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Continued Abnormal Demand
Tends to Keep Up Con
t struction Prices.
A new record in construction ac
tivity for the month of Octbber was
established this year, when the vol
ume of work under way exceeded
that of the same month in 1923 by
some 12 per cent, according to sta
tistics compiled by the Associated
General Contractors of America.
Present indications are that the to
tal volume for 1924 will exceed the
total of last year, which itself regis
tered the greatest construction out
put on record.
In this continued abnormal de
mand, which has sustained the con
struction equipment and material
markets and utilized probably the en
tire supply of skilled labor since 1922,
may be found an answer to the con
tinued abnormal cost of construction.
This cost during October was 101 per
cent above the 1913 average, approxi
mately where it stood at the close of
fast year.
Labor rates in the principal con
struction centers throughout the
country averaged 122 per cent and
material prices 89 per cent above the
1913 level, indicating how much more
readily the material supply may be
increased to meet an abnormal pro
gram of building than can the supply
of construction labor.
The present rate of construction is
not only keeping pace with the de
mands of an increasing annual nor
mal demand, but is also steadily wip
ing out the enormous post-war short
age. As this shortage is finally over
come, and the construction industry
moves into balance with the present
day normal, construction costs should
logically move into line With the
trend of costs in other industries.
Though the public has frequently
been discouraged by one agency or
another during the past few years
from hoping that construction costs
vould decline, yet there is ample
evidence to indicate that a gradual
depression of these costs is likely. It
■ s doubtless true that no sudden de
line can result without some sort of i
j Dunigan’s Petworth Homes j
Just Off Grant Circle
Spppij Tiled Bath
j | Porches
414 Webster St. N.W.
Open and Lighted Until 9 P.M.
■ Take Grant Circle bus or 9th St. car marked “Sol
diers’ Home.”
I 1319 New York Avenue Phone Main 1267
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And Open for Inspection
Sunday After 10 AM.
| 2808 34th Place N.W. |
j Massachusetts Ave. Heights j
SA new detached Colonial Brick Home, carefully \i
constructed and finished with the topmost degree |
j of good taste. |
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, Its practical arrangement and spaciousness will |
I immediately appeal to you. There are ten rooms, |
| three baths, inclosed double sleeping and a break- y
I I fast porch, hardwood floors throughout, cedar |
closet and ample storage space. The lot, 50x123, is i
surrounded with stone coping and has a two-car h
brick garage. . . |
It is a home" you would be proud to own—most H
impressive in its simplicity—and full of good, per- jjj
manent value. |
Hedges Inc. i
1334 H St. N.W. Franklin 9503 I
Petty & Petty Transfers Aggre
gate $116,500.
’Petty & Petty report the recent
sale of six dwellings and three busi
ness properties, totaling approxi
mately $116,500, p.s follows:
Carmine Grazlani purchased from
William F. Donnelly 106 Quincy place
northeast, a seven-room dwelling.
No. 102 Quincy place northeast was
purchased from Mr. Donnelly by V.
Di Toto.
Mrs. G. H. Swan sold 1213 K street,
a 20-room dwelling, to Harry Kap
neck, taking in part payment an
office building at 934 K street and 50
garages at Morton street and Geor
gia avenue.
Basil Taylor purchased from Kath
erine Partner a six-room dwelling at
909 Twenty-seventh street. J. Ed
ward Lewis represented the pur
No. 33 Drummond avenue, a seven
room detached dwelling, was purchased
by a local investor. f
No. 723 Morton street, a five-room
semi-detached dwelling, was sold by
Edward Kremb to Bessie Hill.
No. 931 Florida avenue, an eight-room
frame with a two-story five-room
frame in rear, was purchased by a
local investor from the Philpitt estate.
T. A. T. Judd represented the seller.
Begin Advertising Campaign.
Boston and St. Louis real estate
boards have recently* inaugurated
newspaper advertising campaigns.
The Denver Real Estate Exchange is
perfecting plans for an advertising
survey as a preliminary to carrying
out a $75,000 community advertising
project putting before the public the
resources of Denver and of Colorado.
Publications having a national circu
lation will be used.
a general business calamity, but with
adjustment of the industry to its new
normal annual volume, a gradual
downward trend over future years
seems Inevitable.
The Rocksboro
1717 R St. N.W.
I tfive—Story Elevator It wilding
Apartments for Rent
One Room, Kitchen and
Bath, $42.50 to $50.00
Resident Manager on Premisei
Main 2100
j 1412 Eye St. N.W. j
Properties in Two Sections Sold
Through C. P. Barrett.
Fourteen transfers of properties in
the Northwest and Northeast sections
of the city are contained in a list of
recent sales reported from the office
of C. P. Barrett. The transfers are:
The southeast corner of Thirteenth
and Shepherd streets was sold for
Charles W. G. Brett to a local in
732 Twenty-first street was sold for
Edith K. Anderson to Josephine R.
2429 Ontario road was sold for
James H. Harding to Martha A.
1243 Thirty-third street was sold
for Mary J. German to Ella Cole
623 Morton place northeast was sold
for C. H. Small to Charles Hellyer.
627 Morton place northeast was sold
for C. H. Small to Mary J. German.
5018 Forty-second street was sold
for Gaston Stickeler to John Thomas
1107 O street was sold for Mary E.
Lyddane to J. Francis Dyer.
1232 Thirty-third street was sold
for Klia Cole Keough to Francis Colt
de Wolf.
I 1217 'St
Splendid opportunity to buy a de
tached home reasonably.
6 Rooms 1 Bath
i “ Open fireplace Large, bright rooms H
I Li Hardwood floors Large lot II
Garage for two cars
Open for Your Inspection
Sunday From 1 to 5 P.M.
(Exclusive Agents)
| 706 Colorado Bldg. Main 6140
m You’ll Stop X
H Looking ||
—for a home, because
«/\Ht you’ll know you have
found the one you want
when you inspect this
new Kite group in
North Cleveland
iPPn Sample House at
4315 39th Street
Sspg They have all the Kite spe- m
cial features that appeal to STVT*
the housewife—and the in
vestment advantages that will
appeal to the “head of the
house.” IHg
Six Rooms Sleeping Porch
Bath Slate Roof
mam Hot-Water Heat Big Closets majj
Separate Hot-Water Heater
Double Oak Floors
And a Separate Garage
A splendid neighborhood—
with steadily increasing valu
ations—right in the wake of
the new park development— »Tv»*
soon to begin.
The price is very special — UvMX
and the terms very attractive.
Our Mr. Hamilton is in charge
. of the Park Office, at 4301 39th
St. If you wish a special ap
pointment, phone him at Cleve- <§§*2
Wv** land 1490. MVT*
Motor put Conn. Ave., west
on Albemarle St., turning into
38th—or take Wis. Ave. car to
just beyond the National Ca- i jjNttX
thedral at Windom St.—it’s but
a square to these Homes. There
ham is through car service via Wis
consin Avenue. <s|Sg>
Built, Owned and For Bale by
H> Harry A. Kite m
STS/I* (Incorporated) KN/K
Member Washington Beal Estate Board
m 1514 KSt Phone M. 4846
# 9
1327 Fairmont street was sold for
Miss Annie Glass to Alice B. Curtis.
3256 N street was sold for Allie Lov
ing to Bessie Sfhuman.
1303 Clifton street was sold for
Nellie McNamara Mahoney to Walter
H. Howard.
1681 Thirty-second street was sold
for Olive Warfield King to George B.
3038 Dumbarton avenue was sold for
John Huff to Edmund D. Campbell.
$500,000 APARTMENT
Group of Buildings First to Be
Erected Here Under This
Plan of Ownership.
A number of co-operative apartments
have been recently sold in the District
of Columbia. While this type of apart
ment is no new thing in the National
Capital, for the first time a $500,000
group of buildings has been erected ex
clusively as co-operative apartments.
These new apartment buildings were
constructed on Fortner street, Cleveland
Dark. Heretofore, a numbbr of apart
ment houses originally occupied by ten
ants have, beet turned into co-operative
houses. The M. & B. Warren Co. built
the structure, and the sales were made
through the otjlce of Edmund J. Flynn.
Charges Attack by Husband.
Mrs. Mervyn H. Lanham has filed
suit for a limited divorce from Lee F.
Lanham, radio electrician at the navy
yard. She charges her husband at
tacked her when she remonstrated
with him for taking another woman
riding in the automobile which, the
wife contends, was partly paid for by
her. They were married September
14. 1917, and have one child. Attor
ney David Aiken Hart appears for the
Northeast Homes—Light Tapestry Brick— Three Bed
rooms and Bath—Modem Throughout— Gas Heater
and Laundry Trays—Sanitary Plumbing Throughout
Built for the man who wants his own home, and to meet the necessities
of a modest pocketbook.
Built By a Man Whose Reputation As a
Builder of Good Homes Is Unquestioned
Every Day and Evening Until Sold
Sample House
Seventh Street car marked “Navy Yard”—to 6th and Florida Avenue N.E.— walk 1 block South
to Morton Street—or motor out Florida Avenue or K Street to 6th Street N.E.
i 1415 K St N.W. Main 4752
c 7Tie £/ectricalExhibit Home
Located in the Quaint
English tillage
IF you have not already visited the Electrical Home, with its un
usual display of every electri cal contrivance for comfort, con
venience and ornamentation, you owe it to yourself and family to
see this Home. It is a study in proper home electrification.
The Electrical Home was built by the WARDMAN CONSTRUC
TION COMPANY and was selected by the Lighting Educational
Committee for a model exhibit, because of its unique features,
which are characteristic of a real Home.
After you have inspected the Electrical Home, drop around the
comer and see another English Village Exhibit House, at 3319
Cleveland Avenue. Both deserve your inspection. Open daily from
10 A. M. to 10 P. M.
Priced at $15,000 and Up
NOTE:—Owing to the popularity of this exhibit, it will be continued for.
another week up to and including Sunday, November 16.
tiJOKJtneC ,NC * cMainJSjo
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“We House One-tenth of Washington’s Population."
Group Will Consider Problems of
World Interest to Be Taken Up
at Conference December 3.
By tho Associated Press.
ATLANTA, Ga., November B.—A
committee on policy has been ap
pointed to consider problems of world
interest at the quadrennial meeting
of the Federal Council of the Churches
of Christ in America, meeting here
December 3. it was announced today.
Each of the 28 denominations consti
tuting' the Federal Council has ap
pointed a representative on the com
mittee. In addition, there are four
teen members-at-la.rge and three
members ex officio, former presidents
ot the council. Rev. Frank Mason of
New ifork, Dean Shailor Mathews of
Chicago and Dr. Robert E. Speer of
New York.
The committee will include seven !
women, two governors. Carl E. Mil
likan of Maine and William H. Sweet i
of Colorado; four presidents of edu
cational institutions, six bishops and j
live presidents or moderators of de
nominational assemblies.
Answers Wife’s Suit,
Arthur A. Faschke, a policeman, in
an answer to the suit of his wife,
Renee Madeline Faschke, for mainte
nance, charges her with “mental
cruelty” due to continuous nagging
He admits he left his wife, but said
she was willing he should leave
They were married while F.vschke
was serving in France. The husband
! says the wife would not prepare his
j meals and left many of the household
duties for him. She also has an un-
I governable temper, he asserts. Faschke
asks that her suit be dismissed. He is
represented by Attorneys Ashford and
1 Hart.

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