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BUILDING OF HOMES “LEADS IN PEWS I Authority .Granted, Past Week, for Construction in District, Totals $198,400. Homo building load in the list of projects for which permits were is sued by the district during the week. The total value of the construction aggregated $198,400. The list fol lows: J. P. Tanney, to build, 501 S Macomb street; $6,000. Charles Gross, to build, 4508 17th street; $15,000. Wardman Park Hotel Company, to build theater, 2Sth and Woodley road; $40,000. U K. Breuninger & Sons, to build. 6704 16th street; $27,000. Mrs. A. A. Huguely, to repair 617 New York avenue; SIO,OOO. I* Kaplan, to build. 1209-1211 Staples street northeast: SIO,OOO. A. S. Mattingly, to repair 3217 14th street; $2,000. \V. C. Downey, to repair 2473 ISth street: $11,400. George G. Moran; to repair 1218 C street northwest; SI,OOO, Rev. Thomas J. Duffy, to repair 229 I street northwest; $9,000. Clarke N: Johnson, to build. 1332- 1338 D street northeast; $25,000. Mary Schaefer, to build, 142 Ana costia road; $2,000. G. L. Groves, to build. 103 Capitol avenue northeast; $3,000. H. A. Kite, to build six houses, 3119-3129 Newton street northeast; $36,000. TRADE UNIONS LOSE HEAVILY IN MEMBERS Figures Given Following Survey of Building Conditions Through out the Country. The supply of organized labor in the building crafts in the United States is apparently not being sus tained. according to official reports of the average paid-up membership 'ln the seventeen building trades unions. In the last two years there has been a loss of nearly 60.000 mem bers in the.ve trade unions or 7 per cent, while a loss of more than 4,000 members has been reported during the past year. These statistics, com piled by S. W. Straus & Co., in con nection with a survey being made of national building conditions, and made public, show the decline of membership in the building craft unions. tabor officials explain that the membership of the various unions at the present time is probably consid erably larger in a number of in stances, as per capita tax was only paid on a minimum membership. It was pointed out. for example, that the Carpenters and Joiners - Brother hood. at the recent convention of the building trades department of the American Federation of Labor, held in Portland, fire., reported a mem bership of 35<i,000, although on the basis of per capita taxation on mini mum membership the union is cred ited with 315,000 members. FIRM’S SALES TOTAL $139,700 FOR WEEK Homes in Various Sections Includ ed in Deals Through Hedges '& Middleton. Sales announced by Hedges & Mid dleton. Inc., aggregate $139,700. The list follows: A two-story detached borne, 1226 Crittenden street, was sold for John Yoos to 11. J. Kappler and William M. Newman. This house has eight rooms. John Day purchased from Biagio P.• Amhrogio and Samuel Rossi the property at 1617 17th street northwest. I OUTSTANDING I | HOME VALUES \ \ You’ll instantly pronounce - these $ West Chevy Chase Heights semi- bungalows Washington's biggest and best home buys. floors, open fireplace, hot-water S heat. lot 60x100 $10,000% \ feet $ SMALL CASH PAYMENT $ $ TERMS TO SUIT YOU WEST CHEVY \ CHASE HEIGHTS | has paved streets, sidewalks and other improvements. The homes 5 offered above are on the main \ \ Rockville Pike, two blocks be;/onei \ J the Rank of Bathesda. \ Representative always on property. H Thomas Hampton | | 710 14th St. Ph. Fr. 5394 | Semi-Detached Brick Homes IN A HIGH-CLASS DE TACHED NEIGHBORHOOD Each House Like a Corner. Side Lawns and Side Lights. Six Rooms, Bath and Built-in Garage These homes have all the refinements and appointments of homes costing double the price. • At a Price Less Than You Pay for a House in a Row Inspect and investigate our ECONOMICAL Plan of Pay ment. B 817-831 Quackenbos Street N.W. Take 9th st. cars to Georgia ave. and Rittenhouse st„ one square east to 9th st. and one square south to homes. Open and Lighted to 9 p.m. Your Own Broker, or Charles ML Wallingsford James A. Connor (Builders and Owners) 1036 Woodward Building Telephone Main 2990 REAL ESTATE.' It contains a large storeroom, two apartments and a garage. A new colonial home, 8 Bryant street northwest. Just completed by C. H. Small, .was purchased by Mrs. Lula Tremaln. It contains six rooms. Miss Dorothy K. Allen sold a semi bungalow, 1204 Emerson street, to Mrs. Ada I. Roberts. This house has eight rooms. A frame building, 736 llth street northwest, was purchased by Max Sloan from Herman E. Gasch and others. It is expected that the pur chaser will put up a modern busi ness building on this site. A two-family apartment. T 753 Wil lard street northwest, was sold for William H. Hampton to Miss Clara Mclvain. These apartments have five and six rooms each. / three-story brick dwelling. 1711 17th street northwest, was purchased by Dr. Phillip H. Laddon from Millie Kahanov. This property is located In the first commercial zone and will in all probability be remodeled for busi ness purposes. Wellmay Wayland purchased a new home built by C. H. Small. 9 V street northwest. It has six rooms. The two-story brlek dwelling, 1017- 19 4V4 street southwest, was sold for Isaac and William Levy, to a local investor. Charles Seebold purchased a new home, 2306 North Capitol street, and T. B Bailey was the -purchaser of 2316 North Capitol street. These homes have just been completed by C. H. Small and have six rooms. , REAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LARGE NEW DOWNTOWN GARAGE i-^ 1828 L St. N.W. In the Heart of the Busy Automobile Section Arranged for both storage ami display purposes. Wide, easy rom off extra wide alley to second floor. This feature makes it possible to use the second floor separately and reduce the expense of operating the building. Price and Terms Reasonable Construction is of brick and concrete, with latest modern heating plant. Size «rt by 147 Feet to n 30-Foot AIIey.—BUSINESS PROPERTY DEPT.—MU. RICIIAHUSON HiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiimimiiiiiiiini^ | Elegance + Utility | I ■ * i —''j |* | jj | 22 I Corner 39th & Sts. I | $15,250 | | You who have looked about a bit have found that at this price I E it is always a question of sacrificing- either elegance or utility in = | buying a home. One of the reasons that this beautiful corner | | home has met with such unanimous approval is that it gives i | both. .That the appearance is striking is evident from the photo. | | An inspection will convince you that the floor plan is ideal, that it i | is a charming home, and the biggest dollar’s worth offered in many | | moons. See this last one today while it is still available. * | | Open Daily and Sunday | | 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. | E To Inspect; Take Wisconsin Ave. Gar Which Passes Property at \eazey St. or = = Motor Out 5 Wm. S. Phillips | Man 4600 < ' ' , 15th at K St. N.W. | fniiiuiiiuiiuimiuiuiniiniiiiiiiuiiiiimtmuiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiimuiiiniiiiiuiiriiiiiiHiM^iWiiiUHniiioiiiiiHiiiHi THE, EVENING STAB WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 3. 1923. SKILLED MECHANICS HELD BUILDING NEED Architectural Forum Says Many Operations Have Been Suspended Because of Shortage. The present difficulties attending the building industry can be attrib uted to one basic factor—the short age of skilled mechanics, says the Architectural Forum, It la perhaps the first time that numerous building operations have been suspended for this reason alone and it indicates the continued difficulty that will attend efforts to build in proportion to the needs of our population. The rea sons for the shortage are many and no one group is willing to admit the responsibility. /Labor has been able to apply the principle o(J restricted output, which gives It the present opportunity to demand and receive bonuses and un duly high wages; the employers have sidestepped the duty of training workmen and have delegated it to no one else, and the professional inter ests connected with business 'have been indifferent. "The construction industry of this country is too large and important to allow the supply of skilled work ers to remain any longer as a matter of chance,” It is declared. "Sufficient numbers of men adequately trained must be available. Many Step* Planned. “Steps toward working plans for the training of apprentices are being formulated In a number of' cities, such as New York, Boston, Phila delphia, Portland. Ore., and others, through the medium of the local building congress groups which have been organized and promoted largely through the efforts of a few public spirited and far-sighted architects. These few local groups have found that the results of intelligent non partisan investigation of local con ditions, when placed before labor and contracting organizations afld state educational authorities, have elicited favorable attention and the promise of co-operation. “The building congress idea has been sufficiently tested and its results have been positive enough to prove that it is on the right track to smoothing out some of the building difficulties; it deserves the support and co-operation of every architect, and if in every city there were an influence at work such us exists in those few cities where the congress idea has taken root, the aggregate effect would be a tremendous power for improvement and helpful stabili zation. I DECIDE TODAY TO OWN A I | BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 16th STREET | pr=j g=3 | of the jc>y W ; | DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSES | == I liese delightful dwellings arc of brick and steel construction. Unusually large colonial front porch, with cement floor and artistic iron railing. Spacious hall, with specially designed Roman architectural' brackets and 111 cornices. Trench doors lead from very large, bright living room (having genuine wood-burning fireplace) to -'.l splendidly arranged dining room. Another set of French doors lead into a sunlit breakfast room. Unusually ||3 L£rrH large, spotless kitchen, having a massive one-piece sink with double drain-boards and patented flexible fixtures. pEE^ Completely equipped white enamel combination kitchen cabinet. Strictly modern, large white enamel triple- pEs h= oven gas stove. Built-in ironing board, built-in refrigerator having service-porch icer. Wide, open-string pEs [== stairway, hour very large sleeping rooms, having spacious closets, containing electric lights and built-in shoe p=i containers. Two tiled, attractive bathrooms, fully equipped with built-in tubs and showers. Built-in electric == heaters. Tinished attic; can be used as billiard room or nursery. Every room an outside one. The complete hH lst 01 . a PP oint ments includes hardw’ood floors throughout; side-light electric fixtures of exclusive design; orna- == ==3 mental plaster cornices and soffits and ceiling designs; wallpaper in keeping with the architecture of the house. Doors in rich mahogany and trimmed in w'hite finish. Many electrical base and floor plugs. Dry, airy cellar, ■ w r ith built-in cold storage. Bricky coal bin. Ideal hot-w’ater heating system. Pittsburgh instantaneous hot- ill water heater. Laundry trays, wdtll combination faucets. Servant’s room and bathroom. E==j Built-in Garage for 3 Cars Spacious Lawns P B „ Price $24,950 Moderate Terms B Exhibit House To Inspect 4207 16th St. N.W. By Auto, Drive Out 16th |1 Open and Lighted ITHF inSFPU I 1 QHAPIPH ml or Take 16. h St. Bus to g = Daily and Sunday Houses; or 14th St. Car e= m UnHl 10 pm - ■jji w and Walk West tol6th ’ I THREEFOLD 914 New York Avenue N. W. Franklin 1140-1141 EASILY FINANCED | ~ “When Better Homes Are Built, We Will Build Them” ||| illilililllllllllllllillllillMlillllllllllillliiniilllliU I LYON VILLAGE] - ■ BE A COMMUNITY-BUILDER--NOW! We expect to spend from $250,000 to thirty-three and one-third per cent. In other $500,000 in improving Lyon Village—streets, words, LYON VILLAGE lots sold for cash sewers, sidewalks, etc. To do this we must will go at the rate of 20c per square foot, have funds. We have arranged . THIS IS ONLY IN EFFECT UN with our banking affiliations to (r A TIL WE HAVE REALIZED THE borrow more than enough to see Consider This: SUM CARRYING FORWARD n us through. BUT WE DON’T VUIW,WC OUR IMPROVEMENTS. AFTER WANT TO r 3 lots of e <l ual THAT THE PRICE WILL GO Lots in LYON .VILLAGE have price. Pay cash BACK TO 30c—and perhaps been placed at 30c per square foot. for 2—receive 3 higher. In order to raise approximately VS it will pay you to borrow enough s2oo,ooo—the sum necessary for , • money from your bank to en us to go forward with the improvements in- able you to purchase for cash—the rate tended—we have evolved a plan whereby the of interest you would pay on the loan is far purchasers of lots in LYON VILLAGE may less than the difference in purchasing power contribute toward the steady enhancement of your money. Besides which, the natural of the property they have bought. enhancement of LYON VILLAGE with the Briefly, the plan is this: To purchasers of improvements your money will help to ma- LYON VILLAGE lots who are willing to pay terialize will add another tidy sum to an all cash, we will reduce the price of the land already sound investment. LYON VILLAGE is one mile front Key Bridge, on the Lee Highway, 250 feet above Washington. Fast trolley and bus systems serve it. Drive out tomorrow or take a Clarendon bus and get off at oar office. LYON & FITCH Office at Wilton Blvd. and Oak St. Phone Clarendon 650 _ * - ———*■ REAi: ESTATE.