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Associated General Contrac
tors’ Board to Meet Here
April 28, 29, 30.
Reflecting the recent official and gen
eral recognition of the construction in
dustry as the key to American business
stabilization, Maj. Oen. Lytle Brown,
chief-of the United States Army Corps
of Engineers, will be one of the princi
pal speakers at the Spring executive
board meeting of the Associated Gen
eral Contractors of America, to be held
here April 28. 29 and 30.
E. J. Harding, assistant general man
ager of the association, has announced
that several matters of major impor
tance to the industry will be taken up
for consideration at the board meeting.
One of the principal subjects for dis
cussion will be the many legislative
proposals being advanced for the utili
aatlon of prison labor in construction.
Proposals to join forces with other
organizations affected by “adverse leg
islation” will be considered by the board,
which is comprised of 40 general con
tractors, headed by President A. E.
Horst of Rock Island, 111. Plans for
launching of State-wide credit pro
grams applicable to the highway field
have been receiving serious considera
tion by the association and also will be
taken up for action.
The matter of preferential discounts
to public bodies in the purchase of ma
terials for day-labor work will be dis
cussed, but Mr. Harding reports that
“the united front that has been created
between his association and organized
material dealers indicates that the ad
vantage heretofore held by govern
mental agencies may not be so difficult
to correct as was formerly believed.”
The trend of the volume and cost of
construction also will come under dis
cussion, and in this connection Mr.
Harding believes that the timidity
characterizing operations earlier in the
year has been completely overcome and
that a revival already is setting in.
Hen Lays Alphabet Egg.
SMYRNA (A*). —Turkey’s war against
Illiteracy is beginning to affect the
hens, one fowl here having produced
three eggs on which the letters MRY
appeared as if scrawled by a learner’s
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Dumbarton Ave.
Detached Brick
:: —in the heart of this historic old
: City, hardly more than a mile
from the center of the shopping ;
: district.
Situated on
Lot 60x99 Feet
X —amid lAe finer residences of this
aristocratic neighbor that u abound
ing in refinement and exclusiveness
so desirable to extensive entertain
• inv. Nine large rooms (five bed •
: rooms and bath on 2nd floor), large
; side living porch, oil burner, elec
; tricitv, convenient side-drive ga
ll: rage.
Inspection by Appointment
At Your Convenience
L. T. Gravatte
' Realtor
927 15th St National 0753
Ereninr Phone: Georgia 2900
j| Nowhere Else In Chevy Chase Can You Get Such Values j|
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« 6309 Georgia Si.—This charming Colonial home of white ' ajfejft| r M 67 Georgia St.—An attractive home of red Colonial brick ,
weather board contains Living Room. Dining Room, Kitchen, :£VV ,j J' V: > v ; •. ■> " $ H|S||S \ and white weatherboard, with six rooms and bath. Spacious. 4/S^
Pantry, 3 Bed Rooms, tUed bath with shower, U£ll QtfO V; mmgSm. v _ latticed side porch and detached garage are features (210 CAA <£sgv
covered side porch and detached garage.: of these homes jJvTj
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4|§gg up section of fine homes, off the beaten path of heavy , jgiMgiijW ” ■*- / -**" A U JvH/O <g§s>
traffic. Schools and churches are nearby, with Some of the unusual features that indicate the sound ' "
FOUNDATION: Tile drain entirely around outside of basement walls
SAS mm : and at the footing , both inside and outside. Walls below grade SVR
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CGC§y> Ui I nwU)L) vZkm, 9L | | piil' guaranteed by the Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association.
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2Y2 To rearh the property B| Wfm 3p .il Wm&j 'MMmM •, KITCHEN: Pull-apron sinks. “Quality” Gas Ranges, with enameled JTvTj
!__ j|j |j j drive out Connecticut Bgi| S| tiXjjM .
I l j P 7 . [\ r blork ** yond Bradley BATHS: Built-in tubs; walls tiled with large tiling, with special a/NJt*
S§g2 \\ f-1 jA \\ Sffl / Lane), turn east (right) 6315 Georgia St—Two baths and six moms make this' a molded top, found usually in more expensive homes. Completely
H '—J (—J L-_I7q?M to Georgia Street, then *t remarkable value at the price. A hooded doorway gives dis- equipped with built-in soap dishes towel racks and other porcelain
BAywond q . north (left) to property. I tinctlon to this stucco home with weatherboard 950 accessories. Large medicine cabinet with Venetian glass mirror.
O BRADLEY . . closets, numerous electric outlets. T Window" sash P of
j l a, ' L \ rooms and bath, open fireplace, covered side porch, and ga- I Ufien for inspection all day Sunday I
111 " — a| XOf .!?!“!..r.‘...‘. h . e $12,950 [ ani „ weekdwjrom Ito 9 p.m. |
1 W S" M. and R. B. WARREN W «T 1
to 9 p.m. ... to 9 p.m.- •
Distinctive Gables on English Homes
Help House Add Charm to Landscape
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This is a house of English design,
which always lends charm to the land
Distinction is achieved .with its gables
over its many projections or breaks in
Chevy Chase
5510 Broad Branch Road
New—all hrick construction—4 BEDROOMS '
AND 2 TILED BATHS—2-car garage—electrical
refrigeration—attic—cedar closets. MATCH IT
To reach: Going out Conn. Ave„
turn right on Morrison St. 3
squares to Broad Branch Road.
No. 5 Taylor Street
New brick and stucco home—4 bedrooms
and 2 tiled baths—floored attic—2-car garage.
Located conveniently to schools and stores, mid
way between the Chevy Chase and Columbia
r ,
Edw. H. Jones & Co., Inc.
Chevy Chase Properties
5520 Conn. Avc. Clevc. 2300
the plan. These breaks are always made
in various plans to obtain sunlight or
cross ventilation. A break with no
other purpose in view than to merely
make another gable is poor planning.
It should always be done to make bet
ter living conditions.
In this house the materials would be
brick for the walls, stucco and half
timber on the second floor and slate
for the roof.
The house may be guilt on a lot 50
by 150 feet, with the living room facing
the street and the dining room and
kitchen looking to the rear or garden
Space marks all the rooms, particu
larly the living and the master’s bed
room. In these two rooms there is a
flreplacfe and four or five windows.
Two walks may be laid to the en
trance. one from the front and another
from the left side. There would be re
maining after construction enough lawn
or garden space to carry out the theme
of the structure.
Adopt Old Chinese Game.
LONDON (/P). —Society here has
taken up an old Chinese game called
“Wei ch’i,” based upon the Chinese
conception of the uninhabited world.
Each player puts down counters and
tries to occupy more of the world than
his opponent.
English Homes
Woodley Park *'
A beautiful group of distinctive homes is just being com
pleted in this ideal section* You will be proud to own one of
these homes in Woodley Park, with its magnificent surrounding * •
estates, nearby Rock Creek Park, and its unequaled school
facilities and in-town conveniences*
A wide selection of brick homes, varying from three bed
rooms and two baths to six bed rooms and three baths, at prices
under $20,000, starting as low as $15,750*
To Reach: From Conn. Ave., west on Cathedral
Ave. to 29th St., then north to Cortland Place.
Open Daily and Sunday, 9 A*M* to 9 P*M*
1418 Eye St. N.W. inc. National 5904
Standards Desired for Private
Buildings in Rational Capital
Declared Satisfied.
Plans for a dwelling to be erected
for W. C. <& A. N. Miller at 4917
Rockwood Parkway, designed by O. E.
Mac Neil, have been commended by the
Architects’ Advisory Council as meet
ing exceptionally well the standards
that should be maintained for private
buildings in the National Capital.
The council, represented by a jury of
members of the local chapter of the
American Institute of Architects, also
approved as meeting standards which
should be maintained for private build
ings in the neighborhood concerned
plans for the following projects:
Three dwellings to be erected st ,
7110, 7114, 7118 Ninth street for the
Columbia Construction Co., Inc., de
signed by George T. Santmyers; a
dwelling for 1860 Redwood Terrace for
the Edson W. Briggs Co., designed by
E. Cappleman; two dwellings for 4308,
4312 Eighteenth street northeast for the
La Salle Parte Corporation, designed by
Q. A. Brodie; four dwellings for 1310-16
Webster street northeast for O. W. Wil
lisana, designed by Santmyers. and a
dwelling for 5322 Broad Branch road
for Max Sugar, designed by Santmyers.
- I
Virginia Reports Cities Slightly Off,
but Increase Elsewhere.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND, Va., April 26.—While
budding permits in* cities are slightly
off, actual construction contracts award
ed in the fifth Federal Reserve district
in March show a substantial gain over
the same month of last year, according
to statistics compiled by the Richmond
_ New construction in the district will
cost $43,220,110 on the basis of March
contracts, as compared with $32,987,953
for March, 1929. Permits in cities for
new buildings and alterations show
small decline from $14,112,495 last year j
to $13,169,825 for March, 1930. This
represents a decline of 6.7 per cent in |
i |mai r pi WmKm^ ppis~
423 Marietta Place 'N.W.
A practically new and thoroughly modem semi-detached
home having six bright rooms and priced to sell very quickly.
Double back porches, oak floors, built-in bath, hot-water
heat, large side porch, built-in refrigerator, a garage, paved
street and *alley arff some of the many conveniences Included.
Located in this new section so near to Port Slocum Park,
public and junior high schools, stores, transportation, etc., make
it the most advantageous purchase in Marietta Park.
Open for Inspection
To Reach—Drive out Sth St. to Marietta
Place, 2 blocks north of Longfellow.
ns Country Home |
Acres of GrOLind |
Vjl vXvj-i.y .fray j
S This beautiful residence,' containing 10 large bright rooms, bath, %
3 electricity, panejed sun parlor with southern exposure, large dry cellar, 2
a open fireplace, barn, garage, in excellent condition; large orchard with §
S a variety of fruits, shade trees, shrubbery and flowers. The property zf
S is located on one of the highest points around Washington, a 10-minute a
| drive from the Capitol. Truly a sacrifice. j]
[Price — $8,500.00 1
The O. B. Zantzinger Co.
945 K St. N.W. • Nat. 5371 |
1 building permits, which, however, is the
smallest loss recorded for any month
this year. ; »

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