THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
REAL ESTATE ACM
. DURING PAST WEEK
Exceeds Business of the Same
House That Is to Have $20,000 Addition, and New Lutheran Home
FOR NEW PLAZA
Waddy B. Wood Deprecates I Work Near Union Station Is
7 .Period Last Year, Both in
Volume and Number.
Hue and Cry for Height in
LANDMARKS TO GO
Reality trading In the fourth week of
September displayed not- only the great
est activity of the month, but excelled
the business of the - corresponding
period of 1312 by 20 per cent, not only
in the number of transactions but in
-volume as well. Over Uie figures for
the preceding week an Increase of one
pale" a day is noted. In the number of
lots transferred the past week Is slight
ly ocnina tne record of the third week
The month's high mark for a" day's I
celling -was equaled this week, when
me DroKers succeeded on Thursday in
completing thirty-two sales. This rec
ord for a day's activity in September
was set on'the 17th. The next best day
this week was Monday, when' twenty
nine transactions were effected. Yes
terday was In third place, with twenty-
elx. trades consummated. There were
twenty-four deals closed on Tuesday.
eighteen on Wednesday and sixteen on
the half holiday of Saturday.
In completing a total of 145 transac
tions in which were -involved 224 lots
and parcels of real estate, the brokers
consider they have had a most gratlfy-
-iis ween s ousiness. increased activity
Is anticipated next week, which com
bines the closing days of September
- uie ueginning oi October.
Fall trading is expected to begin In
earnest, next week. October, usually
the busiest of the fall season, is looked
to- tor a continuance of its previous
ood records. The selling of reality has
been retarded in some degree during
- iias. nM ay exienaea -vacations
of both brokers and investors. Many
are prolonging their hnn rrv.
Washington until the beginning of
l'u-r. ms is especially true of In-
eiu lb wno tooK European trips.
Residences Lead In Trading.
The news that President Wilson Is
afcout to take .up .the matter of-aDnrov.
Ing "the. a wards for the property Includ
ed within, the ten squares to bemadded
xo tne Capitol grounds will be- welcome
to the brokers. As a large portion of
xne 3.w.uw to be.pald for this land will
go to ownerswho lived within the area,
the brokers expect that these home
owners, will become home-seekers in
other sections" of the city. Such, de
mand for new homes would give a de
ir!i;lpetusr t0' -he all .trading. It is
Tne approach of cooler weather has
not yet affected the demand for property
I"6 Wins. ----. During the
paw week lffl parcels of realty changed
plice, with forty-three lo& conveyed.
.at.jn,d.WJlsJthe northwest, where
thirty-eight lots were trjuvjf-wT wi.Jl
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-7' "- ""' n me nortneast. Two
s-Jce were reported in the southwest
There was a dearth ofsefltag within
the business, localities thlweek. not "one
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ton,' is to have.anethe?-,rtoitlon-p1c-tu"
Amusement Company acquired
the-property of Mr. Hettenkemer at
Fourth street northeast. Extensive
improvements wHl be made. Earlier In
th month the site for a large picture
PJa houfee on thv south "slde of the riark
jvas purchased oy other interests and
improvements are in progress S.
.hi Jf,1 a5,marktt tned hard to parallel
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Building Permits Issued This Week
James O'Donnell Plans Great
Improvement in Home at
1710 New Hampshire Ave.
An improvement of property figuring
as one of the largest of the present week
is the proposed " $20,000 addition which
' will be made to the residence at 1710
Xew Hampshire avenue northwest. The
residence was erected at a cost of about
$100,000 eighteen years ago for E. A.
Newman, of this .City, and is -at present
! owned by Jomes O'Do'nnell. .
The present entrance, whlch.ls reached
, by nine steps, will, be changed, and an
American basement will be added to the
A side addition of twenty-flve feet
frontage on New Hampshire av.ehue will
J be made to the residence, which has a
present frontage of twenty-five feet.
The addition will he made for the three
stories which the building contains, and
Itlll UC BO tfUUHLI UUICU 111UI UttWllfllJ
will prevail ,ln the exterior finish. The
facade will be 'done In white marble
similar to that already used In the older
Red Cross Association, to erect metal
shed on Varnum street between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth streets north
John W. Glennan, to erect one two
story frame dwelling at 4S30 Koote street
J. It. Butler. . to build one two-story
fbrJck addition at 1M O street north
CaineKle Endowment for International
Peace, repairs at 2 Jackson place north
Jacob Schwartz, to convert existing
brick building into public garage at
liJO Slx-nad-a-half M refit northwest.
Antloch Baptist Church, to erect one-
story temporary metal church on Nintn
street between .Florida avenue and
Barry place northwest, $500.
Washington Gas Light Company, to
build addition on Twenty-sixth street
between G and H streets northwpst
$400. Frank Leonard, to erect one two-story
brick dwelling at -153 Delaware avenue
souths est. $2,900.
Shoreham Hotel Company, to build
cold storage In basement at Fifteenth
and H streets northwest, $1,000.
O. B. Harlow, to move house on same
parcel and put in brick piers, on Sheriff
road .near Forty-eighth street north
Washington New Theater Company
to construct vault on 'northeast corner
of Thirteenth and F streets northwest,
W. W. Hope, to erect one wo-storv
frame dwelling on Gault place between
Minnesota avenue and Forty-second
3irei northeast, ji.aw.
A gentleman's lounge 'and billiard room 3l"let nortneaBt, $i aw
will hi. rontRlrlerl In the basement ofl &t Jonn S onurch. to Install two mo
the addition. A while marble staircase ,ors at Sixteenth and H streets north
nf nlr feet width will connect the base-1 west. 3,S00.
ment with the first floor.
A H.nlnn Hnnf In T.nnl XVI stvlp will
I be included in the first floor addition, and
w-JH be finished In white and gray plaster
treatment on 'the walls.
Th'e. pretentious dining room will be
done in Eliiabethan.'wlth walnscotting
nine feet high on the walls, surmounted
by a'lrieze above In pale buff,. and orna
mental raspberry-draplngs in dull gold.
The celling will be white.
Bedrooms will be contained in the two
upper stories. B. Stanley Simmons drew
tha plans for the Improvements.
Cbstnictfohtof' New Home of
.'Carnegie lntit'utjorils Prov
xrc-k t-v. f- "" "Kgregaie of $172.
for de'prrorf r.i.,iV,- ." .noies given
nr&B. The ffi,"e nSL .? V
Kmii i" iumjviaiions ad-
The science of building and the exact
science of research woik on terrestrial
mangnetism are running a close, race
for supremacy just now in the erection
of the $C000 building which will be
occupied by the Carnegie Institution,
at Broad Branch Itoad and Chevy
Chase dii'. e. The builder and the
more precise scientist are both occupj
ins themselves with problems which
are difficult, the 'latter with delicate
instruments that measure the vibra
tion In the drop of a hair. Bill the
problems ot the builder are almost as
difficult. He must er-ct a building for
the scientists, which is bricflj con
tracted for, when lie guarantees to
fcec't a. building with "vlbfatlonless
"ti The blllMIni- -t1...,.
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ord sis, Joan security-dufrng "the wSl"
',u . reconl of lo-"n- in the othV
f It j- sections was: Northeast fi
Recent Sales fleported
,. By Sansbury Company
The firm of N. r Sanstfu- Companv
real eMate brokers reports the following
recent ales. representing $S7,050 In busi
wecks.hand,C,J dU'InC ""
For Kennedv Bros., inc., 61r ,,exI1)r
ton fctrcet. northeast, to Rev n v
Prlnfele: 629. Lexington street, northeast."
Mrs Mary r. Wolford; 33 l.exing
!?",. strpet- Jiortheasl, to . Walter r
J.luli. i Lexington tree.wf, rfhMit
Miases TheodoiA 'an,' S'" hoico t Broad Bram-
The total sales for Lewis k. Breunlnirer'
amount to $10.45a t-.jninger.
riHltoulV AilillUon. For Jo. R. Habdin
premlsefnumbered 1301 Kmerso , street
.lu.mwcm u Horace G. Smithy, lot
t-iuare 2SVf. on Delafleld place north
west, between 13th and J4th streets, to
in?'n. "HaM'P. 't IS. square 2B22. 011
Delafield place, northwest, between
t-orgia avenue and 13th street
Tliese lots Jiave a frontage of 40 feet
by a depth of about & feet on which
lho nurcliasers will build residence con
lalning eight room? and bath each
The sales in Paul's Addition total $1.1 -im
Sales for the two weeks asgresate
Residences Made Into
Stores and Apartments
Remodeling the old residence properties
on the southeast corner of Twelfth and
Jf streets northwest will merge the resi
dences nto -one spacjpjis building:
Four r.torej ivilt occupy the lower -floor
of the building, all of them faolng on
Tweirth street. Four apartments-will be
ontalned In the upper story: The build
ing Is being remodele-d for Uln'ood O.
The Savoy, on Jwfh Fourteenth
-Street, ,WiH5sjt ;$304000
ana 5eai &Mri?eopie.
Construction is ahout-'to be begun on
the Savoj. th" largest moving picture
theater in Washllngton. to be lpcated'on
Fourteenth street, between Irving street
and Columbia road, northwest, on the
present site- of .the Rojal open air
theater, .whose lease expires October 1
The structure will cost approximately
?20,'jOO and will have'a seating cap.icity
o.'MO. . - .,, .
The lot which will be leared by the
Arthur Carr, trustee, to erect one
two-story brick dwelling at 4304 Georgia
avenue northwest, $3,000.
Walker & Johnson, to erect one nine
story brick office building at 1731 New
York avenue northwest.
I. Miller, to build a two-story and
basement brick rear addition at 403
hlxtli street northwest, 41.000.
Shoreham Hotel Company, to Install
electric passenger elevator at Fifteenth
and H streets northwest. 3,000.
John T. Trapp, to erect one two-story
and cellar brick dwelling at 23 T street
J. W. Gregg, to replace two show win
dows at 1321 Seventh street northwest.
Abraham Eisenberg, repairs at 942 F
street northwest, $3,000.
W. M. Dave, repairs at 723 Fourth
street southeast. $500.
Mrs. A. C. Osborn, to pebble dash old
fiont and erect side addition at 5,900
Georgia avenue northwest, $2,000.
H. A. Kite, to erect three two-story
brick dwellings at 2230-234 Kleventh
street northwest, $7,500.
B. b. Heritage, remodel second floor
Into two apartments and first floor Into
two stores at 126 G street northwest,
H. M. Crandall. to erect colonnade and
repairs on southeast corner of Ninth
and B streets northwest. $16,845.
J. M. Johnston, remodeling at 1216
Eighteenth street northwest, $S50.
C. H. Frazonl, to erect one two-story
brick fiat at 1350 H street northeast.
M. A. Leese, addition at 710 Eleventh
street northwest. $2,500.
M. B. Nowman, repairs at 2020 Twelfth
street northwest, $500.
TO OPEN TUESDAY
Many Improvements and Ad
ditions Made to Buildings
PYLES IS CHAIRMAN
OF COUNT! BOARD
Registration Officers of Prince
George to Receive Books
Central Presbyterian, at Irving
and Fifteenth Streets, to Be
The erection nf the new Central Pres
byterian Church, on the southeast corn
er of Fifteenth and Irving streets north
west, is cxpectcl to be begun shortly,
pending preliminary arrangements with
builders and the organization of funds
ti tlnance the proposition.
The property has been contemplated
for the new structure for some time, and
havo Theate- Compan. Inc., in. -.is- the transfer of the older churchat Third
With an increased faculty and student I HYATTSVILLE, M(T. Sept. 27. At
urcs 101 feet b 2VJ f-a. The- strac- utHl I streets noit Invest laut week-'ta tfie
ture will be wholly detached and will ,., ,. . ,, ,, . . ij.iV- j in
take ..p .7, feet 1. 13S feet of this space ,S' ' ', ".""l' "fl't'st ChurcW-iloscd, the
The design is to lie i-eai colonial. Tan nt.eMt to. b"."'1 on ,',e ,,ew, Mte,' ?"?
tapes.tr bnck 111 tough llnisli. will !;
used on the facadf e-onstruct'on and
this will hi trmiine-l with Indiana lime
stone. The b.T-e of the exterior to the
height of the sills will be done in Mom
The building for the Carnegif Insti
tution now in course ot erection and
which is promised to be completed in! A marquis lnilslied In ornamental
November, will hate these vibration-1 iron glass will project oer the builii-
less -walls. To tn- l.iman uiiiainiiiar
with the problems or the bul'dlng pro
lession, this ma mean much or little.
To the builder it means an exercise of
great caie and many tests to be sure
that the requisites are compiled with.
The floors nf the new building are
not supposed to be attached to an sup
port, or at least, they aie merely at
ng line aboe the entrance tj th
loyer. On each side there -v. 11 b- old
laschioned hign arcbed exit doms
Concrete lIoiK-m in mconlam-e with
tin lire department le-gulallnng, .wijl'
be ustd thrnughiiut.
The construction, which is to be be
gun iimr.edhitelv aftei the present lease
expires, will iiu complete l. January.
The introduction of a now- moving
; icture theatci In that section 01'. the
citv removed from tin downtown cen
lached with sufficient .supMri 10 .mow 1rM m,irs a .,uilcant dovHopnvnt In
a minimum to the vibrations neiore ti,(. growing tmsimss of nortli Wash
which ecr building rocks and topples iimtoii
in the conception of the scientist, but H. Stanley Simmon-, who dc-igiud
In tne oiihh . .. T , the lrie -tml the Acre, two .ldjacnnr
which is overlooked b the 1. mi. 10 )Un;: ,,.lur ,ll.ss .llbo k..sigm,d
, tercome this vibration the. lu I ,,!., fr thc ..ntempl.ited theater. 1-
luiiire structure to house the Central
Presbyterian Church will cost. It Is said,
Whether President Wilson, who Shose
the Third and I street vfyi? of worship
for devotion, will continue, to worshin
in the new strui Hire. Is riof known yet.)
It Is thought that the distance from the
While House, to -thev Fifteenth and
Ir Ing" 'corner "may, sewe its an Incon-
vr mange to the ,Pres itleift
.The fnturv Central v Prcsbytei iati
Church -wllf-he designee! In
registration . larger than anv in the
twenty-two years since It was founded,
the Catholic University of America w ill
open Its doors next Tuesday morning.
A new dining hall and kitchen. 20)
feet long is now nearlng completion,
a fourth story has been put on the
Convent building In the rear of Divinity
Hall, the athletic Held has been cn
laiged, and the library has been In
creased by the addition of several
hundred rare volumes. These and other
improvements made since the close of
the term last spiing will d0 much to
ward making the coming year the
most successful the University has ever
The, enrollment In the freshman class
already exceeds ISO. and other names
will be added before Tuesday morning.
In this number 1s represented almost
every State In tne l nlon, w men is incite-
meeting of the Republican State Cen
tral Committee for Prince George coun
ty at L'pper -Marlboro, Wallace R.
Pyles was elected chairman and Clar
ence M. Bond secretary. The other
members of the committee are W.
Claud Smith. Thomas M. Underwood
and John A. Brown. The candidates on
the county Republican ticket met and
elected Francis S. Carmody, candidate
for the State senate, chairman, and S.
Gardner Coale secretary and treasurer.
A committee of three will be named In
each of the nineteen election districts
The Republican and Democratic reg
istration officers of the various election
districts of the county are required to
be in Upper Marlboro next Monday to
receive the registration books.
atiye of the growing inttuencc audi The Hyattsvllle Woman's Christian
slj'leof arciijtejcfure. .It wUJ measure
about vfeetth-.90',feet and bfe sltuatctl
onAa lot about'' l3"ifeet- square.' l "
'A simplicity rnt'hcr than" o'niam.enta-1
.Hon -will dignify the. strcturg:, X col-
has to merely "'i"" -,, ,,,:,; ills ' '- Nichols wil h.ic .barge or the
.. ,-.... n..ii. institution fioni two wali.s
. HAtMtneu. .i t 1 l,,c ' '"'"T11 - . n ft-,., tr.tr t tttitnii iti t jj ici t te inn
ht7oneft s'n?,-" l-vl.. the othe. tuo ?aU rce ,V.TT. - ""-'- "' '" ""!
eet. nortliwoHt Yn ii" ''" llicrmor 10 i.i ''" " - --- , , , uie ;-.i.o riie.tt' 1 (''iinpair.. incorpor
total SfoMwL"-"- are run from the .aseii ent to he- afw, w,mh ( wmh ,' eonduets th
to $l?iT., r Ke'",edy Rros- toor whvre the- delicate tests ..re m.i I. f 1 0..i 1. cnf. Htieet
!c v i, , -tfir being tried aim icsicu iiut .;-o
hM. ft. MU.TT' l!"' of sand w u ' " '","" -.: r rt , -r, , .
iti i" "'?:.". "e .Ja ,..rr:t for the purse ai u ........ o no I hPAIinh I IttlPO
h road lite scien- uiuu iiiivuun vIIIUls
11. F. WhitU- & Co.. architects. 'de-
.1 v. . - fmirifl 1.
lists have found tne n.s -s. 1 ""'
lion that is required ior ini-ii ..u....-
'"vii.- riavis ronstrtiction Company,
wl.i.li lms charge ol the cr.;.tion of
his difficult, structure. Is confirmed In
Its belief that there is ccrtalnlv no
oih. i- structure In this city w-hlcli re-o-ilres
the .are in building that coin
l.aiet. with it. and it is the gneral be
ll, r that there is nothing exactly
fin. lai- In th. .-ountry.
Group of Scientists.
The group of scientists wlihli "ill
work on their delicate tests here will
be under llic direction of Dr. Bauer,
a specialist In terrestrial magnetism
J. A. Fleming, who is with the bulld
ets in the course of their work every
instant to see that the work is pro
gressing with the necessarv preci
sion .and care, will assist Dr. Bauer.
The features of the structure in
clude a platform which will be erect
ed on the roof, from which tests and
e-xpcrlmcnta can be made, similar to
the cupalo of an observatory where
astronomical observations are made.
The building: will bt. three stories in
height. In the basement will be found
Hie" laboratories, and In tlie two tip
per floors where most of the instm
meilts -will be attached to the "vibra
llonless" wall, the important work of
the fccientUts will be conducted.
Of Gardiner & Dent
An '-xchange of prop. 1 ties was 011
.sil"iniat'd during the week by i;aidiuer
.t Dent, tp.il estate brokers, lepiesent
ing Mrs Kllzabeth Saiun and II. ('.
Johnson The .same pioperty at 1327
K.uiteentli treel noithwesl. a thie
stor bilck building ihi-igiied for a store,
was :. chAi get I for a oiie-stoij building
at 3S2j Fourteenth sti.-.-t. valued .it $i'..K",
and ow-iie.l by II C. .lohnsoii. The total
.-.iilsldei-Jtioii 011 the Salmi propeity was
Mrs. Hauui also sold through the same
of lice the detached les.lcnee at IVX
Fourteenth street northwest, in "Saiil'a
Addlti'in," to H. Sehaper. The eonsider
allon was $S,l"ii The property Is a two
stoiv and attic dwelling containing eight
rooms. It fronts 7! feet on Fourteenth
street ami 10l feet on low.i avenue.
Gurdlner & Dent report the salp for
i"xan.ler Hhafer of the two-story nrlcl:
dwelling at 712 Moitou street It was
purchased as an Investment at a con
sideration of $:i.50o.
lopd.le in whlfu Indiana llmeslbVie will
front llje edifice ami limestone trim
mings will relieve the brick work, .which
iwtll constitute most- of the. exterior of
tne'iveifrturr. , Reddish, btow.jf-ibrlck will
...-. ujiiu, 1 jiv i.uniuiani icaiure or ine
front will be the pediment which wjll
occiipy H space ah'ovei the'collohade.
Tlj Sunday school loom j. intended
for the basement. It will be fco designed
In connection witli six class rooms that
lb. whole may be tin own together In
a sFt.iii of rolling partitions.
Tin main Moor will seat about 300 inn
gicg.ilion. The uileiim walls will h
lltilshe.l m inalitMii up ,0 the window
m'IIs and painted white above The Iloor
li g of the structure, though undeter
mined upon as yet, will probablv b"
done in oak. It was said b Appieton
Claik, fr, the architect A gallery will
exeiipy the rear of the mail, floor The
1 oof will he gabled and covered with
A number of plain windows will be
contained in the edifice, and their .11-
veislty will include the old-fashioned
round topped windows to bre.ils a pos
The structure Is expected to be fin
ished b February Kullding Is ex
pected to be begun within the next
week, although before ground can be
In ok.'n for the stiiicture, a parsonage,
which occupies lho site at present, will
hae to be razed.
The Rev. James H. Taylor Is the.
minister r the Central Presbyterian
reputation of this institution. The
Heaviest registration in any one ueparf
mept is" In the School of Sciences, which
harf an entering class exceeding ino.
Six new instructors have been ap
pointed in this department, the only
other change there being the nbsence
of Prof. Fred K. Merrlman. who had
dh'arge of the civil engineering classes
fon three years, but who has left the
university to take up construction work.
Dr John H O'Connor, for several
J-ear's in" charge of the Greek and Latin
departments of Adclphi College. Brook
lyn' has succeeded wr. ueortie .u min
ing' in the chnlr of. Greek language ami
literature here. Tne ttev ur. Jnn i.
fcrWh, Who for sixteen years was pro
fessor of canon law hi the faculty of
theology, has also left the Catholic
University to become the pastor ot St
Aldan's Church. In Baltimore, but sev
eral new Instructors have been named
r"!;iSnVirv-n'uai.l.. addition to the
university library In recent eais was
made this summer when 200 volumes on
"ho Monumental Brasses of Knglan.l
were donated to the school anonymously
Many of these books are very rare.
The trcasuur of the university. Mi'-n-ael
Jenkins, of Baltimore, rceentlj f,ave
the uiuv.rsltj 250 volumes "f Mao land
historv and biography. Two line folio
volumes of the facsimile .dition of the
.,i it.,,1.. Talmud, a most valuable hit
Temperance Union celebrated it .-.
ond anniversary yesterday at the home
... ... .1. ... ivuuisui. on wine ave
nue. The following officers were elect
ed: president, Mrs. A. W. RtidisiH; vice
president. .Mrs. u. A. Kays: correspond
ing secretar.v. Mrs. James King: record
ing secretary. Mrs. Morley: treasurer.
Mrs. Tucker. .Mrs. Morley was elected
delegate to the State convention, which
meets In Baltimore next Tuesday and
Wednesday .Mrs. Rudislll will attend
the convention and the sessions of the
State executive committee.
...... .1... rrrt it flu.
or Oriental literature. .-
Verv Bev Dr. Henrj Hyvernat. pro
fessor of Oriental languages.
The new .lining hall now in course of
construction will seat finii students and
. ... .... 1. 1.. llilmr ouarters fnt eighty
Forced Off the Stage.
PARIS. Sept. 27 -A shower of banan
as and vegetables convinced tjuadnit
stein. a Jeveler in tlie $7.VO()0 pearl
necklace case, that all rnu.lu do not
lead to the vaudeville sUse. in France, race. A, E. La'ndvoigt drew the phuu
ill Begin Construction
Of Three Dwellings
Bull. ling construction is about In be
gin on three two-story hnclt dwellings
at 2230 to 2231 Kleventh street northwest,
by Harry A. Kite, who will ah-o own the
properties as. an investment. The esti
mate.! cost Is $7,300.
The dwellings will be llnialied in red
tapestry brick.- and will set upon a ter-
, kitchen thoroughly modern in all Us
Mnnointnients win . .............. .. ..."
The architectural style will
e very similar to that of the Cardliv.l
cil.boiLS memorial hall, but instead of
I;,,, tower, as the latter has it will have
V total of 3.-.I Sistrs. repiesentiug
lii'lrlv orders and communities-, attended
the lhii.1 annual continuation session
o, ,.- summer sc.io.m ..a .. o,
WHICH ClUPr'i " "" "
. , tiitu u'p(k.
.. ..,"....u- 'lrmr. and more than forty
The coin ses wtie
htstriictots were employed in teaching
lie sciences, mathematics, languages
and other educational subjects.
Merriam Challenges Cannon.
1 IIICAGO. Sept 27-"I'mle Joo'-C.iii-
who is expected to seek the 11--nublican
nomination foi Congress upon
,1s i.-liirn from Washington, was cha -lengcd
toda.v to appear befoie the Id
ea go I'torfrcfbive Club or before !..-
A pleasant birthday partv was held
at the home of Mr. and .Mrs. Cornelius
Little, on Ashland avenue. RIverdale.
in honor or Miss Kthel Little. Games
music and refreshments was the order
... ...e evening, t nose present were Mr.
xv 1 . m' Josenh Smith. .Mr. and Mrs.
.... twiriev. .ir. ami .Mrs Albert Fel
ter, Mrs Rodney Gllsnn of Washing
ton the Misses Bessie Scagcs. Hattle
K. Madox. (.cnoa .Madox. Amy K. Stell
fov. Ruth Coe. Pearl Gude. Cora Little.
S h Llttlo. mi. Little. Ruth Hall.
il' 0C,CV Ks,,I'' Hall. Louise
Wisdom and Louise Worlcy. and
-Messrs J A DnLancv, Raymond Stan
.v,Vr ,ar'fSr. '"'""-dt. Raymond
tzurra. Carrl Fray. Cl.iv Stanton. Clay
ton James. Atihrev Knowles. Kdgir
l zarra. Baker and Moorse.
Local Architect For
That a local architect is 111 mjnd for
plans to be designer for the "m.vs
terlous" bull. ling on the corner of Thir
teenth and F streets northwest was di
vulged toda.v. A great number of the
most reputable architects in Washing
Ion have been considered by the F II
Smith Companv. real estate brokers In
a competition which has hut recently
In en opened to local designers.
iie nave caught the contagion, and
ll!.... flt...fn.l .... ... .... . .. .
...... .....-,,,,.. .,-, h,,H, Jt ei-ietiveness
in legai.l to the contemplated struc
ture as th" F II Smith Company has
feu the last month.
Is Washington being diverted from the
pursuance of the city beautiful move
ment which Is, and always has oeen
uppermost In the mind of the citizen
with any local spirit?
Js commercialism getting hold of the
city, so that there is a present tendency
toward ragged buildings, built commer
cially, and not aesthetically?
In the opinion of WarfnV T wn.-ui
one of "Washington's most prominent
aiuuitxia ana tocai spirited citizens,
fUL18 a tendency In that direction.
There seems to be a desire' on the
part of commercial men to want to
erect tall buildings In this city," said
Mr. Wood this morning. 'There Is al
ways a hue and cry for permission to
extend the height of local buildings, so
that. Instead of a Washington as It has
always been, we would have a New
York, decidedly what we do not want."
"Washington's chief 'asset Is her
beauty: her buildings and their srram.
ment should make xjf this city the most
ueauuiui in tne. world. As such It
would attract residents nnd rnmm...
Should the policy of New York and the'
larger commercial cities be followed we
should lose that beauty, and when that
is lost, vvasningion loses her chief at
traction, and It follows, much of her
Revival of Soman.
'The Capital city is classic as shown
in its architecture, which is but a re
vival of the Roman. To that style'we
shoulel always adhere religiously, and
that Implies an absence of tall buildings
for a classic building cannot be tali inH
artistic To the professional and" one.
xrainea in architectural evolution, an af
front to the classical rule is shown in
the War. State and Navy buildimj,
which featur.-s the French style, nnd
was simply misapplied in a city- where
the classic form had already been set.
That structure followed the erection of
the Capitol and the Treasury, which
are strictly Roman.
"We are Roman in our imitation, and
It is but logical that we should be. We
are people with political ideals nearer
to the Roman than to any other gov
ernment the world has ever known, and
it is not .unreasonable that those Ideals
should be reflected in our architecture.
"Paris set an example of architectural
arrangement and beauty before the
world that was quickly Imitated by the
great European cities. And Paris Is and
always has been the greatest shopping
center or an time, it has always held
undisputed title to being the most beau
tiful and most popular residential cen
ter of the modern world. We have the
fundamental Ideals that Paris has
L'Fjifant, who designed this city, saw
to it that our city should be laid out In
general lines similar to those of the
capital of his country.
"Commercialism, with its selfish im
pulses, wants now to destroy what the
artist destroyed. Commercialism wants
tall buildings, because they increase
business. As a matter of fact, they do
not achieve this aim, but tend to depre
ciate real estate values, and are cer
tainly a menace to the small man who
is located in their shadows. This from
a commercial, an artistic and a sani
tary point of. view.
'It follows that ultimately niir enhi-
merce will suffer for mistakes we may
"That the building regulations, as
existing now, allow an owner of prop
erty to build bay windows projecting
over the building line and on Govern
ment property is a development which
snouiei be discouraged. Tne bay win
dow projection, which is a common
feature on the sidewalks of every bturi-J
ness tnorougniare in uasmngton, !S-fa
"Paris has no projecting show win
dows In her shops, and her streets are
more attractive. They are made to re
semble a garden, and more air is given
tlie pedestrian, and more light and air
are given to the business man behind
shop windows. It was originally be
lieved thjt the bay window idea im
proved Washington's picturesqueness
and general beauty.
"This privilege is grasped by the
property holder, as he Is allowed to
Lulld on Government property without
paying taxes on the space he occupies.
"Washington is a happy hunting
ground for architects from other cities
with political pull. They care less for
the ideals in beauty development that
are nearer the heart of the local archi
tect, and they are unmercifully willing
to erect any sort of a structure here.
"Washington's fraternity of archi
tects numbers men who are as high in
their profession as any In tlie country,
and it would seem that the desire to
imbue the local business men with
higher architectural ideals is latent in
"The crux of the whole matter Is in
the co-operation of business men with
builders, architects and the municipal
ity, and Washington has every" possi
bility In time of becoming the most
beautiful city In thc world. As such,
its commerce cannot but receive a pro
Clearing two blocks of buildings for
the new plaza between the Capitol and
Union Station, which has been In prog
ress since September 15, between Dela
ware and New Jersey avenues. B and
C streets northeast, is concentrated at
present on North Capitol street, and a
row on the east side of that street has
Just been wrecked as the Initial work
of clearing. The Job' on the "one block
will be completed, it was said by Hugh
j. i-niiups wis morning; in thirty days,
and work win be begun upon the ad
joining block between New Jersey ave
nue and North Capitol. B and C "streets.
Ten properties have' been disposed of
to prospective buyers C;f the ninety-one
houses located In "the block now" being
In order that there will be. no. con
gestion in the clearing" only one block
at a time-is being-put upon the market
by Mr. Phillips, who has bought them
from the Government, and love or
money will not permit a, buyer to touch
a property in the block between New
r.?teyavenu.e and North Capitol street
until the other block Is cleared. This
block., when cleared, will, admit of tt
clear view from the Capitol to the
Union Station. It will be Immediately
leveled and. grass planted on it.
Landmark To Go.
Washington Inn, a famous' landmark,
dating back, to 1738-99. .when two resi
dences were erected for George Wash
ington and later merged Into" the pres
ent structure. Is "attracting the Interest
of historical societies for the -valued .
iixtures wnichdate back-to. the day
when Washington had them Installed.
The historical structure Is located on"
the west side of North Capitol street In
the middle of the block, between B and
C streets. It is included in the "for
bidden block" as Mr. Phillips terms; it,?
and no contracts will 'be closed on
purchasing any of the property- there
ror two or three -weeks yet. "
Despite the closing of final purchases,
the local order of the Daughters of the
American .-Revolution has made over"
tures toward obtaining- some of the his
torical fixtures within the famous struc
ture. Of paramount interest' to them- Is
a set ot hand-carved white marble
mantles of the old Colonial design,
which are a rarity in this present age,
and which the D. A. R. will In all prob
ability, secure from Mr. Phillips. The
mantels were Installed as permanent
fixtures at the" time when Washington
had the residences erected, anl they
are among 'Other treasures which .sin
vlved the fire when the British-burned
tlie property in 1815.
Tablet To Be Erected.
A tablet will be erected on the site
wnere the Washington Inn now'stands
by the D. A. R. as a memento of- th'e
landmark to be wrecked, and Mr. Phil
lips has consented to furnish 'for thef .
purpose some of the original stone "
taken from the structure to further the
historical associations of the tablet.
At 201 North Capitol street, which Is
about to be wrecked, a residence has
been found that has astonished, the
wreckers. It Is not an especially preten
tious residence for that vicinity, but, it
is arf cld-fashloned brick' dwelling that
was- erected long ago. The' astonish- "
ing features which interest the profes
sional fraternity at work on the clear
ing is the hammered ironwork which
was erected with great care and at a
great expense. A. "copper roof and
spouting presents a surprise in building
construction which is seldom found In
this day. Mantles within the residence
are done in rare species of red wood.
Of greatest value Is the stone work"
found about the building. It Is con
structed from Hummelstown brown
stone, one of the rarest and most valu
able building stones that is known, and
it alone, said Mr. Phillips, must have
cost thousands of dollars. The Hum
melstown commodity seldom is avail
able today, and is found in quarries la
Are Nearly Finished
Buys Huff Residence
Negotiations sealing the transfer of
the property at 1600 New Hampshire
avenue were made this week by Mrs.
George V. Huff, widow of former Con
gressman Huff, to the Argentine Lega
tion. The handsome property on the north
west corner of New Hampshire avenue
and Q streets will be occupied by the
Argentine government as its permanent
quarters here. The consideration was
Moving from temporary quarters at
22 Jackson place northwest and from
the old winter quarters at 1728 Twenty
lirst street northwest is about to be be
gun, and it is believed by attaches of
the legation, that they will be cstablish
e d In their new home by October 1.
Board of Trade Asks
Aid to Beautify City
Asking for their support in getting
through Congress the McMillan plan r.tr
parks 1:1 the Capital, the special 11.11k
commission of the Hoard of Trade has
sent letters to hundreds of commercial
organizations throughout Hie eountrv
If is pointed out in the lett.r to "the
trade bodies that Washlngto H the
fufiltil rf tliA s aii , ... ..1. .
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reterenuum. '"-, ine mosi ueauiuui clli In the United
Charles E. Merriam. States.
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lliou ino " '":" ..,
Concrete City Poured
On the Mojave Desert
In imitation nf tho successful tests
made on Virginia Highlands in late
vears. of the concrete house, a city
promising to be one of the most inter
esting In the world is now In course ot
construction on the Mojave Desert, In
the heart of California.
Tlie city's being built to house the
workers in an Immense borax plant, and
its factories, stores, warehouses, and
residents are all being made of rein
forced concrete poured Into steel fpruis.
The development, which has been call
ed universally "the Virginia Highlands
development" bee-ause Milton Dana Mor
lill. or Brooklyn, the Inventor, made his
tlrsl tests across the Potomac. Is now
reported to have become widespread in!
Its popularity, a cement city has Iwen
built mar Chicago The "concrete city"
at Nauticoke, Pa., and similar under
takings in Canada are now under way.
Improvements which have been in
progress on St. Margaret's Episcopal
Church on the northwest corner of Con
necticut avenue and Bancroft place
northwest are about completed, and the
new Sunday school addition which has
been the chief improvement will be re
opened about October 15. The esti
mated cost of improvements has amount
ed to ?20,000.
General remodeling and the absolute
innovation in erecting a new addition
of considerable dimensions has utterly
changed the aspect of the church. The
extensive addition which is built for
two stories adjoining the main property
contains a Sunday school room on the
Jirst floor and a Sunday school library
and a pastor's room on the second floor.
A stage has been erected in the Sun
day school which will be used for en
tertainments given by the parish and
for featuring stereopticon slides.
Georgia pine has been generously used
in interior woodwork.. The floor 'of the
main Sunday school has been laid in
this material as well as a great deal of
the ornamental beam and celling deco
rations. In harmony with the rest of the
church, the exterior has been done in
red brick trimmed with Indiana lime
stone, the general architectural details
suggesting the Gothic
Especially beautiful details have been
emphasized on the doors of the new ad
dition, and these are surmounted bj
staiued glass windows as seen from the
interior of the new building.
Pwdj muifc. At
nay 00 the hi,
Anita, a & iatnr.
Small PU1, Small Dcee, SaU Pria
Genoine euntbeu Signature
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