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NEW CITY AND COUNTRY HOMES SHOW GROWTH OF THE WHOLE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SIGHTLY PARTS OF CITY ATTRACT THE BEST HOMES Burlingame Also Presents Pleasing Aspect of Pretty Dwellings in Picturesque Surroundings A beautiful residence for Mrs. Henry Sieroty is being constructed in Tenth avenue near B street. The design, by Joseph A. Leonard, i* a handsome study in Spanish renaissance, having a ce ment stiple exterior set off at the cor ners and porches with molded brick quoins. The steps will be of marble Terrazzo leading to a vestibule laid in marble mosaic. Th* entire lower floor will be laid with selected oak. The dining room will be finished in highly figured imported Cir cassian walnut. The rerfption hall and living room will be finished In selected redwood and rubbed to a smooth vel vety finish. AH "the sliding doors and the doors of the china buffet and the living room bookcases will have numerous smmll highly polished French bevel plate lights. The dining room mantel Is to be a handsome effect in Roman brick of a rare brown shade, flanked with com fortable hfghback seats. The din- Ing room mantel will be built of ja high flr« Almadyo tile. The bedroom will be finished with English glofs enamel and tinted In beautiful shades. There will be a cozy den on the second floor artistically paneled. The ground floor. beVide the usual storage and other utility rooms, will contain a large social hall and billiard rooms. Heat will be sujplied by a large fur nace and an automatic water heater \u25a0will furnish hot water day and night. The building is being built by the "Urban realty improvement company, of \u25a0which Joseph A. Leonard is manager. MARINE VIEW BCTLDI.VG The rapid construction of residences In West Clay park is a feature of the season's real estate development In San Francisco. Lyon & Hoag, who opened this beau tiful marine -view residence park, at tribute the activity in residence build ing primarily to the fact that the lots In this restricted residence park com mand unsurpassed views of the Pre sidio military reservation, a magnificent natural park, and the Golden gate. It is the desire of people to live •where fine views can be enjoyed. That has determined the location of the fine residence districts in all cities. It was the view obtainable from Rineon hill that made First and Harrison streets the first choice residence site in this city. It was the view the California street hill affords that mad* that the Xob hill of this city when the smok* and noise of manufacture and commerce forced the fine residences from Rineon hill. And the view is what has made Presidio heights the fine residence dis trict of today. It Is Interesting to note how the growth of this city has con tinually operated to force the fashion PROGRESS RAPID ON GRAND TRUNK Great Wave of Migration and Settlement in Advance of Railroad's Advent J. C. Spaulding. representative of the North Coaet land company, with offices in the Mills building, makes the fol lowing statement regarding the prog ress and settlement in the British northwest: "The construction of the Grand Trunk railway, which traverses central British Columbia, has been the signal for the opening up of the fertile sec tions through which tt passes. For half a century lack of transportation facilities placed this enormous fertile country far in the background as a possibility for profitable development. Today it has the call, a realization of it« worth from an agricultural point of view having come to the minds of those seeking territory along the route of the railway on which to settle. "In advance of the grading gangs of the railway buil.lers a stream of set tlers has penetrated this country. Hundreds of thousands of acres of the finest arable land in British Columbia have passed from the crown into the hands of individuals and companies, the former acquiring title by pre emption or purchase, the latter by purchase. The companies are engaged in colonization plans which are rapidly bearing fruit. By the time, the Grand Trunk Pacific railway is completed from the Rockies to Prince. Rupert an immense mileage will be flanked by a well settle J, productive, agricultural country. "This region has a climate well adapted for the maturing of the entire range of farm products common to the temperate zone; soil, rich and deep, new and strong; land, a long succes sion of natural meadows, poplar bot toms and low foothills, lightly tim bered when timbered at all. Such ; is a description In a general way common to the majority of these valley*. It applies with particular force to those sections lying along the main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway and those parts of the Llllooet, Cleanwat^r and Thompson rlv#r sections to be reacheJ by the Grand Trunk and Cana dian Northern railways. "Land, along the Fraser river and in the heart of these valleys, within reach of the various lines of the railroads where they pass from one to the other of these rich sections. Is destined to command attention, both from the standpoint of the speculator and the settler. If of good quality, the pres ent values of these lands are bound to advance sharply as the building of these railroads progresses." IMPROVEMENTS URGED IN SUNSET DISTRICT Sol Getz & Sons have completed *ome. extensive grading, from Twenty second to Twenty-fifth avenues and from I to X streets. Following up this ' important improvement" work the board of public works has been pe titioned by property owners to di rect the grading, sewering and paving of Twenty-seventh avenue, between H and J streets. The property on which the expense of the contemplated improvements would fall is at present a sand cov ered waste, but with paved and sew ered streets, would afford homesites for many persons. The construction of sewers In section C-2 ofthe North point main sewer sys tem lias been authorized ' by *t he super visors, at a cost, not to exceed $85,000. the expenses to be defrayed out of funds,,derlved from -. the V sale... of ll9o* Issue of sewer b'onfls.' ; ~, able residence district farther and far ther out. and always toward points that command .views of the water. Today there is a decided demand for marine~view residence property, and the price of such property *ias been-con tinually and consistently ' advancing, even during the otherwise depressed market that has existed during the last two years. Buyers have realized that such prop erty is becoming scarcer. Few. people desire to hold expensive land vacant when they have a pressing need for a home, and po the long frontages of marine view property have been rapidly adorned with beautiful homes until now what is not built upon is held by those who Intend building and will not consider selling. IX PRESIDIO HEIGHTS And so It is that the Presidio heights district is extending westward through the scenic strip that slopes northward from I^ake street to the Presidio wall. This Is the district that offers the greatest attraction to the home builder. The view is l*ss marred by evidences of city life than from any other portion *of thi» city. The outlook is westward and to the north toward the Marin county headlands and along the coast. In A the immediate foreground is the Presidio reservation, a great natural park. The whole environment is su burban and yet the running time on the electric cars is only 25 minutes from the heart of the business district to West Clay park. Another feature that has operated to the advatage of this entire district is the well paved condition of Lake street from First avenue out to Twenty-sev enth. This work is all of recent con struction and so is in splendid condi tion. Realizing the scenic beauty o,f this drive over the last street to the north, the supervisors have declared Lake street a boulevard. It is the intention to extend this street westward to con pect with the 145 acre park that is be ing developed by the city on the heights to the west. The new park extension that connects Golden Gate park with Lake street between Thir teenth and Fourteenth avenues is near completion and so a boulevard is formed that connects this district di rectly with the Golden Gate park as well as with the Presidio and Presidio heights. This district is therefore easily ac cessible and is due to experience a wonderful development and to become the choicest residence section of the city. In home building the peninsula is not behind the city. Burlingame ter race and Easton addition to Burlin game show many handsome new homes and picturesque surroundings and more are in process of construction. BUILDING LOANS SHOW SHRINKAGE Banks Disposed to Favor Home Builders, but Retrench on Speculative Construction The number of real estate mortgages put on record this week has been" large, though for the most part these loans were renewals. There is a general tendency among the banks to retrench on large build- Ing loans until after the next dividend paying day. Deposits are increasing at the savings banks, and if this con tinues there is a prdspect of a good many moderate sized loans being made for the building of homes and apart ments during the coming month. - . The 562.500 loan made by the Mutual savings bank to the .Association in vestment company on its property at Mason and Ellis streets was really a building loan for the completion of the new Y. M. C. A. building in Golden Gate avenue. The German savings-bank advanced $11,000 to Charles W. Haufe for build ing six flats in the west line of Larkin street, 27 feet south of Clay. The same bank loaned $3,000 to An nie I* Fox to build three flats in the north line of Sacramento street, 91 feet east of Jones. The German savings loaned $2,750 to Carrie G. Brown toward building an $8,000 residence on lot 24 in West Clay park. The $5,000 loan made by the Italian- American bank to Mary R. Rock was to pay .for construction .of three flats of five rooms each recently completed in the north line. of Fulton street, '7o feet west of Willard. The French-American bank loaned $€,000 to Marcel Nouaux' to build six flats in the south line of Seventeenth street, S5 feet east of Capp. Th« German savings bank loaned $53,000 to Frederick Hess to complete payment on a large apartment house juet finished in the south side of Cali fornia street at the corner of Joyce. The total cost of the building was $75,000. V.'vi: ' ' The $65,000 loan by the Hibernia bank to Lillian D. Powers on property in the north line of Geary street, 160:5 feet east of Stockton, 22x120, was a renewal. The $9,000 loan by the same bank to H. P. and E. T. Sophey on the north west corner of Eighteenth and Folsom streets for one year at s \k per cent was a renewal. ; The $16,500 loan, of the Hiimboldt savings bank to A. Goodman on prop erty in the south line of Geary street, 150 feet east of Franklin, 97x120, was a renewal. . •- The $10,000 loan'by the German sav ings bank to James R. Carrick. in ''the southeast line of Branhan street, ; 366 feet southwest of Fifth, on.irregular lot 40x250. was a straight loan on im proved property. ~ Moßt of the other loans recorded during the week in excess., of $5,000 were renewals. LARGE BUILDING ON LAND SOLD BY MRS. VANDERBILT The building which wllpbe erected on the land recently sold "by "Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, at the corner of Da vis and Commercial, willlbe a "class 'C structure, ,of three -"stories >n<T base ment, one of the best in that vicinity. Part - of /the building: has; already; been leased to a. manufacturing' concern through C.H.Hirst'a office. • ' ;~.The. next -best thing to>belng .; rich is'tobave people think^you'are. ..". THE S^N ; FRANCISCO 'CALL, SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 19, 1910. NEW HOMES IN POTRERO DISTRICT First of Series of Pretty Cot« tages in Mississippi Street to Be Begun at Once Oscar Heyman & Brother are building complete modern four room and bath bungalows in Mississippi street near Twentieth In the Potrero district. The cottages are to be built with a gable room and are all a uniform distance from the street line. They are, to he complete in every respect, having 1 ar tistic brick mantels, full line of plumb ing, gas and electricity and high base ments... s.; \u25a0!••?.\u25a0-;"; ' - t'.v '--\u25a0'\u25a0' \i- '\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 These homes* are to, be sold on the monthly payment plan, equal to rent now being' asked \u25a0 for similar homes. The locality is desirable.? inasmuch as climatic conditions are favorable. - .;>• It is" the intention of -Oscar Heyman & Brother to bultd from 20 to 30 of these places in tho* Potrero as the de mand warrants. : ; \u25a0. ; WHY NOT OWN a beautiful modern- home, all com- plete, in a properly restricted resi- dence district, where lvalues are my creasing; by; paying; us s just a por- tion down and balance less than rent. '\u25a0 v" '~J ' . ;..\u25a0•:••. ':'\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 "^ - SEE>: Richmond Heights At K)th Aye., arid B St.. ; The . Homer Place Beautiful. urbanArealty IMPROVEMENT CO; HOMEIBUILDERS They own' the land,' design and con-, struct the buildirigs "and ; deliver, the : finished product direct ; to you withf) out 'the 1 ! middle man's] profit. ; TheyJ carry loans, only on"; property; theyj improve —no other improved so^ well. •-^ •' " "_ . ." , : \u25a0 '\u25a0'.: t \u25a0- Call : or.: send' your; name. ; JOSEPH-A? LEONARD, Manager, 1 LARGE NEW HOTEL FOR SAN RAFAEL SAN RAFAEL, Nov. 18.— The demand for a modern hotel since the close of the popular Hotel Rafael : has caused Dr. Samuel Saalsber^r, a resident of San Rafael, with offices in San Francisco, to lay plans for the erection of a four story building in the central portlon^of the town in Fourth street. The phy sician has purchased a lot for a large liotel and purposes to install every mod ern convenience in tlie hostelry. Work on the foundations will commence early in the new year, when the, architect's plans and specification are completed. I TIE OIliY INDUSTRY f: THE BACKBONE OF ; AGRICULTURAL PROSPERITY— \u25a0\u25a0 I THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY IRRIGATION CO., I WILLOWS^ CALIFORNIA t \- \u25a0 • \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"-\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' "• /' --. \u25a0\u25a0-"•\u25a0- <-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• ;-..•\u25a0. v .\u25a0-\u25a0- '.•.-\u25a0 *:\u2666 Invites your attention -to the Most Perfect. Irrigation ?. - , System of jMoclern Times in I GLENN and GQLUSACOUNTIES * The very heart of the famous I SACRAMENTO VALLEY % where every "condition makes for 'the greatest", yield . *•\u2666 4of butter fat at the lowest cost. Where the soil, the * water supply and the climate is all that, could' be: r , *t wished for, Alfalfa yielding? to -12 tons to the acre X and silage corn 25 to ; 3o\tbns: A\ r here; : too, oranges, ?\- "peaches,; prunes, ; -grapes, walnuts.r almonds and ALL ;?I. OTHERxCROPS/growing \u25a0in California make; corfe-: fj: ' •'. Ispondingiy big^vields./ v 1 $125 per Acre withvperpetu^ t 'ONLY $15 PER ACRE CASH^THE BALANCE IN . !==lo ANNUAL [HSTALLMENtS===— IV A Ly E AND OPPORTUNITY \u2666C'; both the best to be. found : any \yhere. If 'you can't t come and investigate now, ivVrite > At": Once for Literature. Isacrlmento TO I . '\u25a0 H S:l '&<"]\u25a0 ' '.' v. / \u2666V • 412 Mnrket S<fp*«. : 1506'CentVal-Bldif.V I 345:Fonr<l» Avenrie. j 265 I.nSnllp St.,' •!\u2666 San: Francisco. Cal. | 1.0« 3 A nKele»,\Cal. I^Plttsburß, Perm. I Chlcaso,_lll. . ;., VALLEY PRODUCTS LARGE AND VARIED Samples Exhibited in Market Street Belong to Temperate and Semitropic Zones Professor El wood Mead of the United States agricultural department in a re cent report to the government said: \u25a0Within a radius of five miles in the Sacramento valley I saw every product of the temperate and semi tropic zones which I could call to mind. Apples and oranges grew side by side, as did oak and al mond trees. There were olives k from the south and cherries from/ the north; a date palm . seemed • equally •- at ' home with an alfalfa meadow; figs' and tokay grapes • were apparently in their element, as were fields of wheat and barley or rows of Indian corn, some of the stalks'of which measure 15 feet in .-height. :, A full verification of this report may be had by. Viewing the. products shown in tho windows of the sales agents of the Sacramento Valley irrigation com pany at their new location, 412 Market street. In one of their windows you will jfind a magnificent exhibit of al falfa; broom and Indian corn, while In the other they have displayed a great variety of fruits and vegetables just as they came from the farms on this great irrigation project. All the different varieties of citrus fruits, the orange, the Wonder lemon that grows from 16 to 20 inches in cir cumference; the ordinary and the seed less lemons, the grapefruit or pomelo, are displayed amid a profusion of ap ples of different varieties, pears, grapes, - raisins, watermelons, the fam ous casaba or winter muskmelon, fcpiinces, persimmons, pomegranates, olives, quinces, pumpkins, Egyptian and kafflr corn, together with a great variety of vegetables, such as cucum bers, carrots, potatoes, beets, parsnips, cabbages, red and green peppers, arti chokes and eggplant. Besides there is a varied display of walnuts, peanuts and almonds. All the products shown were grown in this country of wonderful produc tiveness and possibilities. SALES CONTINUE GOODS AT MUIR WOODS PARK Lapochet & Co. report the sale of 18 lots in Muir Woods park subdivision No. 22 last Sunday. The demand con tinues and the prospect Is for a con tinued sale throughout the remainder of the season. Many who _ purchased in the first subdivision are now adding to their land holdings in this vicinity by. picking up choice lots In the new addition. \u25a0:.-;*'\u25a0. : ,-.''n2,V-' What an awkward angel the-average man would make! \u25a0 , ".St PULLMAN SHOPS TO BE DUPLICATED Foundationsßeing Laid for An other Set of Buildings Near Present Site The Pullman , car shops at Pullman, near Richmond, are to be among th« , finest examples . J of mod»rn factory j architecture and equipment in the , world. . ; . • ' " * , '' The entire plant will be run. by elec- , tricity,' thus doing away with the ; smoke and dust so objectionable in > most factory districts. The buildings \u25a0 are concrete and fireproof and are said to have cost more than a quarter of a 1 million dollars to construct. In addition 'to the present plant, which is practically completed, the Pullman company has decided: io erect duplicate buildings of a capacity equal to the factory that is now ready for i occupancy. The foundations of these additional buildings are now being ; laid, and it is expected that they will b« ready for machinery by the time the < first buildings have been equipped and are in running order. At: present It "looks as If Pullman were destined to be a city of from 6,000 to 8,000 people. The car shops will em- i ploy from 1,500 to 2,000 men, while j dependent enterprises, such as stores, laundries, barber shops, hotels, etc., • will employ at least 500 .more. In all probability developments will be rapid and in the first two or three years much the same as they were at Point Richmond following the comple tion of the Standard oil works, when lots sold at $500 and $600 af" subdivi sion sales were resold for $6,000 and $8,000. One of the^ choicest of these Pull man properties is the tract adjacent to the works, called "Pullman Park." This property Mas recently put upon the market by Baldwin &. Howell, with the result that more than $80,000 worth of lots were sold the first week. Pullman Park Is being. improved by graded streets, macadamized full width, curbs, cement sidewalks, and water mains down every street. This work is being rushed to completion with all possible haste, and, weather permitting, should be finished within 60 days. This will make the.property among the most attractive of the dis trict, which, coupled with its proxim ity to the factory, should result In its immediate selection by the Pullman employes for their homes. "There Is nothing in Pullman that will appeal, to the men as a place to live as much as Pullman Park." said J. E. Green of Baldwin & Howell. "The fact that it adjoins the factory, en abling men to save carfare and to go home to lunch, will strongly impress ! them. Another feature in its favor is the fact that the property has been laid out systematically and with uni formity. All of the sidewalks In front of every lot are alike; the streets, curbs, etc., are regular; there is a good slope to the tract; and, in fact, it is as near perfect, as far as general appearance is concerned, as it could possibly be. "We are selling lots as low as $500 and $600 each, which price includes all street work. 4 "Furthermore, we sell all lots, on easy terms, so there is no excuse for anyone missing the opportunity. Pull man has a great future and those who get in on ground floor prices are going to make money." City Attorney Long has been author ized by the supervisors to institute proceedings to condemn certain land in v block 259. . South San Francisco homestead and railroad association, re quired as an additional area for the Burnett school. . \ pffift rT^ tSm 9cr \u25a038n£2f9 * mmm SB Ku <Em ER P3 fit la 3 tjyf BHbBBv JHr Jk Blßßu^ t i fit IB ilshH9 K9 FpV Takes you from' your A work in the city to your home in the EASTON ADDITIONS to Burlingame. Away from the noise, the fog, the congestion of the big city to the comfort, the freedom, the milder climate of the Peninsula. You can't reach your home out at the park in better time; you can't ride in such comfort. . EAJSTON* is really a part of San Francisco.. It is closer, than the Richmond or Parkside districts; much closer than the crossbay towns. It has every city improvement— streets, curbs, sidewalks, trees, sewers, telephones, lights, schools, stores, churches-^-all except factories, with their noise and smoke. Eastonis growing now— lN THE WINTER MONTHS —and it will grow faster. Money invested in an Easton home will always be a good asset. People who have looked over every tract on both sides of the bay. have bought at *EASTQN. NO FOG NO FERRIES You can visit Easton any time— rain or shine. Easton is nor merely a "fair weather* proposition. Take the 10:40, "11 :40 a. m. or"2:05 p. m. train, or San Mateo electric cars. Transfer good from any part of city. ' TO BURUNGAMEj- ,; ; F. JL RODGEF^General Agehl, Mills BnMng/San^uuicjj TRACT IN MILL VALLEY IS SOLD Extensive Development Planned in the Famous Sfiriners Canyon District "William A. Marcus, who 13 associated with ' the "Western metropolis national bank, and son of Morris Marras.' the wholesale. grocer of tho firm of Foster & Co., sold this, week his three acre tract In Lovell avenue, MlllValley. to a San Franciscan. This tract, lying: on the sunny southerly slope of Mount Tamalpais, commands a view of the whole length of "Mill vallpy. v -wtth tho bay rrnfl islands In the distance. it Is n»»ar th«* homes of such promi nent San Franciscans as Dr. Adolph Barkan. Edward M. Brown, J; L- Hawks of th*» Bank of California and Ernest S. Simpson. All the places in the neighborhood have large ground 3 of three to seven acres. Shriner's canyon will soon lose Its primeval character and be cut up Into spacious and beautiful home sites. a<s- i. cording to the plans of the Go«tzman realty company, which recently a,c nuired the property from J. Fred Schlingman. Their plans for develop ment include the building of sewers, scenic roads and the setting aside of park spaces to beautify with landscape gardens. L-.'^-^Vt"'. PER ACRE Balance in Five Annual Payments. FORT GEORGE FJM LIDS Rich soil — mild climate — no ex- tremes — no irrigation necessary. " These lands are very near Fort George, the center of railroad ac- tivity in British Columbia, and are Investment Buy For particulars and prices -write North Coast Land Co., Ltd,, Vancouver, B. C. CAPITAL. 5730. CCO. J. C. SPAITUDIXG, SelHnsc Afcent. 560 Mill* Bids., San Francisco.