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PART II I
The Chickering
Piano J/L
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true that when the first Chick- f^-^^Ssi^pi)^} |
ering was built there were not 'i>-\ Iff
many more people • in the WuFxsi v
whole United States than there are wf '" fSJE^mS^^ ||
in New York state today. There Fl m¥ W fly
was no telegraph, no sewing ma- I ||i|| "gj |j ||
chine, no reaper, no railroad. TO- 1 _-yjf ! I B
DAY there are more than 112,000 * «s&ijl* I N
CHICKERING PIANOS IN USE; \f |
70 re of the musicians of SOUTH- I
ERN CALIFORNIA use and indorse it and urge their friends g
to buy it. If you .would forever settle the piano question in H
your home, you will investigate this Great American Piano. g
DR. LUDWIG WULLNER I
The Great German Lieder Singer, uses the Chickering Piano I
exclusively. Dr. Wullner appears irrLos Angeles at the t
—»—■—— ■ » !■■ Blanchard hall on Tuesday evening, I
May 10, and Saturday matinee, I
May 14. Tickets on sale at the I
><<*?*?!N»w Southern California Music Co. I
f"* ill Programs include "Das Hexen- tl
*(**''fqQ lied" and "Four Serious Songs" by H
\t§^^W Brahms. , |
\\Wj IW,_ Prices $2. $1.50 and $1. . B
sd&itij^k TKK noi'Ri! OF MCTICAI quality. h
JHHHH ' Southern California I
Jgßsßßm Music Company 1
332-334 SOUTH BROADWAY LOS ANGELES j
Merchants Bank and Trust Co. ££ S£ SSS
Branch:• ->«Q lie RrniHwav Transacts a General Bank
-1426 South Hoover street. -tUV-11 O. DIQaQWay ]ng nil itTJi* Bu»in«»«.
SAIN
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' » $3,000,000 was just voted by the people of Los Angeles for
the building of Public Docks, Warehouses, etc., at San
Pedro—the foundation to one of the greatest free harbors
in the world. The government has Just completed the
$3,000,000 breakwater and has also appropriated over $500,000
for further improvements In the harbor. Tho fortification
:tte has been purchased by the government at a cost of
$299,000. What more guarantee is necessary of the certainty
of San Pedro becoming one of the world's greatest commer
cial centers? Property within four blocks of the water
front can bo bought at $600 and up per lot on following
terms: $25 down, $10 per month. Take advantage of the
opportunity and see me at once. Prices are bound to go up.
CHARLES MASON
202 SECURITY BUILDING
117 WEST SIXTH STREET, SAN PEDRO .
8H&? HgOFiNG
Ay*^*^ Eliminates Roofing Troubles
' You can put on a Pioneer roof and forget. it. Looks better, lasts
longer anil costs less than any ordinary roof. Sunproof and rain
j proof. Need* no paint or repairs. .i-'V.s"^
• Pioneer Rooting requires no special —no experience. Comes
In convenient rolls with everything necessary for laying. Suitable
fur any roof—flat or pitched. Samples upon request. Addresi
ll)Pl'ar!ment PIONEER PAPER COMPANY "
PIONEER PAPER COMPANY
219-221 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles.
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REAL ESTATE AND BUILDING NEWS
Los Angeles Sunday Herald
BUILDING GAIN
IS 36 PER CENT
SO FAR IN MAY
Los Angeles Stands in Second
Place in Improvement
Progress
238 PERMITS; $438,114 VALUE
May Starts Off with a Bound.
Contracts Let for New
Structures
WITH all the world informed of |
the fact through the press that
for the month of April, 1910, Los
Angeles In the moreh of development
in building and other enterprises stands
today In second place among all of
the largest cities of the United States
In building operations, with a mar
velous record of gain of 231 per cent
over April, 1909, the southern metrop
olis comes right back in the month of
May,, for six business days, with a
gain of more than 36 per cent over
the same period in 1909.
The building report given below in
tabulated form, -prepared at the office
of the chief inspector of buildings,
shows that from May 1 to May 6, in
clusive, 238 permits were. issued, au
thorizing Improvements valued at
$438,114, as against 138 permits for
$160,059 in valuation of improvements
for the same period in 1909. Analysis of
the report for the six days of the pres
ent month shows that permits were
granted for rail- five-story Class A re
inforced concrete structure valued at
$85,000, and for three Class, A build
ings, one of four stories, two of one
story ;ind three of two stories, total
cost $125,000; 104 of the permits were
for homes valued at $191,704, and ,128
permits granted were for foundations,
barns, alterations and demolitions, val
uation $34,910.
Contracts have been let for the erec
tion of ten business buildings and other
structures in the close-in district the
.total cost, of which will be in excess
of $1,500,000. On many of the improve
ments in this list operations have al
ready commenced.
Following Is the official tabulation of
authorized improvements In Los An
geles, May 1 to «5, inclusive: .
TAiUTIATION FOR MAY
Class . • ■ , - Permits. Value.
A, reinforced oenrrete 1 $85,000
C 6 120,800
D, 1-story frame 84 118,254
D, IM.-6tor> 0 . 28,600
D, 2-»tory 13 47,830
Frame sheds or barns 35 6,008
Brick alterations ' 11 f 7,110
Frame alterations ■ 76 22,617
Demolitions » .215
Totals... 238 1438,114
COMPARISON WITH LAST TEAR
From May 1 to 6 138 $100,030
SIX MILES OF PIPE
FOR WATER SUPPLY
Contracts Let by the Orange
Park Company
Contracts have just been closed for
about six miles of vitrified pipe and
for the laying of the same by the
Orange Park company for their Orange
Park tract near Ontario. This pipe
is for furnishing water for Irrigation
purposes to every five-acre trnct in
Orango Park.
The Western Gas Engine company
is installing a sixty horsepower en
gine, and In conjunction with the Po
mona, Pump company Is instnlling one
of its large.rt size pumps on lot 2 at
Orange Park, which when finished will
be the most complete pumping plant
and irrigating system in the Ontario
district. The Orange Park company
have had several flattering offers of
$25,000 to $60,000 for their well, which
will give some idea of the induce
ments being offered to purchasers of
tracts in Orange Park. Orange Park
is proving to be very popular with the
purchasers of citrus land closely ad
joining the city. George C. Peekham
reports a number of inquiries and a
larcre amount of sales during the past
week.
GAS COMPANY PLACING
MAINS IN NEW SECTION
A contract for laying gas mains immediately
In McCarthy company's Van Ness Square
tract has been closed with Domestic Oas com
pany Large sized main will l» used, to give
sufficient pressure and quantity to this fast
growing district. /
The street work is progressing satisfactorily
ana will be hurried to completion.
Already alx houses are In course of con
struction, and plans are being prepared for
eight othorß to be started soon. r
Among recent purchasers in Van Ness Square
tract are Mr». Lillian Moore Edwards, daugh
ter of Dr. M L. Moore and C H. Baker.
Jr., who Is hiving plans prepared for a hand
some ten-room residence, to be built on Nor
ton avenue between Linden and Fifth streets.
WATER FOR ORCHARD DALE
Work on the Irrigation system for
Orchard Dale, the Davlson, Smith &
Mizener tract In the Bast "Whlttler
district, is being pushed as rapidly as
possible, the contract calling for com
pletion not later than June 1. Some
twenty-five or thirty men, with an ade
quate number of teams, are engaged.
The tract owners report an unusually
lively Inquiry for orange " and lemon
land at this season of the year. A
bountiful supply of water has been de
veloped, and cheap water for Irrigation
will be supplied to nil acreage.
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EDITED BY JOHN YOUNG
SUNDAY MORXIXC;, MAY 8, 1010.
10-Story $250,000 Office Building
to Be Erected on Broadway Corner
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DEMOLITION OF OLD AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK STRUCTURE, AT
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BROADWAY AND SECOND STREET, IS
NOW IN PROGRESS. LOT IS 50X163FEET, ON WHICH WILL RISE
A MODERN PILE FOR THE BROADWAY INVESTMENT COMPANY,
C. WESLEY ROBERTS CO., AGENTS.
Greatest Building Record
in History of Los Angeles
TABULATION of building opera
tions throughout the rinited
States during the month of April,
lilli). compiled by the Construction
Newe, Chicago, plare-s Low Angeles in
second place in percentage of increase
in valuation of improvements over the
same period In 1909. The percentage
was 231. outstripping New York, Chi
cago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Kansas
City, Denver, San Francisco, Oak
land. Seattle, Portland and all other
big cities. The top-notcher was Rich
mond, Va., where only eighty-five per
mits were issued for improvements,
valued ai only $981,000, against 930
permits for Los Angeles, valuation $3.
--260,577. Improvements for Richmond
in \pril. 1909. must have been very
light. Her gain for April, 1910, was
548 per cent.
Beattle showed a decrease in per
rriits of 303 buildings over 1909, while
the value of new buildings decreased
over $650,000. According to the official
figures there were erected in Lop An
geles during last month 9SO new build
ings, which cost $3,360,577. while dur
ing the same month last year 722 new
buildings, costing $1,010,957, were built,
an increase of 231 per cent
Los Angeles, as stated, ranks second
in the percentage of ftain. while South
Bend, Ind., k; third on the list with
an Increase of 223 per cent, the cost
of new buildings in April of this year
ELECTRIC POWER PLANT
WILL COST $2.000.000
Contracts were signed " Friday be
tween the Southern California Edison
company, Ihe Los Angeles Dock and
Terminal company and the Ban Pedro, j
Los Angeles and Salt bake Railroad
company whereby the former company
secures approximately ton acres of
ground immediately west of the Long
Beach harbor. The execution of the
contract completes the arrangement
that has been pending for some months
for the purchase of a site for a steam
power house on the ocean front.
Vice. President and General Manager
W. A. Brackenridgt. of the' Southern
California Edison company makes the
following and first official statement
regarding the preliminary plans:
•'Work on the building can now be
started within a few weeks. Our en
gineering and drafting departments
are in position to complete the plans
and working drawings and the details
of construction and installation.
"The Los Angeles Dock and Term
inal company will fill in the land, and
the Salt Lake Railroad company will
construct spur tracks to the property.
The work of construction will involve
the immediate expenditure of approx
imately two million dollars.
"The first building will be of suf
ficient size to contain, two turbo gen
erating units with a total output ca
pacity of 40,000 horsepower of electric
"The building will be so arranged
that it may be added to from time to
time as requirements for additional
power may demand.
"The dimensions of the first building
will be 300 feet by 80 feet and 90 feet
high There will also bo a transformer
and switch room eighty feet by fifty
"Contracts have been let for a part
of the maohinery and boilers. These
are substantially all of the plans that
havo been definitely decided upon.
"It Is expected that the machinery
now under contract will be installed
and ready for operation about the first
gi the coming year." --._..
amounting to $176,000 against $54,000
last. year. ■-. „ .?■;
Out. of reports from forty-seven cities
there were increases this year in,
thirty-two and decreases in fifteen, an
unusually favorable aspect in compari
son with the recent months. The de
creases are mostly in the big cities
Of the east. For example, New York
has a decrease of « per cent, Chicago
3 per cent. Philadelphia 10 and Brook
lyn 5. San .lose is also among the
cities showing decreases, operations
having fallen off 26 per cent.
. The building details of the twenty
largest cities are as follows:
1910 - • - 1909 -
No. of Ksl.-. NO. Of list. V.c.
Cities— bldgs. -cost, bidgs. cost. Inc.
xNew York.... 113 $14,731,400 n0t15.709.50fP •»
Chicago 10!»5 7.537,2(10 10S2 8.047.M0 «3
rhiln.Whin ::««4 imSW MM 8.08T.M0 «M
Brooklyn ..... BJB 4.mw<i 775 4.5aa,4.i7 •«
LOB ANGELES »S0 S M 0.871 733 i.Olt.m 231
p Louta Mi 8.M«.88fl KM 3.e78,«M -37
Portland " 817 J 071077 BOS 1.U1.1M 23
Newark . . 80» 1.838.419 281 1,443,169 27
KanwsCliy "KM \.*aW <*» J.MB.MO »
Baltimore ... a J.502.3M :<!« 1.078.718 «
rio.^nri BBJ 1.711.X,, R8« LM.VX W
Washington ... 343 1.542,690 Ml 1.154.977 32
Seattle.. 1243 1,189,005 1646 •-•.Ool.iWO «3.1
Pittshurg MS 1.230,690 478 1,155,378 4
DPm-er ..'.... 311 1.184,509 859 1.167.650 2
it Paul .... 393 1.160,373 419 1.187.816 2
Detroit m 1,134,700 42:. 1,344.700 '16
Cincinnati .... »71 1.180.818 753 065,765 22
' xNfw York borough of Manhattan.
•Per cent of loss. _^»
RIVALS VANQUISHED
BY LOS ANGELES FIRM
In the contest las! week ai Sacra
mento for tho contract prize to build i
the imposing exposition building for.
the state in Agricultural park. Lot: An
geles, the F. O. Engstrum company of
this city was victorious. The estimated |
cost of the structure was $250,000. and
the lust legilature made an appropria
tion for that sum. There were four |
bidders in tho contest. The bid of the j
Los Angeles company was the lowest,
$174,359, and the award was promptly
made to tho Engstrum company.
Agricultural park contains 110 acre!
and is In the southern end of the city.
it is bounded by Santa Monica avenue
on the north, Flgueroa street on the
east. Menlo avenue "ti the west and
Santa Barbara avenue on the south.
The expense of Improving the Interior
of the park will be borne by the state,
county and city. The state will erect,
under the supervision of the state engi
neering department, the exposition
building. An armory to cost $100,000
will also be erected by the state, hut
plans for this building have not been
completed. It wilt be a two-story
building, 175x200 feet, and will be built
of brick and terra cotta. The county
building will cost $150,000, and will be
one of the finest of the group. The
city has appropriated $100,000 for the
parking, sunken gardens, playgrounds,
etc., and the Agricultural Park Racing
association has subscribed $30,000 for
the building of a race course, grand
stand, etc. The space Inside the race
track will be devoted to a military
parade ground and athlatlc field.
The board of directors, which will
have entire charge of the big project,
consists of H. M. Dobbins, president;
George R. Murdock, Gen. M. H. Sher
man, Dr. LeMoyne Wills, A. T, Cur
rier, Senator N. W. Thompson, John H.
Reynolds and John T. Jones. Attorney
.W. M. Bowen !• the secretary.
CARS ON OLD S. P. LINE
TO CITY OF SANTA MONICA
TO BE RUN BY ELECTRICITY
Tho old Southern Pacific line '"
Santa Monica, on which cars will be
run by electric powpr ii time for the
summer travel to the beachef), inns
directly through Arlington Parh tract
and will give that subdivision nn excel
lent beach service :is w<-ll us m Idil
Bervice to the center of the city. Thi
street worfe is brhiK rapidly pushed to
completion, fiifl feet of i riui nl work a
day K"iiiK In. Forty men and fifty
mules are employed In the work. Three
now bungalowH are being built on the
tract. The builders ;ire Olive Meyer.
;\ C. ICnapp nnrl William Morris, i:
s. Catudal, the owner or Arlington
Park tract, reports .he sale of f/our lots
on Van Ness avenue, as follows: To
Mrs. \v. E. Dowlln, $1300; Joseph Espl
tallier, 11860, and to 1.. M. Ettridge,
$1300.
HOME BUILDERS ARE BUSY
IN VERMONT SQUARE TRACT
Eleven Dwellings Started During
Last Week by Owners
Eleven houses have been started in
Vermont Square during the paßt week.
is the report of the Southwest Land
company. The home-builders are:
Charles F. Wild, on the south side Of
Forty-sixth street, between Halldale
and 'Denker; Mrs. Hulda Brinkoff, on
the south side of forty-sixth street,
between Halldalc and Danker: Mrs. A.
J. Heyl, on the north side of Forty
eighth street, between Harvard and
Western; C. C. Grofl and F. S. Bone,
on the north side of Forty-fifth street,
between Halldaln and Denker; George
H. Feleher. on the south side of Forty
fifth street, between Harvard and
Denker; A. V. Perkinson and A. <J.
Fidsom. on the north side of Forty
sixth street, between Halldale and
Denker: G. J. Lawn, on the north side
of Forty-ninth strf>et, between Bud
long and Raymond; Vermont Avenue
Square M. E. church, on the south
side of Vemon, between Budlong and
Raymond; Charles E. Dixon, on the
north side of Forty-seventh street, be
tween Kansas and Budlong: \V. V.
Morrow, on the BOUtti sidr of Forty
seventh street, between Norniandle
and Halldale; Morris M. Nelson, on
the, north side of Forty-eighth street,
between Denker and Harvard.
FIFTH STREET CAR LINE
EXTENSION BIG BENEFIT
Th" McCarthy company reports continued ac
tivity in Van Ness Avenue square. The ex
tension of tho Fifth street, car line will mean
a great deal to this property. The street work,
together with other public and private Im
provements, Is progressing rapidly. CIS of
homes that am being erected on the property
are of the type that is making Wllshlrn boule
vard district famous. In this issue Is given
a picture of one of the high class borne ad-
Joining Van Ness square.
You Like the Looks of This
Home, Don't You?
It's classy, substantially built, finished superbly, has all modern
appliances, roomy garage with cement floor and pit.
Yours, if you act quick, for
$5000
$300 Down, $55 Per Month, Including Interest
Cut out this number, 1823 Elmwood place. Take Western av
enue car. House is 250 feet west of Orange.
See it—then call on
THE KNOWLES STICE COMPANY
(Incorporated)
HOME BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000
724-25-26 BRYSON BLOCK HOME PHONE A 7745 „
Verdugo Canyon Land Co.
Su Ju»t luned tbe Most Beautiful mid Ar
'i»tlo Uliutrsted Booklet ever publUbed U
'a>§ Angela*. Call or tend for on*.
JNO. A. PIRTLE
Classified Section
$165,600 PAID
FOR STORE LEASE
ON BROADWAY
High Valuation for Limited Space
on Corner of Fourth
Street
FRONTAGE IS THIRTY FEET
Well Known Retail Shoe Company
Secures a Choice*
Location
The Weatherby-Kayser Shoe ™m.
pany has leased from Montgomery
Brothers thirty feet of their present
Store room on the northwest corner of
Broadway and Fourth streets. Tho
size of the room is thirty feet front
age by 110 feel In depth. The rental
is $1800 a month. The term of the
lease is seven years and eipht months.
Total consideration $165,600. This is
one. of the. most important leases, tho
siz of the store room and the amount
of rent taken into consideration, in
the city of Los AiiK'-les. The deal was
consummated through the rental de
partment of R. A. Rowan & Co.
GREATER SPACE SECURED
BY MANUFACTURING CO.
Through the agency <>r the W. Rosa
Campbell company there has just been
closed fin important lease for the two
story brick building located at 406-8
South l.os Angeles street. This build
ing has a frontage of 60 fret by A
depth of 120 feet to an alley and is
located on the east .side of the street
between Fourth and Winston Ktreets.
The lease was taken for a term of flvo
years by the MePlcllan Manufactur
ing; company, which concern has tor
the pa?t. seven years been located in a.
two-story building on the property at
Fifth and Spring- streets, which lias
been ordered vacated for the erectloii
of a new office buildinp.
The McClellun Manufacturing com
pany la one of the growing manufac
turing concerns of Los Angeles and is
barked by sonic of the city's most.
representative business men. Tho
lease Involves a total rental of ap
proximately $25,00(1. The W. ROM
Campbell company reports great ac
tivity hi tli' close-in wholesale dis
trict, having at present two other im
portant leases which arc Hearing the
closing point.
lamp StoiG>e.n
Gives you opportunity tr> participate
in the profit of lob Angeles' upbuild
ing. Stock now $1.85. Fay* 16 per cent,
dividends payable quarterly.
120 8. Broadway. Ground Floor Jla»on
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