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Gome Into the Country?Have a Home of Your Own
Extend Tax Exemption, Urges Speculative House Builder Walter Krasla? Says It Brought House Builders Into Building Field; City Would Do Well to Offer Subsidy for Another Year By Walter Kraslow What would have been the condition of the building industry in and around New York City this year if ?t hau : ? been for the so-called "speculative" builders ? With active construction at its lowest ebb early in the year, and very little new work in sight, fir,? out? look was admittedly dark for the pro riucers of building materials and sup? plies, sub-contractors and building labor, the latter with months of ;;'. < ir.ployment staring it in the face. All optimistic statements regarding Tie close proximity of a tremendous building boom turned out to be highly colored bubbles which burst, without I elping the building industry, until speculative builders, taking the chancos they always must assume, commenced the operations that later in the season grew in number and developed into " ?on*-: expected building movement, thus saving what only a few months before appeared to the organized building in? terests of this city to be a hopeless situation. Every one is familiar with the acute housing situation that prevailed lasl autumn. Because of the high cost of materials and other factors, practically nothing had been done since war time *o alleviate the distress caused by the ?ack of living accommodations. ' The few builders who made an attemnt to start operations were hindered in many ways, principally by the scarcity of financial support and the fact "that when it was possible to obtain loans ("hey were for such h relatively small percentage of the building costs, and at such extortionate rates, that pros? pective builders were intaole to meet the terms. Although there were many who de? cried the passage of the tax exemp? tion ordinance, passed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment last Feb? ruary, as being an unwise discrimina? tory measure, the response on the part "f speculative builders was immediate and the great progress made during the ?summer lias proved this ordinance to be all its proponents claimed and the greatest single factor in relieving the "-ousiiig famine. Speculative builders lost r.o time in taking advantage of its provisions, and as a result the commu? nity lias obtained a real service through the additional housing facilities pro? vided, and the building industry lias ?trained greatly through the construc? tion involved. Urge Tat Exemption be Extended The tremendous success of the tax exemption measure and the extent by which it has already relieved the acute housing situation in NTew York City warrant its extension for at least an? other year. The city is still far be? hind in its bousing program, notwith? standing the great forward strides made this year. Thousand? of homes : ist yet be built; hundreds of living units in multi-family dwellings must be provided if living conditions are to return to normal in this city within <i reasonable time. The great number o? dwellings erected in Brooklyn.. Queer s a-id the Bronx during the Beason now closing will supply but a small peicei.tr? age of the needed homes, as tflley will not much more than provide for the natural annual growth of the city's pop? ulation. While the housing situatior is not the serious problem it was twelve months ago, this city is ' underbuilt so far as dwelling require ? lents are concerned, and, a- the ta exemption ordinance was the? vital -nark that started the house building movement last spring, its beneficia' provisions certainly should be extendec ? ver another year at least if the citj s to return to normalcy so far ??<- it: housing is concerned. Little doubt exist? in the minds o building material dealer- as to " to thank for the excellent busin.es: they have enjoyed this year. Pad ? not been for the speculative builders ?who started their operations in thi face of Beemingly insurmountable dif ? ' ?,- -... the material dealer- woul? have been aim ist idle, as very littl other building was active and theri ? a -,.-. tically no new work in sight llative builders, however, .;si a ?oon a/ conditions were made om? whi . r by the passage of the ta . ex nption ordinance, immediately ma ??jr'-d their plans for :-? building pro ram of large proportions, and. as thi developed, steadily increased it ne and scope. Early this yeai even after the passage of the exemp 'ion measure, none of th?/leading spec ative builders in tins city had an; dea that the building movement woul' ' reach its later proportions, and certain I ly the dealers in materials and supplies j could' not have anticipated that ap I proximately <*?" per cent of their busi [rnc :? for the current year would origi? nate from source?? that heretofore ? they were never over-anxious to serve. i here is lit tie douTjt in t he minds lof the professional building public, the I architects, material dealers, supply I manufacturers and sub-contractors, : that the speculative builders who have?) .been most active throughout the city during the fust year are far different : in type from the majority of those . who formerly monopolized this busi? ness. The average speculative builder ] to-day is a hard-headed business man, j honest because he wants to be air?! not because he Is forced into adopting ? this policy. Speculative builders as a . la is to-day enjoy not only the con? fidence of the building fraternity, but of the general public as well, at;..! they are looked upon as a group who have accomplished nuch for the welfare of home seekers ami the advancement of | civic health and prosperity, Investors Are the Profiteers Much, has been said about specula? tive builders being- profiteers. This statement is far from being true. 1 he average builder of this type ?-of eotuse, th?3re are exceptions?is satisfied to I , sell his structure when finished at a reasonable builder's profit. When he ; cannot sell, because of flat market con- ; dirions and is forced into the position of renting and managing his own prop erties, his rentals are almost uniform? ly fair and so related to his construe- j tion, operating and management costs as to be equitable to his tenants. The. prime offender in the profiteer? ing line is the investor, in the major? ity of instances- the individual who purchases the completed structure from the builder and then attempts to see how great a retail; he can command upon his frequently more than mod? erate cash investment. The real spec? ulative builder never was, never want? ed to be and never will be a profiteer I in the sense this word has been lat? terly applied to landlords. He has neither time nor inclination to bother ?with renting and managing properties. His principal desire r s to get iris building completed, sell at a reason? able profit, and then apply the turn? over on another operation and so con? tinue the cycle. Building Has Only Started Realising that prevailing housing conditions, while better than they were, are still far from satisfactory, the lead- ; ing speculative builders in this city are making preparations for the com- , ing season oit a large scale. Accord? ing to these preliminary plan*, the res? idential construction during 1U23I in all probability will surpass that of the past season in both number and value of operations. The demand for one and two family houses and accommodations : in multi-family buildings where rentals ' are moderate is still keen, and build- I ers will continue to erect structures of these classes as long as the demand continues. There are large undeveloped tracts in Brook!;.;:. Queens and the Bronx. Sections where transit facul? ties are excellent or likely to be im? proved as the requirements for better servie?! become noticeable are avail? able for improvement, and numerous builders are now assembling plottagi wit! this idea in mind for their opera? tions next spring. To my mind, the house building movement only 'ob? tained a fair start this sei son, and ii the tax exemption measure is extended, as almost every one 1 meet thinks ir should be, the construction activity of speculative builders during the spring and summer of 192'2 shoul I be r ? ti excess of the activity of this year; a movemen! that .'.ill amount to a house- j building boom destined to become hi: toric ir; the annals of New York City, i Hiiil?Jer to Erect Dwellings On Summit Sit?* Purchased G. O. Gusta fson bought I r m I i Summit Home Land Company 200 feet fronting on the easterly side of Mapl? Street ? on; h ur A h land Place ? n which Ire plans to erect at once thret modern dwellings. Eugene jobs-H. '??'. Beck Company negotiated the ale. Railroad Man Purchases Fine Estate in Larchmoni Ladd & Nichols, Inc., sold for Mrs M. D. Oakley her residence on Pryoi ; Point, Larchmont, to a railroad mar. ? ? ; this city, The property wr.s held . ? $75,000. ' Charles !.. Perrin was the ! DUTCH BOY WHITE-LEAD You Don't Have to Burn It OH If your house is painted with Dutch Boy White-Lead, no burn? ing oft" is necessary when repaint? ing time comes. This old reliable lead-and-oil paint wear;; away smoothly, evenly, slowly. NATIONAL LEAD COMPANT 111 Broadway, New York RICHARDSON & ?OYNTON CO. 260 5th Ave., New York \1 1\l IACTURERS i itabllslieil is.",: AJ e manufacture a romp? ete liu<*- <>f heating and cook? ing apparatus, everj requirement !<<r ,h<- house. V( ?? .*,r?*r pleased to offer our services to lito?*-?* conten? ?>?at?rif_ building, or altering tlu-ir present homes. Please Jf*t uh help you in making your -???'?1*-<*ti??n of ?-our home requirements in our line. PLUMBING SPECIFICATION Our SHOW ROOM offer* an excellent opportunity for the car? fuJ ?election of new plumbing fixtures ?nd other equipment. LaXpert* nrt- h'-v to afsUt yo-j in preparing cuitublr specifica? tion ? I-IC A Corner of Boer um PI???- .?nd State Street BROOKLYN N, .'. PLUMBING PIXTLLRES AND SUPPH M Cost of Construction, $13,250 TPC'vER X- LEWIS certify to The New York Tribun that this dwelling can bo ere? I i.ng lo archilet 'a i ans ai : spc-eifl ations within twenty-five miles New York for the sum of.... . Sir!.250 t's fee tor plans, specifications, details nd supervision s 6 per ent of r ?a] ; Architect's Specifications AIASONAY?All excavation, backfill and rough grading a.?- required S'o nnlshed . ding or plaii'.irikc Included Foundation footings and walls Lo be e'.' stone oi gravel , .-,. '.-. Cellar bottoms to be of S Inch cinder i increto and I-inch cemenl tlnish. Chimney to b? er common brick laid in cemenl mortar ?vlth Ierra cotta flue linings racines of fireplace to he of face brick as selected (ROXWOHK?To Inclue!?* (.ally column??, clean-out doors, ash dump?, damper?, ?tilrups, etc. OATH AND PLASTER?Interior walls and ceilings throughout ro be lathed with spruce lath to r?crive ihre?- coats of plan?-:', including a hard, white finish, except walls o? bathrooms, to 4-feet height, which shall be of ?vire lath, to receive the finish, CAIil'KXTKT ?A 11 framing timbers, such as beams, studs, rafters, ele., lo be spruce; girders I,. !.. V. P. nil of sizes a? indicated o?i working drawings. Exterior millwork to be of white pine or best quality cypress, shingles red cedar. All interior millwork to be of white wood or gum, for painting Exterior doors cypress, to ba painted white; interior d ors, stair ir-acis arei rail to ne birch, mahogany fir.iih. Fin? ished flooring 7?x-'.. comb r-ralr.ed pine. SHEET METAL Flashings, ?.alleys, etc., ro lie Toncan metal. Leader? ?ml g':' t.-r-M galvanizad Iron, sizes '?s indicated. i PLUMBING?Fixtures of modern design, vitreous china and enameied iron. A , exposed work in bathrooms to be nickel plated on heavy bras?. Soils and vents e?:ri'... heavy casl iroi . lead and brass bends, and water supply lines k ? '. ? i; ? v.?? ?i wroushl Iron for hot i-.nd cold supplies to each fixture llo-ise sower to run r, feel outside of Di..'l::?( :. : poi nt ?'? hei e dli eeled, ilKATi X'.;? -The heating system to be -ine'? pii>^ steam, with sectional bollert ?Ul liir.-s to be covered with asbestos cell covering. Low radiators with improved a:." valve* and system to have a heal regulator controlled electrically b* an eighl-d?3 clock 12LE? TR : lie electric system Is to ire started from the outside of building, ?vi propot cut-outs, etc., . nd all v.''ilui; to bo '.:, S. cable to each outlet, with e ntj ? m three v, i switcl ?.-. as Indie.; on working drawings. PAINTINU Exlerl " to be painter] three coats of lead ar^ oil Roof shingles stained <?: ? coal of approved stain color us directed. Interior i lllwork to be ??riven three coats of lead and oil or an approvc.il prepared paint. Doors, stair treads and tail lo be given.( le coat of mahogany colored stain and one of oil, The flo ra to b? titled witn . n approved wood filler ami varnlsh??d oi ivaxed a.? directed NOTE?-The ;. bo a spe itlcati as contempla i use of the olio wing matet a la P'or ?; til i mer te, Perms I vanta Purl land cement; for all pain-.ing, exterioi and in : n?, National white ? id; for mantels, \rtlmr Todhanter's products, estimate of cost, .>:??'?">; for plumbing fixtures, '? D .lohnson * Co a materials, estim?t S-t??5: for lavatories, closets, bathtubs, kitchen sinks, drain boards and wash rava. for heating, Richardson *:? Boynton boiler. American Radiator Company, radiators. Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company, heat regulator, estimate $160; interior arel exterior trim, Curtis Companies, The following Items are not included in the architect's construction specifications and should receive consideration. The concerns named will b-> pleased to supply all details and costs: Electrical appliances, Appliance Distributing Corporation: financing, the Franklin Society; garbage receiver, rie Majestic Company; insurance, Richard 1.. Wood & i',..: landscape, Pentecost A Marl n; ighi ng fl: m s, e t?mate, $ : b 3 ? -.wage _-.??,..?. .i, i. i i i r ?I ilisposal, estimate, $183 Water suppl> screens und weather strip?, ?had*?? ?n?i i, n-nlncs an,I coal ranee. Only One Out of 100 Knows How to Pick Good Stove Prospective Buyer ?tiHu enced by Outward Ap? pearance Rather Than S e r v i c c a hl e Qualities By Julius Kosp Oi ?/. Rost & Co. Di '; odd ;, cars irr the gas i ang bi -iness liad taught me thai about I".: pi r cenl o? the people who contemplate ill? purchase ot' ;?. :_r.--i.--? range have not :. ' lightest dea ? :' how to pi oce? ?3 in .. s ?? ".;? ,. pi opcr selection fo 'tin i ' . rtic liai rinn i ements. < ?' r era lly, i ?' t lie prospective pur? chase) a lou i'.'.'ifc, she (?as he3 in ..-1 ? . ..';i' ;;n in advance as to tht i* ' combination she is going to hav ? i* kill * : done i n, and, I he li rst rang? that strikes he i- eye, if il happens : ? fii : i? ? h her color scheme, '. - th? une she -.et.' her heart upon, Thi in?;I Mul oJ elect on is decidedly wroni and more often than not she soon real ? , ':<?? error. ' ' ' oi.i! -,?;, i her? are consci? ni iou ?-:,:"?? ,:--.- h n ho t? ke i he pain to car fully <r. plai n the t? clinical ad vantage and disadvantages of the vari make; :. ? I n.el - ?!\; on !h ?. , ha nd, i 7.? :? ? : e . me v i ai ii-rd quite ? com: ? ?eni ious, and i n th i cas il Linenlighl -ned housewife i generally a1 I heir men'*'. Men. on th ether hand, are generally more me nhanicaily incline?!. fhey ask pointe technical ouestions and consider th fini li a i econda t-y im port anco. ?' i. as the kitchen is the woman' province, I shall briefly point out th i: osl essenf ial f?al ni s to her, Look Inder Surface Before Buying '?'o i egi * with, : Iionld go aboi the ? urcl a ?e oI" : ga -, : ang? with ;?? m . ?> cai'e and i n as tlioi ouglr a mai . ' i as ii" .', ould ? i aboul ?<?:. ctin a m"-'.' dress. Everj minute dota should be given the uiosl pareful a tention. For instance, sin- woul never select a dre which would 1m- t< ..?i i ge : for the sai n rea ?on, never pu chas? a gas range with a large ove when ;? smaller one would do, or ' n will I"' a waste in the consumption ? gas, as a large ovci requires more g: to heat, Also be v.?vc the range con structed of thi* besl ? ust rei istii steel. l-Cxaf-hine rirr* linings very car fully and selec-l one that ha - a rus proof metal lini <r. rhis is very ;* portant. lie re thai the range y . eel has the enamel baked on. Th ,* ? h ? ? lastinij nuality ai ? / ake. i'.. ii.er to cli a Another factor is the ad, orili:*c. or opening, which the g l'o" s i ? ougb and ?? hi? mak? s :' ca tn ad just whenc 11 r thoi e is a chan: i ' tin m ????sure of t ho gas. Last, b nst, ole ? a cab n? ' ra ic Lar.ds un rom tin loor ai eavi ; mple spa? e b? neat li or kei .?up, i he I i? i* ?? t-an dei ti e ran*: thus heloing to keep th? kitchen ir more sani ar; y ci ndil From foi.nj, il . ??n ??_ to su , .: . : i ,,* , he mo * essi i tial fca ur . goo i ; n i ange ! ie bi :.? ath I ? . e. Tl :? poorest i ange ca n 1 in to look like the best merely bj ?ddi .. bettei ,-oncer. Bui it in t i,i,* ? atioi and co: : of operat ion : : : ?? real true quality of n well . - ructed rang? "t hows its,i) etal." To summarize I ru en ' ro n rti? le, in ?ght Bay, that in pin cha ling ;i *r i ango, look bei oath t he Biirface, t that is where you i lisfnet ion . ' . i begin or end, -,-? !N'eino Corset Maker*? t?> Pul I ?> It?j? Plant al Ozone Pai ' ii ?!,-: Construction I ompn bei i award la? on tracl to bu h . i. 'i Kops Brothel , of I i ci i I'm? ' n *-"!- - r ' ? ? to Co '? . i ? , ? ted at I (?one Pa i Fro pii C'eoi ,?? In- , ?: U?ct, n ;-..'i ??., |,... ? i. i ii ' .' ? '. , . . i I #1 ' 'I:- ..!,'? LI ,? turtod at one? o tin I ? build i, '' ' ' I '. .. ' ? i ' !(| ', ip , Ib ?I i.,-. m before l-'obrmi ;. . '.' ????,?? an \'en o Facto** ,hd bel ".!?? n dOO im'1 '100 i'"' ' on v be i?rnploy<f<j th? -? Flushing Bay Hillside Offered to Home Builders Vmothei large tract of Queens Bor? ough land will be placed ir, the hands of small home builders on October 15 The Plushing1 Bay Building Corpora? tion, which owns 650 lots on the west .side of flushing Bay ?ind south of Xot'th Beach, has decidod to offer them in the auction market a?r?! accept what ? : ? public will pay. The property was purchased by the Flushing B- ; Corporation as a site foi ;: bt ngalow colony. The hind fi?onts on Flushing Bh . an arm of Long Island Sound, a I c >n.:tecl b;?. tran il and fine highways with every importa ! section ..i' Queens and Brooklyn. The realty <s just around the corner from Astoria. Joseph P. Day has been employed to sell the property. He will pitch a large tent at the corner of Schultz Avenue and Thirty-eighth Si reel, un? idor which he will undertake the sale of the lots to those who waht sites on which to build homes before the city withdraw;-' its offer of tax exemption oi: new homes. The property is located in a general way east of Astoria Avenue and be? tween Junction and Wolcott ??venues. II ?3 crossed by a number of the principal thoroughfares in that section of Queens. Among these are Schur/ Avenue, Mansfield Avenue, Ditmars A enue Wlia rf St reel am1 Ben ia 11 Avenue Mr. Da?, say?t that lie expects the , i r will go a; prices thai ? ill give prospective homo builders sites h! very low prices. At auction sales the range of prices is verj wide, he said. There is no basis on which to figure what any property will brin??' at public sale, be? cause an auction crowd acts strangely, Bent on getting bargains, he iincl! that very few auction buyers pay all ? nnreel ?c ivnr'l?? Coiiiraets for Building Valeria Home \warded Structures To Kc Erected ?il Cortlandl \\ ill Provide Ac? commodations for 200 i '" ? rai Is " i" ? :.' red ? .:" eel b Mrs. -knson i Clark, pre ident Valeria lion ? foi home build iiigs : i bi ??reeled at Co tlandl. We .? chestei Mi - Clai k is the widow ? I Jacob !.. narel? th v\ ho left his i esidua rj s r.tc for ' ? i' const ruct on and c udo . :.' of .1 ill mmci and .?, intei re -oil I'oi person.? of education and rc-line* . oui n need ol recreation or - ecu * e ? ????:. is ', cannot afb rd rates cha : ged ei un.i winter ? ?? oi I -. I he plan - are by I 'ela no <?? "* Id rich and I iarle El. ii iggins, :;ichitects. Tl ? ract cons istr of 1 000 acres of woodland, lake and farm land. Die buildings -.-.-i 1 i be of Dutch Colonia.1 aichite'cture, There n 11 be te.nnfs court i, w ?mining pool and ;i boat !.in. ". The home will provide for lion ;..( ? and ?-' to be ready for occupancy ,i year ?'rum next spring. The board nf directors arc Mrs. Ali? son L, Clark, Walter I'. Frew, Richard Ely, Julian H. Beaty, Henry Bruerc, Will am Loeb ai d .Tob K. Hedges. Di i . . Mel mi' .'i r ' on :;| ing di i eel oi nn'd Cwyn Walker executh.rctary. Buyer? ;ii ..udlm?. Park iMnu IIoiih? i'or Site : .;? I.udlov i '?" '.ci Coi pora old al Ludio?.?, Park V'o era, olotti " ' ' '? ' ?' ? Fui I lia ti I h,,,. n d ' ' * l i. Il G r s.? i i n i a 11 .. n n i on, Inc., cm ? ??? >i .i," j'-iL.e und :'?ir Mr. Bode, *.!.. (ireen i, h.., ?ng p?a . il i .i" n up nnd will -il? i build immediately Builder to Replace Three TOih ?St. Houses With Flat Joseph C. Kiel!? lo Erect \ui<* Stor\ House ?ni Site r>->ti->h! on Vi '-si Sitie Slav, e : & Hobbs sold for Mrs. .Ma; - tha Kell? ti .. syndicate headed b> ; ph I '. Fiella, the builder, tho three 0 I- ashioned dwellings at 11rr_T. i.-i and 1 l?; West Sevenl ieth St; eet, bi tween Broadwa; ::.i ? ,;?? abut Avenue, ??", a plol ifty-seven feel front. M :. Fiella will erei ' <?>.) the site a n i ne-story apartment, : ? con tail ? i to of ' I: r ? ?? ?i :,,! fou i i o ins and ox' : . ! i" ,?,. - foi ' "a' a ? aciaied '.' i", i I'..' erno Bros, ar..i this is I.-u nrs encrai ion undertaken individually in :;,is section, !'?' ii.i - j..si c..'ciiicr. a a aparl nient a: the southeast corner of Riverside Drive am? M3d Street. ( .m you n?'?! 'i-i oui waverooms m t:.;> whi lesi le di?tti ?. '?lien ',<j-i ? an judge as lo the high quality ami reason, able price?? Or tr .??- ??<? -uomil designs ?r,i yotn 'e?;?-. l'en ; Edw?n A. Jackson & Bro., Inc. 50 iif--.in.tn 5l., Af.v York f \ cot / ' V^V'li* lildf.) Fireplaces That S m o k e Destroy Comforts of Home Simple Test? Will Disclose Troubles Which in Most Cases Can Be Remedied Without Vlucli Trouble By Edwin A. Jackson Edwin A. Jackson ??? Bro. Inc. \ One of the most annoying features ' Dt' a new home may be a smoky tire? place. II is very much as if one pur? chased a beautiful automobile and found that the motor, instead of driv? ing ahead, insisted on bucking and could not be controlled. ; A fireplace when properly con ? Structed not only adds to the pleasure i of the household but also to its health ' because ?; ventilation, A smoky fireplace is caused by the (hie not being large enough or the : chimney itself not running as high as ; some neighboring object. lu Mew Vork City, where there are so many buildings, it is extremely dif i ficult to get good draft in a neighbor ? ing low building; and a chimney such as that requires special treatment. The suburban house, however, pre? sents no great difficult*, and if the fireplace smokes, the usual ?.une.::.- is ? either to add to the height of the chimney, or else to cut, down on the i 'igh.t of the fireplace opening. The house owner who has a smoky | fireplace can readily muro a test to j see whether a hood will solve the trouble. Haut; a board, 01 piece at" heavy paper, acres the lop of the lirepi?ee opening, If this checks the' smoking, a permanent anil ornamental 1 hood ?um then be made of size similar , tn the board used in trial with a cer 1 tainty that this hoo<l w 11 sior smok? ing, "if the draft of the fireplace is good at linves- and. on tin contrary, in cert? in winds ? e\ ei ?a il self and ? smoke pours out into the room the | owner can be sure 'ira' the fault is : it the height of the chimney, and nol ii , the size of the fireplace. Wind blowing against some high ?neighboring ob.iec!. causes a pressure! I which backs down inttr the fireplace : flue and sends the smoke out into the room. There is a prevailing superstitution that a wind shelf, or horizontal ledge, just ai the throat of the fireplace will iii some way deflect thin downward pressure; bul thai wind shelf is about a . vu: uah le to a li fcpl ice a ? a horse , hestnul is to the Docket of a rheu inat i?-. If the heigh! oi the i himney is what i - should be. ther is no need of a wind-bi eak shel.': and .? the chii mej i ? not of ' hal ;i-rKiri ? ? shelf will overcome the hack pressure; :" thai in either ca?e it is ise It is desirable thai the throat oi space immediatel?. above the lire shall be in a general wa\ in the shape of a :':; ;? i el. so ' hal the smoke ; s collected and drawn up into i he fia?'. 11" ? he mason ha ; made the I li roal with fiai surface, or projecting cor? ners ?*tf brick, In should be compelled to eus these ou -o as ti :?;?" a smooth funnel throat. When the builder is inexperienced il s wise to us metal forms, which arc -old by mes: fireplace dealer:-. riii se ire used in building the fire- I place throat, so as t<> avoid faulty con itruction. PENTECOST & MARTIN, inc. Landscape Contractor* er Designers 15 East 40th Street Ne?* Ywk City Lump sum estimate? g-ven with designs for the ?romplete development of larpe o: -..mall estate?. 1 rcei Shrubs Vine? Supplied and pl.-nteH Operator Buys Tyson Old j Home in West 51st Street i Property Between Fifth and Sixth Avenue*. Ha*? Been Owned by Selling Family for Over Forty Yearn; Buying of Dwellings in Other Sections i Max Schneider purchased from Henrj 1!. Tyson the four-story brownstone ...welling. 47 West Fifty-first Street, be? tween Fifth and Sixth avenue, 21x100.5. j The Tyson family have owned this prop j erty for nearly forty years. [-Ten*! M. Teets represented th? :' and Samuel K. Schneider the purchaser. Pease & Elliman sold 30 West Ninety fourth Street for C. W. Parsons a loui story dwelling, 17x100. Everett M. Seixas Company sold for rire Rafter Realty Company 43 West Eighty-sixth Stteet a four-story dwell rug, 25x100, t? ;? client who plans im? provement?. Nila E. Slaven sold to hie Parish ' Visitors Mary Immaculate. Inc., 328 ' West Seventy-first Street, h three-story dwelling', 17.6x100.5. Finley M. and Sallie C. Foster sold j to Mary A. Ilynes a three-story dwell? ing at 342 West Seventy-ninth Street, 18.9x98.9. Adolph and Lena Human sold Alex Nenvjlowsky, archbishop of th?* liussian Osthodox Catholic Church in North Am eric;-?, ;? four-story dwelling j at 347 East Fourteenth Street, 22.6x 103.3. Helen M. Mills' --old to John D Mur? phy a four-story wdelling a1 16 Hook 1 man Place, 19x90. Mary Goldberg sCiNri to Rojiella Les ser a four-story dwelling, at 30? Wesl ! Eighty-eighth Street, ?21x100.8. ! Louise Knauff sold to Celia Lent a ? three-story dwelling, at 15 La--- Fifti ! eth Street, J9.."\80. James II. Cruikshank pun-chased from I William T. Morgan 225 West 136th Street, a three-story dwelling, 17x100, through Harry Sugarman. Celia Lustberg soi?! to Saa?ue] Sykes a four-story dwelling, at 165 West 122d Street. 15.8x100.11. Charier-- I). Kaughey sold to Michael Kenny a three-storv dwelling, at !69 West 132d Street, 15x99.11. $1,500.000 Westehester Realty Sold in September Realty valued at over .SI,500.000 bas been sold in Westchester in the month of September, declares L. Ward Prince, president of Prince & Ripley. The watchful waiting policy, which has been followed by many in the hopes of lower cost, has been abandoned by many, he says. Evidence of this belief he gives in the last number of trans? fers recorded in the last ten days. In the last week Prince & Ripley an? nounce sales made by them as follow: In the White Plains section, for Linus Keating, his property on Green acres aAvenue in the Greenacres section to a New York attorney. Tire property consists of a Colonial house on a large plot and was held at $30.000. For Henry ?vluller. his new house. ?with large plot, on Sound View A*.?* <-. White Plains, to G. L. Jewett, of White Plains. The property was held at -'27.dun. Foi Emma Bredow, her residente? u? Alexander Avenue in the Battle Hill ection of White Plains, I An re*? M. ? -. of Fairfield B< ac C? For Bei th ? Fo: . a plot n the \. h ? Highlands section, to .Anna K. Orth, a home in At Gedney Farm, a pin-, owner, by A. S. Fedde to a client who rece?? y p r? i chased propertj adjo i , For the Pelham Heights Land Com? pany, a !a-'g>- plot a- Loring and First avenues in the Pelham Heights section. to John Mason ar.il Mai e L. Ferris, of Mount Vernon. Old World People Tli ink \\ e \ re Very Careless Lot "We must ail.";* * lei ? . the WOffld regard iis 1,1 tvoi ? y ? K with clarioua eyes," said Pre ? clonl W. E. MaJlalieu of the Natioi Fire Protection Association, a* the b nual meeting in San Francisco recent! ?> "They cannot understand exactly hi f we do it. They have not exactly ma '| up their minds whether the United States and t'an-ada are peopled prini cipally i-* incendiaries or if we are a. childish people "who love (o play wi K matches. Thej cannot understand why, when thej are su ready to buy and consume our wheat H*,d corn and cot? toi we should be maintaining a con? tinuous conflaj-?ration of ti.cse products. "Perhaps in, the carelessness of th* use of fire thie united States and Carrt ada are tfhe greatest offenders in t ??? v(V there is no country on t- t which is entirely free from itd ravages. Our citizens grow up with the si loke in their nostr Is and the clang of the me gong in thei? ears. We -average practically 01 > every m *"?? i gl I and day, 365 lia; ? in tie year, and take i mo re or a matter of. course. 'Let her burn W m i- ri? i: and too bu y to take pi ? tion:-.' This has leemed t<> be the ?. most universal American sen until very recent years. Even to-iiay if is at leas?, the prevailing sentiment. If the average citizen can be pei Buaded to stop and di euss the matter he will ad mil that the results i are deplorable, tha nual los- of from 15,000 to 20,000 lives Is di I iiiR-, that the almost incredible di lion of property :-? ?t lea I nate. but there his int? end, and he turns hie I ? personal afQairs unies ire may han pen to visit, hi:.: . when for n. time il acquh-es a personal fla\ Pli DT IG WOODWORK mellrrneuaentrutmlure formiriloiriay Is specified for the ?rouse shown on this page. It i? manufactured in stor- quantities in standard size??. and is ready for immediate delivery. You are of? fered a choice pf designs of '-he correct architectural type for this house. Curtis Companies Incorporated Sale?. Office: 25 W. 44th St Telephone Murray Hill 94S3 "E V as y vacuum Electric Washing Machine Appliance Distributing Corporation 673 8>ii Ave.. New York Ttlephene: Bryant 544* PORTLAND CEMENT MAKES THE BEST CONCRETE FOR: DWELLINGS. 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