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,1,000 HOMES ERECTION BEGUN BY D. C. FIRM f Largest Operation of Its Kind in Capital Is Started by Ward man Company. The largest single home building operation ever undertaken In the Pistrict of Columbia was started this week when Harry Wardman be gan the construction of the first dwellings of 1,000. which are to be erected in Fort Steven's Ridge near Colorado and Georgia avenues. Ac cording to the oflice of the building inspector this is the record under taking in home construction. The houses will occupy a 50-acre tract at Fort Stevens which marks the nearest point that the Confed erate arm> readied In its drive upon the Capital during the Civil War. The homes are to be semi-detached and of four designs and it Is planned they are to be of moderate price. A new arrangement for the purchase of these houses has been instituted. FRANKLIN SQUARE HOTEL IS UNDERGOING CHANGES New Convention Hall and Ballroom Completed—lnterior Be ing Refiuished. Extensive alterations and additions are being made at the Franklin Square Hotel A new convention ball and ballroom has Just been completed.. The interior of the hotel has been I refinisbed in Tudor period style, and ! the new ballroom h s been elevated 1 five feet over tile old'one. Tills sec- j tion of the building will extend five feet further on K street. The ground door under the hall- ! room is being turned into stores, and plans call for completion of stores under the entire hotel in the near future. Father Suicide After Quarrel. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND. Md . July 26. Jacob S. Wallace, 49 years old. a farmer, committed suicide yesterday at Morrisons Cove, near Bedford, by shooting following a dispute with his son Warren, aged H years, relative to hauling a load of hay In the barn, i Wallace upon several occasions had j threatened to lake bis own life. He I sought the Summer kit hen, where he j shot himself. Out of e* er-. ten children eight at I least start life thoroughly healthy. j We Invite You to Inspect Sunday 2817 Woodley Road (Just West of Wardman Park Hotel) “ MILLER-BUILT ” 8 ROOMS 2 BATHS BRICK GARAGE CENTER HALL PLAN TYPE jj Every modern appointment and convenience. This is a new home and ready for occupancy. Price and Terms Reasonable Open for Inspection After 2 P.M. I 5304 41st Street N.W. CHEVY CHASE, D. C. Go out Conn. Ave. to Jenifer Street, thence west to 41st Street, and the second house from the corner is this six-room and hath modern home, which is vacant and in excellent condition throughout. Sleeping porch, open fire place, built-in garage and many attractive features, and the price is onlv — $10,500 s On Very Convenient Terms Open for Inspection After 2 P.M. W. C. and A. N. MILLER 1119 17th St. Realtors Main 1799 1 2927 Ordway Street N.W. Seven Rooms Tiled Bath ♦ Open Fireplace Large, Light Dining Room T Hardwood Floors Deep Lot Garage T House is in excellent condition and owner T will give prompt possession. X Open (or Inspection Sunday I From 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. I L E. BREUNINGER & SONS | 706 Colorado Bldg. Main 6140 T REAL ESTATE. HECHT CO. STARTS WORK ON $2,000,000 BUILDING Other Structures Being Razed for Seven-Story Establishment at 7th and F. The Hecht Company has begun erection of its $2,000,000 home." The Schubert Garrick Theater, the Fed eral Building and a number of stores at Seventh and F streets are being razed to allow the foundations for the new store building. The new structure will be seven stories high and will have a glazed white terracotta front, with columns of granite. The floors will be of Italian travatino, am' the display windows will ha\e removable backs of caenstone. Five passenger eleva tors and two service elevators will be Installed in the new building, as well as a large automobile entrance and driveway on F street. On the seventh door of the new building will be the executive offices, fur storage vaults, men's and women's workrooms, buyers’ sample rooms, employes’ lunchroom, rest rooms, hos pital, educational office and gymna sium. Each of the other floors will house the various sales departments. The new structure will have a front age on F street of 155 feet ami on Seventh street of 125 feel. Jarvis L Hunt of Chicago is the architect, and the interior is planned by C. A. Wheeler. 1818Vemon St. N.W. Just West of ISth and ion Sl*. Building Recently Completed Two Rooms Kitchen and Bath $57.50 Open for lupsrtlon B. F. Saul Co. | 1412 Eye St. N.W. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, I>. C., SATURDAY, JtJLY 26. 1924. HOME BUILDING IN U. S. GROWS, REPORTS PROVE s (Continued front Thirteenth Page..) for the last year in these institutions amounted to 838,736. The report says that conditions have been favorable to the building and loan associations, and that there has been a continued demand for homes, and the problem has been for the associations to secure funds to meet the ever-increasing demand for loans. This phase of the report is welt backed up by the reports of the Department of Labor, whose recent survey of nearly 200 cities showed that 50 per cent of the construction in the United Stales during the past year was for dwellings The District also is showing a substantial Increase in the number of dwellings con structed. New Record Net. That the nation is rapidly en deavoring to overcome the serious housing shortage that is prevalent, especially In big cities, is evidenced by the fact that Mr, Ollarlus In his report declares that the associations loaned out last year more money for ■ purchase and const ruction than any I other year in their history. These 1 moneys, it Is pointed out, come large- I ly from the wage-earning proportion | i Now We Can Make Quick Deliveries Awnings and Shades Made to Your Order —delivered in a Few Days I Window Screens i Screen Doors Porch Screens Made to your order —delivered in abou t 2 weeks Those who need Screens, Awnings and Window Shades now, to get the maximum comfort and service out of their homes, will be glad to know that we can give such prompt delivery on our usual high-grade work. Phone Main 5300—Representative Will Call HlWhtoach Manufacturing Plant, S. Capitol, Caral & D Streets i THESE MODERN, SEMI-DETACHED BRICK HOUSES IN | CLEVELAND PARK SECTION j —represent the very finest in modem home building. They are up to date In every respeot; are built of tapnetry brick and contain 7 large rooms, including breakfast porch, large bath fully tiled, screened- ip «leeplng porch, oak Boors and other conveniences. 1 ’ *■ • • p«>—> ■ m Sample House, 3614 34th St. N.W. The location of these homes, the stability of values in this neighborhood, the price and terms,' the construction and Individuality of design make them extremely desirable. Your inspection Is Invitsd—Come Out SUNDAY j Drive out Connecticut Avenue to Porter Street, west to 34th Street. WM. R SAUNDERS CO., Inc. Realtors H 1433 KSt N.W. Exclusive Agenu Phones Main 1016-7 | of the population. The total amount loaned by these associations is esti mated at $1,260,000,000. and compared with $900,000,000 the preceding year. In the District of Columbia there are 22 snch organizations, represent ing 52,860 members. The assets of these companies have Increased $2,- 947,000, and membership has increased 1,761. Pennsylvania has again made the largest Increase In assets during the past year, the same being $121,000,000, with Ohio second. $83,812,443. Other Increases in assets, by States, over $10,000,000 for last year were as fol lows: New Jersey, $43,460,199; Massa chusetts. $39,663,475 ; Illinois. $30,- 164,578; New York. $29,288,161; Indi ana, $27,037,472; Wisconsin. $21,171.- 086; California, $2u.33T.599: Ixiulslana. $18,707,414; Missouri. $14,878,212; Ne braska, $14,803,856; Oklahoma. $14,- 097.322; North Carolina. Washington, $1 1,244,471 ; Kansas, $lO.- 996.583. and Michigan, $10,219,198. Three hundred and sixty thousand homes were financed by the various building and loan associations STUDEBAKER Just Drive It; That’s All 1 ■sagasaaaßßßßßCi'.iiM throughout the country last year, and the average loan was approximately $3,500. There was an increased amount of mortgage loans given last year. The following tftatea show a substantial increase; New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Indiana, New York. California, Wisconsin. Kansas. Michigan and Utah. In the District an Investigation shows there has been a considerable dropping off of demands upon the building associations on the part of individuals desiring to build their own houses and a considerable In crease In the demands on the part of those asking the associations to refinance their purchases This indi cates the general trend en the part of home seekers to purchase already constructed dwellings rather than to go'lnto the construction field them selves. iiinmiiiiiiiniimiiiiimimmunmT?wwmtiniiiiMiiiiiii)ii Real Estate Salesman Opportunity for ambitious hard worker in a live, growing organiza tion. Plenty prospects, whole hearted support, but no advances or drawing account. Must have clean record. Correspondence held in strict confidence. Address Bex 98-L, Star Office. BIG LUMBER SHIPMENT. Enough for 374 One-Family Houses on Way to Baltimore. Lumber sufficient to construct 374 one-family houses is being shipped on the 8. S. Lewis Luckenbach from Puget Mound and bound for Balti more. This shipment contains 500,000 board measurement feet and is thought to be the largest amount of ju_rnber_eyer loaded on a vessel. S.E. Corner First and Channing Sts. N.W. Overlooking Beautiful McMillan Park Open for Inspection Sunday 3:00 to 9:00 This fr a very attractive tap estry brick house, built by owner as his home, containing seven large rooms ami tile bath, sleeping porch, double brick garage; has hot- water haat; Pittsburg heater; elec tricity and gas, screened ' throughout. Don’t fail to stop and Inspect the best constructed l house in this section. THOS. E. JARRELL | 837 Woodward Bldg. Pboaes Main 7M, 3370 i---, inis— ini==iru==ini inr ;■ inr= I 5 SOLD ] These Modern Homes in Petworth, Adjacent to Sherman Circle INSPECT SUNDAY An immediate inspection will undoubtedly convince you that they J are the best buy in the city at L These homes are twenty by thirty-two feet and contain six exceptionally large rooms. Tiled bath with shower. Large closets in each bedroom. Linen closet in hall. In the kitchen there is a one-picce white enameled sink, white enameled gas range and a beautiful kitchen cabinet. Large bright cellars, stationary laundry trays, servants’ lavatory. Concrete front porch and ten-foot wide rear porches. Very deep lot to a wide alley. SI To describe every outstanding feature is impossible. These homes will not last very long □ at $9,750.00. j= Sample House, 525 Crittenden St. N.W. TO INSPKCTt Take Georgia Avenue car so OB Drive out Georgia Avenue to Crittenden Crittenden Street, walk three short blocks east. Street, lher.ee east three blocks. y SHAPIRO-KATZ REALTY COMPANY y L Builders and Owners 1409 L St. N.W. Main 9111 A Delightful Corner Home Just Around From Grant Circle 8 Good Size Outside Rooms, Extra Large Porches, Built-in Garage, High Elevation, Southern Exposure I 4th and Webster Sts. N.W. I Open and Lighted Daily Until 9 PM. TO INSPECT Take 9th Street car marked Soldiers’ Home to 4th and Upshur j Streets, walk north to houses, or 16th Street bus marked lowa Avenue, get off at Grant Circle or Webster Street, and walk one | block to houses. i D. J. DUNIGAN IIhH i REAL ESTATE. I BIG BARGAIN IN Jameson-Built Homes Only 421 to 427 12th St. N.E. 2 Left ■ • Squares from Lincoln Park B *1 Ownm find lluildm j .1 1 , ■■i.-'" 1 , . i , ~ i Taaeragqißg^.