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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MARCH 22. 1S91.
ENCOURAGING SIGNS OP THE USUAL
A. M. GORMAN,
VulW moatert. &cnHei'H' o"
An Interesting Talk on the Subject "With
Mr. A. HI. Gorman The Growth or
Tnkoma Pnrk Activity In Other Sub
trbnn Towns mill Subdivisions
A cordial greeting was extended Tub
IIeiiaid's representative ns lie entered tbo
real estate ofllec of Mr. A. M. Gorman, COS
Thirteenth street, northwest, in search of news
in real estate circles. "Yes," replied Mr.
Gorman, in response to the reporter's iuquiry,
"my time is well occupied, shaping my busi
ness preparatory for the Increased activity
which the spring brings about, as well ns with
the normal demand at this time of the year,
but I can always And time to chat with a
HcnALD man. In addition to my predilec
tion for Tnn Herald, I am specially inter
ested in the now real cstato feature which its
managers have introduced. It will be the
most universally read portion of your paper,
for the reason that eight-tenths of your sub
scribers are personally interested in realty in
the District. Our city is a veritable real estate
exchange. There is scarcely a man in Wash
ington or woman, either, for you would be
sirprised to know how many ladies speculate
in property who has not some direct interest
in real estate here, and it is plain to see how
gladly they will welcome your new departure.
"I believe that we shall have au active spring,
a different but a more healthy activity than
that of last season, and that suburban specula
tion will be upon a more conservative basis.
Development and material improvement will
be made only in those subdivisions that can
show positive progress. I have firm con
fidence in Washington's suburbs; it is in this
particular field that the largest fortunes have
been accumulated, and equal opportunities
yet exist, and I would accord every assistance
to the men who have ventured their capital
and expended their time and talent in beauti
fying and building up the country around
Takoma Park will, in my opinion, outstrip
all other surburban places in substantial,
positive improvement. The Takoma Loan
and Trust Company are developing their
large addition to the Park, and will at once
commence the erection of several handsome
residences. Their new railroad station (which
is to be between the present Takoma Station
and Silver Springs) will be built immediately;
wide and thoroughly made avenues are being
cut through their property to the "Sligo
subdivision" in fact, the same enterprise and
energy that has made Takoma such a de
lightful and popular residence suburb will
bring this addition, which is only a child of
.the parent park, to an equal or greater degree
"There is now in course of organization a
stock company whose purpose will be to put
the justly famous Takoma water on the mar
ket, which, as shown by an analysis of the Geo
logical Survey, has proven to bo the purest
drinking water known. They will also erect a
commodious and attractive hotel in Takoma
a sorely and long-felt want. The little city,
with its mayor and Board of Common Council,
has a permanent population of over one thou
sand people, and if proper accommodations
were provided a thousand more would make it
their home this summer. Have I lived at
Takoma? Oh, yes; Takoma Park has been
my home for three years, but do not think that
it is for this reason that I am cordial in my
praise of the place. I am familiar with its
merits for convenience and health, and can but
express my satisfaction at its advantages and
"There are many other subdivisions around
Washington teeming with activity. Ecking
ton, for instance, is a marvel of completeness,
with its asphalt streets, electric lights, and
"Brookland is rapidly fulflllingits prornlseof
becoming an attractive village. Mr. B. H.
Warner's new suburb, Kensington, is coming ,
to the front, and 60 it runs all along the Me
tropolitan Branch. Large sums of money are
being expended by those interested in that
property surrounding the National Park,
Tennallytown, Cleveland Heights, and Glen
Tcho. That entire territory presents a busy
scene, and a trip over its beautiful hills will
well repay any one.
"No, so fur, real estate this spring has not ,
been as active as it was last season', but the
reason Is very obvious: such unseasonable
weather as wo have had is a death-knell to the
fond hopes of the real estate broker. How
ever, everything now indicates that an un
usual briskness will soon seize the market,
and then thing6 will go merrily on."
Woods that Sink in "Water.
N. Y. Architecture and Building.
There are 418 species of trees fouud within
the limits of the United States and Territories,
sixteen of which, when perfectly seasoned,
will sink in water. The heaviest of these is
the black ironwood, (Condalla ferrea,) found
only in Southern Florida, which is more than
30 per cent, heavier than water. Of the other
fifteen the best known is the lignum vitas
(Guaiacum sanctum) and the mangrove
(Rhizophora mangle. ) Texas and New Mexico
lands, full of queer, creeping, crawling, walk
ing, and inanimate thiug6, are the homes of a
species of oak (Quercus grlsea,) which is about
one and one-fourth times heavier than water,
and which, when green, will sink almost as
quickly as a bar of iron. It grows only in
mountain regions, and has been fouud west
ward a6 far as Colorado desert, where it
grows at an elevation of 10,000 feet. All the
species heavier thau water belong to tropical
Florida, or to the arid West and Southwest.
jpt Communications of any kind, regarding
Real Estate, Building, and Architecture, are
solicited, and will be cheerfully received. They i
must he tent in not later than Thursday after-f
noon of each week, and addressed to Heal
Estate Editor, Sunday Jlerald.
608 Thirteenth Street Northwest.
Houses for Sale U.W.
T st near Tenth, in Snyder's now block,
fine 3-story and cellar houso, side and
rear alloy, 0 rooms and bath; rented at
$50 per month; lot 20x95; will bo sold
on easy terms $3,500
Corner on Rst, 8-room brick dwelling
and storo in best condition; can be
bought for $300 cash; balance on easy
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE'
RENTING OF HOUSES.
JONAS, GIBBS & CO.,
INSURANCE AND LOANS,
Building Investments a Specialty.
Our Architectural Department is in charge
of ono of the leading architects and most
artistic designers in Washington, and we are
prepared to furnish plans and estimates for
buildings of every description, and to guar
antee satisfaction. We also estimate on plans
of other architects.
23We furnish 75 per cent, of necessary
money for the purchase of ground and erec
tion of buildings.
Havo a home after your own ideas.
REFERENCES: Woods & Co., bankers,
1222 F street; Dr. John F. May, (May Build
ing,) 2022 G 6treet.; Maryland Title Insurance
Company, Baltimore, Md.; L. H. Robinson,
contractor, Baltimore, Md., ect., etc.
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BOBINSOM fe LODGE,
HEAL ESTATE BROKERS,
ROOM 59,ATLANTIC BUILDING.
CHARLES H. PARKER,
HEAL ESTATE AGENT
No. 435 Four-and.a-half Street S. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Houses and Lota for sale in all sections of
the city. Houses rented and rents collected.
Estates carefully managed.
Branch Office of the People's FJro Insurance
1404 Fourteenth St. N.W.,
Washington, D. C.
All Orders Will to Promptly Aitonded To.
THOMAS S. DENHAM,
House, Sign, and Decorative
901 G STREET SOUTHEAST.
Walls and Ceilings Kalsomined.
Sign Writing, Gilding,
Special Composition for Damp Walls
Caesar Patent White Enameled Letters
and Numbers. .
WASHINGTON ART TILE CO.,
JOHN F. McVEY, Manager.
Imported and Domestic Tiles
Floors, Walls, and Fireplaces,
Slate and Wood Mantels, etc.,
First St. and Indiana Ave.
Floor and Wall Tiling a Specialty
ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL KINDS
OP MARBLE WORK.
G. LEE DRUEY,
720 SEVENTEENTH STREET.
PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, IN
TERIOR AND EXTERIOR.
Decorating, Gilding, aud Bronzing. Esti
mates furnished for work in city and country.
First-class material and workmanship.
Office, 415 Tenth Street Northwest, next Gas
MACNICHOL & 30N,
F. B. BRADBURY,
CONTRACTOR AND ERECTOR OF
Steam Heating Apparatus
For "Warming and Ventilating Private Resi
dences, Public Buildings, Churches, Apartment-houses,
Hotels, Schools, Manufacturing
Establishments, etc., by
HIGH OR LOW PRESSURE, DIRECT, IN
DIRECT, or DIRECT-INDIRECT
not-Water Apparatus Erected in the Most
1503 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
GAS FIXTURE AND ART METAL COMPANY,
ARTISTIC GAS FIXTURES,
Electric Fixtures, Tables, Easels,
Brass and Bronze Hand Railing, and
Ornamental Brass Work
Of Every Description.
Factory. 1015-17-19 E. Fayette st., Balto, Md.
1815 F street northweBt, "Sun Building,"
Washington, D. C.
H. C. WARD, 3Iana gei'.
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HENRY McSHANE & CO.,
Plumbers', Steam and
N. E. COR. 12th AND C STB. N. W.,
WASIIINgTON, D. C,
No. 015 E STREET N.W.
Pine Dwellings a Specialty..
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608 THIRTEENTH ST. N. W..
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FAVA, HAEFF & CO.,
CORCORAN BUILDING, Washington, D. C.
Professor FRANCIS R. FAVA, Jr., C. E. and
Architect; M. Am. Soc. C. E.; A. M. Am.
Inst. Min. E., of Columbian Uni
versity, Washington, D. C.
M. ADOLPIIUS NAEFF, C. E. and Architect;
Civil and Topographical Engineer.
014 Eleventh Street Northwest,,
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