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Residential Sections Also Being Improved With Fine
Class of Homes and Outlook is for Greatest
V ear of Progress in City's History
LAND, ."tan. JO.—The first few
days i x year hold out a prom
ise of a brilliant 12 months in build
ing in Oakland and the east bay cities,
aii'l thi realty dealers are jubilant over
bright prospects.
Immediately after the close of the
holidays business began picking up,
ss It was hoped, and the year 1913 is
well on its way with a clear field. The
whirlwind finish of the old year 1912
has given rise to anticipation of an
other year of progress and an even bet
ter one, as there are several different '
districts which have Just began to pick
up and which are bound to gain with
rapid strides during the next few
The most noticeable of these districts
a that bounding , the new city hall,
where already wonderful progress In
building and improvement has been
made. All about the handsome
new municipal building property
has begun to look up, and the opening
of Washington street through to San
Pablo avenue will lend this movement
Another such section is that about
the new Hotel Oakland, where the new
hostelry has given life to hitherto dead
property, and which bids to realize
rapid growth from now on. There is
an undoubted movement of the same
kind out Broadway, Telegraph and San
Pablo avenues. The erection of flats
about Lake Merritt and the building
of the bridge at 'the foot of Eighth
Ftreet is expected to give a new lease
to Eighth street from Broadway east,
and numerous improvements in the
district soutli of Twelfth street In
Broadway and Washington street in
dicate that that portion of the city is
to be given long needed attention.
Piedmont building record for 1912
differs from probably any other in the
United States, in that every permit is
for either a dwelling or a garage.
Permits for the year total $401,200, but
the building cost runs far above this
exceeding the half million
The reason for tho buildings fur the
being exclusively dwellings is
uilding restrictions placed on the
property by the principal owners and
developers—Wiekham Havens Inc. —
provide that no business structures can
be erected at any point in their large
The amount of building in propor
tion to population is probably larger
than in any community in the United
States. According to the census of
l»10, Piedmont had 1,700 population,
anr] its present population is probably
not much over 2,000. This gives a
ng cost per individual of $200.
One of the most charming of the
numerous fine residences now ap
proaching completion in Piedmont, and
especially in the Crocker tract and
Crocker Highlands section, is the resi
dence of Mrs. A. L. Elsey in Ashmont
■venue. Thte residence, designed by
C. W. McCall, contains a living room
of the magnificent proportions of 24x30
feet, with vaulted ceilings 12 feet
high and walls finished with carved
pilasters, between which is silk dam
ask. The dining room and den are
finished in eastern quarter sawed oak
with a solid panel ceiling. Exteriorly
the combination of terra cotta and
white medusa rf-ment produces a
charming effect. In order to take ad
vantage of the wonderful view from
<'rocker Highlands, where the house is
situated, the living room has a series
of French windows extending almost
its entire length, overlooking a sunken
tiled court with a lily pond and Pom
peiian benches.
This beautiful residence adjoins that
if John F. Conners and is near the
-. of Arthur Breed, Wallace Alex-
Wiggißton freed, Samuel Tay
unes K. Mofflt, William H. Bar
bour, Louis Titus and others in the
Crocker Highlands district.
In the letting of a contract by the
pSrk commission for the construction
of an ornamental reinforced concrete
boat landing and pergola at the end
of the northeastern arm of Lake Mer
ritt another big step has been taken in
the scheme for the beautincation of
the lake section. The improvement will
Wβ have for sale two of the
choicest business corners in
North of Market Street sec
tion. Both on prominent
thoroughfares which are rap
idly forging ahead. $40,000
cash will handle one. Less
than $75,000 will buy the
other. Don't miss these op
portunities. For particulars
Sol<- Agents ."> Montgomery St.
10, 20, 40 Acre Farms
14,000 Acres of River Bottom
Land Just Subdivided
Tlie richest kind of sediment land nlnnß tlrt S.i<rainente river.
Not overflow- land. Will raise six CUtttogß of alfalfa without irri
gation. Best of fruit land in the State. The soil Ik especially g-ood
for prunes, pears, potatoes, alfalfa, hops-, . sufrar. beets and truck
letting , . In a word, it is river sediment land, and that means the
You can pay the purchase price in a few years from what you
kiow. Land that pays for itself —that's the kind.
Open for BSl« this week.
Always an advantage in petting rholce. A book full ef
pictures an.j information sent free on request.
Prices and firms the. very lowept.
consulting architect of the boar,] of
park commissioners, and the work will
be commenced at once. In the center
of the landing: will be a fountain and
■pergolas will orH.-tc-rl It ear'
of thp fountain. The etraetur* will be
in tho form of a following
tbe shore line.
An important sale, and one indicat
ing the northward trend of the busi
ness district, is that of the southeast
' corner of Sixteenth street and San
Pablo avenue t>3 r A. J. Snyder, J. F.
Carlston and C. L. Hoffman to Dr. R
L. Dew for a consideration of $625,000.
The former owners recently purchased
the property from the Butters estate
for a sum of $500,000. The property
Is 165 feet in San Pablo avenue, on
which it faces, and 151 feet in Six
teenth street.
The completion of the new station of
the Southern Pacific company at Six
teenth street has broken that section
into the realty activity, as is seen In
the announcement of the construction
in the immediate future of a $40,000
hotel building at a site directly oppo
site the depot plaza. The property is
owned by Joseph B. Coryell, a San
Francisco capitalist, and has been
leased for a period of 10 years at a
total rental of $60,000 by W. R. Brack
ett and George. J. Croll. The new
structure will have a frontage of 115
feet in Wood street and of 50 feet in
Sixteenth street.
The building will be of two stories
in height, in the Mission style, con
taining besides the lobby on the ground
floor a cafe, barber shop and restau
rant The architect of the hotel is Her
bert B. Maggro and the contract for
construction has been let to Charles
W. Gompertz. The stores on the ground
floor have already been subleased. The
transaction was put through by Charles
F. fugh of the firm of McHenry & Kai
ser. It is expected that the building
of the hostelry will give an added zest
to the realty life in the neighborhood.
Kxtensive improvements have been
made by the C. A. Smith Lumber com
pany on the land they recently acquired
from the Western Pacific company at
the foot of Peralta street on the estu
ary. A 400 foot slip Is being con
structed, 60 feet in width, with a full
length dock 300 feet in width. This
improvement will be ready for the ac
commodation of vessels by the first
part of the coming month- -The
grounds back of the slip and docks are
500 by 1,000 feet in dimensions, or
about 10 acres. The lumber yard and
docks of the company will be fitted
with two immense electric cranes mov
ing on a trolley, with a capacity of
eight tons. This will give a facility
for handling , 2,000,00j[> feet of lumber
in 12 hours.
In accordance with their policy to
make Havenscourt, the great new resi
dence tract in the Foothill boulevard
district, one of the prettiest places for
If ESS i»yaTj i j?
On Gough and Hayes street —
Should be improved with
building of store and flats,
which would return excellent
income; on Have's street,
running through to rear
street; 25x120 feet, at only
$9,000, which can remain at
6 per cent if purchaser will
build. (2567>
Tn center of what is to be the
business center of Richmond
—Size, 32:6x100 feet, with all
work done on Geary St.;
price, 1 $1,000. (2417)
A nice residence of 9 rooms #
and 2 baths, hardwood floors,
all conveniences, marine
view, la select PRESIDIO
HEIGHTS neighborhood; lot
nearly 34 feet frontage; price
only $13,000. (2659)
On equity of $9,250 —A close
downtown investment that
you will find extremely diffi
mt to equal; if an investment
appeals to you, look into this
at once. Price, $14,750; only
$r*.250 required.
a home in the west. Wickham Havens
Incorporated report that they have
planted flowers and shrubs to the ex
tent of many thousands in the parks
and park spares and along the boule
vards. It is expected that by spring
liavenscourt will present a scene of
unrivaled beauty.
Of daffodils alone, 2,000 bulbs have
been put in place, and rose bushes, in
cluding such varieties as the Caroline
Testout, La France, Kaiserin Augusta
Victoria, Liberty and others, have been
placed in long rows along Foothill
boulevard and Havenscourt boulevard.
The soil in Havenscourt consists of
rich, dark loam with jupt enough i
H\4lll TUP til f E. J. HENDERSON |
AAAULAJI AIIv |*£laAvP V&K#Wr MM igr" —**&> First National Bank Building, Oakland, Calif. I
and I will tell you how as little as $5 a month will put you in immediate send me your booklet and folder full
. ri» i • ii, °f pictures and views in Richmond Annex; also 1
possession of a choice building site in Richmond Annex, near the new information as to how
*o aaa nnn I O i. " $ 10 GIVES A CAPITAL OF $1,000
$2,000,000 Inner Harbor.
My Name
I will also show you why so many people are getting rich in Rich- Address
mond. The facts I will give you prove conclusively that , I
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HOW tO RsdCh Every Purchaser Receives
FHov SA>' FRAVCISCO—Take Key sk '\|M \ 1 .
Route noat an,] Piedmont Train and K et ' % '^^' complette ?anUary sewer System,
off at Fortieth and San Pablo avenue—■ iWfy•ItpWHL with outlets, oiled macadam paved
«>r Southern Paeifle broadenuse and — ~ ,»„»,.,»,. .
California Loop Train to Fifty-ninth curbs, concrete gutters, ce
nnd San rabio avenne—Take "Rh-h- H Iff ITfffe 13 s TT V/"*? TS> Cf TrV!f\ A "\f <**BB&9S®, ment sidewalks, water mains, storm
Pablo ta a 810 FREE EXCURSIOIN SUNDAY sewers W »th catch basins, and shade
SSiSctoJ to n ?^%o ß u%T: t a the a co k un?; Get tickets at our San Francisco office during the week, or Sunday morning from to'^r^Sas^^^he'se l^^
from oAKiAND-Trte the Richmond- a S ents wearing yellow Richmond Annex badge at the Ferry Key Route ticket office. im P rot7me P nTs C betig installed 'as
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I FREE EXCURSION TICKET to Richmond Annex by calling at San Francisco office. y^^~"
I San Francisco Office, Rooms 208, 209, 210 Balboa Bldg., Second and Market Sts. ' / ' *;££& ') / \ \ / /I! ll
grave] to make it light and easily
The shrubs planted by Wickham Ha
vens Incorporated Include the. magno
lia, berberry, broom, camphor tree, la
burnum and oleander. Many hundreds
of stock and the fambus matillaja
poppy have been planted, also about
1,000 dahlias.
In addition to the flowers and shrubs
within the last two weeks Wickham
Havens Incorporated have erected lat
ticed posts at the corners of the prin
cipal avenues, and on these street
signs have been painted In an orna
mental manner. Vases with flowers
on the tops of these latticed pillars
i give a very charming effect. Even the
signs in Havenscourt are ornamental,
being built with a latticed border, on
which vines are growing:, and at each
end of the signs are brackets on which
pots are placed containing Italian cy
"Wickham Havens Incorporated re
port continued sales even during the
extremely bad weather of the last
week or 10 days. On Sunday last sales
were made totaling $10,000. The South
ern Pacific Melrose train now runs
right into Havenscourt and provides a
45 minute service to San Francisco, as
well as a 15 minute service to Broad
way, Oakland.
Over Two Million Dollars!
Worth of Lots Sold
in Nine Months
RICHMOND, Jan. 9.—Richmond has j
broken another record. This time it la!
sales and developnfcnt of real estate in j
that choice location # known as Rich- !
mond Annex.
When this property was first placed j
on the market dealers thought it wouM
take E. J. Henderson, the owner, at]
least two years to sell the property bo- i
cause of its size—there being 5,000 lots j
In the tract. But the dealers did not i
reckon with the men back of the prop
Ei J. Henderson Is considered one of i
the biggest men In the subdividing 1
business tn northern California and has
a wonderful organization.
When he first acquired this property !
he sent for Fred H. Drake, one of the j
most successful real estate advertising j
men on the Pacific coast, and told him
to give him the best advertising mat
ter that had ever been prepared in the
Bates, Borland & Ayer were then |
given a $600,000 contract for improve
ments and the opening was scheduleu
for May 1, 1912,
The newspaper advertising began in
April and the response was so great j
that the formal opening never took j
place—every day was an opening day,
Judging by the crowds that visited the \
On December 31, nine months aftrr
the first sale was made, over $2,000,000 j
worth of building sites had been sold in
Richmond Annex, setting a mark that i
will be a record for some time to come, j
LOT, 45:10x137:6 ft. Ex
cavated and ready tor
building , ; Walls to first
floor. Two or three lots at
same rate. 137:6x1-3i .(> it.
LOTS, 39 feet front, or 7$
feet at same rate. Xorth
line Washington St. In the
residence section.
ty-four lots, including two
corners and large frontage
on Ninth Avenue car line.
Owner needs money and
has marked these lots down
away below value. Rare
chance for speculator.
For Full Particulars See

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