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__WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1936. PAGE C—1 |
12-STORY OFFICE
10 BE BUILT HERE
William H. Walker to Erect
Building at 734 Fifteenth
Street.
SERIES OF SETBACKS
WILL BE FEATURE
1 -
New Edifice Will Have Limestone
Facade and Harmonize With
Neighboring Areas.
BY JAMES Y. NEWTON,
A 12-story office building will bi
erected at 734 Fifteenth street, 11
was announced today by William H
Walker, veteran real estate man anc
owner of the property, in the hearl
of Washington’s financial district. II
will be the first large office structuri
to be built in the downtown businesi
area in several years.
Construction of the modern build
« lng will be started in the near fu
ture. Work of razing the present ole
structure already has been started
The site is considered one of the bes1
on the Capital's ‘'Wall street." The
new structure will rise between twe
of the largest banking institutions
the American Security & Trust Co.
and the Union Trust Co. Years age
the site was the location of the Prus
sian Embassy, before the formation
of the German Beich.
The building will front 50 feet on
Fifteenth street, and will have a
depth of 145 feet, with a center court,
To be known as the Walker Building.
• It will have a facade of Indiana lime
stone, harmonizing with the commer
cial and Government buildings in the
neighborhood. The offices will be
large and well lighted. Elevators and
other equipment will be of the latest
design.
Architects for the new building are
Irwin S. Porter and Joseph A. Lockie,
Whose offices are located in the Na
tional Metropolitan Bank Building.
The contract for construction has been
awarded to the firm of Schneider &
Spliedt, also of this city.
The building will rise to a height
cf 130 feet, including set-backs.
Walker is one of the Capital's
pioneer realtors. During past years he
has contributed much to the building
of the city.
STORES USE LOANS
FOR EQUIPMENT
Attractiveness and Comfort Be
ing Promoted by Modern
izing Credit.
Seven out of every ten moderniza
tion loans made to retail stores and
service trades by banks or other pri
vate financial institutions and insured
by the Federal Housing Administration
were used for the‘purchase and in
stallation of equipment. The remain
ing three went for structural repairs
* and alterations.
The retail store has given vital
consideration to the comfort and
convenience of its patrons. Air-con
ditioning has been installed In many
under the terms of the modernization
credit plan. The attractive fittings
available to the retail store of today
have been purchased widely.
Figures show that 29,519 loans to
retail stores were insured by the Fed
' eral Housing Administration from
August, 1934, through August, 1936,
representing a dollar volume of $25.
*79,042. Of these, 20.040, or 67.9
per cent of all loans to stores, amount
ing to $14,982,360, were used for
equipment purchases, while the bal
ance of 9,479, or 32.1 per cent, with
a value of $10,396,682, was used for
Structural alterations and repairs.
Eliminate Useless Sills.
Except where the floors of two rooms
are of different materials, saddles, or
•ills, should not be used. They are
. dust catchers and may cause falls.
Attractive Interior Views of the New Silver Star Home in Brookland
The tastefully decorated living room of the sixth Silver Star Home of 1936, located at 4112 Attractive master bed room of the new Star home, which will be open to the public for the
Tenth street northeast. The house was built by Malcolm Matheson, Jr., Inc. next three weeks. W. B. Moses Co. furnished it. —Star Staff Photos.
REALTORS' SESSION
OPENS WEDNESDAY
40 to Leave Washington To
night for New Orleans
■ Convention.
A group of 40 Washingtonians, in
cluding realtors and their wives and
officials of Government housing agen
cies, will leave at 7 o'clock tonight for
the annual convention of the National
Association of Real Estate Boards,
which will open In New Orleans Mon
day and continue through Friday.
The Capital delegation is scheduled
to arrive in New Orleans at 9:35 Sun
day night. Convention headquarters
will be the Roosevelt Hotel. Advance
reports Indicate the largest meeting
held by the national association in a
decade, with special trains being run
from most of the larger cities in the
East and Midwest.
To Play Prominent Roles.
Members of the Washington Real
Estate Board are expected to play
prominent roles in affairs of the con
vention. A number of the Capital
realtors are scheduled to address some
of the divisions and councils of the
association. Two former presidents of
the national realtor organization,
John L. Weaver of Weaver Bros, and
William C. Miller of the well-known
home-building firm of W. C. and A.
N. Miller, will accompany the local
The first two days of the conven
tion, Monday and Tuesday, will be
given over to meetings of the insti
tutes, divisions and councils of the
national association. These are groups
which specialize in particular phases
of the real estate business. The con
vention proper will begin Wednesday
morning with an address by Walter
W. Rose of Orlando, Fla., the presi
dent. The convention will be brought
to a close on Friday with the annual
election of officers and the report of
the Resolutions Committee.
Group to Attend Session.
Among those expected to leave on
the special train tonight are: Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Miller. Morris Oafritz,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Throckmorton,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Doyle, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles J. Rush, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Clifford Bangs, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam L. King, J. Wesley Buchanan,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Webster, Mr.
and Mrs. L. T. Gravatte. John L.
(See CONVBNTION, Page C-8.)
$582,707 in Building Permits
Issued in District During Week
Private Construction Here Reaches
Highest Level in More Than
Month.
Private building In the District dur
ing the past week reached the high
est level in more than a month as
the office of Building Inspector John
W. Oehmami issued permits for $582.
707 in new building and moderniza
tion work to existing structures.
The list of projects approved by the
building inspector’s office during the
week included permits calling for the
erection of 41 single-family dwellings
and 16 small apartments. A total of
130 permits for all types of construc
tion were approved during the period.
The largest permit of the week was
issued to Eugene H. Phifer, 3814
Twentieth street northeast, for erec
tion of a group of nine 2-story apart
ments in the 800 and 900 blocks of
Quincy street northeast, at a cost of
$76,500. D. B. Johannes was named
architect for the project.
Globe Amusement Co. obtained a
permit to erect a theater and stores
at 2324 Wisconsin avenue, to cost a
total of $75,000. John Eberson is
architect for the structure which will
be built by the Charles H. Tompkins
Co.
J. B. Tittey, 419 Oglethorpe street,
was granted the right to build a group
of nine dweliinga in the 5100 block of
New Hampshire avenue, to cost $67,
500. Dillon & Abel were listed as de
signers. Manhattan Laundry Co. was
issued a permit to erect a $50,000
laundry building at 1326-1328 Florida
avenue. '
r= 111 ■ i .
More important permits of the week
are as follows:
Eugene H. Phifer. 3«14 Twentieth
street northeast, owner: D. B. Johan
nes. jr., architect: to erect nine 2
story brick and frame apartments.
841. 845, 849. 901 to 921 Quincy street
northeast: to cost $76,500.
Globe Amusement Co., owner; John
Eberson, architect: Charles Tompkins
Co., builders: to erect one 1 and 2
story brick, steel and concrete theater
and stores. 2324 Wisconsin avenue; to
cost $75,000.
J. B. Tiffey, 419 Oglethorpe street,
owner and builder: Dillon & Abel, de
signers: to erect nine 2-story brick
dwellings. 5116-32 New Hampshire ave
nue. to cost $67,500.
Eugene H. Phifer, 3814 Twentieth
street northeast, owner and builder;
D. B. Johannes, Jr., architect; to erect
five 2-story brick and frame apart
ments. 900-916 Quincy street, to cost
$42,600.
Capital View Realty Co.. 927 New
York avenue, owners and builders; W.
Valentine, designer: to erect six 2-story
brick and stone dwellings. 5207, 5209,
5213, 5215, 5219, 5221 Blaine street
northeast, to cost $30,000.
Anton Koerber and Morris Plat
(Bee~PERMITS. Page C-10.)
FINANCING Byf.HA
RECORDIN OCTOBER
Total Volume of Business of
Two Insuring Units Is
$74,000,000..
Home-financing activities of private
lending agencies under the Federal
Housing Administration program es
tablished a new monthly record in
October, according to Stewart McDon
ald. Federal Housing administrator.
Figures for October embracing the
three insuring operations of the Hous
ing Administration show a total vol
ume of business exceeding *74.000.000,
a contra-seasonal upswing of business
which overshadowed even the optimis
tic predictions and which argues
against any radical decline in home
construction during the Fall and
possibly the Winter months.
$74,534,124 Total Involved.
In October, modernization loans in
sured totaled $19,965,941, mortgage*
accepted for insurance amounted to
*48373,183 and large-scale housing
commitments totaled (5.895.000. The
total involved—all In private capital
amounts to (74.534,124, or slightly
more than a million dollars over the
(See FIN ANCINQ, Page~C>6.)
RECOVERY OF REALTY
IS SEEN IN FIGURES
Amount of Money Put Into Mort
gage* Show* 26 Pet. Gain
Over September, 1935.
A clear example of the steady trend
toward recovery In real estate is seen
by the fact, declares Herbert U. Nel
son. secretary of the National Asso
ciation of Real Estate Boards, that the
amount of money placed in real es
tate mortgages was 3* j per cent higher 1
in September than in the previous
months, representing, at the same
time. 26 per cent more than the total -
for September one year ago. This. I
j he holds, indicates not only a sign of \
well-being in the outlook for real
estate but a substantial index of long- j
term stabilization for every kind of
i business.
“The upward trend in mortgage
' financing has been in progress for only
about 18 months.” said Nelson. “The
low mark of the depression was passed
in 1933, but it took until the middle
of 1935 to achieve mortgage adjust
1
ment and clear the way for new mort
gage enterprise. The volume of new
money coming into real estate invest
ment. however. Is still only 36.9 per
cent of the 1926 amount.
. TAKES C. C. C. POST
It was announced today that Capt.
Irving E. Tier, who has been con
nected with the sales force of Cooley
Bros., builders, for several years, has
resigned to accept an appointment as
head of the medical supplies depot |
of the C. C. C. at New Cumberland,
Pa.
Capt. Tier is a member of the Re
serve Officers' Training Corps. He
has been actively engaged In the real
estate business here for more than 10
years.
SILVER STAR HOMEI
IN SECOND WEEK1
OF MY EXHIBIT
— (
Low-Cost Structure Found
to Possess Features of
Expensive Houses.
DESIGN AND BUILDING
MEET HIGH STANDARD
Interior Decoration of Living
Boom Includes Use of Green
Satin Drapes of Brocade.
The Sixth Silver Star Home of the
year, the attractive Colonial row-type
dwelling at 4112 Tenth street north
east. tomorrow will enter the second
week of Its exhibition period. It will
be open to the public for 30 days.
Though the opening last Sunday
was somewhat marred by rain, a siz
able crowd inspected the new home.
Those who went through it were open
In their'praise of its attractiveness
and finish. The house, though priced
within the low-cost range, possesses
many features in construction and
equipment usually found only In ex
pensive detached dwellings.
Built by Malcolm Matheson, Jr., Inc.
(See SILVER. START Page C-7.)
An Unfinished House
Allows You to Make
Desired Changes
When a heme ia in the process of
construction, it Is always easier to
ebange a doorway, or porch, or
window than after the building is
completed.
Drive Out and See
The New Homes We
. Are Building on
MIDDLETON LANE
Bethesda, Md.
Six have already been sold, two
before completion. One is open for
inspection so yoo can get an Idea
, of the finished Job. Some are now
up to the second floors. All of them
are being equipped with the famous
BRYANT Air-Conditioning systems,
and are the first low-priced homes
to be so equipped. Where else can
yon find air-conditioned homes sell
ing for as low as
$8,950 to $10,250
fmootan 1
A dualiflod architect If on the
premises to advise yon and help
plan changes yea may want to make.
To reaeh, drive straight oat Wis
consin Avenue, through Bethesda.
one block past the bank, to MMdle
tes Lane; tarn right to homes.
Open daily antil • P.M.
Paul T. Stone, Inc.
927 15th St. N.W. NAtl. 0856
Aest (fence Mono Cfeve. T099
I
4404 Brondywine Street N.W.
Only $8,450
All brick, slate roof, lot 50x140,
detached brick garage to match
house on paved alley.
OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY
GOSS REALTY CO.
. J. 8. EATON. Sales
1405 Etc St. N.W. NA. 1353
6600 Wit. Are,. Bet lies. Hr.. WI. 3553
uwn a
“Care-Free” Cettage
OVERBROOK
$3,995
Low Monthly Payment$
Under F. H. A. Plan
Furnished Exhibit Home
7777 Wisconsin Are.

The Newbold
Development Co.
Wise. 5769
JuUXMANOR
Garden Home Sites
HaK Aera $650 Up
One-Fonrth Cash, Balance in 12
Easy Payments
Weekly Bas Peis. SI.5*
DIRECTIONS—Drive out Wiiconlin
Avenue to Bethesda. take road on left
0/ Bank ot Bethesda (old Qeorqetown
road) till you come to Luxmanor o/
llce. Revresentative on vremises.
[Shannon aluchS]
ISOS H St. N.W. National *348
Overlooking Chevy
Chase Golf Course
313 West Bradley Lana
Four bed rooms, bath, large living
room with stone fireplace, dining
room, kitchen and pantry, large
front porch, 2-car garage; hot
water heat, gas-fired furnace, O.
E. refrigeration; lot 55x155 feet.
This home has been completely
redecorated. Beautiful shade trees.
Price, $12,500
Open for inspection Sunday, IS
a.m. to S p.m., or Inspection by ap
pointment during the week. ,
To Inspect: Out Conn. Ate. to Bradley
Lane, turn left on Bradley Lane, ilk
blocks to property.
R. BATES WARREN
1108 16th St. NA. 9452
M Specially good buy
| •• *7,650
= A brick Colonial homo in per
= feet condition—like new through*
= out—and in one of the best loco*
= tions—on the high point in Pet
= worth only two squares from
= Sherman Circle.
■ 5003 7th St. N.W.
= 6 large rooms, tile bath, in
= closed sleeping and braakfast
= porches, covered front porch, new
== Oxford cabinets in kitchen, do*
= tached garage.
HI you can make easy termt.
== Open every day and evening
until 9 P.M.
1 CAFRITZ i
BARGAIN BARGAIN
4000 Chesapeake St.
Do Lax* kitchen
Electric refrigera
tion
Xev-MIM condi
tion
Eatr term..
Located near Witc Ave. and River Rd..
overlooking Wilton High School.
Open Daily 1 to 9 P.M.
Semi-detached inside
house at $6,250
INSPECT NOW!
This New
All-Stone Bungalow
That le
Charmingly Different
$7,950
Random-width oak floors, built-in
bookcases, open fireplace, model
kitchen, full basement. paved
street. 2 large bed rooms with ad
ditional space on second floor.
208 Lincoln Street
Huntington Terrace
Bethesda, Md.
So reach: Thru Btthenta. on Old
torqetown road, to Lincoln afreet.
Turn left two blocki to property.
Edw. H. Jones & Co., Inc.
S520 Conn. Ave. CL. 2300
FIRST SHOWING |
McKinley Arenne at
Shepherd Street
A home of unequalled value
on a lot 60x160 feet. Large
shade trees on beautiful
■ landscaped lot. Eight nice
rooms — Chestnut trimming.
Large closet space and several
special features.
$7,950
Near schools and a half
block to 10th A E Sts. bus.
1 Open every evening to n P.M.
To reach: Drive out Rhode
/stand Avenue to HvatteviUe
Armory, turn left to Oakwood
Road to second stop sian. rteht l
one block to Shepherd, left on
Shepherd to home.
Ballt by James H. Cannen.
Gauthier Realty Co.
Greenwood 1354
' '""'I
I A TOWN HOLSeI
IN CHEVY CHASE—WITH A i
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN
High Elevation, Overlooking Rock Creek Park
6429 31st
PI. N.W.
I
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KILMAROCK
A close-in restricted subdivision of I
fine houses in a beautiful wooded II
section of Takoma Park, Md.
102 Anne St. I
Completely Furnished by
Hutchison, Inc. |j(
6 Rooms—2 Baths
Very Moderately Priced
Coffey and Mason
Owners and Builders
Te Reach
out nth st.
and continue
i on Pinev
Branch Bd. to
Cedar St..
I right on Ce- I;
dar to Carrot! Ave.: continue on W
Carroll Ate. to Kilmarock tignt on II
, left, two blocks from sanitarium. H!
OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY p
201 Investment Bid*. I
_ JIIO.I . .
You’ll marvel at this 7-room bourn of beau
tiful Georgian colonial design. There are
4 large bedrooms and 2 baths. The library *•«•*•*
or music room has beautiful paneled walls £®*"- ^
of walnut, built-in bookcases end fireplace. jf-aKS- to
Maid's room and lavatory in basement: 2 nM. mt m VUh
1 open oorches. a-car built-in garage. Com- tojj.t >r. rttht os
niete oil-burning unit, copper pipes nit. n. te »rop
throughout. Well constructed with the «rfy.
best materials. Moderately priced. Con
venient terms.
3mpon 9wdn«dm Co.
CL. 4432 CL. 43*4
4
30,000 Sq. Ft.
Of Beautiful Lawn *
Surround This Sew
$6,950 Home
IS minutes from downtown
Washington. this charming
house is ALL-BRICK with built
in garage and all city conveni
ences. A small cash payment S
and balance like rent brings
this perfect combination of a
fine home and plenty of ground
well within your means. li
built—13 sold
2300 N\ NOTTINGHAM ST..
Arlinrton County, V*.
Open All Day.
To Reach Out Lee Highway to
SHOO block, past R. E. Lee
School to our sign.
A. S. GARDINER,
A New "Home Beautiful" In j
HICHWOOD
Chevy Chase, D. C.
... a lovely community of
Mikkelson-built homes.
3344 Meeting the highest standards of I
D J kl U/ Mik kelson structural specifications,
Kunnymeae N.W. this spacious, beautifully finished
-. home is one of the most appealing in
this delightful section. 4 bed rooms,
lii 2 baths, second-floor library with open
f fireplace. General Electric designed
and equipped kitchen with new all
i From Chevy Chase Circle metal cabinets. Screened porch.
turn right on Western Ave. Furred walls and copper water pipes.
3 squares to Jtunnymede, Beautifully landscaped lot.
ij turn right to property.
OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY
owwmw G. F. MIKKELSON & SON builders
ij! p
MILTON F. SCHWAB, Soles
Curtis Millwork and Lumber by W. T. Galliher & Bro.
T-1.i V ' ■ s i .. m— ... j
For Sale
PARK AVENUE HOME
$6,750, Easy Terms
A REAL BARGAIN in a very attractive Bungalow
home. No. 218 Park Avenue, Takoma Park, Md.
6 rooms and bath, hat-water heat, open fireplace, Frigidoire,
screened and weather-stripped. Dry, light cellar, built-in
garage. Large lot, shrubs, large oak trees, beautifully land
scaped. High elevation. Conveniently located to transporta
tion, shopping, etc. Modern conveniences.
Open Sunday
DIRECTIONS—Drive through Cedar Street subway to Carroll
Avenue, left on Carroll to Park Avenue, half Nock to house.
H. L. THORNTON, Owner
6900 4th Street Takoma Park, D. C.
Office, 61. 2291 Home, GE. 2811
JUST COMPLETED
A NEW GROUP OF 11
ALL-BRICK HOMES
Built by MONROE WARREN
3530 to 3550 W PLACE N.W.
FURNISHED EXHIBIT HOME
3548 W PLACE N.W.
PRICED AT
(*§SM8,450up
Vfefljlte/ ' tgj
OPlEN DAILY AND SUNDAY
To Reach: Out Wisconsin Avenue to W Place,
west one block to houses.
Phone EARLE M. DAWSON, Soles, Emerson 5744
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