacant
some close to the center of the city, others further out.
Should you desire anything in this line it will pay you to
$6000 Trackage and manufacturing ground about twelve
acres on Northern Pacific railroad. Lies fine, desirable,
and the price is very low.
$1000-A- six-room house in south part of the city, with good
lot and nice shade trees. Convenient to Riverside car line..
LESS tlocality than in a con-
gested down town district where
smoke and soot and foul air
escape from such conditions and
no one better appreciates it than
he who has taken advantage of
Is it not worth your while t6 ser
iously consider making the'
Plats and pr lists on application.
Ill 101 VVl| BUILDING