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CITIES AND SUBURBS i PLAN FOR FUTURE Survey Shows Growth of Coni' inanity Undertakings Through out New York. The extent to which communities are undertaking city planning: and regional planning is indicated in the returns of a survey covering city and suburban planning in the. State of New York which has just been com pleted by the New York State Asso ciation of Heal Estate Boards. The National Association of Real T.'state Boards, which has advocated city planning, sees in the New York report the indication of a more gen eral awakening of public interest in the application of planning principles to extra municipal territory, to the territory between growing cities and to States as units of community plan ning The New York report covers "S cities, exclusive of New York City, whose growth relationship to its sur rounding territory is being studied by the special committee on the plan of - New York and its environs. Control of subdivisions developed outside the city limits is reported by lour of the cities. Definite control over development of subdivisions within the city limits is now in the hands of the authorities in 12 cities, through restrictions of zoning ordi nances as to height, use and the like. Os the it cities reporting no sub division control one is considering legislation to create control and one mentions good results of private re strictions. Zoning is in force in sixteen of the cVties within the city limits, and in the ease of two cities the zoning pro visions extend to new subdivisions within three miles of the city limits. Necessity for such zoning outside the city limits is suggested in the replies. County park commissions are al ready providing for parks in territory surrounding three cities. The city plan commission in one city is at work on a project for external-mural A Beautiful Comer I 13th and Kennedy N.W. j I Open Until 9 PM. | | Eight Rooms, Two Outside Baths, Open j Fireplace, Bay Window, Dining | Room, Attic $ *..*,. $ DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT \ \ \ \ Lovely Lawn and Shrubbery $ . This Is the Last New Brick Comer in p 14th ST. HIGHLANDS s $ $ Reasonable Price and Terms I j D. J. DUNIGAN p 1319 New York Ave. Main 1267 kN | Exceptional Value \ I 2808 34th Place N.W. I * (Bctwaea Fultom ud O&rfl.ld SU.) Massachusetts Avenue Heights ? This brick residence of pure colonial de- / ' sign is truly a home of unusual charm. Its / | many interior refinements and spaciousness, / £ together with the high standard of construe- / £ tion throughout, will command your immedi- / ate approval. Then, too, its location is ideal $ £ —in the shadow of our National Cathedral- | / surrounded by fine homes—and where val- | / ues are steadily enhancing. Ten rooms— 5 $ three beautiful baths—slate roof—lot 50x 5; | 123—two-car brick garage. > I Be Sure to See It . \ \ OPEN SUNDAY AFTER 10 A.M. \ I V I | Hedges & Middleton, Inc. | | 1334 H St. N.W. Franklin 9503 | JexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxiOKXXXxxxxxxi^^ REAL ESTATE. BUILDS 7-ROOM HOUSEALLHIMSELF FOR $2,500 AND SAVES OVER s3£oo * Parkville, MdMan Does Carpentry and Wiring . Plumbing Runs Up Estimated Costs• Special T> input eh to The Star. BALTIMORE. October 11.—Building a 7-room house for himself at a total cost of 12.R00 which is identically the same as others in the neighborhood for which the owners paid between $6,000 and $7,000 is the accomplish ment, unaided, of William G. Miller of Parkville. a suburban development just over the city line. Idle capital, ambition and a desire to frustrate high costs led Mr. Miller to launch hts venture, l.ast March, spurred on by tb* sight of his neigh bors’ houses going up all around him, he took his surplus earnings, saved up for years, invested them in build ing material and started work. Mr. Miller, who Is an electrician, did the carpentry after working hours. The house is a two-story structure, with electric lights, hardwood floors and furnace heat. It has a modern bathroom and a cemented cellar, equipped with stationary laundry tubs. The plumbing Mr. Miller did not do. but the S7OO which it cost is included in the total of $2,000. he says. Water and gas had to be piped from nearly a block away. This, together with the cost of putting in a septic tank for sewage purposes, brought the park provision looking to the com munity's future. One ciyt has a plan nearing completion. Co-ordination of main thorough oughfares outside the city with those within Its limits Is a problem that is beginning to demand solution. Sepa rate traffic highways for automobile freight outside the city is one sug gestion. Trolley problems and bill board control are other matters which arc coming under scrutiny of New York suburban planning. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 11. 1924. total amount up higher than be estl mated. The figures for coat of construction which Mr. Miller gave out are: Elec tric wiring and fixture*, $100; plumb ifllf «n<J gas. $700; coat of material. (1,700, and Mr. Miller added, "a sore back and a lot of blisters.” Mr. Miller is so pleased with hts home that he plans to start another house next month. The total for the new building will be lower than the first, he claims. Despite increase In cotton produc tion. the number of ginneries in this country has been steadily decreasing. Take the Bull by the Horns! Why Delay Any Longer Buying the Home You Eventually Expect to Own? Nothing Is to Be Gained By Waiting Here’s a Tip Set Aside One Hour of Your Time on Sunday and Gome Out to The Garden Spot of Washington —and we feel sure that after you inspect this “Miller-built” community of detached homes you will be convinced that the above statements are correct. Our development in this unsurpassed section in the past year speaks for itself. Inspection of our homes is our best talking point. To Reach Wesley Heights—Drive out Mess. Ave. or take Wisconsin Ave. trolley to intersec tion of Mess, sod Wisconsin Ave*., thence west elon* Cathedral Ave n which lead* to property. Send fir me of our new booklets which describes by picture this wonder fully artistic suburban home section. EXHIBIT HOME OPEN DAILY W. C. and A. N. MILLER 111917th St. Realtors Main 1790 j OWN YOUR Oli’N APARTMENT HOME— DON’T PAY RENT The Most Progressive Step in Real Estate of Modern Times —Co-operative Apartments Meet a Real Human Need All the comfort, convenience, service and economy of life in an apartment, with the satisfaction and n- I dependence of home ownership, and none of the worry, care, and excessive cost of conducting a house. 50 years of successful operation have proven this plan to be an entirely practical, highly satisfactory, and most economical method of home ownership. The purchase of an apartment includes a proportionate « . ownership in the land, building and garages. The whole de velopment is deeded in fee simple to a corporation composed exclusively of the individual apartment owners. We are selling apartments on a one-fifth cash basis and monthly payments less than usual rental charges. $58.00 to $75.00 a Month —lncluding all expenses, such as taxes, janitor, coal, etc. Cleveland Park Apartments (Six New Buildings) V/2 blocks west of Connecticut Avenue on Porter / Street, the fourth street north of Connecticut Avenue entrance to Zoo. 1 Sample Apartment Furnished By W. B. Moses & Sons, Open Until 9 P.M. Daily and Sunday 1 Telephone Cleveland 2252 for Motor to Inspect EDMUND J. FLYNN CO., Inc. Main 7253 1412 Eye Street N.W. WASHINGTON REALTORS PLAN ANNUAL MEETING O-athsrlng to Bo Bold October 13. Xloctioß of Ofleon One .of Fea ture* on Frocmm. Preparations for the annual meet ing of the Waahlngton Real Estate Board hav* been complete, and the realtors will aassmble at Wardman Park Hotel on Monday evening, Octo ber 13. Reports of the officers and committee* outlining the work of the board for the year will be submitted and the annual election will take place. The officers of the board consist of J. C. Weedon, president, Clarence Dodge, first vice preseident; Thos. E. Jarrell, second vice president; Morton J. I.uclm, Charles B. Shrev,, William E. Miller and Ben T. Webster, mem bers of the executive committee. In addition to the election of officers and executive committee for the com ing year, the local realtors will also elect members for the appraisal com mittee. The present appraisal commit tee which goes out of office is com. posed of Clarence P. Donohoe, chair man; Thomas P. Bones. G. Calvert Bowie, William J. Flather, Jr.; J. Dallas Grady, R. L. McKeever and H. G. Smithy. President J. C. Weedon will preside ever the meeting and an informal supper will be served Immediately after the election of officers. PLAN REALTY COURT. BALTIMORE, October 11.—Two Im portant changes in the constitution of the Real Estate Board of Baltimore were made this week. One was the giving of Increased powers to the committee on ethics and arbitration. This amendment makes It possible for the public to appeal to this com mittee against any member of the board and to have such a complaint tried by the board. The board also passed an amend ment ruling that S per cent shall be charged the first year on long-term leases and 1 per cent each succeed ing year. Under the old rule 5 per cert was charged the first year, noth ing the second year and ! per cent each succeeding year. 4224 16lh STREET I —S.W. Corner 16th and Varniun The most prominent corner on I upper 16th St. 1 A large and lovely yard with trees : and flowers. I A luxurious home with 8 bedrooms and 3 baths. I It will be open for your inspection Sunday from 1 to 6 P. M. only. I 1415 K St. N.W. Main 4752 5I £XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX^^ II Two Lowell Street Homes That |N 11 Have Been Priced to Sell at Once | \ I || (In Cleveland Park) || ? J Open All Day Sunday for Inspection & ✓ f 3519 Lowell St. 2 5 A spacious dwelling, with a splendid view of the National Cathedral—l 2 2 5 rooms and 3 baths : two sleeping porches, enclosed; every modern convenience / Y necessary to make a real home. Splendidly constructed" and in excellent con- < £ dition. Plenty of shade and shrubbery. ✓ kT, Commanding a view of the city. Close to National Cathedral. A beau- £ tiful detached home. Colonial type, large reception hall, exceptionally large £ w living room with stone fireplace, dining room, kitchen and pantry. Second f floor, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, one with shower ; big sleeping porch, screened, 'J* £ shaded by -trees. Third floor, 2 bedrooms, bath and storage room. Attic.' 2 . Hot-water heating plant, asbestos covered; Premier automatic gas heater. 5 Hardwood floors throughout. 2-car garage. Beautiful trees, shrubbery and * SJJ hedges. . ' t & A spacious home. Go out Woodley Road to 34th St., turn to right on ✓ 34th St. One square on 34th and turn to left to Lowell. / II McKeever & Goss 1 1 $ P 1415 K St. N.W. Realtors Main 4752 | | l«BCBCBBBP0B00P06«»tMtt»Kaa0B00a0M0t30^^ real estate.