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REAL ESTATE AMD FINANCIAL SECTION
VAN NESS AVENUE FAST GROWING INTO GREAT AUTOMOBLE THOROUGHFARE
PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE EXPOSITION GROUNDS TAKEN FROM LARKIN AND FILBERT STREETS, SHOWING HOW LARGE AREA HAS BEEN CLEARED AND FILLED IN. THE SERVICE BUILDING NOW
UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND THE SITES OF SOME OF THE STATE AND FOREIGN BUILDINGS.
1912 SURPASSES BUILDING
RECORD OF 1911 BY $2,562371
Xo. Building;
Permit* —Valuation—
1911. 1912. 1911. 1912.
January , 3.54 41S »1,6«7.e0s fi.870,617
Hebrnary , 416 .114 1,455,824 1,764.252
~ prU «"«7 BBS 1,882,158 1.916.c.'»
** ay «g 557 1.025,847 2.22JMJU-*
J . u ™ e 535 514 1,954,501 2.054.542
V uly Bin R7rt 2,134.470 2.452,72.%
Angruet BM eU 2.139.00.'. 1.050,502
514 544 1,634,048 1.783.145
October 522 ,-,«;• 1.225.892 1 72" 8«0
Flret three weeks of November... 3.W 400 1,213,41« 1.497,43.8
Total '."3» 1X1*35443
Oainn of 1912 over 1911—Xo. of permit*, 208; valuation. $2,562,371.
Building; operations in San Francisco this year continue to show
substantia! snlns over last year, as the season advances.
Vp to the em! of the first three weeks of November the increase in
the number of building; permits issued is 298, with an increase In valua
tion of 92.562,371.
Main Approach to Exposition Already Feels Impetus of \
Traffic Movement to North Side of City and
Construction Is Seen Everywhere
Van Xess avenue is now experiene
a buildinsr boom. Apartment houses
I automobile stores and garages are
going up thickly all the way from Sut
ter street to California.
This building movement is due partly
to its naturally good situation for
motor car showrooms and partly
to the fact that Van Ness avenue is
the main approach to the exposition.
From this time forward a steadily
increaadne tr»ffic will flow through
this great croestown boulevard to the
northern end of the city.
The building of motor car garages
and ehowTooms is the most pronounced
feature of Van Xess avenue's growth
at the present time.
At the southeast corner of Van Meat
avenue and Sutter street a three etory
building will be erected for the Win* j
ton Motor Car company, S. G. Chapman
and the Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply
company.
At the northeast corner of Van Ness
avenue and Bush street the Firestone
Tire and Rubber company and the Con
solidated Motor Car company will
fsbare a new four holding that;
will run a half block up the avenue. !
In Van Ness avenue 25 feet south of
Kueh street the Cosby Motor Car com
pany wiU have a three story structure.
The Speedwell company will have a!
three story building in the west line
of Van Ness avenue,, south of Califor
nia street, and Don Lee will occupy a
four story building at the northwest
corner of California street and Van
Ness avenue, while at the northeast
corner the B. Stewart Automobile com
pany has Just closed a deal for a lot j
60x108 feet on. which they will erect a;
three story building.
At Van Ness and Cedar avenues the 1
LARGE LOANS ARE MADE
ON CITY REAL ESTATE
Transaction Involves Acqui
sition of Market Street
Lot by Hales
images on city real estate reached
a higher level this week than for sev
weeka past. The largest trans
iS a mortgage of $475,000,
t -"'<■■ Brothers, Inc., to the
estat» of Da\-id R. Jones, with the Mer- ]
pantile Trust company as trustee. The
property involved was the store for
occupied by Hale Brothers in the
south Bide of Market street, 7S feet
•ast of Sixth, lot 98x170.
This transaction was %-irtual!y a sale
of the land by the Jones estate to Hale
Brothers. The land had been held
under a lease with option of purchasing
at the rate of $4,000 a foot for the Mar
ket street frontage and about $1,000 a
foot for the Stevenson street frontage.
Hale Brothers already own the build
ing, ' property now stands in
their duw of the other loans of
the w< ■ follows:
The German Savings bank made a building loan
of $10,000 to J. Anderson u> erect residences in
■' Seventeenth s;T<-:nn<>. on property
"i> fppt Boa Us of Anna street and covering about
30 lots.
The Hibernia bank made a building loan of
$2O,CKJO to J. B. Duggan to erect stores aDd lots
m the cast side of Stenart street, 45 feet south
east of Mission, ma a lot 45x137 :G.
The Hibernla bank made a straight loan of
57.3,0<)0 t<! Um> Warehouse Investment company
improved property at the south cornf-r of
Towsaend and Recoad streets.
The Pacific States Savings and !>an society
mad« a building ioan of $]."i."iion tr» .T. Paeqaaletti
i ai'»rtments at the wmiliwc-si cora*- vf
•k and Gre«'ij (<trpete, on a lot 88*100.
'He Barings Union tant loaned $15,000 to tlie
United Motors company are erecting a !
three story building.
This concentration of motor car firms j
in the northern part of Van Ness avenue ;
had its beginning about two years ago. \
when 11. O. Harrison Co., the Peerless
representatives-, had the handsome four j
story structure built at the northeast j
corner of Post street. The Oldsmobile i
took half of the Peerless building.
Another pioneer in upper Van Ness j
avenue were the Cuyler Lee people, who
built at the northeast corner of Jackson j
street and Van Ness avenue.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber com
pany and the Simplex Mercer company
then took «. two story building at the
northwest corner of Sutter street,
i The Fisk Rubber company then con
tracted for a two story building in the
west sMfl of the avenue south of Pine
: street. A row of one story garages was
J built at the southeast corner of Van Ness
avenue and Pine street. The Steams,
Warren. Hallowell and Prest-O-Lite
J companies took these stores. Then
came the new group of automobile
j buildings now under construction.
The Franklin automobile company has
j recently taken the old Gump store in the
J south side of California street between
, Van Ness avenue and Polk street, and
uiil remodel it for their purposes.
Among the new apartments in Van Ness
i avenue, the largest is the eight story,
concrete structure at the northwest cor
ner of Busli street, which is well along
toward completion.
A handsome brick apartment house of
five stories is being built at the north
east corner of Van Ness and Fern ave
nues, next to the Scottish Rite hall.
In three or four months, when all these
i new buildings are completed Jn upper
jVan Ness avenue, the street will present
'a very finished and busy appearance.
' R- Jordan Estate company to bnilrl apartment* In
tbf fcotith «ido of street, lrt« feet
past of StPiner, on a lot 50x12".
I , The Frpnoh-Amrriran bank made a buiMinj?
\ham Ot $22,060 to C. \f. Magondi* to erect a
. note] in thf smith side of Jackson *rn*et, 107 feet
wp«t of MnntgocDPrr. on a lot .iOxTS.
Tho Sevinps Union bank loaned $25,000 to Mary
<«sy to ponstrort stores with rooms above at th»
wr-st corner nf Fourth ami Minna streets on a
10l 86x75.
' .c7l"L HlhPrnia baDk m * d, * ■ building loan of
$Ro,(Hio to ShTPTe & Go, to er«t a factory build
inpat. thp south corner of Bryan and Zoe "streets.
Tnp ( ajifornta Pa<»ifi<- Title T.rnpany tnadp two
loans, on* of $30,000 and the othpr of $12,125, to
C. A. Stanton and W. r>. to erect
automobile btitWings on two adjoining lots, on*
bHng in thr w*et sldf of Van Ness arenup .»
feel north nt Pin.* strrpt. 65x155, and thp other
in thf north gfd«* of Mne strppt, 12« feet west of
van Km avenue. 87x137:8.
POR SALE
...3 ELEGANT HOUSES...
6 roopis, garage and all other modern and up to date
improvements, just completed and extra well con
structed.
At $1,000 Less
AND ON MUCH EASIER TERMS than any prop
erty has ever been offered in Sunset District. Own
ers will be on premises
SUNDAY, THE IST, AFTER 10 A. M.
13th Avenue, Near Lincoln Way
An honest investigation of our offer simply means
that three happy families will spend a merry Xmas
in their own homes.
11 nrsJiP wVLL
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912.
578811 WORTH OF LOIS
SOLD IN TEN WEEKS
Demand for Residence Sites
in Forest Hill Surpasses
All Expectations
7n August of this year the Xewell-
Murdoch company, the real estate com
pany that made Thousand Oaks the
beauty spot of the Berkeley hills, came
to San Francisco and acquired one of
the choicest portions of Sutro fnre.st,
consisting: of 250 acres, or practically 80
city blocks of sloping hillside property
at the junction of Seventh avenue and
Dewey boulevard, two blocks from the
end of the Ninth avenue car line.
Mark Daniels, the wpII known land
scape engineer, was then engaged to
prepare this property in a similar
manner to that of the high class resi
dent sections on the east side of the
hay. Winding boulevards were laid out
to follow the graceful contours of the
hills: small parks and grass plats were
placed throughout the property and the
terraced sidewalks with a million
bright geraniums in the parking strips.
Artistic embellishments taken from
suggestions obtained in the beautiful
residence parks in the eastern cttjee
and Europe were added. One Sower
urn~in the south entrance measures IS
feet across. ,
The first opening announcement of
this property appeared in the daily
papers of San Francisco August 1* and
the property proved a success from the
start. The first 10 days $178,000 worth
of property was sold to home builders
and in 10 weeks time the total sales
amounted to $700,000.
These residence sites in nearly every
instance have been sold to people who
wanted a home among the trees and
flowers, but wou\d not go across the
bay, give up their interests in the San
Francisco social life or lose their vote.
H Open for inspection—A Corner I
I Spanish Renaissance Residence
I IN WEST CLAY PARK
H A conservatory 20 feet by 10 Above is the guest room, 27 feet
» feet connects through French by 18 feet, with bath and a pergola
fl| doors with the living-room, which roof garden 2B feet by 19 feet over-
Hl is 23 feet by 20 feet. The break- looking the incomparable view of
Hj fast-room and dining-room extend Presidio, the outer bay and moun-
B across the full front of the house. tains beyond.
B a . 1° addition there are five ser-
B s a n walnut and jenescro panels
■ and beams, oak floors, beautiful The hot * se is equipped with a
H tapestry wall coverings and hand- vacuum cleaning plant, room-to-
B some Colonial fixtures and hard- room telephones, furnace and hot
H ware complete the richness of this water system. There are six large
B floor. open fireplaces. The baths are
B tiled in white and gold. There is
2 Two front chambers 17 feet by a g ara B e -
B 13 feet, in mahogany and with Motor out Lake street to West
B bath; a side chamber 12 feet square Clay Park, or take No. 1 car on
B opening to the morning sun; and Sutter street to Twenty-second
B the main room, 27 feet by 15 feet, avenue. This house is" in course of
B with private bath and shower, and construction and can be finished to
H view porch, compose the second suit purchaser. There are three
B . floor. This entire floor is in se- other residences for sale at from
B lected hardwood finish. $18,000 to $25,000 similarly finis Tied.
I LYON & HOAG, 660 MARKET STREET
Forest Tli II was their first oppor-
I tunity of having such a home in the
city were their business was located.
This property is located geographi
cally in the center of the San Fran
cisco residence section. The Laguna
Honda station and the western portal
of the Twin peaks tunnel are located
in Forest Hill. The tunnel trains will
land the residents of Forest Hill in
the downtown district of San Fran
cisco in 12 to 15 minutes.
Forest Hill has proven to the real
estate operators that the people of
this cosmopolitan city want homes just
tli'- same as those in any other city if
they had something: desirable to offer
to them. Forest Hill is a long: felt
want.
EXPOSITION GROUNDS NOW
SCENE OF GREAT ACTIVITY
Service Building Nearing Completion, Machinery Palace
to be Started Early Next Year and Great Lagoon
in Front of Art Museum Being Dredged
The panoramic photograph of the
exposition grounds, reproduced on this
page, shows the progress made in pre
paring the site for the great buildings
that are soon to be erected.
This view was taken from the cor
ner of Larkin and Filbert streets. In
the foreground is Van Ness avenue,
which will be the main approach to
the grounds. The amusement conces
sions will all be grouped at the easterly
end of the exposition area.
The service building, the first to be
started, nearly opposite Fillmore street,
is about half constructed.
The machinery building will be the
next structure to be erected. Th» site
is near the service building and covers
NEW ASTORIA HOTEL TO
BE OPENED IN BUSH ST.
Well Known Hotel Man
Takes Lease of Structure
in Grant Avenue
The hotel building at the northwest
corner of Grant avenue and Bush street
has been leased by Hannah Keesing to
the McDermott Hotel company, a corpo
ration composed of local hotel men, and
will be opened for business December 1.
,H will be known as the Astoria hotel.
3"he lease runs for a period of five
years, at a total rental of $42,120. The
prices of rooms will be very moderate,
and the hotel will be operated on the
European plan.
McDermott, whose name the corpora
tion bears, was for many years associ
ated with the Palace hotel and l±*°r
with the St. Francis hotel. Of late yo»»M
he has been associated with several
hotel men in local hotel enterprises.
GEARY ST. LOT IS RESOLD
Rhine & Co. report having sold for ,
the second time In the last «0 days a
lot 65:9x137:6 feet at the southwest
corner of Geary and Leavonworth
streets. T>. Schwabacher purchase^
an area of 367 by 967 feet. Contracts
will be let in a few weeks and con
struction will be started early next
year.
The other exhibit palaces, numbering
14 In all, will extend west of Fillmore
street to Baker. These will be the
tallest and most imposing exposition
buildings ever erected.
The great lagoon in front of the art
palace is now being dredged. It front a
on Baker street.
The foreign nations buildings will be
on the rising ground of the Presidio,
above the state buildings. Japan,
Sweden, Portugal, China and Canada
have already j selected their sitp.«.
Near by will be the colonial buildings
of the Philippines and Hawaii.
this property from A. Michalltschke.
through the agency of Rhine & Co.,
about 30 days ago for $68,000 and has
now resold the lot to the Peninsular
Realty corporation at a substantial ad
vance.
Market St. Lot
A fine turn for you here—
nearly 34 feet on Market street,
running through to rear street
a double-frontage lot in coming
locality. Price only $25,000.
Large
Subdivision
at a sacrifice price—a large
profit assured. Thirteen larg
lots—some on Union street, m>?
far from business Oix/et. You
can buy this at $32,000 Let us
talk this over with you
Jackson St.
Horns
A very commodious home of
9 rooms. 2 baths, etc.; lot nearly
*4 feet front. House fitted with
modern conveniences. Price
only $13.000 —opposite a holding
recently sold for over $300 a
toot and to be highly improved
with palatial home.
Pickup
Here is property worth $10
a foot that we can sell for !cs.
than $80 a foot. All street an.!
sidewalk work done—Gearv
street, in good locality. Price
$4.2 so—worth $5,400 today!
Executor's
=Sale ==
Following three properties
must be sold to close |
an Estate: |
930,000 —Corner on 3rd Street
near Howard; 30 foot
frontage: ground rental
$140.00 per month (aver
age). I
$10,000 —Howard near 6th Street;
desirable building lot,
60x90. i
$10,000 —Valencia near 22nd: lot
P.4:4x125: splendid busi
ness holding. Present
improvements of nomi
nal value. >
Kerner & Eisert
41 Montgomery Street j
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