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: OF MODEL HOMES l - Visitors at Five Star Exhibi tion Dwellings to Receive Publication. (Continued From First Page.) bcrs and a touch of stucco work, three | windows In a group in the second story | and two dormers set out from the | slate roof and special treatment to the rear of the house which overlooks Foundry Branch Valley. The lawns at the front and rear now are being dressed up. The third house in the series, being erected by Baer <fc Scholz at 2004 M street northeast, in the Shelbourne sec tion. also is in an advanced stage, with construction work on the interior of the dwelling nearing completion. This is | the smallest and least expensive type of dwelling in the model home program, on which special attention was placed to assure good architectural treatment while keeping the cost down. Simple lines rather than gaudy ornamentation ] proved the answer. A house ot distinctive outlines and treatment will be the fourth of the : series, an English countryside dwelling j being erected on a large triangular site at the corner of Fernway and Locust roads, in the Northgate section east of Sixteenth street and north of Kalmia road, by the North Washington Realty Co. The house will have a brick exterior, painted white, which will give charming contrast against the stained hand-hewn timbers of the entrance, the | wide clapboarding in the gable ends, I slate roofing and the green of the lawns and trees. Construction is progressing satisfac torily on the palatial and sturdy Eng lish type stone and half timber house being erected by W. C. & A. N. Miller at the corner of Forty-fourth and Gar- 1 field streets, Wesley Heights. The low broken lines of the roof and the heavy . stone work in the first story and part of the second story will accentuate the j character of permanence in this house, which is the largest and most costly ! of the five model homes. The masonry ' work now is in an advanced stage. “DESK” APPRAISALS HIT , New York Realty Boards See Dam age in Broker’s Practice. The practice of making “desk,” or “horseback” appraisals, as they are sometimes called, is condemned by the New York State Association of Real Estate Boards. Ray Hofford. executive vice-president of the organization, declares that the real estate broker who gives out casual information as to the values or who volunteers information on property values without first having carefully ap praised the property is damaging his j own reputation as well as casting a re- , flection on real estate brokers in gen eral. I CHEVY C HAS E BRICK If ithin Tiro Blocks of the Chevy I lilt r I lull milt I iilltiri In nl .1 1 Illlif 112 E. Bradley Lane DETACHED —EIGHT ROOMS $8,750 Lot Fifty hy One Hundred Thirty-five Earge living room, library, four large bed rooms, inclosed j sleeping porch, covered front porch, large shade trees and an abundance of shrubbery—modern throughout, in cluding hot-water heat, etc Drive east from Connecticut Are on Bradley Lane to house and our sign. 3L £. DmtcilaHs (£n. J 621 K N.W. Realtors Metropolitan 5678 A New Home in Chevy Chase, D. C. 5415 Nebraska Ave. This Home Stands Out in Any Group, Though Blessed with the Permanent Value of Simplicity. Cheer and Hospitality Are Suggested by the Simple Colonial Entrance. Exceptionally Low Priced That powerful appeal summed up in the word home like is the instant impression from this new colonial ( home in Chevy Chase, D. C. A wonderful effect has been obtained by the green shutters against the upper half of cream and cream colored shutters against the half of brick. All rooms are large and bright and papered with charming suntest papers with SanitOß in kitchen and the finely appointed bath. Corner china closets in dining room flanking P-ench doors opening to wide covered rear porch over the built-in garage. A feature is the big floored attic which can easily be converted into one or two rooms. Oak floors through out. Copper downspouting and slate roof add per manency to a finely built, well equipped home. The view from here is beautiful. i Drive out Conn. Ave. to Nebraska Ave., the first street south of Harrison St., and turn right to property in 5400 block. Open Saturday Afternoon and All Day Sunday BQfSSfflfS 1417 K Street ijrtional 9300 SEAL’ estate; ARCHITECT CITES STATE BUILDING AS DOO-DAD TYPE \ _ (Continued From First Page.) simple one. There are, so to speak, good doo-das and bad doo-dads. “We have here In Washington so many varied types of buildings and their treatments that exanyiles of the legitimate use as well as pernicious abuse of decoration are to be seen on every side. "Let us examine, for example, *he Scottish Rite Temple, on street, an acknowledged masterpiece of civic architecture. | “The colonnade is of no practical use. j The sphinxs are costly and unnecessary. ; The steps at the entrance are 50 times wider than are needed to accommodate the greatest number who ever use them. The stone pyramid is vastly more ex pensive and somewhat less efficient than would have been a flat roof Covered with asphalt and slag. And yet the whole impressiveness of the building, its majesty, and mystery and grandeur de pend on these and other Inessential trimmings—in other words, doo-dads. “In a word, ihe doo-dad, like every thing else in the world at all worth while. Is something that must be usea Intelligently, temperately and with dis cretion. "It may even be conceded that noth ing should ever be put on a building | that has not a practical use, provided we are civilized enough to realize that a thing is serving a practical use when it makes a building more beautiful.” C H U RCHACQUIRES SITE FOR EDIFICE Metropolitan Memorial Takes Title to Property on New Mexico Avenue. The Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. whose historic 1 church edifice on John Marshall place has been purchased by the District as a part of the new Municipal Center j | site, has bought a large site for its i new building bounded by New’ Mexico avenue (Tunlow road), Newark street ! and Nebraska avenue. Title to the property was acquired i this week, confirming reports previ j ously published. The consideration was I $30,000, according to papers filed with ! the recorder of deeds. The property was acquired from the Riggs National Bank as trustee. The triangular site is opposite the campus of American University, near the estate of Charles C. Glover and the Wesley Heights community. Plans for the new church are being drawn by the Bureau of Church Archi tects of the Board of Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. The congregation must move from its present location in the civic center site by next January. ■ —■ • - ■ ■■ ■ ■ Members of the Tarahumara Tribe of i Indians, in Mexico, play a foot ball game requiring a large wooden ball, * which is kicked quite vigorously. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C„ SATURDAY. APRIL 12. 1930. DOO-DADS FOUND ON O.C. BUILDINGS Agitation by Simmons Turns Spotlight on Public Structures. (Continued From First Page.) to be erected on B street between Second and Third streets, on w’hat will be the “ceremonial” avenue of the Cap ital. The owners agreed to redesign their building, erect a building of more stories than originally planned, to place stone instead of brick on the exterior and otherwise to dress up the structure. It might truly be said that doo-dads of more attractive character were thereby selected 'or this building. Os much greater importance is the recent passage by the Senate of the Shipstead bill which would give the Fine Arts Commission authority to regulate the character and appearance of the exterior of buildings facing upon Government reservations, the purpose being to safeguard the surroundings of the costly Federal developments now being erected. It Is believed the effect of this meas ure would be to cause the employment, not necessarily of more •numerous, but rather of more fitting, proper and use ful and attractive c-namcntat.ion on such buildings. This proposed law has been given wide support among local organiza- | tions. The statement that there are a vast host of doo-dads (good and bad* on buildings In Washington is based on a ' study of numerous examples of public j and private schools. Government struc- j tures, office buildings and churches. Commonsense School Design. Even the very plain, simplp Mac- j farland Junior High School, cited by ! Mr. Simmons as an example of a eom monsense school design without "ex- j travagant” doo-dads, actually does j carry some ornamentation which could BUSINESS PROPERTY LEASES We Special".ze in Finding the Right Location . CONSULT MR. BRENT BOSS-^EIPS 1417 K St. National 9300 Chevy Chase '.—J 2 car gar age 5510 Eroad Eranch Road This is one of those rare opportunities—a splendid all-brick home—spacious I rooms—cedar- chosets—attic—metal weather stripping—located on one of the high points‘in the district. DON'T FAIL TO SEE IT AT ONCE. OPEN ALL DAY SUNDAY To Reach• Going nut Conn. Ave. turn right on ! Morrison St. 3 squares to Broad Branch Road. Edw* He Jones & Co*, Inc* 5520 Conn. Ave. Exclusive Agents Cleve. 2300 •.I H M V.’ (Between Woodley Road and Macomb St.) ' The owner of this detached, center hall brick home has left town and is anxious for a quick sale. Ideally located. It overlooks a mag nificent estate'. The house is in perfect condition, is completely equipped oil burner and electric refrigeration; has four bed rooms, 2 batbs, first-floor lavatory, and is situated on a large lot, with a 2-car brick garage. OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FOR INSPECTION To Reach: Drive west from Connecticut Avenue or Cathedral Avenue and Woodley Road to 33rd Place, then half square north to house. a£, >-» c^JPANYINC. 1418 Eye St. N.W. Natl. 5904 I ■■■ 1 " " ' A. !!■■■■■ ' * have been left off without In any way reducing the usefulness of the build ing, except as to the inspirational value of the additional beauty. The doo-dads on this school include a course of modlllions near the cornice line, two stone belt courses running around the building and a thin trimming of stone marking the main entrances. The unofficial an I, of course. Incom plete census of local buildings having doo-dads brought forth the following data: That the historic District Court House, often publicly described as one of the most beautiful District Govern ment structures, has doo-dads in the form of a large portico with heavy fluted columns and pediment, more columns marking other entrances, arched windqws and 22 chimneys. That the nationally known Wash ington Cathedral, which carries out the famous Gothic cathedral motif, has i Jameson-Built Model Homes 6, 7 and 8 Large Rooms Now Ready for Inspection 412 to 442 Jefferson St. N.W.’ 938 Quincy St. N.W. 1337 Taylor St. N.W. 1521 to 1527 Isherwood St. N.E. Ishervvood St., One Square North of 15th and D Sts, N.E. 1601 to 1619 D St. N.E.' i S& ■ H Inspect at* Once * il designed and selected by our experts of superior home de- Jgl -LL -LC signs. The material also has been carefully selected. All HU ,'V labor furnished hy skilled jj&SsfisN&t' v. ■■ • .J mechanics of the best grade. «— : These homes contain six, ievm and rooms, Thos. A. Jameson Co, 906 New York Ave. National 5526 i the Man Who Owns One ” ———————— costly “flying buttresses” capped with numerous pinnacles of carved stone, machicolation of stonework running be tween the, roof and the parapet, and carved stonework in other inspiringly beautiful “doo-dads.” That the Labor Department Building, otherwise of rather unostentatious de- I sign, has an utterly huge cornice that | projects far out from the exterior walls, I a development that serves no necessary utilitarian purpose, and which was not even carried around all sides of the I building. That the main facade of the brand i new Almas Temple, on K street between I Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, is I almost covered wtth intricate oriental pattern work which gives it a distin guished appearance and quickly identi fies the purpose of the building. That the now doomed old Post Office Department Building has a tremendous inclosed Interior court that costs a neat sum to heat, though this great space cannot be usefully employed. Hundreds of other buildings all pos sessing doo-dads, useful or merely deco rative, costly or inexpensive, simple or elaborate, inspired or ugly, good or bad, could be added to the list with little thought. Members of the American Institute of Architects here and elsewhere have been fighting for years to eliminate , silly, useless, poorly conceived or faultily executed ornamentation and for the ! employment of proper, pleasing, mean ingful and reasonable decoration in buildings. t i ■ —— fITHREE broad bridges will soon provide A mOSt convcnient acccss to Arlington 1 lUUJfJIIL tfJ(C County from downtown Washington. Two °* t,lcsc are already in use, the recently built lllvl I Key Bridge and the recently repaved High s way Bridge, now affording rapid traveling j T° facilities for automobiles, buses and street cars. VT'C A PDY The new Arlington Memorial Bridge will 1 \ Li/llvU X not only provide Arlington County with the 1 I J\| world’s most impressive municipal approach, but it will also afford the most direct route ( from many of downtown Washington’s offices, /'Sf „ v~\V N t ! I y „ 1 h 'T\ shops and theatres to Arlington County’s The Arlington Memorial beautiful hills and charming suburban homes. Bridge, now being com- t < t c • • , pitted a t a co s t o f these days of increasing automobile SH..->onoon traffic the importance of numerous broad '■ This advertisement is one bridges facili,aK ,he flow of ,raffic from ,he of a series inserted by the fob C '7 ""° * , Cann °' bc °vcrcstima,cd lowing firms' The °P cn ' n S °‘ t " c Arlington Memorial Bridge, the third and finest bridge from the Aurora Hills Homes, Inc., heart of Washington to Nearby Virginia, will Realtors, result in substantial enhancement of Arling- Aurora Hit'*—Completely Dr- ® •> r eloped Virginia Subdivision, 10 ton County land values next year, when the minutes from l?th and Pn. Ave. „ « • « , . , by street car, bus. or motor. new bridge will be ready for use. * W. S. Hoge, jr., Realtor, Investigate Arlington County’s residential l irginia Estates anti investment and investment possibilities for you now, be- * \orthwes S t~ 1S1? * str ee * fore land values increase. • 11' Lyon 8C Fitch, Inc., Realtors, * J.yon Village on I.ec Highway, __ - 1 mile west of Key Bridge. n ' _ . * -• ■■■ ■ —!—? ' » ■ > j Geo. H. Rucker Co., Realtors, ♦ "" Arlington County Homes and * fi Investments, Clarendon, J'a. "" **~ • 5511^ "i Watch for large ad of The specific offerings in M.500.nn0 '* . c ", , Cj Key Bridge, built next Saturday S Star about five years ago. 1 oxh&ll ffi [laq c Real Masterpieces—Architecturally and Structurally THE Architecture of the houses in the GLOUCESTERSHIRE GROUP is equal to and superior to that of some of the most expensive homes in Wash ington, as is evidenced bv the rating given them by the DISTRICT OF COLUM BIA ARCHITECTS ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN INSTI TUTE OF ARCHITECTS. __ The above house, 1604 44th St., contains 5 bed rooms, large studio, 3 tiled baths, Italian marble mantel, Frigidaire, oil burner, plate glass windows, wonderful kitchen, imported English papers, attrac- } tive face brick garage. Price, $17,750. Model home, 1612 44th St., furnished by W. A J. Sloane. Open daily. U Drive oat Que St. to WUeontln __ JE OTHER HOUSES—3 Bed Rooms, L Ar «- "«*«•“» Reservoir AN£ Pf-jCI PC T Bath $9,500.00 and Upwards I* w J west olde. K St. N.tlon.l NN .. . . ■ xedß REAL' ESTATE I PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY BUILDING ON UPGRADE Commissioners Grant 21 Permits for Structures to Cost $29,733. By a StalT Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md„ April 12. Building operations continued on the upgrade in Prince Georges County i last week, 21 permits being issued by B-3 ■■ 1 '■ -- . ■■■ —« ■■ ■> the county commissioners for struc tures to cost $29,733. The only commercial project on tjh& list is a laundry to be built in Mmlifti Rainier by Robert E. Eunkhouser *it* an estimated cost of $13,000. Other permits issued include the fol lowing: Everett L. Owens, owner; H. L. King, builder; $1,400 dwelling; Bradburv Heights. Everett L. Owens, owner; C. K Hardy, builder; $1,200 dwelling; Brad % bury Heights. Tj L. A. Marbury, owner; John Decatur, builder; SI,OOO residence; Bradbury Heights.