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I ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ? Careful buyers, bargain hunters and those who are looking around to buy a house at a price less ? ?!? 1 ? .11 .1 ? 1 1 J ? . A 5 than it is worth, less than it cost, should inspect ? ? this house. I ? We are sure that you will admit that it shows * greater value than anything you have seen for the | price. | t Positively the best new house In the city for } | $7,500. I <? Real estate brokers, architects, builders and others who | % have inspected the houses state that they are the best they g 6 have ever seen offered for the price; better than many houses ? ? held at $2,000 more. g ? They have, in fact, about everything that goes to make a house desirable. Y A front and rear stairway. To have a rear stairway is ? worth several hundred dollars to the occupant. ? Two elegant bathrooms. ?jj? 4* Laundrv and servant's toilet in the cellar. *1* Heated by first-class economical hot-water heating plant. *? Solar gas heaters. f Instantaneous process for heating hot water, i* Chamberlain metal weather strips. V ? Inlaid oak floors. Electric lights, call bells, etc. 5* Very handsome fronts. Three stories, cellar under the !? entire house. X Inspect No. 3114 18th street n.w., between Kenyon and Y Kilbourne streets. *4* x T But one square from the cars, on Mount Pleasant street. | I Stone & Fairfax, 1342 New York Ave. | Investments or Homes. Big Bargains In Small Houses 633,635,637 Park Road N.W. Not a side street, but the main thor oughfare of Columbia Heights. Within two squares of the beautiful Soldiers' Home grounds. Only $3,250 Each. Strictly modern, two-story and cellar, six-room and bath brick dwellings, with colonial front porches. 20-foot parking; 50-foot back yards. Open Sunday. Thos. H. Banes, 913 G St. N.W. mum MllHIIIIHt f F?ir Two or three very choice lots in the most desirable section of MASSACHU SETTS AVENUE HEIGHTS. An extremely attractive proposition cart be offered for a quick sale. Box 84, Star Office. tfMtMTMf>TmlMIMIIIMI" 1 "" ill imtlini IIII IIIIHg ? lia B@sft Ewlft Up 5??fta?ini lira Feftworiik HERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL FACTS: IF you could buv a C-room house for $4,250.00. making a small cash payment down and $32.50 (including all interest) each month, and at the end of 2 years and 6 months have $750 paid on the house, wouldn't it be a better proposition than to pay 832.50 each month for rent, and at the end of 'J years and 0 months have $1,080.00 pa;d out, with only re ceipts to show? I cannot only save you the $750.00, but at the end of the 2*i years I can show you how you would have paid off all second-trust notes and how your expense would be then only $16.00 each month. The homes we are offering on these terms will compare with any $5,000 home built in Washington. They contain rooms and bath; al! outside rooms; double back porches: massive front colonial porch; gas and electric lights; cellar under entire house; guaranteed heating plant: laundry tubs and toilet; parquetry floor ng; hardwood trim over entire house; oak stairways; a lot 143 feet deep to 15-foot alley; con venient to school, stores, etc. When I say you can't duplicate this house and the terms offered it is absolutely true. You owe it to yourself to inspect these houses. Let us go over the figures with you. Come out Sunday or during the week. Sample House, 718 Taylor St., Open Daily Until 8 P.M. Take 9th st. car to Taylor st. and walk one block east. E. F. STODDARD, Selling Agent. HOUSE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF 20TH AND F STREETS, AT ONE TIME HOME OF SENATOR LODGE. BUSINESS SECTION GROWS ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE New Commerce and Labor Building at Nine teenth Street Evidence of Improvement in Locality. A number of buildings at the northeast corner of Pennsylvania avenue and li>th street are to bo removed and on this site is to be an office building for the use of the Department of Commerce and Labor. As compared with the height of buildings which are to be replaced the new struc ture will have the proportions of a sky scraper, but the outlook will not be changed and it will stand as the old structures do now on the edge of a park, which, set In the midst of city streets, Is all the more attractive be cause of the contrast of the soft masses of foliage and stretches of green lawn with the hard lines of tho brick build ings ancf the street pavement. Across this plaza to the east rises the walls of the Powhatan Hotel, which is a new building this year, while on both the north and south sides fronting on the two sides of H street which -n a sense is bisected, but which in reality is com plete, are residences. The change fiom business to residences which taii.es place at l#th street and then again at 2<rt.h street, where the crossing of the line of the avenue by 1 street affords another rectangular park space, is no doubt owing to the influence of the trees and the shrubbery and the grass. Devoted to Business Purposes. Whatever the cause, Pennsylvania ave nue is none the less attractive because of these Interruptions in the course of lines of buildings on both sides devoted to busi ness purposes. As it is the block between 17th and 18th is entirely devoted to such purposes, and while many of the buildings are evidently made over and adapted dwell ings, still a number have been especially de s gned. The Influence of such a center as the State, War and Navy Department building in determining the character of the business carried on is naturally im portant, for, w:.lle that great structure houses many thousands of government em ployes, yet, in addition, there is the Mills office building, at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 17th street, and the Winder building, at the northwest corner of 17th and F streets, and other buildings in the vicinity and around on New York avenue are used as public of fices. Resumed .Again at 19th Street. But away from this center and after the interruption in the course of business along the avenue at l&th street it is re sumed again at lHth street where stores take the place of residences. Here is to be found a bank, a branch of the United States Trust Company, which is at the northeast corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 20th street, facing on the east side of the parks, which extend to 21st street, with the two sides of I street given up to residences. As another evidence of a center in these days, a moving picture show is to be found on the block between 19th and 20th streets, while at 21st street, where the business section is resumed, is to be found another "movie," located on 21st street north of the avenue and at the beginning of a row of one-story stores that trail down the hill opposite the K street market. Should Be Business Street. There are two reasons why Pennsyl vania avenue in this section should be a business street, one of them peculiar, per haps, to this city as it illustrates what is a common thing here, namely, that business follows the street car tracks. The Avenue is also on account of its direction, crossing at an angle the rectangular system of streets, a highway for all that part of I the city. To the south a good part of the I section between Pennsylvania avenue and ! New York avenue was at one time one of I the fashionable residence sections of the ! city. The evidences of this can be seen at the present time in spite of the groat changes that have taken place, which has brought apartment houses along it and G and F streets and also a number of government offices. One of the localities where perhaps the changes have been less than in any other is on F street west of 18th street. Some years ago the large house at the northwest corner of 18th and F -streets standing in the midst ol' ample grounds was purchased by the late Chief Justice Fuller. The house was changed somewhat, and there the chief justice lived. The place is now the property and the home of Mrs. Thaw. On the opposite corner is an old-time place that is still larger, but it stands there unaltered with the old brick wall running around the grounds, wh.ch are extensive for a city house. It is occupied by the bureau of insular affairs. Farther to the west and adjoining the above, is another old house with a generous provision for lawns and gar dens. It is now occupied by the Ju venile Court. Some of the old places have been litted up and occupied by the owners, and no doubt are looked at with envious eyes by those who do not like the cramped quarters of the average city house. Perhaps the most marked change is the glimpse one gets of Potomac Park, which closes the vista of all the streets to the south. The tangled marsh which was only a few steps south of K street, and when then formed the banks of the Potomac, has given place to the beauty and the freshness of the lawns of that mag nificent park. The influence upon the immediate locality as well as upon the healthful ness of the entire city, when the flafs were reclaimed, is, of course, a great one. The tide of building and im provement has been turned in that di rection, as is quite evident from the changes that have been made in the character of the buildings. The great home of the Y. M. C. A. is located there. A modern office building for the use of the civil service commission now adorns that section, while the de partment of art and sciences of George Washington University is there, as well as th-e national headquarters of the American Institute of Archi tects and of the American Fine Arts. WILKINS BUYS AGAIN. Purchases Fourth House at Corner of 18th and M Streets Northwest. An addition was made during the week to the holdings of Robert C. Wilkins to property at the northwest earner of 18th and M streets northwest. The newly acquired piece is the residence 1206 18th street, which completes the ownership by Mr. Wilkins of the four houses that oc cupy the entire frontage to that point north from the corner of M street. Mr. Wilkins now owns an area of 9!? feet on 18th street, with a depth of some 124 feet. RECALL OLD HOUSES Older Citizens Comment on Arlington Hotel Fence. FAMOUS HOMES WERE NEAR Reverdy Johnson, Lewis Cass and Charles Sumner Lived There. - To older citizens the high boaril fence at Vermont avenge and H street north west. which surrounds what is to be the underground stories of the new Arling ton Hotel building, makes that locality wear a strange appearance and it takes some minutes for one to adjust himself to the surroundings. It is not easy even for an old resident to recognize I street when seen for the first time from such a point of view as H street, when it has been concealed all these years by the mass of buildings of the Arlington Hotel. Residences of Former Period. There are, however, some people whose recollections go back some forty years or more and who are able to recall the ap pearance of the Arlington site before that hostelry was erected. Then comfort able and roomy residences of a former period, with yards about them and plenty of trees, stood on the section of the site where the main building of the Arlington was. The first house on Vermont avenue trom I I street was noted because it was for some time the home of Reverdy Johnson, whose eloquence in the Senate and the Supreme Court gave him a wide reputa tion. The next house to the south be came associated with the name of Wil liam M. Marcy, one of the political War wicks of New York state, who made his home there while a member of tne cabi net. Home of Lewis Cass. This house, enlarged by joining it with the next to the south, was the home of Lewis Cass, the well known Michigan statesman. Finally all this space occupy ing the entire frontage on Vermont ave nue from I street nearly to the corner of H street was covered by the main build ing of the Arlington, which was built in two sections some twenty years apart. The latest addition, which was made some twenty years ago, brought the frontage of the building up to the line of I street. The H street front of the hotel com prised two dwellings which were made a part of the hotel building without chang ing their exteriors. The house at the cor ner of H street and Vermont avenue, where Charles Sumner lived, continued to be known as the Sumner house up to the: last, although a number of public men subsequently lived there. The next ad Joining house on H street was the home for a number of years of Senator Pome roy of Kansas. More Houses Planned. It is the intention of Harry Wardman to begin next week the erection of twenty six six-room houses on Perry place be tween 14th and 16th streets. "He's the most thoughtful man I know." "So?" "Yes; though lie doesn't smoke himself, he always carries matches for the con venience of those who do."?Detroit Free Press. A TTTV GARDPM vtatt AN OLD-T1.MU KtMUOC li: AY TliK SOUTHWEST C ORNKH 1uF 1STII A\D F STHKKTS NOW LEA8UO TC T UOVKHNNISilT, s Homes That Will Attract An Opportunity to Save $750 Cash on the Purchase Price of These Modern Up-to-date Homes. t <> <? i D> I y w t ? I $3,750 Y t jr i I t * x ? t i ? | ? ? *:* Y Y Y ? ? $ i Sample House, 503 Randolph St. N.W., Open. 6 Rooms and Tiled Bath, Southern Exposure. Note the Location, Their Surroundings and Accessibility Located 011 one of the widest streets in this section?only one-half square from car line?in section where you would be proud to live: where there are a pood many ?semi detached residences and homes selling anywhere from $4,500 to $8,000. For Your Comparison Look into the locations of homes that are selling for $3,750 in other sections of Washington and note their surroundings and character of neighbors?and particularly the section. Snspect This Neighborhood. DESCRIPTION: ? i * Y Y * ? Y Y Y % ? ? (Feature) 6 extremely large outside rooms and tiled bath with sanitary trim throughout. House 20 ft. wide with large back yard to alley. Concrete cellar under entire house. Hot-water heat. Large colonial front porch. and lower I-a rge upper rear porch. Note the price, $3,750, pay able the same as rent. (Location) there isn't another house in this section that can be bought for less than $4,K00. The only way to appreciate the true value of this l>argain is to inspect same at your earliest WE GET RESULTS convenience. Take any 'M h street car north to Randolph street. Walk east to 5th street. Sample house Randolph street northwest. Southern ex posure. These homes were built by one the best builders in Wash ington. WARREN COCHRAN SI4 and SIS Bond Building SELLING AGENT, Phone Main V t * v Y H:?:i:?m?iinnnin; ? ? Sixteenth Street Highlands. "The Best Suburb of Washington." THE PLACE TO BUY OR BUILD HOMES is where there are well defined, logical reasons for a substantial increase in values. The location must be convenient and attractive. The transportation facilities must be reliable and up-to-date. The character of the improvements must be of the highest order. The citizenship must be refined and congenial. The surroundings must be ideal in every respect. SIXTEENTH STREET HIGHLANDS completely and perfectly meets all these requirements. No intelligent person questions the splendid future of this propertv. The location is conceded to be the most beautiful and desirable in the suburbs of Washington. The entire property is located WEST of 14th street and Colorado ave nue. directly in the zone of rapid enhancement. No rows of houses or other value destroying structures are permitted. All houses must be ENTIRELY DETACHED. The price of ground is vastly lower than in any other high-class suburban section. Choice lots commanding fine views of the prettiest part of beautiful Rock Creek Park at 43 cents a foot?an unmatchable value. Frontages 40 to 100 feet. WE EXTEND a cordial invitation to all admirers of beautiful houses and all lovers of the ideal home life to come out and see the charming detached residences we have for sale. The most artistically planned, best built and most elegantly fin ished homes ever sold at the National Capital. Eight to twelve rooms. Reasonable prices and terms. MAIN OFFICE ON PROPERTY. PHONE COL. 3518. T-: Holmes Central Realty Corporation, Office, II 4th and Kennedy Streets N.W. Price, $3,850 ONE LEFT No. 710 15th St. S.E. At 15th St. and Pa. Ave. Small C'anh Payment, BALANCE MONTHLY. BlILT WITH SPECIAL STUDY TO MAKE AN IDEAL HOME. Colonial front, with high man sard roof and overhanging eaves. Reinforced concrete porch and steps. Six bright rooms. Wide halls. Hardwood trim. Solid hard wood stairway. Electric and gas light. Edge-grain flooring. Porch light. Tiled bathroom, with cera mic floor. Cut-glass door knobs. Hot-water heat. Laundry tubs. Lot 20 feet wide. Large rear yard to wide alley; room for garage. Steel construction. Hall cabinet. Beautiful mantels. Will paper to suit purchaser. OPEN FOR INSPECTION. Take Capital Traction car marked 17th and Pa. ave. s.e. Get off at 15th st. and walk one-half block north. Joseph I> Weller, Realty Broker, 602 F St. N.W. SALES BY HOUGHTON & CO. The real estate flrm of A. C. Hough ton and Company report the following sales /or Ellerson & Wemple, Nos. 212?5 ind 21-7 5th street northwest, four-fcom ind bath brick houses, to Thomas A. m?m?iiiiinniim?minti!Hin;nnmt?ntmitmiiinmmnnnnnnni|i||l|uiirctffTtf tt K GRAND LOCATION lust Off 16th St. Less than 100 feet from the FINEST RESIDEN TIAL STREET IN AMERICA. ONLY TWO LEFT. 3027-31 15TH ST. N.W. OPEN" TOMORROW. Between Columbia road and Irving St., 14th st. and Mt. Pleasant cars less than a full block awav. Only $5,500 Each; SSdMD Cash.. Balance in monthly payments to suit. PORCHES FRONT AND REAR. Each house has six rooms and RECEPTION HALL. Double floors of inlaid oak. Concrete cel lar. Laundry trays. Servants' toilet. Gas water heater. Electric and gas lighting fixtures of rare design and quality. Elegant bath and shower. Hot water heat. Belt, O'Brien <& Co., Inc., 1309 G Street N.W. * *IHflHH iiiiiiiininiinniniinnMnnnniinn?iiniiinnmnmi H Dobyns. and Nos. 213o, 2137, 21 .'Kt, 2141. .'143 and 214."? 5th street northwest, all four-room and bath brick houses, to Vlaria B. Dobyns. The above eight houses were sold by \. J. Hendricks of A. P. Houghton and 'orapany, and were purchased as in vestment property, and they are eight of the twenty-four new houses erected by the tirm of Ellerson &. Wcmpie on 5til street. The house at ItMO Kramer street north east was sold for Henry A. Schmidt to William A. Thomas. This property in improved by a two-story live-room fiamo dwelling.