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City Spends Millions to Protect Buildings From Flames
INSURANCE RATES
SHOULD BE LOWER
Underwriters Fail to Recognize
Improvement in Facilities to
• Prevent Conflagration
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Th*» city authorities continue to pro
vide additional safeguards against fire,
but without any corresponding move
ment on the part of the fire under
writers to reduce the rates upon the
better protected properties.
Contracts are in "preparation for two
battery wagons for high pressure work,
for the construction of the Ashbury
street distributing reservoir, for the'
Jones and Clay streets distributing!
reservoir, for the Van Ness, avenue!
pumping station, for the final plans!
rr-lating to the telephone system, fire
alarm system and police system, all of'
which are interrelated in connection
with tiro protection. for the fresh
water pumping stations and for hauling
and laying the pipe and specials and
netting: the valves and hydrants in the
distributing system. What can the
city do to induce the fire insurance
underwriters to reduce the rates?
MOXKV iIPBXT FOR PROTECTIOX
iii the contracts that have been al
ready awarded, exclusive of the con
struction of a great number of lire
cisterns in various parts of the city,
the construction of the Twin Peaks
reservoir has begun. Fire boats have
been provided. Millions of 'dollars of
tlie public money for protection against
fire have been pledged in contracts
that have been awarded. Some of the
items included therein are of general
interest, considering what importance
the Insurance rates have in the matter
of retarding or encouraging holders of
property to improve with buildings.
Multistage turbine pumps have been
provided and : delivered to the city.
The sum of $920,988.50 was involved in
one contract, awarded to the United
fftates cast iron pipe and foundry com
pany, for furnishing and delivering cast
iron water pipe, of which something
like 40,000 pieces have been received by
MANY HVDRA!*TS I .\ STALLED
Other itt-ins for which the city has to
pay large sums follow:
For furnishing and delivering 1.2u0 fire hy
•iraiitK. Awardfl to l.'nioii iron worts at ?U9.i'4
prr Jbj-rfiranr: 7i»5 bydram* nave been roniplr-tpd
.-md delivered ; 4S bydrants have been assembled.
t«-st«*d and found Kaiisfactory.
For furnishing and delivering 2.37S tons of ca«
neel vjteciais. Awarded to Charles C. Moore &
Co.; 8,434 pieres have been thipju'd aud X.771
jiifeccs received.
For lurnishlne. testing ainl delivering valos:
Section A — Awarded to t*jtisburp Tal»c foundry
»nd construction j-oznpany f.^r $•_>.". 360, for fur
nishing, tesrtng and delivering 1.200 t> inch jrate
valves. On March 15 the i'ittsburg valvt; foundry
and ron«niPtiou company shipped from their
Jsrtojy i>k h inch gate valves. Tliis makes the
:otaj number of 8 inch pate valves which have
been shipped up to the present time. 312.
Section B — Awarded to the l J elton water wheel
company for furnishing, testing aud delivering
b»0 lo Inch gate valves {or $1)1, 575.70. On
March 16, l!."i XO inch pate valvrs were shipped
from the factory by ibe. Pelt«n water wheel
company. This is the first shipment of valves
made by tfcis company since undertaking the
'\u25a0ontract. In addition 35 pate valves have been
finished, tested and found satisfactory and will
be ready for shipment as soon as painted, and
17 fate valves have been assembled ready for
testing.
riMPIXG STATION ORDERED
Section C — Awarded to Pituburg valve foundry
and co-jstmction company for furnishing, testing
and delivering SIW 1^ inch gate valves for
WD.SS4.
Section U — Awarded t" Pittsburg valve foun
dry »sd construction company for furnishing,
testing and deliveries 7O 14 inch gate valves for
Section E— Awarded to- T"nion machine com
riaEJ" for furnishing, testing and delivering 2*>Q
I* inch gate valves for &>n,.'U2.50. The parts
which go to make np 41 valves have been com
plf-red. tested and found satisfactory, and will
b«? asxsmbled and further tested as soon as the
holts for these valves are received.
Section F — Awarded to Union machine com
pany for furnishing, testing and delivering 60 IS
inch gate valves for $2tf.71»0.
For the construction of pumping station No. 1
at Second and Townsend streets: Section A —
•General contract awarded to Healy-Tibbltts con
struction company on February 11, 1910. for
$138,300. The work of excavating the 6ite for
the building is well Etsrted.
MANY LARGE REALTY
SALES ARE REPORTED
Market Shows Activity During
Last Week
J- W. Wright & Co. report sales in
the last week as follows:
Tor $27,000. business corner, Fre<l«>rlck ami
A.fhbury streets, with fonr stores under secured
l'st-e and two fiats, renting for $282.50 per
month, for Hermsn D. Hogr*f« to a client. .
For $25.000, - cix modern apartments in the
north line of Sacramento street, 100 feet east of
t^arenwortli, 37:6x137:6 f«»t, for 11. A. show
to • \u25a0•client.
, Tor JI7..VK>. Dorthwest <v>rnrr of Twrnty-fifth
nTHI Foloom ctreets. <*ont»in)nß storeii and flatf.
lor S5xS5 fe»>t. with L 25xA0 feet In rear, for
S. A. McGregor to a olicnt-
For Jl2.OfX». lot at Fwith-west corner of Hyde
and Gr^en PtrettE, south 50x57:6 feet; C. B.
lisle to a client.
For |10.6<i0, lot in the north line of Wash
ington frtreot, 137 feet T-«tt of I/irk'.n. 45:10 x
J27rtJ f<w»t. for Millie Midfileton to a client.
For $10,000. southeast corner of Broadwaj sad
lacuna street, residence of li> rooms and bath,
\u25a0 f^ Caroline A- Snook to a client.
For JK.OOO. lot and Improvements In the north
Un» of Sutter street, ISS feet west of Stelner,
trest 27 :6il :•!":« fe#t, containing store and two
flats;' Pauline Green to a client.
-For $6."i>o, - lot and lmprorement* at 383 Fell
street, residence, of seven rooms and bath, for
rUctarfl L- Pfaendler. Julius R. PfaeacUer ajnd
T. .W. Wfflltn« t« a client.
Smaller 6ales Included the following:
IIod«m residence at 131 Ki^luU arenue near
Lcke 6trect, containing seven rooms and bath,
lot 25x120 feet; \V. J. Eodgers to a client for
*C.STX).
Residence at 123 Eighth avenue near l,ake
street, modern boose of seven rooms and bath,
lut 25x120 feet; Central Pacific land and lum
ber compacr to a client for $6,50(k
Socthwest corner of Broadw&r and LeaTen
worth «treet. lot 40x68 feet, for $6,000.
liot In the south line of Pnton street, 91:6
fe«»t ee«t of Larkin, «?a«t 23x67:6; E. L. Hosta
to a client for $2,400.
lot in the west line of Leßor place. 82 feet
north of Sacramento, 22x60; M. Spereon to a
client lor $2,000.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL
LEASED TO CHICAGOAN
Ten Years' Rental Will Be
About $100,000
O. L. McMahon & Co. have leased for
the Grand Central investment company
to M. D. Sweeney, a prominent hotel
man from Chicago, the hotel building
situated at the gore corner of Market,
Polk and Oak streets, having- a front
age on Market street of 171:5%, for 10
years at a total rental of approximately
$100,000. All the personal property con
tained In the building and used in the
conduct of the business was sold. The
terms are private.
This building Is being overhauled and
remodeled and contains every modern
convenience. Including its own vacuum
cleaning plant. Being on a gore cor
ner, nearly every room in the build-
Ing Is an outside, sunny room, facing
on the street.
The same brokers also report the
lease for Helen * K- . Rowe to Charles C.
Gill, a St. Louis hotelman, of the'bach
elors* apartment house to be built; In
Monroe street near Bush. The lease
will ruj for six years. -This" building
will be built in suites and plngle rooms,
with private baths, running hot, and
cold water, . steam heat" and all inoderr
* ••ftveniencea. ! '•* • . »
IN THE RECONSTRUCTION AND EXTENSION OF THEmESIDENTIAL'PORTIONS OF SAN FR ANCISCOiAPARTMENTSiAND: MODERN. FLATS ARE PLAYING
| AN IMPORTANT PART. THE CENTRAL AVENUES AND STREETS WILL BE DECORATED WITH STRUCTURES: CALCULATED TO MAKE SAN FRANCISCO IM
| PRO VINGLY ATTRACTIVE.-. , / V ; : ; \u25a0
CITY DEVELOPMENT
REQUIRES TUNNELS
Twin Peaks Project Declared
Essential to San Francis*
co's Expansion
LAWRENCE V. RIDDLE
Sales Manager Parknide Realty Com
pany
San Francisco now has two great
questions before it. One is the world's
fair, which we are proving ourselves
able to provide for and big enouglwto
make the greatest exposition the world
has ever known. The other, which by
far is a greater and bigger question for.
the .future welfare of the city, is that
question of providing tunnels and other
Improvements necessary to afford ade
quate means of travel from one portion
of the city to another. --'V
Every growing citj- has made provi
sion}" to cross the natural barriers with
in Its boundaries that stand in the way
of progress. Ne*w York was not a great
deal larger than San Francisco when it
was found necessary to cross the East
river by a quicker and more modern
way than by ferry boats. This was ac
complished by building the Brooklyn
bridge. Within a short time after its
completion the world famous Brooklyn
bridge was found inadequate. A sec
ond and larger bridge has recently been
completed. This work was rapidly fol
lowed by an elevated and underground
system the entire length of the city,
and in addition to all this it was found
necessary to spend more than $100,000,
000 for constructing tunnels under the
Hudson river to provide for the ever
growing population.
Many years ago Chicago found it
must build tunnels under the river to
connect. the portions of the city divided
by natural barriers. The growing pop
ulation coon made this work inadequate
and Chicago has since, spent millions of
dollars to provide other means of cross
ing this barrier.
TI'JWELS THROUGH HIU.S
Before Los Angeles was one-fifth the
size of San Francisco she had tunneled
the hills to provide rapid transporta
tion to its most desirable residence sec
tion.
Seattle, which we must consider a
competitor for Pacific coast trade. Is,
like San Francisco, situated on many
hills, but her wideawake businessmen,
realizing that they must have room for
business and growth, have tackled the
subject in earnest and during the last
five years Seattle has spent $12,000,000
in leveling the hills and establishing
more satisfactory street grades, and in
addition to this work they are now
'planning to raise ' the money to con
struct tunnels so as to connect the resi
dence and business portions of the city
at an expense of $10,000,000.
San Francisco has its natural bar
i riers that are now standing In the way
of progress. The area of the city is
almost divided in half by the range of
hills which include the Twin peaks.
The natural of the city has
pushed vfeur residences up the side of
these hills as far as they can ; go. We
have spread out around the hllte^ to the
south, to.lngleslde and Ocean view.- We
have climbed up the north side of theee
hills on the, Ashbury and Parnassus
heights district as far, as water can be
supplied and to a limit of endurance in
climbing steps to reach the homes. The
Sunset district has extended .beyond
these hills, and on the north and to the
west of these barriers some hundred
homes are now occupied.
XEIGHBORS SET PACE
. Our neighbor cities across the bay
have set a pace for development that
San Francisco must meet. This has been
brought about solely by reason of the
fact that , their transportation facilities
have been rapidly extended Into new
districts. The assessment rolls in Ala
meda county, ln, 1905, show, a total as
sessed valuation of real estate of $58,
809,576. During 1904 and 1905;a-num
ber of new, lines of railroad.were con- ;
structed in Oakland and Berkeley," and
in five years since the completion . of
these lines the assessed valuation "of
real property has Increased . 118 1 per
cent, the 1909 assessment rolls 'showing
a valuation of $106,403,925. ' During the
same period the population of Alameda,
Oakland and Berkeley - increased '\u25a0 from
180,000 In 1905 to over' 350,000 in 1909.
The area of territory developed
through the medium of ! extension :-. of
electric car, lines was more than, 6,000
acres. This vast territory of vacant
land that was assessed at from 1 $100. to
$500 per acre is now almost wholly im- :
proved 'and* - covered- with attractive
homes today, equal to' $7,000 to^ $10,000
per acre. This vast development Is ; en
tirely due to the • transportation ' facili
ties afforded by the building ot new
lines. . .. -
If San Francisco is to • continue :to
grow and Is to retain, prestige as the
leading city on the Pacific coast, .we
must now meet the ' question of ; provid
ing additional area for those desiring
to live In San Francisco and- be -.within'
easy access of their business." Tbiscan
only, be - accomplished ; by \a ' system -of
tunnels under; the '! hills of San ;Fran
cisco, Uhe first and most 3 important.: of
which is : the ' tunnel • u'ndeflTwin" peaks.'
Beyond these. hillsi He; s, ooo -acres 1 within
the city, and county lo£ San I Francisco;'
THE^SAN ; FRANCISCO CALL, \u0084-S ATURDAY; APRIL \ 2, .1910.
This section has the best natural ad
vantages for residence purposes of any
district around the bay.
PROJECT >OW A. NECESSITY
Thirty years ago this project" was
considered a possibility, now it is a
necessity.
First, because our growing popula
tion needs the area that this project
will make available.
Second, the rights of way for the
tunnel can be obtained at a minimum
cost at the present time.- This is made
possible by the fact that most of the
hills through which \u25a0 the. tunnel passes
are held in large holdings. Should, this
land be subdivided and sold, so that it
would be necessary to secure rights of
way from several hundreil-; owners, it
will then cost more to secure these
rights of way than iti'would cost to
build.the entire .tunriel at this time.
Many plans for the work have .been
advanced \u25a0 from time totim«. Some of
.them { indicate ideal -'.situations .after
the tunnel is, built, but: do, not provide
practical means of doing It: We all ;
realizeTthat' the ideal would boa street,
wide tunnel? of even' grade for .the .en
tire length, but surveys ; completed dur
ing the last year. show! this to be im
practical •at the | present time unless -it
can /be- done by. a bond .issue; of *;the
city; - '.This - plan -would be I a practical
one for San ..." Francisco if we are lin
position to vote the necessary ; bonds.
Estimates' made -by; competent; engi
neers show .that a tunnel .7,200 feet long
Is required ; "to .: establish ,?. practical
grades. To construct this tunnel-wide
enough , V* to , accommodate :\u25a0\u25a0/. ra ilroad
tracks, vehicles : and . provide -walks ii for
pedestrians*- would cost 'about; $3,500,
000.- Rights 'of 'way for. railroad pur
poses could, be", leased /at a price, suf
ficient to : pay Interest on . a\ large por-;
tion of this costr^The-. taxes derived
from the ".increased assessed valuation
of; the .property directly- affected on
both, sides of :the ;hill • would provide
interest. and sinking funds on' the en
tire;; bond issue "required beforejthe
tunnel was completed.' .
\u25a0 In .addition .to \ the' increased- revenue
from increased "valuations, when' v we
take Into {consideration Hhe, increase of
business for, our merchants and the In
crease of building operations and ; other
benefits 'to*, be f derived, £It^ would .cer
tainly be a \u25a0 paying^ proposition, to San
Francisco; as a .whole s and, to every • cit-.
izenJn San Francisco.^
PRIVATE ROAD SUGGESTED ,
.'\u25a0\u25a0. If the ..." city, can ' not '^undertake;, this
Improvement; there\is only/one: remain-"
Ing, practical, method whereby; the ,work ;
can be started'at . ohceTand'^that is " to
induce private \ capital toibuild-aHun
nel\ sufficient ; for.; railroad \ traffic^ ' The
surveys r show"; that X a Y traffic* railroad :
cant be built •connecting Jwithithe^pres-.
ent v line v, of % transportation V In
Market* T streetVand*.;wlth the lines \u25a0on
the' west; side of theyhillsigiving direct
communication: to "the;: beach' and? scry--
In g r- the y areaY west 3 of } the \ hll ls at a
oost,? of -about V $1,750,0^0.'. '; ? >'V;
j*?: Such 'at road; might; be constructed, to
avoid "-' grade [crossings ?and I not 5 require
the V.us. use '*\u25a0 of £ more :' than *, two # or * three
blocks of .street-" surface,, which .-would
be; a- small tor ask*" from 'I the
city. ;• for s tHe mere I privilege '« .o£ ; .operate
— — — \u25a0 — --»
Ing. a railroad. The builder jof. this
road would have to wait a number of
years at least to begin getting ade
quate returnson the amount of capital
invested, while the city would get re
turns in, the way of Increased taxation
sufficient to build a traffic tunnel paral
leling the railroad, tunnel built 4jy pri
vate capital."; # . .
A convention of all civic organiza
tions in the, city has been called and it
should be the work of this convention
to decide which of the two methods
the , city should .follow. '. -"\u25a0
First, if- the city Is In the. position
to vote bonds ~> and, build the tunnel,
then let, us do so at once. If^ in the
opinion of the public officials and the
leading businessmen of San * Francisco,
It; is not advisable to add ' this bond
issue to, the- debt of the -city, .then let
us unite In granting' to private capital
sufficient inducements to. build a rail
road to this section, so. that they may
thereby create a suffloienti revenue that
San; Francisco, can , build' a traffic tun
nel , into this district, as the growth
and population beyond those hills. make
this part of the work, an rabsolute,ne
cessity... '\u0084-. v O - ; ; ". '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0':\u25a0
:\-_ This plan -has many Bupporters, be
cause by v keeping the railroad traffic
entirely separated from the street traf
fic "It would diminish the chance of ac
cidents and .would .facilitate the ; hand
ling;of entirely . distinct .traffic- - $|^^
REALTY SALES MADE BY
FIRM OF RHINE & CO
. Rhine '& Co. . report a decided im
provement in', the .last week's real es
tate market. . They sold ! the ; following
properties: .•
"The [Alpine apartment' house, located
in the southerly '; line of Pine j street,
27:6^: feet, east of Webster,' foiv $22,500,
to a client of the /office. ;. -^
, A lot at the corner of .-Hyde and
Mabel, streets, .near O'Farrell,, 4ox7s
feet, on /which the buyers intend . build-i
ing*atonce, for^sl4,ooo.\ . . [~ : •'\u25a0'.
; Rhine,& Co.'also; report the resale of
the. three : flats UniTurkstreet.near.De- 1
visadero^ recently i sold iby: Sol . Kahnt.to
a*; client of Rhine' & Co.. ".This - week's
purchaser la John' Lawless. The price
was : $12,000. / ::;^-:
A lot owned by^ Julia". Leopold in the
northerly line of ;Page' street, 27:6, feet
east of Gough.l size,ssxl2o; feet;to/Lily,
avenue," was J purchased) through sthe
agency, of Rhine &; Co";; for $17,500. - ' ;? "
MONTGOMERY STREET ~r
" LOT SALE RECORDED
• Through- the; agency .-'of 'Sam -Baer r the
Schlesinger realty' company, has 'sold | to
X Eschen'the'southeast'eomerjof Mont
gomery . street "and "Broadway, :j 60x77 :6
feet, arid- a third 'frontage' in ; Bartol
street}-' ".'.''."* " -;, > •\u25a0": " .•' ': V~ :.\u25a0' \u25a0::'. ' \u25a0'":>*" '".\u25a0\u25a0}
The improvements: consist, of a' three
story and, basement. brick'-buildlnsr^con'-,
,taining' four > stores- and* £\ hotel. [.-. - ;
'\u25a0\u25a0 r i The \< same) brokers"? have \sbld;'' Harry,
X. Stetson's ' residence \ ln J tne ! south line
of -Washington /street,* YiVar
pn^private; terius^toasaac Frohman,
ARTISTIC BULDING
WILL SOON ARISE
Contracts Awarded for Erection
of -Apartment Hotel at Pine
and Leavenworth "...
Contracts have - been' awarded by
Architects Charles M. and Arthur F.
Rousseau for the erection of a three
story brick and frame apartment
hotel building to be erected the north
west, corner of Pine and Leavenworth
streets, the site which was recently
purchased by Theodore E. Rull from
the Cowell estate. The building is
designed in the classic architecture. It
will contain 18. apartments of two and
three rooms .each, besides bath rooms
and buffet kitchens. All the walls are
to be wainscoted with imported linen
tapestry paper, while the ceilings will
be relieved in the Carton Marche
style. ,
A special feature of the • house is
the- large lobby f entrance, ''Which is
artistically laid off in with
French plate mirrors between, while
the celling will be a network of gilded
ornaments. The lobby leads to a large
circular stairway, which leads up to a
beautiful dome, which Is built over a
stairway, with handsome art glass or
naments.
Every modern convenience -will . be
installed, and no expense has been
spared to make this -one of the most
complete and handsomely finished
apartment houses, in the city.
Elsenberg has let contracts for
the erection of a five story and base
ment reinforced concrete building con
taining 40 rooms, divided off into one,
two. and three room apartments, to
cost $32,000. ; It will be erected on a
lot 28:9x80 feet on the west side of
Taylor, street, 137:6 feet south of
Sutter street. Every room will be
large, sunny>and face the outside. The
main corridor will have a tiled floor.
The woodwork in -the' entrance hall
will be'of selected Jenisero. The base
ment 1 will contain a trunk room, meter
room, sleeping "rooms, linen room and
social hall, ; with kitchen and cloak
room adjoining. Charles .J. Rousseau
is the architect.
. Nicholson & Co., architects, have. let
contracts for a five story apartment
house on a lot 50x137:6 on the north
east corner of Van Ness and "Willow
avenues,' between Ellis and Eddy
streets, for Mrs. Ella H. Arnold. The
building will have a frontage of 50
feet in-Van Ness; avenue and 137 feet
in .Willow avenue. The house will
stand as one of the prominent build
ings in the new Van Ness avenue. It
Is. .believed by tlie and
brokers that it will soon be in com
pany. K with ' other large apartment
houses. . ' . ", . "v
'The. architects -have out. a
new type of apartment house. This
new building will contain 30: two room
apartments, '20 three \ room : apartments,
with the/ total; of :120 • rooms,-, besides
bathrooms,: storage .room, "servants'
rooms, machine amf boiler rooms, <;tc.
The inside finish of the apartment will
be of mahogany, and | lmitation mahog
any. EVeryi apartment ..will' ha v< 'pri
vate and. public telephones, wall- beds,
fire alarm, '\u25a0 garbage ; chute, etc' All
the rooms are ' large and *\u25a0 most all " out-"
side- rooms, f Every 'dining; room "has: a
china "closet. -\u25a0 —
- -The. main entrance will be in , Van
Ness. ""avenue. and it is intended to: be
be " the feature of 'the , house. "The
tradesmen's. entrance. will be In Willow
avenue.> ~ V
"\u25a0": The* exterior 'will' be. Spanish renais
sance i finished ;in white cement with a
band of red" brick on; the second story.
The> interior entrance will 'lnclude a
large reception . hall on the' first-floor,
with office, telephone; rooms and ' pri
vate ' rooms. The ; cost ' will . be 'about
$65,000. ; j ' ;"- ; . -
A, lease of \u25a0'. this : new structure has
been I negotiated -through 'JAbrahamspn
Brothers .-\u25a0&".- Co. : for" "Charles; Loeffler,
a well known apartment, house^'man,
who now coriductsHhe'Carmellta apart
ments. In. Valencia street,', for 10 years:
The. total rental is $110,000.; ; The build
ing ] will be "*- completed '- about October
1? 1910. :•"<* 'J ; ! \u25a0 ;;.- \u25a0 '*,;>\u25a0 v.-, ' . .; ".'
.;; Mrs.;E.\ A". ,teigh is „ finishing jupj an
attractive, apartment; flat rebuilding in
Pine 'street 'west, of \u25a0.Taylor,! containing
unusually^"! large ' v rooms "; besides *•? store
rooms,-" reception rooms," laundries, "etc.
'» *}lt,3 is ..equipped / with r' all ," the
household -J: appliances yX and ...improve-'
ments,\ new ? style "t tapestried walls- and
handsome * Interiors finish.': r- Four \u25a0 large
"apartment Citof} { Mrs. V- Leigh
have" been'constructed > in : the "city: since
the:fire.v ?-.";"r- -:;;'\u25a0\u25a0 \: :.y . \u0084--\u25a0 -'=.-
SUNSET BLOCK SOLD; v
PRICE PAID $45,000
Oscar.'Heyman-& Bro.,have purchased
from \u25a0*» the ; Anglo-CalJfprnlan' bank V the
Sunset^block-;betw(een ? H!andt I streets
and; Twenty-second |^and' Twenty- third
avcmies:^ Thej price paid :f or: the 'block
is $45,000. y^/Heyman?&
Brol^willf grade f and' v ; terrace Uhe 1 , block,'
leaving* an gelevation \(ot ; about 10 feet
abpve',- Golden , J Gate *p_ark^ ; 7- •' - \u25a0 .-..' .. :
EASTON IS BEAUTY
SPOT OF PENINSULA
Owners of this To wnsite Adopt
a Novel Plan to Market
- the Property
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Among- the first to' realize the possi
bilities of the peninsula In the vicinity
of the world famed and beautiful es
tates which are now being incorporated
into a separate municipality under the
name of Hillsborough, were the owners
of Easton. a beautiful site immediately
adjoining -Burlingame. -Instead of di
viding this property by driving stakes,
drawing imaginary lines " to represent
streets, and' throwing the property on
the maj-ket unimproved, the promoters
of Easton' adopted a different plan.
They figured that there were in the
city of \u25a0 San Francisco many families
desirous of securing for themselves
the advantages of a suburban home in
a locality where they could still re
main In immediate touch with the city
— businessmen, doctors, officemen, eager
to get away from the confining en
virons of the flat and apartment with
out sacrificing the certainty of ar
riving at their offices promptly. It was
this class of buyers that appealed to
the owners of Easton and they made
their plans accordingly.
Broad streets were laid out and ma
cadamized; sidewalks and curbs were
put down and trees planted; water
mains and sewers large enough to meet
all possible contingencies were laid;
electric lights and telephones were in
stalled; building restrictions of the
most stringent sort were drawn up to
protect the purchaser — no lot divided
into less than a 50 foot frontage — and
Easton was placed before the' buyer
who is particular as to where he builds
and who his neighbors are.
The wisdom of these methods was
soon evident In the class of buyers at
tracted to Easton and the type of
homes they built. Though Easton has
been on the market but a short time, it
is already considered' by those who
have seen.it as one of the most beauti
ful residence spots within commuting
distance of San Francisco. Easton lots
are not high priced, and as peninsula
values will experience a sharp advance
in tiie coming years, Easton is in the
front rank. A new electric road that
will traverse all the Easton proper
ties is being planned. - /
PEPPIN-BUSH COMPANY
MAKES $18,500 SALE
Through the agency of t,he Peppin-
Bush company the improved property
at. Nos. 2513 and. 2515 Mission street
has been sold by P. Glynn" to F.
Goethal for 515. 500. The lot, 30 by
122:6 feet, is improved with two stores
and two flats. 1 all rented. , The location
is between Twenty-first and Twenty
ppcond strppts. iBIR9i^Q
EiBBgOME ENVIRONMENT MEANS
9 WHO S more to peace of mind and satisfactory
JMhB^KPW living that any otter element tkat to
fefT _^^Ba ma^ C Up our a^ y cx i st «nee. Wty not
M^P^jW avc your Lome amid tke pleasantest sur-
roundings? See EASTON ADDIT-
IONS TO BURLINGAME and you wiU realize its
exceptional advantages tetter tnan a page* of description.
A sloping tract witlt every improvement of tne metropolis—
Beautiful homes already tuilt— Twenty-four minutes from
San Francisco to :
ADDITIONS
; "TO BURLINGAME
Trains^frbm early morning to late at night— Chair-car travel
over the; smoothest irbadhed in the State jamming or
jostling in crowded street cars coming or going— Terms, easy
.monthly payments.- »
Come out any day, tale the 11:40 a. nu 4&k
_^or 2:05 p. m: trains or' tte San Mateo W^
.electric caw; our a^ent»\wfll: meet you
at Easton Station. Inspect' the property mm
carefully and before long the crtm-ded *W^^t~-^Z^2»BFWBUL
trolley car will be a memory to you. .
F. J. RODGERS, General Agent . tf\ W^^O
MiDs Boildiai, Saa Fnncuco -^ A J^kl^^^
POSTPONE OPENING
MARINE VIEW ACRES
Rain Delays Surveyors' Work
on Fine Tract of Land in
KM Mil Valley
Trewavas. Lee & Co. announce that
the opening day of Marin View acres.
Mill Valley, Marin county, has been
postponed until Sunday. April 10. The
cause of postponement Is that rainy
weather has delayed the surveyors.
Marin View acres contains 300 acres.
It adjoins the town of Mill Valley and
overlooks the Mulr redwoods, San
Francisco bay and the Pacific ocean.
It Is the Intention of the company to
offer the tract for sale in 1 to 10 acre
suburban home farms at prices . that
heretofore have been asked for single
lots. '•
This new tract gives the clerk and
businessman a chance to live on a farm
and Improve it in his spare time, a3
Mill Valley has a splendid electric train
service, and the commuters' rate Is only
$4 a month.
CORONA HEIGHTS
The most charming home Kite* oa the otrtet.
Wide, sunny lots. Grand marine Tiews.
Balldinc restrictions. .Moderate price*.
* Kasy terms. Street work included.
Take Hayes-Mssonle car. transfer at Freflerirlc
and Ashburj. get off 2 blocks south at Clifford
(formerly ltfth) »t., walk 1 block east to Corona
Heights.
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PMt &
CH.WDI.KR Jk BOURN
j.",. .'- . 233 Montgomery st.
\u2666AMERICAN RKAI. KSTATB CO.,
-rt Montsomery >l.
Properties for Exchange
FOUR FLATS AND TWO STORES In Fnltoa st.
near Weburer. Income $I.O«U1; prtee SU.non;
mort^jce $C.<X)i»: clear reMd^nre on pentnsuU.
BEAUTIVUL SAN RAFAEL RESIDENCE an<t
srronn<ts; 14 rooms: prlcr Jl.'.nflrt; mnrtn:^
$10,000; equity for bay lmprured or nntzn-
proreU. or ranrb; will a*inme.
ELEVEN FL-\TS. Western Addition: ftirom*
J-ISO per month: modern: prh"<» $40.C*X>: want
bay residence up to | IT. 300; mcrt^axc tnr bal-
ance.
EXCHANGES
SIX FLATS. Stelner «t.; price *22.«v>: mort-
race $l-}.nCO; Income n*t *2.l*>>: want Oak-
land residence.
SIX NEW FLATS. LraTenworth %t.z tacom»
51.650: price $l.t.nno: mortcaae |0.5n0; want
imlmproTfHi on penlnxala. .
FU\TS AND STORES. Waller st.. near par«-
Income $:i.60(): prlre $no,oon ; wa nt Alameda
residence up to Jl.'.OfW.
AMERICAN REAL ESTATE CO., ,
KxrhansM.
S3 Montcnmrry St.
For a Gentleman's Country
Residence
At the same tlm« sore to yield larz* pr^flt*-
V* acres at BEAUTIFUL. BELMONT: now «nl»
40 minnte« from the city, rt minat«s' walk frmn
the railway station and will be directly on
Peninsular electric line. .
TO MAKE A QUICK SALE WltL BB SOLD
AT MUCH BELOW THE RULING TRICES.
MARK LANE CO.. IV> Montgomery st.
No Money Required
If yon own a lot I will build yon a brat* n n
easy terms. Expert estimates fnralihed on tlfra-
tiona. shnwinz bow to Iscreas* Income.
FELIX MARCUSE. 155 Matter mt.

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