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CRESCENT HEIGHTS IS CREATING COMMENT
Villa Sites Carved From
Acres That Skirt
Opinion has never been divided upon
the question of the beauty and natural
environment of the Hollywood section,
and had thla opinion ever been sundered
the trip that about fifty business men
made Thursday to Crescent Heights,
that practically adjoins the charming
residence spot of Hollywood on the
west, would certainly have reframed
the fractured parts.
As Is well known, Crescent Heights
Is being splendidly and cleverly im
proved by Norton & Hay, who are ex
pending judiciously a neat sum In mak
ing the heights a choice piece of sub
urban villa home sites. The tract
embraces 160 acres and from any part
a view of L.os Angeles and Santa Mon
ica is obtained, and a glimpse of the
Pacific Is In the distance on clear days.
To cap the' scenic beauty that sweeps
to the horizon In every direction, the
property nestles among the foothills of
the Sierra Madres, .while snow-capped
Old Baldy Is always visible. ' The land
SIXTH AND OLIVE
IS NOT BOUGHT
VAIL & GATES STILL OWN
MARSH LANDS TO BE OPENED
A. W. Parsons Plans One of the Big
Special Resort Features Known
on the Southern
I tell you things as Is things, as Sam
Weller used to say, have been doing in
the last week of the big, striding month
of April in the real estate market. Did
you ever see so many big, attractive
and slice cutting sales reported closed
as appear in this paper this bright and
Invigorating morning? And the beauty
of the situation is Its healthful tone and
that men of millions, those fellows who
have confidence, are In the market.
And also that local capital Is going into
the frontages. Hardly a name Is used
this week that Is unknown In this
growing town. -
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With all of this I have noticed that
the smallbore writers on realty condi
tions in smallbore papers all during the
week have been harping on things that
they wot not of and on things that
they understand less. For Instance, the
fact -was made public and repeated yes
terday that the northeast corner of
Olive and Sixth streets, owned by Vail
& Oates, was sold for $130,000. I speak
by the card -when I say that that cor
ner has not been sold. I want to em
phasize that fact, and to right a wrong
I can say that an option has been given
for that corner at a price far in excess
of $130,000 and when the sale Is com
pleted the figure will be higher.
Again the statement was made and
also repeated that Mrs. E. Kerckhoff
hsd Bold a lot on the west aide of Main
street, near Sixth street, to the Hunt*
inßton Interests for $130,000 or some
surh figure. Now listen to me. That
sale is a fake report, or the smallbore
writer has been Imposed upon hy some
money hunting agent. Mrs. Kerrkholt
never owned a foot of property on
that side of the street. When Mrs.
Kerrkhoff sold h»r property to H. R.
Huntlngton on the southeast corner of
Main and Sixth struts she parted with
all her land In that district. Her son,
W. O. Kerckhoff, owns the northeast
corner of Sixth and Main; that Is the
extent of tha Kerckhoff Interest In that
section of Los Angeles. I dislike to
make those corrections, but necessity
compels that large Interests shall be
To make two blades of grass grow
where one grew before, or to make one
grow where none thrived, Is the act of
a, benefactor. To take a formerly con
sidered waste of land and turn it Into
commercial use Is the act of a bene
factor. In this catsfory can A. M,
scape as It sweeps southward Ifl one
vast sea of green that covers thousands
of acres. It Is questioned If a more
perfect piece of pastoral scenery Is
found In all this beautiful southland
than that which greets the eye while
standing at the northern boundary of
Another feature that strikes the
fancy of an Investor Is that lots aver
nge 80x190 feet, giving ample space for
beautlfloatlon of the grounds and the
cultivation of scores of varieties of
shrubbery. Streets are well rolled and
wide, while cement curbs, covering
thousands of feet in extent, skirt every
block. This work Is all substantial.
That water Is abundant and will be
liberally supplied Is In evidence, bs
the West Side Water company has
pipes to the land, and on the highest
corner of the land the owners have
planned a storage reservoir that will
be filled by a plant drawing water from
a well that Is Inexhaustible and has
been sunk over 600 feet. Water Is piped
to each lot by four and six Inch iron
pipes that cover every street.
.Scores of lots have been sold, and on
many of these the owners intend erect
ing homes. In fact, as is customarily
the case, within ninety days Crescent
Heights will appear like a substan
tially improved residence spot. Trans
portation Is of the best, and lying with
Parsons be placed, as he has evolved
the greatest plan, that will carry with
it the reclamation of vast acreage to
create the real modern resort of the
Venetian order on the Pacific coast.
This Parsons Idea is the reclamation
of tide marsh lands opposite Alamitos
bay. and that are skirted by the San
Gabriel river. About eighty acres are
to be utilized, and as the still waters of
the bay protect the land the project Is
not liable to the action of sea and rough
weather. The Idea that Parsons has
perfected, for which he tells me he has
all the capital he needs, is to create a
canal 100 feet wide that will be ellipti
cal and from which other canals "will
project, and upon all sides of the canal
residence lots will be created, with
broad paved streets to reach the con
crete walls that will surround the water
By using hydraulic dredges the inten- \
tion, as the plans show, is to raise the
walls twelve feet, being nine feet above
the present level, and fill In as the
canals are dredged; These walls will be
of solid concrete and will be four feet
thick. A series of beautiful buildings
nre planned on the Venetian order with
a building in the center to typify the
famous blocks in Venice. The entrance
from the bay will be through a series
of arches in a massive building that will
stand at the entrance of the canal sys
tem that will be 100 feet wide. In this
manner Is the southern coast being de
veloped until the beauties of the region
will be more famed than any of those
In the old world.
Again does Henry E. Huntlngton cut
a figure in this matter. Not that he Is
Interested .with Mr. Parsons, but h.»
happens to own 2000 acres of thla
class and also dry land within half a
mile of the new Venetian creation. Ir.
any event 1 am told Huntlngton will
not let the enterprise lag, because he
will cupply all kinds of transportation,
and if he turns his own land into a
pleasure ground what a vast array of
choice play ground this coast will have.
H. J. R.
Homes Are Secured
The Jones & Ryder Land company
report the sale of the following resi
dences during the past week:
An eight-room two-story house, 339
West Twenty-eighth street; lot 50x150
feet, for N. F. Stokes to William
Bashford; price $6250.
For W. W. Anderson to F. John
ston, a six-room bungalow, 209 W«t
Forty-second street, lot 50x125 feet;
For A. B. Nash to John Stephenson,
a six-room rottagc, lot 60x100 feet, nt
1259 West Thirty-sixth street; price
For Mrs. Emma Knnold to Julius
Polk, a five-room cottage, lot 65x125
feet, 707 West Thirty-eighth utreet;
For W. W. Powell to 11. R Conover,
a slx-ronm bungalow, lot 50x150 feet,
3000 Dalton avenue; pries $3850.
For Mrs. Flora I. Selfrled to John
W. Heath, a five-room house, 1800 Held
street, lot 60x125 feet; prlea $2850.
Notice to Holder* of Herald I'boto Coupons
HoUkr* ef H«nl.l photo eoupom on H«in«H
* Son* ntudio wlililnf tlttlng* on Sunday
iiiunt auk* •n*-t«tin«nt uvtrtl <lty» In *4
vaac*. A I cuupun. uual bi »r*otat«d Uloit
Kty IS, IMS.
LOS ANGELES HERALD"! SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 30. WS-
In the froßtless belt, th* opinion wns
freely expresHed Thursday by the
Kiiests of Norton & Hny that the
heights, for nttrnctlve foaturts, : can
have few competitors.
In order properly to hrlnK thin prop
erty to the attention of the . buslnPfs
men of Lob Angeles wns the excursion
In the private cars "Poppy" nnrt "Mer
mnld" Riven by Norton & Hny. A
snapshot of the visitors was taken nnd
Is here presented, ohowlng the top
ography of the country, and also the
mountains as the background for the
gently sloping lnnd.
Among those who enjoyed the outing
nnd the especially prepared features
of the excursion were the following:
Carl Leonnrdt, T. J. Rowan, engineer
of the tract; Thomas Vlgus, W. H.
Allen, jr., A. N. Jung, Lee A. McCon
ell, L. D. C. Gray, C. C. Desmond, P.
J. McCormlck, M. A. AVlsner, H. E.
Dillon, George B. Wolcott, John C.
Kays, C. E. Norton, H. H. Routzahn,
C. B. Fleming, W. H. Scott, T. J. Knox,
H. C. Norrls, sr., H. C. Norrls, jr., V.
W. Guerclo, Charles Dell, G. W. Jor
dan, T. B. McComas, A. Curtln, John
Loplzlch, John F. . Fa lion, G«orge W.
Shires, C. J. Kubach, V. A. Van Vrank
en. C. H. Flnley. F. AY. Caldwell,
Adolph Ramlsh, Camlle Guerecau, Pat
Reel, John Brink, L. J. Christopher,
Worth Keene, R. H. Bell.
DATA IS GREAT
PERMITS ISSUED IN MONTH
VALUED AT. 51,685,983
576 HOMES ARE ERECTED
All Past Similar Months Are Eclipsed.
Handsome Brick Blocks Planned
for Early Completion— Sum.
April of 1905 will pass Into history as
breaking every record in the building
activity for similar months in the his
tory of Los Angeles. During the April
that officially closed last night 806 per
Wilts were Issued, involving an expendi
ture of $1,683,983. Of these "00 permits
were for new buildings, stables, etc.,
and 106 were for brick and frame al
terations. The new buildings were
valued at $1,633,681, and the alterations
were made at a cost of $52,302. Com
parison with other past periods is in
teresting at this time as the remark
able advance In the construction of
buildings is prominent. The table of
comparison is as follows:
Years. Permit* Vnlup.
April, 1903 S"l> 11.6R5.9in
April. 1304 602 898,831
April. 11103 443 79ti.lM
April, IW2 M 7 731.410
April. 1901 24a 435.7W
April, IMO 15S 170,f>5r.
April. 1599 157 :03,1«5
April Building Results
In order to show the full work accom
plished during April, the following
summary has been specially prepared
for The Sunday Herald. In full is de
tailed the classes of buildings, the cost
and the permits in each class. The
data are as follows:
Ptructur*. P*rmlt«. Value
K-story hrli-k rmtMina; 1 Jisn.ono
6-« tory brick tiullrtlnir 2 227.4»0
4-Mnry l.rlrk liulMlnc 4 112.113
3-ntory brlrk bulMing 3 35.050
2-ntory brick building 15 103.J:IO
1-story brick building IS S9.JJO
2-itnry rronw building SI 293,9X1
Hi-Mnry frame bulMing 4'). 85.573
1-ntory frame building 455 425.738
Krame flats » «.l™>
Sherta «« MM
nrlrk alteration! >• IM3!
Frame alterations M 33.470
Apartments an.i tenement* .... 7 3T.150
(.Uurohe. ■ , 1 B.«W>
Orand total* ; ««« U.M5.983
Building In Wards
To show the activity In building dur
ing April the following summary of
construction work by wards Is given in
full, sr> that opinion may be formed of
the distribution of buildings through
out the city. The figures are thus tab
w*rd. Permit. Value
Flr.t » |95.34»
Second 'I M.H3I
Third «1 54J.257
Fourth » «'•»««
m».h ::::::::.... ...... n* mi.«!
Reventh ■ M 811. Kfl
KUhm ....v/.::..: « »:«
Ninth _7> «- M *
Total. »"• ».e85.98S
' Late Permit* Granted
Among the permits Issued In th«
past week the following lead In point
R. H. Miller, 235 West Third street.
a two story fr»m« on side
■= JH. West, Hollywood = : -
I Jpi^ High, Sightly* and Frostless ' > a 1
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111 1 j^IXK- — - I
I 5I 5 Uurel Canyon, Cole K rov= and Santa Y> * J-j }*. *% cTWAP AND FREE TICKETS E
tTWonica cars via Hollywood, pas 3 - . OVK gy cAt Our Office.
Crescent Heights ** Go Out Today I
*^ Overlooking m 7£
We are not going to tell you all the ad- . .; on Tract g
vantages of Crescent Heights, but invite HOIIVWOOQ « •oj *t T-t* 2^
you to inveßtigate for yourself. "V " "" Open on Sunday to Issue Tickets. g
Pacific Ocean 1
% r^^^l^ \ \uP 1^ \&£P fl/a^ I 9 Los Angeles, Cal. g
«0g^ > *"^ "The Safest Foundation for a Comfortable
Fortune Is in Real Estate"
>rA Beach Town With a Brilliant future \.
water p.ped to every lot from our own driven wells. mjnuUs^fro^ Loa Angeles via Pacific Electric R. R.-a U.
ml Pleasure pier, pavilion and bath house. Town elevated 30 feet above sea level— every lot commands II
t§ Ocean avenue, 3 miles long, 100 feet wide, palm bordered, 6-foot ocean view. If
if cement walks. . soil produces all the fruits, berries and vegetables successfully. ||
la All streets graded, oiled and lined with cement curbs and walks, meal surf bathing. . Fine white sandy beach. Good boating «nd II
(I feTdence^e^ed' 8 ""' $s °°° BCh °°' hh ° U " * B- m * ny C ° mf ° rt " ble Tdenghtfu. climate the year round. I
I The above are a few of the features that make this promising beach t^^X^^HuntinKton'Beach'wil'noi only^beTotldior I
IB or the investor who wishes to place his money to the best possible advantage Huntington f Beacn wm not . oniy^ n ■■
19 property in embryo coast cities. II
In . Ml
I Good Lots Today Three Blocks From Ocean Avenue $200 and Up fl
II Terms One-Third Cash, Balance 6 and 12 Months U
11 Money invested here will bring good returns. The Methodist conference and l G, A. R. '«»">». S^w^hS M
IW here this year, will tend to greatly enhance real estate values. Wouldnt it be well> to careruiiy investigate nuni rg
1H lngton Beach before you drop your good money elsewhere? .
ft Visit the Town Today— The Outing Will Do You Good M
\ Huntington Beach Co./^
332 Byrne Building, or Any Real Estate Agent
Francis avenue, TSO feet east of Ver
mont avenue, $3000.
Lucy R. Wheeler, a two story frame
at 2175 Cambridge street, $3000, A. 1,.
C. A. 1-ofgern. 2500 West Ninth
street, a two story frame, at 1041-1043
Byam street, $400. C. A. Lofgren,
Southern California Hardwood MTg
Co., two story brlrk and frame at 1216
Bast Ninth street, $3500.
O. P. Whittle, a two story frame at
618 Xl Mollno street, $2500; Whiting
Thompson, architect and builder.
Mrs. C. W. Arnold, 4043 Trinity, a
two story frame at 1044 West Washing
ton street, $3200; Kates & Parker,
Albert W. B. Tlmmons, 201 West
Thirty-third street, a two story frame
at 3106 Ilobart boulevard, $3900; W.
\V. Anderson, builder.
j, w. Puff, a two story tram* at
2272 West Twenty-fifth street, $4000;
J. W. Duff, builder.
Tnlx Brothers, 321 1-2 Commercial
street, a one story brick at 1550-1554
West Pico street, $8500; A. M. Edel
m'an, architect; John Nelßon, builder.
M. H. Gilbert, a one and one half
frame at 3027 La Salle avenue, $2500;
J, B. Mitchell & Co., builders.
John B. Dawson, a two story frame at
7SI Hampart street, $4000; Dennis &
Farrell. architects; J. B. Dawson,
Mrs. Elisabeth A. Smith. 1249 Har
vard boulevard, a two-story frame at
2279 Cambridge street; $3000. F. M.
Tyler." architect; K. B. Smith, builder.
A. A. Hooka, a two story frame at
668 East Fifty-fourth street, $2100; A.
J. Smith, builder. •
.Mrs. E. W. Buebaker, a two story
frame at 471-478 Lake street, $6400;
A. U Haley, architect; P. McDougul
A Co., builder*.
r. F*. Buller, a two story frame at
1001-1003 Vermont avenue, $4000; E.
Btelnlow & Co., builders.
S. TlMen Norton, 1039 Grattan street,
a three story frame at 631 South Grand
avenue, $7500; S. T. Norton, architect;
Martin Madden, builder.
Henry Koch, a two-story brick at
401-403 San Pedro street; $6000. John
Krempel, architect; John Nelson,
A. Bernhelm, 612 South Burlington
avenue, a three-story brick at 120-124
East First street; $18,000. 8. Tllden
Norton, architect; M. Hurwlta & Co.,
Mrs. Rose E. Williams. 1332 East
Fourteenth street, a two-story brick at
823-331 East Twelfth street; $10,000. J.
H. Bradbeer, architect; Martin Mad
D. K. Edwards, a two-story brick at
113-117 North Broadway; $12,000. Theo.
Els«n. architect; John NeUon, builder.
. in iani<ii*^y»Miiitmit*iiiii" '
Elks' Building ' association, a five-
story seml-flre proof brick on north- ,
west corner of Fifth and Olive streets;
$150,000. A. F. Rosenhelm, architect. \
W. J. Oliver, 827 Boston street, a two
story frame at 823* Boston street; $3300.
Charles Mottashed, builder.
D. Maloney, a two-story frame at
2501 Juliet avenue, $3700; W. F. Stokes,';
Fred L. Aunuble, a two story frame
at 526 Boyle avenue, $8167; K. 1». Henck,
William E. Coolbaugh, a one and pne
half-story frame at 6074 Hays avenue,,
$3000; W. J. Kltts & Co., builders. ,<
H. B. Gage, Lonr Beach, a two-story -
frame at 6035 Echo street, $2500; P. M.
Charles P. Grogan, a two-story brick *
at 1746-1750 Albion street, $3500; T. A.
Hulse, Bradford & Co., San Fran-'
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