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rr J fqcui B sua n ih u ; N i ' Iin=_iii; FORTY-EIGHT FLATS IN EIGH' CLID S BEYONDJEW BRIDGE Rapid Development of Connecticut Avenue Property. STONE LIONS IN PLACE Finishing Touch to Handsome Structure. BRIGHT FUTURE PROMISED Section Northwest of Bock Creek Park Attracting Investment and Home Builders. The heroic-size lions which arc to ornament the western end of the Connecticut Avenue bridge are nearing completion. The work on those at the eastern end is going forward and they, it is expected, will be completed within a comparatively few weeks. With the placing of these huge images of the king of beasts this bridge will be practically finished. The work on the eastern approach of the structure is about done, the roadway has been put in good condition and the bridge has already become one of the moat popular driving and motoring thoroughfares in the District. This bridge, which was begun about five years ago, was opened to traffic in the spring. Since then the great bronze lamps and other ornamentations have been placed, and today finds it not only the largest specimen of concrete bridge architecture in the world, but one of the handsomest bridges in the country. Its cost has been nearly $1,000,000. In length It is nearly one-fourth of a mile. It is 54 feet wide and 115) feet In height, and when lighted for Its full length at night it Is one of the beautiful sights of Washington. The view across Rock Creek va ley from it offers one of the prettiest bits of scenic beauty in the National capital. Bridge Helped Whole Begion. Ac mlsrVit 'totra hgion t hp throwing open to traffic of the bridge ha* been a big up'lft for the territory beyond. This and. which comprises as attractive locations for home sites as any ih the District, is now showing rapid development. Years since a number of real estate men foresaw the possibilities of this section and obtained holdings. Among these were the late Thomas E. Waggaman and Senator Newlands. The general government was no less behind In realizing the value of that part of the District and its future prospects, and accordingly paved and curbed the streets, laid wide sidewalks and otherwise improved the avenue to the point about opposite the entrance to the Zoo, Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase and other suburbs were opened and hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent in developing them. The Immediate section, however?that portion lying directly beyond Rock Creek valley?had been,allowed to lie quiescent, awaiting the opening of the bridge. Now. liawever, the impetus given it is most manifest. Among the improvements now going on in that section are four new houses on Connecticut avenue, two of which are at the right of the western entrance to the bridge, these being erected by Mr. Clarke Waggaman. These are attractive residences of stone. Some New Residences. On the west side of Connecticut avenue a few hundred feet farther Mr. Frank!in T. Sanner is erecting two handsome three-story, twelve-room houses for the r?al estate market, to sell for about Sffi.OOO each. To the right, and a short distance from Connecticut avenue. Kennedy A Davis are erecting a row of modern three-story dwellings; on Oarflelc street a few hundred ieet beyond th< houses of Mr. Sanner. Mr. Harry Wardman is constructing fourteen three-story ten-room residences. These houses, like those of Mr. Sanner win nave covered rrnnt porcties ana tw b?hp, and they will be heated by hi water. Opposite these is a row ot" dwel lng* erected by Mr Aaron Townsend. notable feature of all the house: going i irf this section Is the unusual width give titem. In the construction of houses 1 rdws in Washington there has be-11 muc l?#tldlng of lfi 17 ar.d 18 f et houses. T' hoOses of Mr Sanner will be on lots fee* wide, and the w'dth of those of M Wardraan will be 2"? feet 4 inches. Amo thos - now occupy'n * new ree'deuces tin' sect'on nre Mr. Clarke Wa >am and Mr E. D. Shaw To the left, at t western end of the bridge, residences rto be erected by M asra. H. C Analey a*~ 1-lr.coln Green, treasurer and frel ht trr lie manager of the Southern Hallway Con pany respectively. Messrs. Ansley an Green expect to erect handsome stru tures on their holdings, costing about $1 00 eaclu Topographical Conditions Ideal. Topographical and geographical cone tlona operate to make the section lying b> >ond the bridge among the most deslrat o? all residence property la the new? Washington. W 1th Connecticut avenue an Massachusetts avenue marking the boar daries. with Rock Creek Park to the aid k *RBNT Hi ^HH9^HIHN[|F/^^9|^^^|BF^ JB Ib||^^h >j. ^^HR^^JHBRJP v "**'"' ^ mI bm^ ^ m^mmk . .... ., ., ;*?;.? . ' - ' - ; V" ~m~iKvitfa.fi'*"- " ; . > . "' v >.?<.. ;.-? ' ? %sb : . *u-\,\>, -. .; .' >> <?jfcMM* .- ' :?::? ......... _..,. -.. X' ' ". * . -. W . r BUILDINGS' AT 14TH AND EUTBEETS. and In a way running through, with ."in altitude as high and higher than Washington Heights, with a car service ranking urfflt * Vi/* Uaat q nH rl&cirn hip rpvtrlotion? as .to builuing on Connecticut avenue, mail-j , ing JlO.ttCO the minimum coat of any dwellI In? to be erected, the future of that part | j of the city is assured. The effect of the opening: of tiie bridge Is j 'seen also in the heavy development In i I Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase and otliei ; su-burba out that way. It Is no Idle surmise to state that but a, , few years hence will see this trans-bridge 1 territory as well populated as the older sections of Columbia and Washington Heights. HOW FOREST^ FIRES START. Responsibility of Timbermen. Strange Freaks of Flames. Prom the Milwaukee Sentinel. "These forest fires are more often started by some one throwing down a match carelessly or spilling out the live ashes from his pipe," said D. Whitfcaker. "When we were building the extension from Champion to L/Anse years ago some of the boys thought they would go down to Champion for a time. Coming back one of them lit his pipe and threw the match into the dry grass. "Before that fire burned itself out it had traversed a strip of territory sixty miles long and five or six miles wide. We lost hundreds of thousands of ties by the fire, to say nothing of the timber that was burned over all because a man was not careful where he threw a lighted match. When such tires. once get started they burn themselves out?you can't stop them. "And they play some queer freaks. I have seen great pine trees! standing out alone In a little clearing one hundred j yards or more from anything, ar.d sud- , denly the fire would jump out and a few ; minutes later nothing would be left of the j tree but the trunk and scarred and burned j limbs. I remember one ease of the kind > where a handsome big pine stood out alone. Suddenly the flames seemed to gather themselves into a big ball and j burst over the top of the tree liKe a shell, enveloping it in Are. It burned as though it had been kiln dried. "Somehow the Are seems to take all the sap out of the tree. That tree was completely destroyed in a short time, the fire sweeping on and leaving it a grotesque and blackened trunk where before was a beautiful picture. "In the old days the Indians were very careful of fire. When they broke camp in the morning after going a short distance one of the band would go back to see that there was no spark unextinguished. If there was he would be sure to put it out. If he did not return to the waiting band soon two or three others would go back, and If there was any fire they would help him extinguish it. "In that way forest fires were prevented. Nowadays with white camners and picnickers going into the woods and leaving without care whether they leave sparks which may cause a blaze or not it is hard to preserve the forests. I presume it was something or that kind which started the fires in that country up in British Columbia. I know the country. It is densely timbered, and a fire there will mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars In standing timber, to say nothing of the lives said to have been lost." Many-Eyed Insects. From Harper's Magazine. We can see the single eyes of some insects without a lens, as in the locust. In viewing the house fly we need a lens. The big visible bulging eyes we see are composed of thousands of unit coneshaped eyes bound into one compound eye each, of more or less spherical shape. Under a lens they look li ~e glass-eyed pavement bent to convexity. Their faceted corneae are variously set in square, hexagonal or prismatic frames. Each glistening facet is the cornea lens of a distinct self-working eye. Their number in each compound eye is enormous. There are fifty such eyelets in each in the ant. 1.400 are allowed the drone bee and 3,500 ' the "workers." Our pet kitchen fly has SOfiO chances of seeing food crumbs, the beetle over 0,000, while more than 13.000 aid the dragon fly in his eleemosynary 1 pursuit of the mosquito, offset somewhat by several thousand awarded the^. latter , for a "sporting chance." The hawk moth gets pictures compounded by 20 000 contributors. Over 25.Of"0 window the brain ; of the Mordella (beetle), and 00.000?so it is claimed?contribute to the happy lives of some butterflies. I BSCBggaE a . ^ ^, J. ^ ^ ^ 1^ ' t\ ^ le. TWO RESIDENCES WEST OF CO: . " 1 kPPENlNC fl[ ^ jlHKK-*sx -.-: vt^XO^- . . Wg y'Jp?: |B kjSTi jjai| M PMi^SfSTO^TgiBffl ^9PIK|b i^Sfi '' lt$J lillft ||? . S?' < - >' VA' " ' r ??.' j =.' gl - ? >' '.: ^^V-v:' >'. V .' .. ? '' . r ' ,? 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Peter Laterner of Washington has purchased the Goodhart estate of thirty acres at Clarendon. Mr. JLaterner contemplates erecting a number of cwellings i.us propei ty at once. J. C. Porter has Just completed a stable and a large warehouse on his 'property in the rear of Mr. Suite's store. II.s partner, Carl E. Swlnson, is building another stable near the Clarendon station. Albert Eli of Georgetown, D. C-, has entered into a contract with Columbus Wilson for a comfortable residence on the lot he purchased recently on the Lyon addition at Clarendon. Mr. Wilson has begun the building. Suburban Homes for WashingtonianB Darius Varcoe and Henry Crocker have surveyed the tract of land owned by Mr. Varcoe at Bollver station, near Rallston. and Mr. Varcoe will bc^li} at once the erection of a dwelling on his property, lie has sold all three of his houses at Bolivar and wll place the fourth on the market as soon as he finishes it. . William Goodrick has the contract for a neat frame dwelling for G. A. Sehaffer of Washington, D. C\, on his lot on the Lyon addition at Clerandon. This home will be ready for occupancy about ^..ptember 15. Mr. Goodrick is building three new houses at Park lane on the Old Dominion for Mr. Warded of Washington. D. C. S. T. Young moved his family into his new home on the Porter addition at Clarendon a few days ago. The country along the Great Falls line has made great strides during the past two years and because cf its many natural advantages is becoming one of the nncst popular suburban sections around the city. 3E= NNECTICUT AVENUE BRIDGE. ? jS IN TE * .- :lggii,inc' Bb^k. ' &Si2'-'isSst^nS ? * * r^~tt wf ? ?fg f^'P' ?P.1".?.1 inw. j?rv >! ?$< '&. .-...^.y.,, *. /y?*y v ' ;' ? ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ "' ' ' ~;$ 3V9HkM V * ^;t BBWBBii inIP TSSBBIBBHn 1 njjmg?e??^??-? E5S555555BS? i ggAAg jHU xjj jr?~t*.iJ? A8 Kalfll AVENUE BRIDGE. ;60SSIP OF REALTY WORLD RENTING SEASON OF 1908-01 OPENS WITH A RUSH. " 'Many House and Flat Hunters Besiege Real Estate Offices?Good Sales Frequent. With the month of September the loea real estate firms have practically leapec into the midst of the renting season, ant from all hands come the reports thai 1N08-09 promises to bo one of the besi renting years in recent municipal history A variety of causes seem to have oper ated to bring about an early rush o: i prospective leasors to find quarters suit able for their different neeus and to set tie down for the winter, but the fact re mains that an unusually large numbei of apartment and residence seekers hav< besieged the real estate offices during tiw present week. The abrupt change In th< weather undoubtedly brought many va cations to sudden ending, because the in ward bound traffic at the Union statioi and at the steamboat wharves has beei heavier than in the first week of anj other September of recent years. These early arrivals have become units in th< house and apartment hunting army* Be sides this advantage produced by a pro pltlous season, close observers say, eacl passing year has seen residence seeker entering upon their perennial task at ai earlier date. According to one humor j ously inclined real estate man, this Au srust-Sentember hurrv is on the DrinclDli set forth In the bewhiskered proverb "The early bird catches the worm"?be causo the heads of families have discovered, by sometimes bitter experiences that waiting until late September or Oc tober to find a place of abode lias resulte< in the enforced selection of a flat or i house not at all to their liking. Many Sales Recorded. i Builders with an eye to excellent' in vestments have constructed many net residences und apartment houses durlnj the summer season, and most of then have been made happy already by seelni paying tenants installed in their helling: Similarly, not a few of the houses whici were built for the market have been sold and almost every day brings forth new of one or more additions to the list o taxpaying house-owners of the District. Mrs. Annie 8. Herrmann has had plan and specifications prepared by Josep Bohn, jr., architect for one two-story an basement dwelling, and one two-famil apartment house, to be built on the north west corner of 10th and I streets south east. The dwelling will have an en ranee on the 10th street front and th orner house will have entrances o oth 10th street and I street. Th .onts of the buildings on both street . ill be of red brick with stone trimming! ihe plans and specifications are now i .he hands oT various builders for estl nates, und bids wiii be opered Septemoe .1. It is planned to have the building tody for occupancy December 15. \V UUge, tjioos az ua.iuci. rem eaiai .-okers, have sold for Mr. H. J. Matte;ot 4W, In square 3121, Improved by prcrr es. 2218 Flagler place northwest. Th oparty sold is one of the handsome nei ceilings on the west side of Flagle .ace between W and Adams stieett riese houses have attracttv red presse tick fronts of colonial design, six room: led bath, hot water heat, and are trim ltd throughout In selected hard woo; fhe arrangement of tfc.? first flto 1 lalmed to be entirely new to Washingt> r .'he purchaser, Mr. Albert D. Smith, wi ccupy the premises as a reslde-icj. It 1 :nderstood that $3,'.l73 was paid for th ropertv. Craig & Evans, who hare successful! perateil in the development of the sec ; on along the line of the Great Falls an< id Dominion railway for several years a a ve moved their offices from the Hlbb ouilding to loh2 H street.. The firm w.il , continue to specialize In suburban reait: ! in Virginia, but will also conduct a gen j oral city business, paying sp.cial attec 1 tion to the renting of I'urmslieti Routes. rp ppat t JL^b Ami* JkjLi JL/ JL . , .?.., ... '. *?*-- - - ...- o"-V' > "v' f*% -<' \-+. :>:;'" '' ' * ' v ~ <_ a . : . -. ,-. ..... ; ... < * 5 -C . > .< ^ ~ .' .5 ,: ^ : .:, f ' , . " ;< ,* V A K V: MP ^^WWMP - <??*..-_^ ...-.^_^3T .3.-ftf*~ ' JH V -* ' * - "* * ?: A>^:":?.. . \Jft&.., -^-iMjix.. ... * *'? rYP?s ^%BB jtflgH ' ' S ; / : :,f :: < H ^rv fti*. M V im "ft ft Nk, ft ft ' LING TOUCH TO CONNECTICUT I SANITATION IN THE HOME ) CARE AND BRAINS SHOULD BE USED IN THE PLUMBING. . Advantage of Having a Sanitary Engineer Supervise Installation of the Bathroom Fixtures. From the World Today. ! Every persn who contemplates building , is anxious to have his home well equipped ! with plumbing fixtures, but many are deterred from that wise course by the belief that plumbing work is too expensive for persons of moderate means, and eontent themselves with having installed only i such fixtures as are absolutely necessary. | This dread of getting the plumber into j the house is the survival of that timer honored joke about plumbers who wear > expensive d'amonds and charge for sol3 Uer at radium rates. Conditions have 3 changed with time in the plumbing busl. ness, however, and careful householders . are beginning to realize that in the plumbing within a house, as well as in other branches of the Tiullding trades, 1 taste and Judgment, combined wl:h a / knowledge of what Is good and bad. both i In the structural part and in the fixtures, a will go much further than money toward providing a satisfactory sanitary equip*, ment. People who build in some of the - larger cities, where old plumbing laws, 3 which have failed to keep abreast of the ? times, are still in force, have little or " nothing to say about the mechanical part 1 of the installation, and in such localities - the rough plumbing for one bathroom . will often cost as much as the equipping B of two bathrooms in other localities. In some cities large sizes and a bewilder- | ' Ing multiplicity of pipes are required for ! - the drainage system from a single bath- ! . room, while in the more progressive places equally sanitary and much cheaper ' plumbing can be Installed with less pipe ~ i and that of smaller size. It will pay the I ; prospective builder to start right by looki | Ing carefully Into the plans and speclflI cations regarding that part of the work, for it Is in the rough plumbing that most of the money is spent, without anything - to show for the outlay. An expenditure of V $25 for the services of a sanitary engineer _ in preparing plumbing plans and specifications will often save as much as $100 II above the fee, besides doing away with K vexatious extras and insuring a better i Installation. 11 Plumbing Systems. ' The main thing to be pointed out to ? the householder at the present time is that there are two systems of plumbing, known respectively as the one-pipe systern and the two-pipe system, and. where d there is nothing to prevent the adoption of the one-pipe system, enough money can be saved on the cost of fitting up ' ~ the usual fixtures in a private house to pay for at least two additional lavatories, fitted up in sleeping rooms. It might be well to remark in this connection that fashions in building, like fashe ions in clothes, change at times, and the s fashion of the present Is to have sta5. tionary lavatories with running hot and n cold water In those sleeping rooms of a i- home that are not convenient to the r bathroom, or to a dressing room having s toilet accommodations. This is quite a change from the former practice of huve ing a lavatory only in the bathroom and n excluding them from sleeping rooms on i- account of the irrational dread of the e supposed deadly sewer gas. It is now w known that illness never visits a home ir by way of the drainage pipes and t^at i. so far as the old belief In the deadly d nature of air from the drainage system j, is concerned, there Is nothing to fear. l- A further saving can be effected in the I. cost of plumbing work by using gals vanlzed wrought-lron or steel pipe In t. stead of lead pipe for the water supply. 11 Considered In point of time, lead pipe is might prove the cheaper material in the e end, for there Is practically no limit to the life of lead pipe- Indeed, lead pipes y that were used to supply water to some - of the fountains of Rome, during the d time of Caesar, are still in use and in a i. good state of preservation; whereas s wrought-iron or steel pipe, at '.Is ...est. II probably would not last over fifty years, y and with some waters might be cor rooed so as to be worthless inside of i - three years. Notwithstanding these . facts, iron is the preferable material in ' * ( ? MARKS \ v *. ^x : f- ;.'v % . " ?">>.V**' A *1 *tiv-w' ^ 'AVilHI^8^^^BwBMHB^Bi ffjpSBBWiil nR^BBF''nV'> /' WR3F I*-" ' 'y-*;'; *" J. v.w.ny.-AW>- v. ,v . -\s*s. wasv. .....,.;' aV, .x<r-'?yv II IB 1 . .:: ; ><: ; ; vr^i'^v .... yiiv , ,...- \. ... THE EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS NEWTON S localities where the water does not at- j tark and rapidly destroy the metal, for it is more than probable that the pipe ! will last as long as the house, or if it j but lasts the lifetime of the owner It j will have paid for itself, and can he easily replaced, at small cost, without j defacing the wa'ls or ceilings. head, i on the otiier hand, while it will last, longer, is open to the objection that when ] used to conduct o sol't water some of the metal might be dissolved from the pipe; and cause lead poisoning to those who | partake of the water. Further, it is much , more fexpensive to install, without adding ] one bit to the value of the plumbing sys- i tern; it Js n temptation to thieves to out j out the pipe for the value of the old | metal when the house is empty: nails are J sometimes driven through concealed pipes, I causing them to leak, and rats may gnaw holes through the pipe. If, however, an everlasting system of water pipes is de- ' sired and there is no danger of lead ' poisoning, nor objection to the expense, lead pipe will prove a very satisfactory material. Satisfy the Women. The duty of looking after the installation of the rough part of the plumbing work will devolve upon the man of the house. When, however, It comes to selecting the plumbing fixtures. It is the woman who must be satisfied. The time was, and that not so very long ago, when the plumbing fixtures in the house were put in the most out-of-the-way places, and their presence forgotten, if possible, when not in use. Conditions have so far changed at the present time that Instead df being concealed from sight the bathroom. kitchen and laundry are features of every well equipped building, which the housewife delights to show to her friends. As she Is the one responsible for the selection of those goods, it might be well# to know what is good and what is bad' in fixtures. Every woman loves a bargain, and the question is. how will she know a real bargain in plumbing fixtures when offered? Plumbing fixtures at the present time ~ 11- -X are maae or imperial porceiam ana m porcelain enameled waif. Imperial porcelain goods are made of ehiy coated witn ! an enamel and fired in a kiln like china. | Porcelain enamel ware may he considered j as a coating of white glass, applied to! iron. In the manufacture of plumbing fixtures of these materials, some of the ; output are defective, and the chance of ; securing a bargain lies in the knowledge of what kind of damaged goods may be purchased with safety. It .may be laid down as a rule to which there is no exception that when purchasing porcelain enameled ware, it is an unwise policy to select a fixture which is not guaranteed. In the manufacture of porcelain ename'.ed ware, as in the manufacture of all kinds of goods, there are some articles which do not coroe up to the high standard set by the inspectors; and anything falling below that standard is sorted out and disposed of to the best possible advantage. If the defects are visible and d stlgure the fixtures, they are broken up to be remelted; while if the defects are not g aring, the fixtures are sold as seconds. These seconds find their way into the market as unguaranteed goods, and persons who purchase them do so at their own risk. This in itself would not be so bad if the defects were all evident, but, as a matter of fact there might lie a spaeo . where the enamel does not iidhere to the iron, but covers it like the skin of a btls- ! ter. and if this enamel should peel off. or i any other defect ultimately develop, the' loss would fall upon the purchaser. In the case of guaranteed goods, the condl- , tions are different. When properly made, the enamel so firmly adheres to the iron that It can be cracked or chipped only by striking with a hammer or other equally hard instrument. The bond between the j two materials is so intimate that the j enamel on a perfect fixture will always : remain In perfect condition if not de- i stroyed by some accident. If. however, a ; defective fixture should escape the watchful eyes of the inspectors, and be sold under a guarantee, or should a defect subsequently develop in a guaranteed fixture, the loss will be made good by the manufacturers, who will replace the old fixture with a new one. It might be well to add that It is not often that a guaranteed fixture is found defective, while with unguaranteed fixtures defects are gs often the rule as the exception; so that the flight difference between tlie cost of a guaranteed and an unguranteed fixture, whirh amounts to but a few dollars, will hardly warrant the risk. PROSPEROUS IN AUGUST. So States Iron Trade Review in Its Monthly Resume. CLEVELAND. Ohio, September r>.?The i Iron Trade Review says: "Manufacturers of all kinds of iron and steel unite in the opinion that August j proved the best month in the way of new tonnage and specifications since the panic of last fall. Every one is guardedly optimistic as to the future, but all are of one mind in that the tide of depression appears to have permanently turn-d In wire and nails the leading interest Is receiving specifications at the rate of l.tKM) tors a day. which is considerably in excess of the volume of business in the palmy days of 1007. In a modified degree the condition is also true of s eel bars and agricultural shapes, and a'l the mills in the west manufac'uring these products are operating to their full capacity. Th demand for bar iron, sheets, p'pe and tubes is also steadily improving, ar.d that low stocks of these materia!* are held by Jobbers and consumers is borne out by the frequency with which immedia e shipment is specified. Track supplies are again being ordered in lots of 1,000 and omai luin which Viii? not beell *ivw ??- - experienced in the last eighteen months. With the settlement of the price question ?$2 n ton be'.ow tiie previous scheduleorders for light rails are more numerous and of larger tonnage than formerly, and more orders for this product were taken in the month just closed than the entire i three months preceding. Heavy gages ?.f i sheets au<l light plates are suffering from price cutting, the shading ranging from ?1 to $2 a ton on both products." I '* fiy I ?!' -y.?, ^ v> ? J || jv^l * J AT THE COBNEB OF 16TH AND ITBEETS. FLAT-HUHTEHS HUPP* Unusually Lamp Sfilention Of fered This Fall. MANY BUILDINGS FINISHED For Opening of Benting Season Daring Current Month. OTHERS HEARING COMPLETION t "The Executive" at 16th and Newton Streets and Wardman Block at 14th and Euclid. - So groat has been the demand for modern apartments In all sections of the city during the paBt year that many builders flocked into the investment field during the summer, and probably scores of handsomely appointed flats have been rushed to completion in readiness for the usual autumn demand. In almost every case no efforts were spared to have the apartments completed by the opening of the renting season, September 1. and as a result flat-hunters who have taken time by the forelock have had a particularly fine opportunity to settle down comfortabiy for the winter in quarters exactly to their liking. The "Executive" apartment house, located at r.-Ktl iflth street northwest, which is the corner of 10th and Newton streets, is now ucaring completion, and It Is expected that the building will be ready for occupancy about October 1. It is being built by Mr. Joseph J. Moebs, who is also the owner. ^ Faces Three Streets. The building is a beautiful structure, four stories in height, and because of the fact that it is triangular In shape, facing three streets, every apartment will have all outside rooms. It will contain twelve apartments, three on each floor, of four and five rooms each. It has been reported that there has been a great demand for the apartments In this building, in view of its beautiful location near Rock Creek Park. The apartment was named after the Executive Mansion. Its main entra-nce is oh 16th street, which broad thoroughfare the owner hopes some day will be rechristened "Executive avenue." One of the largest of the new buildlBg enterprises was undertaken in the spring by Harry Wardman, and eight apartment houses for which foundations were laid at that time are now not only finished, but forty-three out of a total of fortyeight are rented and occupied. Six of the houses are located in the square along 14th street between Clifton and Euclid streets and two of them immediately around Hip rorner 011 the latter thoroughfare. so that all of them form practically one solid building. Two More to Be Built. In the near future two more houses, also of six apartments each, will be added to this series, the additions being made 011 the Clifton street side, so that the whole front of the block and a large portion of its north and south sides will l>e occupied by the Wardman buildings. As indicated by the Illustration on this page, the new apartments have been built rectly 011 the crown of the l$th street hill, so that they rise one above the other in an attractive tier. All of the eight completed buildings are of brick and steel construction, each containing three stories and basement. Each apartment hag its own separate steam heating plant, and ^ all have been equipped tnroughout. with combination gas and electric fixtures. Altogether they form one of the most notable realty improvements in the year of apartment hou^e building. The buildings have been divided lata five and sjx room apartments &h<I the' owner has stated his intention to hold then wholfe as a permanent investment. On an average the tive-room apar.ments rent for $42.50 per month, and the six-room apartments for $45 per month, so that when all ten houses are finished and fully occupied the monthly Income from them will approximate $2,650. To Have Miniature Hark. In many of the apartments which are being built at tlr's time much attention Is being devoted to the beaut flcatlon of the surrounding grounds, and the 14th and Euclid streets 'build.ngs are no exception in this respect. Facing on the three streets, as they do. these houses Inclose a large central court, and it Is planned to transform this space into a miniature park with green lawns and growing trees. Among other new apartment houses in the northwest which are vapidly nearing completion are included the Thomas M. Pickford building at the corner of 2f?ih and P streets and a four-story white bvlrk apartment on 18tU street near V street northwest.