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The Norfolk Virginian. (Norfolk, Va.) 186?-189?, January 01, 1895, Image 15

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The Thriving and Prosper?
ous Town,
Handsome Surburban Resi?
dential Seotion.
It is the elite residence section of Norfolk harbor. It is in the line nat
oral of the natural and necessary growth of the cities. The situation iB
incomparably the best to be fonnd on the Atlantic coast; land is high
and well-drained and commands a perfect view of the harbor; lots
are laid out on a large Bcalo?10x110 feet?with wide avenues, giving but
five lots to the acre, as against ton to fifteen lote per acre, as in other
The building np of West Norfolk and the construction of a bridge bo
tween West Norfolk and Port Norfolk, will make of the two villages a
thriving city. Factories and residences now greet the view, where a few
months since there was no intimation of a city. The overwhelming proof
that a few years will accomplish this is evidenced by the rapid and perma?
nent improvements already made, in the face of the most striugent times
our oonutry has hitherto passed through. The verdict of the people is
the fact that more than 600 lots have boon bought and paid for, in full,
?nd that the demand is increasing. Do not delny longer if you
want a choice eito for a homo where every comfort and convenience may
be enjoyed,
Low Prices for Lots. Low Taxes.
Cheap Living. Large Airy Grounds.
Health and plonty are obtainable here if anywhere, For fall particulars
nod prices, call on
General Manager Port Norfolk Land Company.
Now Sold at
Port Norfolk.
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^^S^tSA v^Sv^F^^ rORTSMw.poRT Norfolk1
While this gonoral development of
Norfolk barbor bus moved forward
with pigautio strides, one particular
BOetiou lias fallen into tho pathway
of improvements, and is dostiued to
enjoy unparallod prosperity. Wo
refer to PORT NORFOLK, which,
from its favorable situation, has be
come fairly onciroled with this ao
cummulated growth, Portsmouth
on the south, West Norfolk on tho
north, and- Pinner's Point on tho
east, form a rim of industry of which
Port Norfolk is the core. Thus en?
vironed it is not possib'o to conceive
of a combination of circumstances
that can hindor the quick and
permanent growth of Port Norfolk.
Portsmouth, with her 20.000 busy
population, is already woll known;
West Norfolk, iu the flush of
triumph, having lately acquired the
deep water freight and passenger
torminus of tho Atluntia and Dan?
ville ltailroad, in addition to her
lar^o mills ; Pinner's Point, tho
latost aud most formidable rival for
thu honors of surpassing enterprise,
has, within the past three mouthp,
secured industries that will cost
more thau hull' a million dollars.
These works, consisting of a chemi?
cal plant, which covers ton acres of
land, and the Hick's saw mill, oover-1
i lug three acres, both in process of
couBtructioD, will be in operntiou
on or ahont the first of Jaunary,
]S9o, end will give employment to
hundreds of laborers ; thoy have al?
ready created a demand for a largo
number of residences at 1'ort Nor?
folk. Bo muoh for tho surround?
Port Norfolk proper, consists of a
beautiful plat of laud overlooking
llampton Roads, laid off iu ample
squares, witli wido avenues, ground
for parks, and is already the adopted
site for many homoR. Here is lo?
cated Hotel Vornou, a well-con?
structed three-story building, with
accomm rdations for fifty guests; it
commands a view of the harbor and
has already become a popular resort
for summer and winter tourists. Six
blocks from tho water, on tho line of
the Norfolk and Carolina railway, is
located the Port Norfolk furniture
faotory, now iu successful operation;
it has a capacity for tho employment
of 150 hands. One block from tho
factory nro the Port Norfolk Fair
grounds, and through tho ontira
property tho traok of tho Port Nor?
folk railway has been laid, and ar?
rangements are about completed for
equipping the plant with electricity.
Near the terminus of tho lino a
bridge bus been constructed, con?
necting 1'ort Norfolk with West
Norfolk (this bridgo is over half a
mile in length, and from it an excel?
lent view of tho harbor is obtained)
Our ISIeed.
Wo waut 100 housos at Port Nor?
folk within tlio next Bis moutliH, to
ai'commodato tho piosout domuml,
and to Hocuro thorn wo will tnako
rianonablo disconuta to purobasors
who will build without dolay, Tho
prices of Iota on North and South
nvotmes are from S-ioO to SlllO each,
for lots 40x140 foot. These prices
nro snbjeot to advnnoe without no?
tice, and will oortainly be advanced
from 10 to '20 por ceur,, bb soon as
tho electric plant is established,
Port Norfolk now has forry oonuoo
tions with Norfolk, aud street car
connections with Portsmouth. Non?
residents can havo lots soieetod for
them, and aro assured that tho so
lection will be as good na could be
mado iu person by tho pnrebosor.
Torms: Ono-half aaBh, balance in
one your, with six por cent, interest.
For further information, address
M. W. Mason,
Gen'l Mgr. P. N. L. Co.,
Portsmouth has at last surmounted the barrier to Lor northworl
growth, which the Naval Hospital imposed, and has fully entered
npon the prosperous career which nature obviously intonded- With*
in r bff years tho park wir* boa rooting plaoe near the business
ccntio. All this is ominous of tur? t*c* that within a low years a very
large proportion of the business wirffc? clone near the month of the
WcBtorn Branch. Norfolk has but brief leaaso on tho advantage of being
nearer the mouth of tho harbor, thus anticipating Ih'j business as it
(lows in from the sea and the great waterways tribatary to Vhra harbor,
It hardly needs tho eye of a prophetto foresee the
will hold with reforonoe to all fntare development.
Port Norfolk is something more than a prospect and experiment, or
a problem. Its selection as a suburban town site, ''nvolved the deliberate
judgment and concentrated wisdom of a nnmbcr of far seeing business
mon, who had the wholo country boforo them from whioh to chose, and
thoir decision, biased by no circumstance exproBBOB in unequivocal Ian*
guago their belief in tho merits of Port Norfolk as a safe and wise invest*
How subsequent events buvo snstainod that judgraont is obvious to
every ono acquainted with the rapid progress that has boon made towards
the realization of their expectations. This land,through whioh a few years
siuco a solitary roadway led by a devious redo to an antiquated farm
house, has already bocome tho adapted eito for many residences, and its
highways aro the thoroughfare for multitudes of people With devel?
opment for its watchword it has secured factories, street railway commu?
nication, bridges, hotels, etc., and tho natural and surpassing natural
charms of tho placo have made it the most desirable location on tho
harbor for ideal aurburban houses.
In great citios liko Chicago, Philadelphia, etc, business men think
nothing of living twenty to thirty miles from their places of business, and
somo of the finest mansions aro tho?o built in suburban preoinots where
tho most successful business men choose to reside. The reasons for this
are obvious. Ample grounds, puro air, healthful surroundings, whioh no
amount of monoy can procure in tho solid portion of the city, so necessary
alike to tho health and comfort of tho busy man, have led to tho platting
of suburban districts, Norfolk is fust becoming a "great city." It is
densely populated and the timo is ripo for a movement for moro spaca
and luxuriant environmouts. Port Norfolk was laid out to meet this quick?
ening domand. Situated within two miles of tho business center of a
population of nearly 100,000, on a dry and elevated plaiu overlooking
Hampton Roads, within twenty ninutes' drive of the city of Portsmouth,
or ferry from Norfolk, laid out on elaborate scale, largo lots, wide avo
nnos and liberal allowances for four largo parks, it ought to become at
once the elite residence portion of tho growing cities by tho sea.
OUR ruBLic_scnooLs
eleven vriio.i! Rutldiuffs. Five of
WUicU Are wt tlodcru C'uiiatruc
lion?Au AIteuUuuco of 11.?
ooo. One-hall of WUicIi
uro Colored Gbtldrcu*
There are 11,000 children of school
6go in ttie city. Nearly half of these
attend tho publio schools, and nearly
a half of tho attendauoe aro oolored
pupils, who bare, of course, sopa
*to occoiuLuodatioU8 from tbo white
Tho public school buildings uum
ttor eleven, including tho llic,h
ftcuool. Five of these are uew and
of modern construction; tho restof
an old time architecture.
The Superintendent of tho Public
Reboots, K. C. Murray, Esq., and
the School Board, ot which Oapt. W.
A. Taylor is president, uro doing all
that is posaible to render tho school
accommodations of .Nortolk equal to
the boat in the country, To this
end attention has been called to the
need of schools in tho way of addi
tiouul buildings, nell equipped.
During tho year the .-oxlh Ward
finished a handsome school bunding
of six rooms, costing iu tho neigh?
borhood of 820,000, equipped, lmst
summer tho Hemeuway Sotiool
property, in tho Fifth Ward, was
purchaHed for a High School for
fc'2?,0Ui>. At the beginning of tbo
present session the High School was
opened with 160 pupils, as many as
the building will accommodate, and
It is now iu a thriving condition,
Arrangements are now on foot for
tbo erection of another building of
?tx moms iu tho Fifth Want, a
building of six rooms in the Fourth
Ward, and two buildings of, B117 ten
or twelve rooms each, 111 tho first
and Third wards, on tho present
school lots and iu placo of the old
four room buildings winch now
stund tlioro, and which are small in
Cnpacity and inconvenient in ar?
rangement. Tho Hoard will make
application to tho Councils for fuuds
io supply th< so additional buildings
In tbe old part ol tbo city, tbo Fifth
Ward having already made appro?
priation for its new building,
A new school census will be taken
in the summer of 1805, which will
Undoubted); reveal a targe lticre.iHO
In our school population, and thus
show a far more pressing necessity
than appears now, great as it is, for
Increased facilities for education,
The expenditure of a hundred thous?
and dollars in 1895 will place Nor?
folk on a respectable looting in the
matter of public school buildings.
The average cost per pupil per
mouth, for tho year, was about $1,00
How to Preserve Growing Plants in
a Very Cold Room
Lora S. Lb M-.uce In Baltimore Sunday
Flower lovers are often discour- !
aged from growing bouse plants
owing to tho lack of a warm, con?
venient place to keep them at
night. In my earlior housekeeping
days I hud considerable exporieuco
in maintaining it miniature con?
servatory in a room bo cold that
witter would froe/.o thero every
severe tiny. I found it possible to
grow pluutH to perfection in just
Mich windows, if these two following
rules were observed:
1. The windows must ho protected
from nil draughts of the cold out
unio air, that uro so quick to find
their way through every crack and
cranny. Not only tloes au nstou
ishing amount of froat creep in
these tiuy openings, hut the drunght
created muk?s the chili atmosphero
act more quickly on tho tender
leaves aud lunls of house plants.
Unless the floor is air tight?and it
rarely is?tho carpet or oil oloth
under tho plant stand should he
turned buck aud a layer of news
papers six or eight deep placed be
aeath, The carpet when replaced will
be its smooth as ever if the pupors
havo beou spread ovouly,
Next the window-sash and wood
work needed attention. Apertures
of any considerable sizo can bo
stopped cither by the patent rub
bor weathor strips or by common
newspapers that liavo boon pressed
into longitudinal folds the width of
a knife binds,and made thick enough
to lit snugly into tho spaoo. Very
small cracks and chinks are best
managed by pasting strips oi thick
paper over them. All this means
laiior, but it is work that pays, for,
according to a thormomotor hang
iug outside, tho plsuts in a snug,
draoghtlesa window will stand sev?
eral degrees more cold without in?
jury than those in windows with
ioobc eush and woodwork,
'2. 1 n severe weather cover plants
at night. To do this take down all
tho pots from window shelves and
brackets and mako room for them
on tho plant stand, which, if on cas
tors, can be pulled out a little from
tho window. With a littlo exper
ieuce one becomes as expert at pack?
ing as the typical Methodist minis
ter's wife is supposed to bo, aud can
snugly bunch together a great num
ber oi plants on a eiuglo small sta.nl.
Always remember to piaoe the flow?
ers most susceptible to cold on tho
top round and tho bushiest spcoi
mens at tho corners of the stand,
they will hotter sustain tho weight
of their protection. Always use
newspapers for the first, course of
ouvoriog, and the larger and broad?
er tho papers tha bettelt
Paper la more impervious to tbo
air than clot Ii, and if properly dis
tributed, will scarcely bend a leaf of
tbe plants beneath thorn. The same
papers can bo used agoiu and again,
and except in the coldest weather
ure all the protection needed. Iu
exceedingly low temperature nheots
or blonkots should he pinned around
tho stand, first making saro that tho
inner covering of newspapers ih un
nsnally thick, or the pluuts will bo
crushed by the weight of tho blau
kots, Do not uuoover in the morn
ing until tbo room has bocomo geni?
ally warm,
I havo carried coltu?, heliotropes,
begonias and other plants as tender
as these safely through tho hardest
winters. It is certainly troublesome
to put one's floral children to bed
each uight and to got thorn up oi;ain
each morning, but one is well re?
paid by posseosion of bud and blos?
som, that muko summer like tbo
dreariest winter,
Prof. A. Bellczza's Terpsichorean
In tho fall of 1891 Prof. Bellezza
oaiuo [mm tbe University of North
Carolina (or the purpose of opening
uu aendemy for dancing in this city.
He was well recommended as a
gentleman, and as ono of tho best
tcaohcrs of dancing in the South.
He is well-kuowu throughout the
South and West as an instructor ot
dancing; has been teaching for
fourteen years, and nan taught more
pupilB to dance than any oilier
teacher who has ever visited this
His first location in Norfolk was
at tho Masonic Temple, but in the
fall of 1892 ho scoured Monteflore
Hall, which is ono of the Quest
dancing balls in the South, and
sinoo that lime his Dancing Academy
has been located there.
The Professor, who tenches tho
Intest and most fashionable dances,
stated to a representative of Tim
Viroinian that during his stay in
this oity he bad taught about twelvo
or fifteen hundred pupils to dauco.
His school is divided in two classos
I ?afternoon and night, The aftor
noon class, which is composed of
young ladies and children, receive
thrco-lessous per week, Beside re
coivicg iustructiou in regular
dancing they are taught all tho
i latest fancy dances, with polite de?
portment, etc.
Tho evening class for ladioB and
gentlemen receive two lessons each
week, and a soireo on tbo third
evening, which, beside assisting
very mstorially in advancing tho
pupils, afford a most pleasunt oven
ing to them and tneir friends. Tho
ciuss, which olost s for tho holidays,
will open again on tho first of the
uow year.
1 Prof, BellQzxa, who is a native oi
Italy, camo to tbis country when
quite yonug with his older brother
and father,who was nn architect nnd
desiguor, ho having taken contracts
for work on (.iovornnieut buildings
in Washington, 1), O,, but on ao
couut ol failing health, was advised
by his physicians to return to his
native climnte, After rogaiuing his
health ho started back to this conn
try to cot his boys, but died on the
passage with intluniitory rheuma?
tism, leaving thom in Washington,
where they grow to mauhood, Prof.
I A. Helle:'/a choosing musio and
{dancing as his profession and the
South as his homo, whore, by his
! earnest attention to business and
gontlemauly conduct,ho has seonred
liberal patronago and numerous
Electrical Plow.
An electrical plow, which may ha
operated at about half the cost of
ouo propelled by steam, is now. 'I ho
source of power is a transportable
boiler and engine, Buch as is used for
agricultural purposes, and the plow
is drawn by the winding up of a
chain cable anchored at each end;
the plow contains four shoes, point?
ing in one direction, and four point?
ing in the other, so arranged that
the plow is drawn first in ono direc
tiou and then in the other, without
requiring to be turned. The plunt
appears to have been in actual oper?
ation and is not a mere suggestion.
Cof, Plume and Granby Sis.,
nit i |o.,
a trial when you want to
buy or sell
Real Estate?
They always have
on hand, such as
Farms, Residential Property
and vacant Lots.
Write to us or call on us.
113 11 STREET.
13 Nlvison Street, ! Kellys Spring St.,
NorfolK, Va. | Norfolk, Va.
Natural ICE Depots.
special attention to mail orders.
I we do ah Kinds 01 I
No. aa Roanokc Ave.
No. 316 First Street;
100 Main Street,
NORFOLK, - - ? VA.
Boo'ikesi or>, Salesmen, Cashiers,
( kn ks, Watchmen. Jauitors.Piremon, En?
Rineera, l'ortera, I'ackern, Drivers.Cooks,
Waiters, Tennixtera, Farmers, also Lady
I Matrons. Hookkeepers, Ca-hiers. Sienog
' raphers, Clerks, Salesladies, Milliner*.
Dressmakers, Shop, Ollico, Factory and
I S>toro Help,
Oar canvassers will call on yon daily.
Ladies' Department managed by ladle*

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