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OWN HOME HOMES AND APARTMENTS FEATURE REALTY SALES OF WEEK BUY REAL ESTATE NOW THE SKY'S THE LIMIT FOR NEW HOTEL RENTS Koonta at Anibatutduf in New York Will Brian Averu?e of $4,000 I'cr Year Kach. A striking indication of the demand for high-class residential accommoda tions in M?* York and the steady In crease in prlcta being paid for apace of this nature la rtvrtlwi by a state ment niude by the management of the new Amba**ador Hotel, now under construction at 1'ark avenue, between Kifty-flrat and FMty-aecond atreeta. Although the hotel will not open be fore October 1, the management an nounce* that enough applications al ready have been received for resi dential accommodation* to more than fill the amount of apace that will be leased to permanent guests. No reser vation*. however, have aa yet been al lotted.. Five-room apartments are liat I'd at $20,000 to $30,000 a year. Some of these suites include maid'a room, b?ndoir, hatha, foyer* and private halla. Three-room apartment* will ien? from $12,000 to $1NOOO per year. While aome of the apartment* will be listed at the rate of $3,500 per room a year, the average annual rental will be from (4,000 to $0,000 per room. While these price* probably repre sent a higher figure than those charged by *ny other hotel In the United States, investigation among ihe (list-cuss hotel* of New York uould reveal a sharp sdvance in the price* asked for permanent suites as a result of the demand for living quarters of this description. The shortage of servants is among the chief contributing causes of these ? nnditions. With regard to the situa tion an official of the Ambassador Ho tel made this statement: "It Is really amazing to note the rush New Yorkers are making to se < lire permanent quarters in hotels. Al though only about 300 of the Ambas sador's rooms will be devoted to the use of permanent guests, we are being overwhelmed with applications for space of this kind. At our temporary offices, 11 West Forty-sixth street, every mall is bringing applications . f ?r reservations, and wc take this, as an indication that there are many more people In New York who want to live in hotels than there are hotels to take care of them. "No doubt an investigation would show that all the better class of ho , tels are being compelled to turn away persons who desire to become perman ent guests. If this is the case, it may he expected that the next few years will witness the construction of a large number of new hotels and apartment houses in this city." ATLANTIC CITY HOTEL SOLD FOR $1,250,000 The St. Charles Hotel, one of the large beach front hostelrles at At lantic City, has been bought by a Washington syndicate for $1,260,000. The new purchasers were represented by Frederick C. Bryan, of Washing ton. Two years ago the hotel went Into bankruptcy and Edward E. Grosscup. former State treasurer, was appointed trustee. By the terms of the sale the ? redltors mill be reimbursed in full. An Excr lent Investment Ruy this well constructed thrr family apartment and you v i'l have a home and Rood in oo e -on^ ncd. For an invest or it v. ill net you nearly 20 pe- cent This handsome apartment is newly papered and painted and has an excellent hot-water heat ing plant, also double-brick ffnrn^e. This is the first time offered and will go quick for the pre war price of $8,760. Only $3,f>00 cash, balance $50 per month. Monthly income well above $100. Owner occupies first floor and will jrive posses ion with title. Located on 8th at N. E., near H. I. M. WILLIAMS, Exclusive A Rent. 729 15th St. N. W. Main 990 Aiding Suburban Growth By RONALD S. O'NEILL. Realty interests are watching with interest every new development in the proposition for a merger of the local traction companies. Shoi^jd a merger be effected it would undoubtedly result in increasing activity in Washington real estate, particularly in the numerous recently opened outlying "tracts. ? One of the greatest hindrances to the proper develop ment of suburban real estate near Washington has always been the lack of rapid and dependable street car service. With the exception of Chevv Chase practically all of Wash ington's larger suburban realty developments are located along the lines of the Washington Railway and Electric Company. This company attributes much of its present distress to the fact that its lines extend to such an extent into suburban Washington. It is a fact that a verv large share of the com plaints concerning poor service lodged with this traction company comes from the suburbanites who MUST use its lines to reach their homes. Alone, the Washington Railway and Electric Company cannot now improve tlie service to these suburbs. Merged with the Capital Traction Company there would be a general improvement of service on every traction line in Washington and the suburbs would reap their proportionate share. There will be need for little else thaji improved street car service to lure thousands of prospective home owners to the suburbs of Washington. It has been the poor service alone that has kept many thousands from seeking and enjoy ing the freedom and content, of suburban home owning long before this. Realty interests?and that means every one interested in the constructive development of Washington as a city of home owners?are hopeful of an EARLY merger of the city's two traction companies. In the spring the home-owner's fancy turns most frequently to the suburbs. In the spring suburban life is at its best and suburban appeal is most alluring. Many prospective home owners will turn toward the suburbs this spring in their endeavor to free themselves from the discomforts of over-crowded Washington. They will need little encouragement to induce them to buy. Better street car service would bring them to the suburbs at once. It is to the best interest of Washington?and every one interested in Washington?to further the merger of the traction companies. SHANNON & LUCHS SELL PROPERTY ON 14TH ST. The business property at 829 Four teenth street, adjoining the corner of I street, was ?old last week to Charles P. Knapp, Jr., by Shannon & Luehs. The consideration is' under stood to have been in the neighbor hood of *70,000. The purchaser bought the property as an invest ment. Other sale reported by Shannon & Luchs included: For John L. Stone, to R. E. Kelser. 1408 Meridian street. It is under stood ihe new purchaser will occupy the property as his home. For Ella Tfl Mertz, to Bernard C. Wllllngham, 411 B street notheast. This is a two-story, eight-room dwell ing, which will be occupied by the new owner. For Roland E. Harper, to George J. and Florence V. Spehct, 2025 Second street nortneast, a two-story, six room and bath brick dwelling, in which the new owners will more. v HEDGES &MIDDLETON SELL SEVERAL HOMES Hedgns & Middleton report the sale of approximately $70,000 worth of real estate during the past week. Among the sales was the attractive detached home at ?5 West Irving street, in Chevy Chase, purchased by Lieut. Comdr. Reed S. Fawell as a home. Another Chevy Chase home, at 4127 Harrison street, was sold for William A. DuPuy to Josephine M. Bourke. This house contains ten rooms and two baths, hot water heat, electric lights, parquet floors, sleeping porches and a double garage. A six-room house at 182S Kilbourne street, was sold for Josephine M Bourne to Dr. Frederick M. Hart. The property at 1927 Park road was purchased by a local investor from Mary L. Rice. GOLDEN RULE, Inc, Harry l.^ krn. rrr>Mrn?. G. Klarr BovkhnSta. Vlee Prtt.-Trfii. Continental Trust Bldg. Main 1640-1641 $10,500 Chevy Chase located on Jocelyn street, lust wf?at of Connecticut ?vfnuf. Seven mnmH. bath, hot-water heat, ra* and electric lights; lot 2&x85. T^rmi of sale arranged. N $9,000 R. I. Ave. N. W. Near I Ah strtet; brick hous?, containing ten rooma, bath, one r>1pe fqrnaacf, ga? and electric I*ht*; lot All rooma well arranged. Terma of aale arranged. $9,500 Eaclid St N. W. Nine rooma, bath, hot-water heat, gas and electric lighta This la a very desirable brick houae, In a fine neighborhood. Convenient to the Central High BchooL Terma of sale arranged $9,500 Near 14th and Park Rd. A fine corner house, with large lot. ahrubbery and double brick garajr* Thin la an unuaual houae, containing ? rooma. and la thor oughly modern. Colonial front porch. Terma of aale arranged. $9,000 Newton St. N. W. Thin attractive aeml-detached brick house will aurely Mtlafy you It contain* 7 conveniently planned rooma, bath, hot-water heal, gin anil electricity, laundry tuba In baaement. Immediate poaae*alon Terma of aal? arranged. $4,500 Hobart Place N. W. Modern alx-room houae, excel lent furnace, houae newly papered, near two car llnea and schools! Kaay terma of aale. $6,750 Perry'Place N. W. Si* rooma, bath, hot-water heat, cas and electric light*, laundry In the ba*ement, front and back porchc*. Bntlre houae In flne con dltlon r?n he Inapected any time. Term* of sale arranged. Brookland $6,500 Kearney St. N. E. s Thoroaghly modern alx-roem houae with hot-water heat. gas and electricity; large lot; garage; convenient to car*. Terms of aale arranged. $6,250 Twelfth St. N. E. Near Franklin atr*et. Detached frame houae. newly papered and painted, nsw furnace and new yaa range. This attractive little homo contains six rooma and la well ar ranged. Terms of aale arranged. Pet worth $8,950 Shepherd St. N. W. A block of new housea, contain ing aaven rooms and bath each. These new houaea are thoroughly modern, having hot-water heat, gaa and electric lights. D?ep lota to u wide paved alley. Agreeable terms of sale can be arranged. Mt. Rainier $7,500 A brand-new detached frame houae, containing aeven large rooma. hot-water heat, gaa and Hertrlr llghta, laundry In th* basement; lot B0xl26 feet. Open fireplace and hardwood floors and trim Three hlocka from the cart on Improved street. Kaay terma. GOLDEN RULE, Inc. Continental Trust Bldg. Main 1640-1641 Medals To Be Awarded By Board of Trade For Merit In Construction la an afTort lo encourage improve ment in the daaign and construction of buildlnga In Waafilngton the Board of Trade, through Ita committee on municipal ?rL lia* decided to award medala each ?*tr for merit In con atructlon work. The announcement of the Board of Trade naya: The Waahlngton Board of Trade desires the co-operation of ownera, architect*, builders, real estate deal era. and operator* In Improving the design and character gf the buildings erected, and aa an Incentive thereto propose* to award prise* for meritorl oua building*. according to the pro gram hereafter outlined. Make Hrgtaalng, DoubtleWa, other classea of building* than theae Indicated might be includ-. ed with advantage?but It la thought beat to make * beginning with the ! type* auggcated. Mimllar plana have been tried In ?ome cltlea, with gratifying reaulta. ? oaiplete Profraa. The Washington Board of Trade hereby, through Ita committee on municipal art. Inaugurates u project to award prixea each year to build ing!, of certain rlaaaea. which may be judged of sufficient inerltorloua de algn, baaed on aeatbetlc value, adapta tion to practical requirement*, and sanitation. The claaaea of buildings Included In the awards will be as followa: First?Commercial buildings, not exceeding four stories in height. Hecond?Apartment housea nof ex ceeding four stories In height--gen erally. the non-elevator type. Third?Apartment housea of Five or more stories In height?the eleva tor type. The award will consist of a bronze tablet, which may be placed on or In the building, with a certificate to the owner, architect, and builder. More than one award inly be made In a class If the circumstance* Just.fy It. FtaJahed In Perlad. The buildings included cach year will be those finished in that period, and auch time will be fixed by ll<e date of the final inspection by t*e building department. , The awards will be made by a jury consisting of three or more mernVrs who will be selected for artistic, technical and practical qualification. . The jury will be designated by the directors of the Waahington Board of Trade. The Jury will judge each building by Its appropriateness to Ita pur pose, Including use, site and neigh borhood. Elaboration of detail or ornamer.ta i tlon la not essential but would be considered in Ita suitability to the In dividual subject. Attention la called to the ^qualities of simplicity, good proportion, and the artlatic and practical use of In expenalve materials which It is sought to encourage. Judged Ob Merit. At the same time It is not sought ( to discourage tbe use of decoration, or ?xtra good materlala?but thes.' points are all matter of relevancy to the specific case, and the relative success obtained In the particular building, and their adaptability to that building. The buildings will be judged as to their merits in planning. In making the best use of t,hp space, the proper placing of the rooms with their rela tions to each other, and their outlook from the building?also aa to suffi ciency of accommodations and equip went. Under the general topic of sanita- j W. GILBERT DENT has recovered | from a alight illipess that kept him home for several days last week. B. BELLMORE and JAMES KEN NEDY have Joined the Bales force of Fischer A Friedlandar. JOSEPH A. HERBERT reports In creasing activity in real estate In the southeast section of Washington. HARRY HOWENSTKIN reports that the inclement weather of the pa?t week has not delayed work on the many housing projects he is foster ing.in Various parts of the city. IT. O. EDMONSTON Is going In for) the movies. ASHMEAD FULA.ER, of the Ward man office, is suffering with a slight attack of the grip. HARRY I. CHEW to now president I of the Golden Rule real estate firm. ' MAKDLER - pRODT are making I plans for the remodeling and redero- I rating of their offices on N?w York avenue. lion, the building* will be con?ld#r?d la thalr arrangement* (or fir* safety, for lighting of roumt ><uir?. and cor ridor*, for spaces on which room a face, for ventilation, and prortaloaa (or thorough and economical cleaning, disposal of refuee. etc. The treatment of spacea about building, lawn#, fences, and other landscape treatment will be ttema of value. Alao the relation of the bulld lni to those adjoining and the neigh borhood. will be polnta of conaldera tlon. rtslaked iwMhlW' Attention la partlciflarly called to the esthetic value of apartment build ing which present a finished appear ance on all Mr* with aultable land scape treatment of the aurroundlng ground*, over the type of building wlr-i one elaborate front and very ordinary treatment elaiwhere It la not Intended that thin program shall create a competition In which the beat building* erected will receive prize*, comparing them together?thla j program goes further and stipulates that the buildings receiving awards must have Intrinsic merit aS ?.m i selves sufficient to warrant the aw?\ I | ?otherwise no awards will be made The value of sucli awards as herein ! proposed will not be In the value o. the prlae?but will be of materia: value In the Recognition of the de sign of the architect, of the character ! of work to the builder, unJ increased rental and sale value to the owner. At the atme time It wil! be a real satisfaction to the owner, architect, ard builder to realize that thr high standard of their achievement has te celved recognition. HeaNS Kor deleft leu. The reasons for selecting the clasps of buildings designated atove 'r that It is thought they represent those in which greater Improvements are possible. In the commercial class the largo buildings generally t^e care of them selves. but the smaller buildings are apt to be neglected. In the apartment house classes there Is room for considerable im provement, and It is a type of build ing which Will grow In activity. COMMITTEE ON" MUNICIPAE ART. WASHINGTON BOA HI > OK TRADE. APPL.ETON P. CEARK.Jr.. Chairman. CLARENCE F.WELCH TO OPEN NEW REALTY FIRM Clarence F. Welch, who has long been associated with the tlrm of Shannon A L,Uchs. has anounced the opening of new o(Aces In the South ern building for the transaction of a 'general real estate business. Mr. Welch has been in the real estate business for fifteen years. The placing of first and second trust loans will be featured by Mr. Welch In his new business. He has had an extensive experience In this work. D. J. DUNIGAN SELLS HOMES WORTH $35,000 Real estate sales aggregating *35, SOO in value were closed during the past week by D. J. I>unigan. The houses void were all of the detached type, containing six rooms and bath with all modern improvements. They | Included: No. 4322 Seventh street, sold to George E. McCurdy; 4326 Seventh* street, sold to Ernest F. Gibbons; 432H Seventh street, sold to William J. Melghan. and 4324 Seventh street, sold to Clarance F. Pollock. The con sideration In each Instance was $8,9S0 RED CROSS ACQUIRES BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME ? . The beautiful home of 1312 Six teenth street was purchased recently by a group of Red Cross workers and presented to the organiaation. The gift was made to the Red Cross in order to provide a residence for the chairman of the central committee during his tenure of office. The house was occupied by William O. McAdoo while Secretary of the Treasury and was thr property of George Wickershani While serving as Attorney Ueneral of the United States. BUYS THREE NEW H0MES. Three Colonial brick homea. at 3$08 10-12 Rock Creek Church road, were ?old to Clara B. McCanna. Thest houses contain six rooms and bath and have Colonial porches and large yards. They contain hot water hegt and electric lights. r "Save the surface and r- - v you save ^ If You Own Your Own Home Protect it with AINT! Do NOT Buy a Home of Your Own Unless You Are REPARED TO ROTECT IT With AINT! Pennington and Taylor ralal la tiff laaaraaea far I k r k??'> extrrlar. la llf* laanraarr far ) k r tiBf'a laUrltr 2333 Eighteenth Street. Phone Col. 1077 Tfcl*?Tfc* nail -la Ik* Tl?f at Uwrr Mrfa aad Rallrr Hrrrlpr l^TORTHBROOK COURTS, the attractive seven story apartment building on Sixteenth at Newton street, which was sold last week by the Harry Wardman Com pany to E. 0. Wagenhorst for approximately 1725,000. Bought as an investment. WARDMAN REPORTS SALE OF NORTHBROOK COURTS C. Wagenhorat Pajra 1725,000 for 1 Structure at Sixteenth and Newton Streeta., Northbrook Courtx, at -Sixteenth and Newton streets, one of the Harry Warilman properties. wan gold dur ing the pnxt week by Mr. Wtrdmun to Ellwood O. Wagenhomt for a price reported to have been J72S.OOO. Northbrook Courts waa built about three years ago by the Harry Ward man Company. It is seven stories high and contains about ISO apart ments. The ilnnual rental return "is approximately )S3,UOO. It fa rumored in real estate circles that the transaction concerning Northbrook Courts during the past week is but the flrst of a series of tranafers involving several properties with an aggregate value of between ?2.1W)0.M)O and 13.000,000. with which several other loc#l operators and real estate Arms are connected. SMALL APARTMENT SOLD TO DETECTIVE HtLLDRUP I Detective H. W. Hilldrup, of the | Fifth precinct, purchased last week a two-family apartment at 18 Todd place northeast, through the Blanton I Realty Company. ? Other sales reported by this Arm Include residences at 78 V street, to W. H. West; 20 Todd place northeast, t<4 C. 12. Hinnerman. and B8 Khode Island avenue, to George A. Carney. INVENTS LUMBER SAVER. The development at the forest prod ucts laboratory, Madison. Wis., of a ( water-resistant glue which will hold wood together under severe atmoe gpheric conditions, it is declared, pro vides many wood users with a new and practical means of saving lum ber. Rul Estate Editor. Washington Times: Will you pleaae inform me If a landlord can evict you under the new rent law. also raft he raise the rent, which we think too m?ch, without consulting the rent oonvnM sion? MRS. WM 8. A landlord can evict tenants for certain reasons: non-payment of rent; when"'the property Is required for his own occupancy, and when he intends to ra*<" the property to con struct on the site new rental prop erty. He cannot increase your rent without the approval of the rent ninlaaion. ? " \ r * ?* ? ?_/ ' Real Estate lf<1ltor. Washington Times In August. 191*. I rep ted property, which I new ncrupy. fer IttH par monjh. At the expiration' of that lease, nathlna waa said about a new iea*c. and the owner ren tlnued to acefpt the same, monthly rapt A year ago last Oclsber the ow?er raiaed the rent to tIT St. whleh I promptly paid I have now received notice that the rent will be It; to htgtahtnf KebrUary It, and that I must sign a nrfw iasse Am T com pelled to sign this lease snd pay the In crease. J. T. T. The owner cannot raise your rent or compel ypu to sign a new laaae without the approval of the new rent commission. Nor can he evict you for failure to pay the higher rent. ATTENTION! Xseatlona concerning realty, and ts o.' landlords and tenanta will be cheerfully anawered. wltlout cost, by ? M Veal Estate Editor of T||e Times It Is >ot ojjr retention lo take the piece ef your lawyer. If .from the statement ef your rase we believe70* ehouM haeer ly se advised If there are any doubts ft) yaur mihd concerning laaeee. pur rbasee. estates, or say similar matter ysu are Invited to senii ? ('UMHt.BTR statement of your problem to na. LEADING RfAl CSTATf OfALfRS John F. Donohoe Sc. Son*, he* Real Karate sal fttaaraaaa f.laeala 94 314 PcanqrUuia An. S. E. Guch 3l Birg* Raal Batata 132? N. Y. At*. Mui 5130 BUILD NEW EDIFICE Unitarians Acquire Option on Site at Sixteenth and Harvard?to Begin Work Soon. Options to purchase lot* on the north aide of the Breckinridge Lorn; home, 1'829 Sixteenth street, were ob tained laxt week by the trustees of All Souls' Unitarian Church. The lots, on which will be erected a new edifice and parish house, extend for 175 "feet on Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets, and 180 feet on Harvard street. The property is part of that owned by Mrs.'John B. Henderson. Plans are now under way to build a large business building on the pres ent site of the church,, improving this property to a value of $300,000. As soon as possible, the parish house of the new church will be bulM, and the church will follow. The large organ in the present church will be rcrowfd to tba M* |?rUk Uum and a a* w one will be inalalled In Ik* edlflca to ba erfi-lcd Tba woman'* alliance of All Koula' haa already ralaad lli.ooo toward fur mahinc the naw church. Open Today Sample House* 609 to 637 Princton St. N. W. -k 4 ( " V ] A <+ | ?*-. ; t ? > i * . ? I *-? ' * LAitL'ILiCl rr rrfp < Kr ?' * $*****'? '-few Biggest bargains ever offered in this section. Choice 7 rooms, bath, hardwood finish, hot-waler hea< and deep lot. ?. Built-in Garage Only Two Left H. R. Howenstein Co. 1314 F St. N. W. or 7th and H N. E. CLARENCE F. WELCH (Formerly with Shannon & Luchs) 4 * Wishes to announce that he will open an office in Room 1 Southern Bldg., 15th and H Sts., N. W., Monday, February 2d, 1020, for the transaction of a general Real Estate Business. Special attention will be given to placing First and Second Trust Loans on D. C. and Maryland properties and the careful investment of money, in well secured first trust notes. . ,' ... Fifteen years practical experience in the Real Hstate business is a guarantee of a satisfactory solu tion of all your Real Estate problems. Telephone Main 4289 NORTH ROSEMONT, VA. 20 MINUTES FROM TREASURY Detached Hollow-Tile 7 and 10-Room Homes ONE OF THE MANY BEAUTIFUL HOMES IN THE COUNTRY AT NORTH ROSEMONT They are conveniently reached by good suburban traction aervlce ,or by machine over a fine paved rond tjic entire, distance.to the addition. The homes are completely mddcrn in every respect. Including- elec tric light* and ga*. toUet In cellar,, separate servant*' rooms, and Kir age*. The smaller home* have one hath, tho Urger two. No crowding ALL, the lot* are of ample al/.n, 50x135. Change* in plan* to *uit the buyer can be made if your *<<eqtmn is made NOW. A few of the*e homes are not yet completed. T#rms that are REASONABLE AND \GREEAW.E THERE IK A DIFFERENCE, WHICH ^FAVORS TOUR RANK AC COtTNT, IN RtTYINC, FROM THE OWNER AND mUEDER INSTEAD OF TrtROtlOH AN AGENT. In*P?ct the*e homes TODAY, note their beautiful location, pleasant sutYhiindlngs, and their many conveniences ennbline you to LIVE IN COMFORT and to know you have a home that MEANS HOME In every acne i>f the word. Come Out Today and Select Your Home To Inspect: Take Alexandria cars at 12th and Penneylvania avenue and get off at North Rosement. Eighteen minutes ride. L. M. JOHNSTON, Owner and Builder GRAHAM & OGPKN. Bell Phono 57!). Alexandria, Acenl*. Owner on Premise* Dally ami Anjtday. Call RmhIti S4-F-B for Other lafaraiatlaa.