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Materials Are Low, With
Money Abundant and Good
[ Supply of Labor.
(Continued From First Page.)
the enlargement of the garage at ap
proximately one-half the contract price
charged In 1923 when the contractor
shunned the small job.
Nor Is the saving confined to the
home. It is true that a six-rom house
may be built today at the same cost as
a five-room house in 1923 and in many
cases an extra bath may be thrown in
for good measure. But in the case of
business buildings a 13-stcry or limit
height skyscraper may be erected at
the same cost of a 10-story building of
the peak building year. The same ap
plies to industrial structures. Figures
of builders disclose from actual con
struction cost records that the average
cost of a Class A limit-height building
in 1923 ranged from 60 to 65 cents a
cubic foot, whereas today the building
may be duplicated at a cost of 40 to
45 cents a cubic foot.
This great saving is attributable both
to the low material costs and to the
productiveness of labor. Sand, cement,
brick, mortar, plaster, lath and other
factors entering largely into the cost
of business building show decided re
ductions compared to prices charged in
As to skilled labor, during the fever
ish building activity of seven years ago
workmen were able to obtain employ
ment with ease. If the boss contrac
tor felt the workman was not produc
ing results the workman did not care,
for he knew there were a score or more
Jobs he could obtain were he fired.
Today conditions are different. Jobs
are not so plentiful and there are
more men for each job than for some
time past. The workman wants to hold
his job and he knows the best way of
accomplishing this is by keeping his
mind upon his duties and doing his
best. - ■
Even in public improvements have
the savings of construction work been
felt. Streets may be graded and paved,
sewers dug and sidewalk and curbing
laid with savings in excess of 25 per
cent comparable to the 1923 improve
ments. Opportunities are offered sub
dividers to rush such improvements.
Districts lacking in conveniences are
offered the cliance now to obtain as
much today in the way of sewers, side
walks, etc., for $4 as they bought for
$5 in 1923.
The home builder is offered unex
celled opportunities for building. Fig
ures disclose that a certain home
erected in 1923 cost $6,000 to build.
427 Marietta Place N.W.
Semi - detached, six bright
rooms, hardwood floors, built-in
bath, double back porches, ga
rage and a large lot. Located
just two short squares above
Longfellow St. and close to Port
Slocum Park, stores, graded and
! junior high school.
The price has been made
mighty low for such a fine home.
- «m! buu-i.
Tower Bldg. Metrop. 2663
10 A.M.-8 P.M.
4400 Hawthorne St. N.W.
Each House That Is Added to the Rapidly
1 Growing Community of
HJi'Hlnj Hfpijljta
The Garden Spot of Washington
i is another triumph of home designing and a masterpiece of construc
| tion—fitting gracefully and effectively into an environment endowed
by nature with the charms of verdure.
To live in Wesley Heights is to enjoy the extraordinary in beauty, the
ideal in community spirit, the exceptional in convenient location and the
| utmost in investment value.
You arc invited to visit Wesley Heights—motoring out Massachusetts
Avenue, crossing Wisconsin Avenue and turning left into Cathedral
Avenue, which will lead you into this incomparable community.
as. <E. «* A. X. MxiUt j
1119 17th St. N.W. Decatur 0610
Color Rotogravure in Tomorrow’s Star
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Surprising spaciousness for a house of limited dimensions is found in The Star model home at 2®04 M street north
east, in Shelbourne, the dining room of which is shown here. Although only 18 feet wide, the house is planned to give
abundant light and air in all rooms by placing the dining room beside the kitchen and immediately behind the living
room. Furnishings are by the Hub Furniture Co. —Star Staff Photo.
The same home on the same plan cost
$5,500 to build in 1926 and when dupli
cated again late in 1929 cost $4,200.
This was a five-room home of 1,335
square feet. Another instance is of a
six-room home built in 1925 for $8,500
and duplicated in 1930 for $6,250.
So that under this high productive
ness of labor and low material costs
prospective improvers face a situation
unparalleled in years.
Big business is aware of the situation.
Railroad and large corporations are
rushing improvements before prices
go up.
Garrett Motor Co., Inc., Will Oc
cupy Structure.
Boss & Phelps announce the leasing
of the two-story, modem automobile
building located at 1835-1837 Fourteenth
street, at present occupied by Dick
Murphy, Inc., to Garrett Motor Co.,
Inc., which will occupy the building be
ginning June 1.
Quality Considered
1707 C St. N. E.
is the lowest priced of all
This, the exhibit home of a new group in that de
lightful restricted community near Eastern High
School and Anacostia Park, is receiving most favor
able comment. No artistic detail has been over
looked. There are large porches, sevep rooms and
a tiled bath with shower. Natural hardwood trim
is used, the floors are oak and the beautiful elec
tric fixtures harmonize with the panelled walls.
You will marvel at the kitchen with all its features,
including Frigidaire and inlaid linoleum floor. The
garage is built-in.
Open Daily Until 9 P. M.
Easy Payment Plan
Why Not See Them Sunday?
Robert E. Kline, Jr.
718 Union Trust Building Nat'l 6799
or any broker
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2409 Naylor road southeast; to cost
Lee D. Rush, owner; R. W. Berry,
designer; Edward J. Lockwood, builder;
to erect one 2 Vi-story brick and tile
dwelling, 3009 McKinley street; to cost
Pulton Lewis, trustee under will of
James N. Savllle; to make repairs, 1749
Pennsylvania avenue northwest (lot
813, square 166); to cost 81.000.
M. D. Dodson, owner; L. W. Little
field, designer and builder; to erect one
2-story brick addition, 1338 Fourth
street; to cost $1,200.
Van E. and H. H. Thompson, owners:
M. L. Thompson, designer; Van E;
Thompson, builder; to erect one 2-story
concrete, brick and frame dwelling, 5114
Cathedral avenue; to cost $4,500.
Columbia Construction Co., Inc.,
owners and builders; George T. Sant
myers, architect; to erect one 2-story
brick dwelling. 5459 Thirty-first street;
to cost $10,500.
One shipyard In Glasgow, Scotland,
now is employing 7,000 men. ■
9 No. 3510 Garfield Street N.W. I
We believe this to be the mott attractively priced detached home H
ever offered for tale in Massachusetts Avenue Heights
h , .®° r Second Floor Third Floor Fontnros ladndo
fiwiV £em with Poor bed »..m. _ _ gO»L
llreplace T«* tile baths Two bed room Frlitldalre
Lsrie dlninr reem Shower xile bath "arfßtlri
Son room—pantry- Eneloied sleeplnr Rj^iFtESSpp
kitchen porch Storare room Two- e»r *i .fc
Wide covered porch Mold a room c >
You will find thii to be e most comfortable, livable home—apacioua bright room*
throughout—the entire home in perfect repair. It* location i* ideal—opposite the Cathedral
—close to the new British Embassy—convenient to John Eaton and J. Oyster Public
Schools—just north of Mass. Ave.—within twelve minutes’ drive of the White House.
* Open Sunday 11 to 6 P.M.
I cJ n 704 Av c Schwab, Valk & Canby p »sr
Exclusive Agents
3V_ILL> V Jg,,^\'S'>AJl i y
Don’t wait until too late to \
inspect the few remaining
New English Homes in
WOODLEY PARK New Exhibi ' Home
No .urther evidence of value is needed than to 2916
state that seven of these homes have been sold in CortlcUlU
such a short time. This is due to the unsurpassed .
location, high and quiet, within 8 minutes of down* PlclCC
town and convenient to schools, churches, car and
bus lines, every type of store and bank. Prices begin at $15,950. Several
choices of houses still available ranging from six rooms and two baths to ten
rooms and three baths, with 2>car garages at prices all under $20,000.
New sample house open daily and Sunday until 9 p.m. Reached via
Conn. Ave. to Cathedral Ave., west to 29th st„ then north to houses.
1418 Eye Natl
St. N.W. COMPANY « NC * 5904
1 1 - 11
Seven Permits Are Issued for
Structures Estimated to
Cost $6,649.
Br a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
Building operations in Prince Georges
County showed a decrease last week,
when the county commissioners issued
New Jameson-Built Row I
| Priced From $8,250 Up |
111 Double rear porchca and 11
■Bpt ~ concrete front porch. Paved |
f f afreet and alley. Lota 140 ■
|J schools, street cars, atorct and
A. Jameson Co.
906 New York Ave. N.W. National 5526 ;
"■I 111 —MI
only seven permits for structures esti
mated to cost $6,64P.
Two commercial projects, both gaso
llne stations, were in the list, which
Included the following:
William C. Zimmerman and Louis C.
Dismer, owners and builders; SSOO alter
ations to gasoline station, Hyattsville.
W. Luther Harvey, oamer; Holmes
Spillman, builder; SSOO repairs to dwell
ing, Lanham.
Thomas W. King, owner; $350 gaso
line pumps, Brentwood.
George B. Hughes. Jr., owner; Charles
Robey, builder; $4,000 dwelling, Am
'— ■
In the first three months of this year
10 British army aviators were killed In
five crashes.
Chevy Chase Corner
Four Large Bed Room*—Detached Garage—Lot 65x120
A very imposing corner home in a setting of fine shrubs,
hedges and trees. Large reception hall and living room with
open fireplace; model kitchen with furnished breakfast nook; four
bed rooms and sleeping porch; full width covered front porch;
maid's room, outside pantry, hot-water heat, hardwood floors, etc.
5501 Nevada Avenue
(C«rner es Llrlnrston)
Drive right from Conn. Ave. on Livingston
Street tuo blocks to home and our sign.
3L €. Douglas# Co.
1621 K St. N.W. Metro. 5678
A Beautiful Community of
Detached and Semi-Detached Hornet
Such 1
Low ■
J. B. TIFFEY, Builder
. A new group of the prettiest, most complete semi-detached
brick homes ever offered the Washington public
Six and savan rooms, ona and two baths, ona and two car
built-in garages, enclosed or screened porches. Concrete front
porch, hardwood floors and trim throughout. Beautiful fireplace,
large pantry, Frigidaire, elaborate kitchen, cheerful bed rooms,
cedar closet, built-in tub, shower. Cold storage rooms and many
other features. Paved street and alley.
Take 14th St. Car mar had ~T ahoma,’, gat off at Oneida St., or
drive asst Sth St. to 410 Oneida St. N.W.
Tower Bldg., 14th Sc K Diet. 0853
| Sl* sd. Only $9,950 B.kk SldTj
Chevy Chase, Md.
One block from car line — Stores—Public School
An exceptional bargain In a fully detached home—LESS THAN
ONE YEAR OLD —HALF BRICK and stucco construction. Similar new
houses are selling today for a trifle under $12,000. NOWHERE can
you And a better HOME or VALUE, and we are confident it will be
snapped up quickly. There are six large, bright rooms, tile bath with
shower, oak floors throughout, attic, every convenience, garage. Beau
tifully landscaped lot, approximately 70x90.
Minimum Terms, SI,OOO Cash—s7s.oo Month
Open Sunday 10 A.M. to Dark
• Schwab, Valk & Canby P wT c |
Chevy Chase, D. C.
Individually Built
Detached Brick Home
Situated amid ample shade and a profusion
of roses and shrubbery. Unquestionably a charm
ing setting for a home. Six large rooms, colored
tile bath, separate built-in shower, screened sleep
ing porch and breakfast porch. At the price
ofTered it represents an EXCEPTIONAL VALUE.
Open Sunday 10 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Daily 6to 8 P.M.
Reached via Conn. Ave. to Circle, turn east l
(right) on Western Ave. to Stuyvesant Place f
Alfred T. Newbold

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