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REAL ESTATE WASHINGTON, D. C., ^{(jf SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1947 CLASSIFIED ADS g
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Housing Photo Contest Winners Throw Spotlight oi^Vashington^Slj^ita^^^s
Class 1, first-prize winner, by Ralph Lawrence. Scene in the vicinity of Fifteenth and L
streets S.E.
Class 2, third-prize winner, by Henry Gichner. Five cats
in alley near Twenty-fourth and M streets N.W._
^Cla^^rat-^iz^rtnner^^usti^ocke. Photograph of deteriorated dwelling was taken
in Georgetown. . | __
D. C. Building Permits
Totaling $665,395
Issued in Week
Building permits Issued during
the last week by Robert H. Davis,
District director of building inspec
tions, totaled $665,395—an increase
of $192,888 over those in the pre
vious week.
Included was one permit for $180,
000 for the construction of a one
story church.
Permits of $5,000 and over were j
as follows:
St. Paul’* Episcopal Church, 3924 Four-|
teenth street N.W., owners; W. E. Mooney
Co.. 3924 Fourteenth street N.W.. builder; :
Philip H. Frohman. 1223 Connecticut ave
nue N.W.. architect: to erect one pne-story t
stone-and-cinder block church; 2430 K
street N.W.; to cost $180,000.
William 8crkngeour. 1013 Eighteenth
street N.W., owner; builder not selected;
William N. Denton, Jr., 1719 I street N.W.,
architect; to erect one 2 and 4 story con
crete, brick and stone addition for stores
and offices; 1009 to 1013 Eighteenth street
M.W.: to cost $178,000.
William J. Daniel and Travelyn Strange,
S05 Longfellow street N.W., owner; George
. Burns, 005 Longfellow street N.W.,
(See PERMITS, Page B-2.>
Building Congress to Hear
Maj. Gen. A. M. Gruenther
Maj. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther,
deputy commandant of the National
War College, will address the Wash
ington Building Congress at 12:30
p.m. Monday at
the Mayflower
Hotel.
Gen. Gruen
ther will discuss
the work of the
college, which
was oDened in
September, 1946, :§!
to prepare se- ;|
lected groimd,
air and naval of
ficers, and offi
cials of the State
Department, for
high command
o r diplomatic
posts. G">- Gr«nth'r
Problems of security in the atomic
age. and the political, economic, geo
graphic and military aspects of in
ternational relations, also are studied
at the college.
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Exhibit of Housing Photos
Opens Tomorrow at Museum
By Robert J. Lewis
Roal Estat* Editor of Tho Star
Winners in the $350 prize housing
photo contest, sponsored by the
Citizens’ Council for Community
Planning, were revealed today at
the same time is was announced an
18-day exhibition of 125 photo
graphs selected from contest entries
will open in the National Museum
tomorrow.
The sponsors seek through the
I contest to mobilize public interest
! in eliminating Washington slum
areas and replacing them with good
homes.
The six prize winners included
a Washington policeman, a former
attache in the American Embassy
at Madrid, a wholesale canned
goods representative, a girl student
at Howard University, a local man
ufacturer and a Government em
ploye.
200 Photos Submitted.
A board of judges headed by Ed
ward Steichen, well-known photog
rapher, chose the winning photo
graphs from among 200 entries sub
mitted by Washington amateur pho
tographers.
The entries were divided into two
classes: Class 1, “People Need a
Place to Live” and Class 2, “Slums
—Old and New.”
Winners in Class 1, the amount
of the prizes and donors were as
follows:
First prize, Ralph Lawrence, rep
resentative of a wholesale grocery
firm, 1410 Decatur street N.W., $100
in credit, Fleet Photo Service.
Second prize, Miss Valeria Mc
Neill, a student at Howard Univer
sity, 2645 Fifteenth street N.W., $50
in credit, Paul L. Brtmd & Son.
Third prize, Abner D. Silverman,
deputy assistant commissioner for
project management. Federal Pub
f
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lie Housing Authority, 3914 North
Fourteenth street, Arlington, Va.,
$25 in credit, Fuller & d’Albert,
Inc.
Winners in Class 2 prizes and
donors were:
First prize, Justin Locke, former
attache in the American Embassy
at Madrid, 3700 Massachusetts ave
nue N.W., $100 in credit, Sterling
Photo Center.
Second prize, Keith Kallio, a
Washington policeman, 4715 Forty
first street N.W., $50 in credit,
donated jointly by M. A. Leese
Optical Co., Inc. and Parker-Whelan
Co., Inc.
Third prize, Henry Gichner, vice
president of the Gichner Iron
Works, 6115 Thirty-third street
N.W., $25 in credit, Brenner Photo
Co.
The six prize photographs will
be among the 125 to be exhibited
through April 30. Exhibition hours
■are from 9 am. to 4:30 pm. daily
and Sunday.
Visitors., to the exhibition will be
asked to vote for their own choice
of the photograph which best illu
strates Washington’s housing prob
lems, the council said.
The popular winner will be an
nounced when the exhibit closes.
Later the photographs will be made
available to libraries, schools, Gov
ernment agencies or others wishing
to arrange exhibits.
The council is understood to be
considering making the contest an
annual event, for which photographs
could be taken throughout an entire
year prior to a deadline for entries.
Three of the prize winners, Mr.
Kallio, Mr. Gichner and Miss Mc
Neill, are natives of Washington.
Mr. Kallio’s photograph is of a
(See LEWIS, Page B-2.)
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Gadgets
' Electrical Heater
Immersed in Tank
Provides Hot Water
By Hilson Munsey
An adequate and quickly replen
ished supply of hot water is an es
sential in all homes. The methods
of producing this supply are as
varied as the number of different
fuels. Produced electrically there is
no problem of ash removal, fire
stoking or watching the oil supply.
An electrical immersion heater is
available today that will do an ex
cellent job to supply hot water at
all times. It consists of two ele
ments, one near the top of the hot
water tank and the other near the
bottom.
The Elements are inserted through
the wall of*the tank and held in
place with a tapered pipe thread.
The top element heats the water
immediately around it and this
gradually works downward into the
tank but not far enough to take
care of the cold water in the lower
part.
When the water at the top of the
boiler had reached the proper tem
perature, generally 150 degrees F.,
the top heating element automa
tically shuts off and the lower ele
ment continues the work of heat
ing the water from the bottom up.
If a higher or lower tefftperature
is wanted, it can be obtained by
turning an Adjusting screw on the
outside of the ^jvitch box which
(See GADGETS, Page B-2.)
We win buy deferred
purchase money sec
ond trust notes se
cured on Improved
property.
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Compact Small House Designed
For Week-End Vacation Rest
By W. Wadsworth Wood
The compact, square, small house
shown was designed for occupancy
during eight months of the year.
It will provide comfortable living
at a minimum of construction cost
and should be ideal for a week-end
retreat in the mountains or on the
seashore. .
The house is designed to be
placed on brick or cement block
piers and to have only a single'
thickness of floor instead of the
.usual rough and finished flooring.
The interior Hs intended to be un
finished so that the wall studs and
roof members are exposed, but
they may be white-washed, painted
Civil Engineer
JOHN G. AHLERS
Solution' o/ Difficult Construction
Problems ipfftMn a budget.
Expert estlmaUns and appraisal service
od request.
8701 N St. K.W.Mich. 5344
or stained as
select.
The interior partitions
tended to be sheathed on (
side, and may be decorated to match
the walls. In bathroom and kitchen,
the sheathing should be on the
(See WOOD, Page B-2.)
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Housing Picture
A large group of dwelling units
for colored families, recently com
pleted at Twentieth and I streets
NJE., raised the total listings of
rental dwellings during the last
week to 281, the District Housing
Center reported today.
In addition, 152 rooms were listed.
Applications during the week were
filed for 717 dwelling units and 38
rooms—a total of 755.
Rental applicants were classified
as follows:
Just arrived___121 24 146
Separated from _
Families .. _ 103 21 124
Unreasonable Dis
tance to commute 2 0 2
Evictions . .. - 98 27 126
Desire to Move from
Public Housing_ 1 2 8
Present Housing _ „„ „„„
Inadequate _ 303 63 366
Totals_ 628 127 756
Arlington Will Have
New Rental Project
The District FHA office announced
today it had approved insurance of
a $260*800 mortgage for a 36-unit
rental housing project to be built on
North Glebe road, Arlington, by
Arthur and Louis Pompanio and
Arthur Hirsch.
The project will have six 3%
room apartments and 30 4^-room
units, James A. Hewitt, District FHA
director, said
100 Pel. Rent Boost
Asked for P Street
Apartment House
Rent Increases averaging more
than *100 per cent are sought by a
landlord in a petition on which a
hearing will be held by the District
Rent Control Administration at 9:30
am. Wednesday, the agency reported
today.
The petition was filed by T. Ed
ward O’Connell, owner of the six
unit apartment house at 2118 P
street N.W, the agency said.
Increases are sought to compen
sate for capital improvements and
a rise in taxes and maintenance
costs, it was explained.
Rentals of $110 a month are
sought on one apartment, now rent
ing for $47.50, and two renting for
$52.50.
Rentals of $100 a month are sought
on two apartments renting for $50
and one renting for $52.50.
Examiner Robert T. Smith will
hear testimony.
126 Units Approved
The Washington FHA office this
week approved construction of 128
dwelling units, bringing the total ap
proved since December 24 to 9,242.
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