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BUILDING DESIGN
CONTROL ADVANCED
Arts Commission Work Here
Cited as Good Example
of 1931 Gains.
Gains in architectural control were
made by the United States in 1931,
the outstanding example being that
exercised in the District of Columbia
by the National Commission of Fine
Arts, it is declared in a report to the
American Institute of Architects by
Charles H. Cheney of Los Angeles,
chairman of the institute Committee
on City and Regional Planning
Washington points the way to what
must be done in all American cities to
insure reasonable decency of design,
itr. Cheney asserts, in referring to
the operation here of the Shipstead
act. which gives the Fine Arts body
power of approving plans for private
structures to be erected near Govern
ment buildings or reservations here,
before building permits can be issued.
"With only 10 per cent of the build
ings on the average in our cities de
signed by architects or others with
any training," he adds, "we shall con
tinue to be smothered and depreciated
by ugly off-color structures until we
set up in each city an architectural
board with power to pass on plans
before the structures are erected. The
public has just as much right to be
protected from the builder who is
careless in design and color as from
the one who erects a weak or unsafe
structure.”
Notable Advance Cited.
The most notable planning advance
of the year. Mr. Cheney says, is found
In the regional plans adopted for the
New York and Philadelphia districts
after several years of study. West
chester County, N. Y„ is said to
present "the most remarkably finished
and most beautiful parks and park
ways developed during the year.” The
work in Westchester is characterized
as "one of the notable achievements
In America."
Cincinnati is singled out for praise in
city planning, the report saying that
"few places in the country can show as
well organized and consistent city plan
ning progress as that of Cincinnati,
and the surrounding Hamilton County.”
"Never, as in 1931, has practical
planning been of such conspicuous use
to the United States.” Mr. Cheney de
clares. "Fortunate indeed was the city,
county or region of the United States
which had its master plan far enough
completed to be used as a guide for the
millions of dollars of public funds now
being hastily expended by public bodies
for relief during the depression.
"For unemployment must be met. and
sound municipal policy should encour
age public works at such a time. , It is
to the credit of the country that so large
a proportion of the bond issues and
money spent during the past year and
to be spent in the coming year will
conform to well-thought-out and com
prehensive city and regional plans.
manners interest urows.
“Of great significance also to the!
country is the increasing interest on the
part of city planners generally in good
architecture. Planning boards are at
last beginning to take steps to conserve
existing monuments and examples of
fine buildings, both public and private.
Architectural control is slowly but sure
ly gaining attention.”
Over a hundred new cities, towns, or
villages are listed as having adopted
partial or complete zoning ordinances
during the past year. Piecemeal zoning
by counties—that is. establishment of
limited building use zones in the parts
of the county desiring it—is reported
from a number of States, particularly
from California, where every county is
now required by law to have a county
planning board.
Most of these zoning ordinances,
however, are called very loose affairs.
Only about 15 or 20 per cent of them ]
have been drawn with the help of a
trained city planner.
Zoning Is Advanced.
Over 1.000 cities, towns and villages
are now zoned, not counting the many
county zone ordinances put in effect or
pending. "Thus billions of dollars of
property values are now at least par
tially safeguarded.' it is pointed out.
Important planning legislation was
adopted in many States. Development
of civic centers made progress, particu
larly in St. Paul, Cleveland and San
Antonio.
During 1931 study of the individuality
of cities was made by the City and Re
gional Planning Committee of the
American Institute of Architects, with
the aid of a national advisory group.
"There is an individuality in some
cities which extraordinarily charms
us,” says a summary of the findings.
“In others, unfortunately far more nu
merous, there is a character that bores
or repels us. Practically always, where
this individuality shows any degree
of perfection, where it is attractive and
stimulating, it is the work of some
master architect or succession of ar
chitects, and consciously wrought.”
The problem of individuality, charm
and character in cities is architectural,
and can only be solved by master ar
chitects, the report continues.
Steel ties have been laid recently on
9.000 miles of African railways
8 Rooms—2 Complete
Baths
Semi-Detached Bricks
Facing "Fort Slocum Park”
SAMPLE OPEN TO 9 P.M.
5724 3rd Street N.W.
Mwnii Madison and Nicholson 5t«.
You will find many added and at
tractive features in these Homes
which make them most complete!
YOl R EARLY INSPECTION
INVITED!
10 Built—6 Sold
Waple & James, Inc.
1226 14th St. N.W. North 0962
Now Ready for Your
Inspection !
6814-6818
9th St. N.W.
Open Daily to 9 P.M.
DETACHED
ENGLISH HOMES!
of
Brick and Stone Construction
Variegated Slate Roof
Deep Lot with Two-Car
Garage
6 and 7 Rooms, Spacious Liv
ing Room with Artistic Stone
Fireplace, Large Master Bed
Room, 2 Complete Baths, Beau
tiful Interior Decorations and
Electric Fixtures. Kitchen—
Sanitas and Tiled Walls, Inlaid
Linoleum, Quality Gas Range,
Electric Refrigeration.
These Homes Are Priced
for Immediate Sale
TERMS ARRANGED!
Y our Prompt I ns pection
Invited !
Built by S. Eii Construction Co.
Waple & James, Inc.
1226 14th St. N.W.
North 0962
Washington Homes Purchased
...
Upper: Residence at 7805 Morningside drive. Shepherd Park, which has
been acquired by Robert E. Lambert from L. E. Breuninger & Sons, builders.
It contains seven main rooms and two baths and has a two-car garage. The
lot is 50 by 110 feet.
Lower: Dwelling at 3327 Quesada street, built for Mr. and Mrs. J. Alison
Scott by Muhleman & Kayhoe, through the agency of J. Wesley Buchanan.
Early American in motif, it contains seven main rooms and two baths and has
a two-car garage It has a lot 46 by 150 feet Its finishing, inside and out,
was inspired by the Colonial dwellings at Williamsburg and Yorktown, Va.
REV. CLIFFORD H. JOPE
TO PREACH TOMORROW
Ninth Street Christian Chu«ch
Groups Plan Busy Week of
Meetings and Work.
Rev. Clifford H. Jope. pastor of the
Ninth Street Christian Church, Ninth
and D streets northeast, has fcr his
morning subject “The Church—Its
Identity.” The evening subject for d:s- {
cussion is “Jesus and the Blind Man.” i
The Naomi Class will hold a busi
ness meeting Monday evening at the
church house. The Berean Class will
also hold a meeting at the same hour
in the Cradle Roll room of the church.
The Eureka Class sews all day Tues
day at the church house and in the
evening the Miriam Class will hold a
regular business meeting at the home
of Miss Audrey Rock, 302 Ninth street
northeast. *
The Ladies’ Aid quilts all day Wed
nesday at the church.
The Boy Scouts meet Friday at 7 p.m.
at the church. At noon the Eureka
Class goes in a body to the Corby
Bakery for lunch and then make an
inspection of the plant.
Chevy Chase
3231 Patterson St.
4 Bed Rooms'^ X 3,95 0 Large Lot
Start the New Year right—see this home right away.
Beautiful Colonial design. Substantially constructed by a
reliable builder. Large, airy rooms (4 excellent bed rooms),
2 modern baths—first floor lavatory—a kitchen that will
make cooking a pleasure—with that much desired breakfast
room adjoining—in fact, everything necessary to a fine
home. Large lot -with a garage.
Open Daily Until L :30
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Eye'st. H.G.SmithyCo. 5N9£
Michigan
Manor
4435
14th St. N.E.
C. H. Small. Bldr.
STRIKINGLY DIFFERENT
These beautiful semi-detached brick homes—with their two full
baths, large rooms, fireplace, electric refrigeration and everything you
would want.
AT A RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICE
DRIVE OUT N. CAP. ST.. RIGHT ON MICHIGAN AVE.. LEFT ON Uth ST.
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Birig 3 3BR® 08.13
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CAN YOU MAKE
A BETTER BUY
FOR
*8,250
1314 IRVING ST. N.W.
10 LARGE ROOMS
2 TILED BATHS
OIL BURNER
One of the most convenient locations in the city.
Entire house reconditioned throughout EXCELLENT
OPPORTUNITY FOR ROOM RENTAL.' EASY TERMS.
Open Daily to 9 P.M,
Natl Mort. & Inv. Corp.
1004 Vt. Ave. Nat. 5833
250 BIG BUILDING
JOBS UNDER WAY
Activities in Various Sections
Depicted in “America at
Work” Radio Series.
Construction operations numbering
about 250, each of which represents $1,
000,000 or more in building cost, are
now under way, in various sections of
the country, according to the first of
a series of programs broadcast on a na
tional radio hook-up last night, to de
pict “America at Work."
Construction leaders told of current
activities, indicated by facts and figures
furnished by F. W. Dodge Corporation,
in the program to which thousands of
persons attending banquets in many
centers of the United States listened.
Huge undertakings now being carried
on nationally were cited by speakers,
discussion of regional activities includ
ing mention of work now in progress
on construction of the new home of
the United States Supreme Court here,
which has a total authorized cost of
$8,383,000.
Truman S. Morgan, president of the
Dodge Corporation, also showed such
current high spots of the industry as
the order of 3,200 carloads of limestone,
placed during the third week of De
cember, for the New York Radio City
project, and the award of a contract
for an $80,000 stained glass window at
the Cathedral of St. John, the Divine,
also in New York City.
Improvement in certain types of con
struction w'as shown, he added, in the
cases of the awards for 620 post offices
to cost in excess of $94,000,000 made in
1931, whereas the average for the pre
ceding five years . had been 250 post
offices annually, costing about $11,600,
000.
Mr. Morgan named numerous proj
ects costing a million dollars or multi
ples thereof which are now under way
in Greater New York and Northern
New Jersey.
The first was the Radio City develop
ment ocupying three blocks and cost
ing $250,000,000, which is now under
way to the extent of $25,000,000 In con
tracts awarded. These Include an office
and studio budding. $15,000,000; a music
hall, store and office building costing
$7,000,000. and a motion picture theater
costing $5,000,000.
At Broadway and Wall street the
First National Bank of New York City
is constructing an office building that
will cost in the neighborhood of $5,
000,000. The Port of New York Author
ity has under construction an inland
terminal to cost $15,000,000, which will
cover a square block. Metropolitan Life
Insurance Co. has started a new build
ing program and the first unit will cost
$9,000,000. The new parcel poet build
ing is under way at a cost of $9,000,000.
The Bankers Trust Co. is erecting a
bank and office building at a cost of
$8,000,000.
REALTY BOARD PLANS
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Committee Organization Meeting
Given Outline of Services
by Chairman Walker.
Plans for the enlargement of the
membership of the Washington Real
Estate Board during the new year have
been made, it was announced today by
J. P. M. Bowie, president, reporting the
formation of a special membership
committee headed by Curtis Walker, by
direction of the directors of the board.
An organization meeting of the Mem
bership Committee was held last week
at which Chairman Walker outlined to
the members of the committee some of
the detailed services of the board and
indicated that these services perhaps
were little known to brokers who have
not heretofore been affiliated with the
board.
Presenting these facts to brokers gen
erally, Mr. Walker said, would be one
of the first things his committee would
undertake. In this connection an open
invitation will be extended to non-mem
ber brokers to visit the headquarters of
the board to be acquainted with the
facilities and services developed during
the past 10 years.
It was recalled by Mr. Walker that
the Washington Board, so far as can be
learned, was the only real estate board
in the country which showed an in
crease in membership last year.
The Membership Committee, which
NOW OPEN
2712 Military Road
A Residence of Individual Design in the
Correct Environment
Extra Large Bed Chambers, Two Tiled Baths,
Attic Recreation Room, Two-car Garage.
$14,950
WM. H. SAUNDERS CO., Inc.
1519 K St. N.W. Dist. 1016
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will give a FREE Vote on a BEAUTIFUL ELECTRIC
PERCOLATOR SET. You do not have to be a Pro
spective Home Buyer—just see our Exhibit Home and
register your namel
Model Home Is
Completely
Furnished
1704
“D”St.
N.E.
Open to 9 P.M. Daily
Never before have you been
able to purchase an All-Brick
Home as completely finished
with the modern conveniences
and practical features that we
have incorporated in this
group, we are offering for the
low price of
*8,250
Small Cash Payment
Monthly Payment Like
Rent!
Some Interesting
Features
6 large, well proportioned
outside rooms, hardwood trim,
oak floors throughout, abun
dance of electric outlets, wall
brackets.
Fireplace With “Radiant
Heater”
Beautiful Equipped and
Arranged Kitchen!
Sanitas on walls and ceiling;
inlaid linoleum; cabinet gas
range; electric refrigeration;
Oxford kitchen cabinets, trim
med in two-tone Duco; fold
awav dinette; Colonial front
porch, screened breakfast and
sleeping porch; large bright
cellar; deep lot; garage; paved
alley.
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION!
WAPLE & JAMES, Inc.
1226 14th St. N.W. North 0962
will be enlarged, consists of Curtis Wal
ker, chairman; J. Rupert Mohler, Frank
M. Doyle. F. Eliot Middleton, Guy 8.
Whiteford, William R. Ellis, C. A. Metz
ler and John Hi Davidson.
—" > ■- ■ —
Wholesale Property Leased.
Raymond & Burke, wholesale auto
motive dealers, have leased for a period
of three years the business property
at 1831 Fourteenth street, it was an
nounced today by the office of the Goss
Realty Co., which handled the trans
action. The consideration was not
made public.
PLANS TWO SERMONS
Rev. X. X. Simmonds to Preach
on Old Testament Text.
The pastor of the Highlands Baptist
Church, Rev. N. M. Simmonds, will
preach tomorrow morning on an Old
Testament text, "Blind Eyes and Burn
ing Lamps.’’ In the evening he will
speak on "Frozen Assets.’’ ,
The Thursday evening service will be
devoted to a practical study of the
epistle to the Hebrews.
The Golden Rule Class will meet
Wednesday evening with the president
of the class, Miss 8tella Whitford. 3369
Eighteenth street. The monthly meet
ing of the trustees will also take place
Wednesday evening.
The Woman’s Circle will hold its all
day meeting with Mrs. Newton M. Sim
monds. 1324 Gallatin street. There will
be sewing In the morning, with a special
luncheon served by the hostess, and
business In the afternoon.
— ■ . •
On medical orders 4,760.000 milk
meals and 776,000 "oil meals’’ were
served In English schools within a year.
In Beautiful Kenwood
12 Kennedy Drive
A residence, in Southern Colonial style, just completed, containing eleven rooms, three
baths and 1st floor lavatory. Separate servants’ quarters of two rooms and bath. Two-car
garage. Large recreation room in basement.
Located on a beautiful level lot, 142 ft. wide, with many large oak trees.
The house is equipped with Rolscreens throughout, fully weatherstripped, and all windows
and doors are glazed with ultra-violet ray glass. Seldom can you find such a magnificent home,
in such an exclusive community, for the price of
$37,500
Open All Day Sunday, and Every Day 2 to 6 P.M.
Drive out Connecticut or Wisconsin Ave. to Bradley
Lane, turn west to Kenwood, and first house at entrance.
REALTY ASSOCIATES, Inc.
1427 Eye St. exclusive agents Nat. 1438
For Sale—A Most Desirable Building
in an Unexcelled Location for a Busi
ness Where Accessibility Is a Factor
511 11th Street N.W.
Has the Government Building Program
Dislodged You From Your
Present Business Location?
Are You Seeking a More Desirable One?
This building is situated in a
neighborhood upon which some of
Washington’s largest corporations
have placed their stamp of ap
proval by erecting their permanent
business establishments there.
Within 250 feet of Woodward &
Lothrop’s and around the corner
from the new Potomac Electric
Power Co. building.
Electric cable power outlets on
each floor.
Advertising space on north and
south walls, in full view of busiest
streets. Should be worth thousands
of dollars to the right business.
If too large for your business,
there are tenants in the building
who will stay.
Equipped with Otis passenger
and freight elevators.
Alley in rear of building.
Two floors partitioned into of
fices.
Especially designed for printing
business, but suitable for almost any
business.
A seven-story fireproof building of heavy reinforced
concrete and brick construction, especially designed
for heavy loads and manufacturing purposes, that has
the necessary strength for erection of two more stories.
For Full Particulars Call or Write
John F. Maury
Member Washington Real Estate Board
1705 Kay St. N.W. Phone Nat. 4080

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