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Phone Kearny 86 and tell them you want The Call sent to you while you're away. VOLUME 114. —NO. 56. HARBOR VIEW SECTION SETTING THE PACE FILLMORE DISTRICT READY FOR REMARKABLE CAMPAIGN $300,000 Lease, Largest in History of Neigh borhood, Closed in Anticipation of Tunnel; Renewed Activity in Twin Peaks District Harbor View and the section of the' -ity adjacent to the Fillmore street tunnel as far south as Hayes Valley is now having a real estate boom as shown by large leases, sales and the getting of options on property by big •yndicates. The largest land lease ever made in Fillmore street property amounting to nearly $300,000 was concluded this week when James Gibb closed a con tract with Harry N. Edwards for a 15 year tenure of the northeast corner rf Fillmore and Geary streets. This property is now held on a lease by Weinsteln A Co.. which has two years to run or may be terminated sooner. The lessee is preparing to build a two or three story, steel frame brick building, covering the entire holding of 147 feet in Fillmore street and 91:3 In Geary street. The foundation and lower walls will permit of carrying several additional stories. The lease is framed on a graduated scale and the taxes are to be paid by the lessee and the building reverts at the end of the term to the owner. The transac tion was made through the real es tate office of the J. W. Treadwell Realty company. Mr. Treadwell said yesterday: Tl NNRL ANTICIPATED "This lease was made in anticipa tion of the Fillmore street tunnel, and the enhanced real estate values which will take place in this district by the increased population and traffic re sulting from this great improvement. The terms of the lease are based on the land advancing from $150,000 at. present to $275,000 in 15 years. We have already received several applica tions for space in the new building." This land lease follows closely on the sale of the northwest corner of Fill more and Ellis streets for about $200. --•90, which was announced a week ago. Two real estate firms are now at work getting options on property in the district north and south of the Fillmore street tunnel. Mooser and St. Germain have been working very act ively in the Harbor View section, and it Is understood have picked up large amounts of property. Allen Faulkner, whose offices are with those of A. L. T\irrow on the . third floor of the Schmidt building, corner of Kearny and G»ary streets, has been getting a large number of options on the property south of the Harbor View ridge and I throughout the Fillmore assessment district as far as Hayes Valley. • A VDICATES INTERESTED When questioned about this. Faulk ner admitted that his firm is working iri the interests of one or more large syndicates composed of local and out •ide capital. Mr. Faulkner said: "I can not disclose the personnel of these syndicates. All that I can say is that they are preparing to take advantage of the rise in land values that will come from the building of the Fillmore street tunnel. While I can not say just what use will be made ' a!l land to be purchased, I can state that they are contemplating building operations running into millions of dol a In the form of hotels, apartment houses and stores, both north and south of the tunnel. These operators have selected the more street tunnel district for their tieljd of operations on the belief that ae] construction will bring about a Iding movement there similar to what taken place in the burned •'i.Mrict from Van Ness avenue to the since the fire. Land values down town have got so high that there is to longer any speculative value in Tn addition to the property which these syndicates have already tied up, Vey are securing options on more property all the time. Tt looks as if ,0 operators were thoroughly Im prested with the belief that there is jrointr to he a phenomenal increase in value? in San Francisco real estate throughout the northern section of the city as soon as the Fillmore street tun- LOfl ANf.ELES f APITAI.f Some people are inclined to believe that Los Angeles capital is heavily In terested In these syndicates, as great fortunes have been made in the south ern city in the vicinity of tunnels, and Los Angeles operators have already predicted similar results In San Fran cisco. The same thing may be said of New York also, where millions have been realied in the last few years by property owners near the Hudson river and Long island tube terminals, as well ns in the suburban districts of Harlem and the Bronx. Subway construction SOLAN® irrigated farms PART TWO. in New York has raised the real estate •/alues all over the city. It looks as if San Francisco were on the eve of a similar movement. The Twin Peaks tunnel report will come from the city engineer's office next Friday and will be submitted to the board of supervisors. In compli ance with the usual formalities, it will be referred to the lands and tunnels committee. It is estimated that the city's O. K. will be appended to this report by August 10. or soon thereafter, and that the date then will be fixed for the beginning of construction. TWIN PEAKS CAMPAIGN A campaign of exploitation fotc the restricted residence parks on the west ern slope will follow the approval of this report. The first big gun will be tired simultaneously with the return of the summer vacationers and the final settlement of the tunnel problem. Owners of the subdivisions in the Twin Peaks region have provided against conditions obtaining around the Fillmore street bore, where Los An geles capitalists are said to have bought up options. Inasmuch as the land about the western portals of the tunnel is owned either by rfhe Resi dential Development company or is a part of Forest Hill, St. Francis Wood or Ingleside Terraces, there is no op portunity for the development of any enterprises save that of home build ing. The market for lots in these sub divisions already is brisk. The owhers of St. Francis Wood have started a nursery on the tract for the propagation of rare plants and flowers with which to surround the homes that are building. The plants will be carefully placed in the borders'beside the avenues and in the park areas, ac cording to a plan of harmonizing ef fects and a general color scheme. The planting is being directed by James F. Dawson, who laid out the Seattle fair grounds and has charge of the nursery work at the San Diego exposition. One third of the area of each street will be devoted to plants. On either side of each avenue are strips from nine to 14 feet wide, in which will be planted trees, low growing shrubs and plants, so that the entire tract will have the appearance of a park. AT INGLESIDE The Urban Realty Development com pany had a busy week. Several sales were recorded and more are in pros pect. Four of the magnificent gates from Junipero Serra boulevard into Ingleside Terraces have been completed and the parking strip that will intersect the boulevard for the full length of the tract is being finished. Work on the bltuminizing of the streets within the tract is well advanced. VINEYARD HAVEN, Mnss., July 25.— The freighter Millinocket, from Stock ton, Me., for New York, arrived here today in a sinking condition. It had collided at midnight during a fog with the Persian, a passenger steamer bound from Philadelphia for Boston. NOW IS THE TIME . \ . :• ■ . • ~;, v'v: ■.■:••> ■■: ■ ■ r- <:■•< •>:,. _ . TO GET IN GROUND OF THE RJCH BOTTOM LANDS OF PATTERSON 1,500 acres have been recently protected by levee and are now opened for sale. These fertile, silt-formed lands are highly productive and are especially adapted to the raising of berries, melons, vegetables and alfalfa, »< well as dairying. The whole tract is under the splendid Patterson Irrigation System, and there will always be an abundant and certain supply of water. These lands are sold on easy terms, which we shall be pleased to explain to you. Make your selection now and get your choice. , VISIT OR ADDRESS DEPARTMENT G. PATTERSON IRRIGATED FARMS Patterson, Stanislaus County, Cal. a THE San Francisco CALL SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1913. SOLANO PREPARES NEW ALLOTMENT Demand for Small Farms Be ing Met by Cutting Up Big Estates The first month's campaign by A. J. Rich & Co. for the marketing of 10 and 20 acre subdivisions of Solano Irri gated Farms closed during the week with a record of total sales above $750,000, according to the firm. Before another month passes another allot ment of the farm lands and the town site of Solano will both be offered to the public. This statement was made yesterday by the sales manager: "For years there has been a demand for the cutting tip of the big estates in California and redistribution among small farmers. That partition of the great ranches is now under "way an d millions are being spent all over northern California to prepare the small farms for occupation by settlers. And small farms are scarce. Mighty few are for sale outside of those offered by the big land companies, and set tlers are snapping those up as fast as they can be marketed. Farmers from the east. Investors from at home and abroad and persons with a little money to tuck away In acreage are beginning to buy the cream of Cali fornia's farm land with one definite purpose in view—to get a title to it before the Panama canal is opened, and the stream of European colonists conies clamoring for soil. Several col onies of foreigners are already nego tiating for locations on Solano farms, but it is a fact that our quickest buy ers are California farmers who are after 'two things—<hey want to get as close as possible to the biggest market, and they want land where there never will be any danger of a water short age." "There will never be a 'dry year' on Solano Irrigated Farms," said Thomas H. Means, agricultural engineer, who has made reports on almost every kind Woodlarvn Abbey, now under construction of project from soli to water, and from crops to market communication, In the state of California. "The significance of a guarantee of inexhaustible water can hardly be overestimated In view of the fact that California now Is passing through its third consecutive 'dry year." MRS. MACADAM HEADS LEASING DEPARTMENT The M. V. B. MacAdam company. Inc., recently has joined the San Francisco Real Estate board and at the same time several Important changes were made in the personnel of the company. W. A. Hackley, for many years con nected with the Mason-McDuffle com pany, has Joined the organization as sales manager and In conjunction with city sales and country lands will have the supervision of the business leases and loans departments. The general Insurance department continues to be under the management of Mrs. M. V. B. Mac Adam. Owing to the increasing volunle of business in the residence leasing de partment, Mrs. MacAdam has found it necessary to assume personal charge of this branch of the firm's business. In connection with other added im provements to the firm's offices on the second floor of the Russ building a large and handsomely furnished room has been opened for the exclusive use of salesmen. Up mSm, ALFALFA HIP HIGH t0 R- ea <ty Sell Hp2oo to $ 300 an acre \\Wm We sell FINISHED ALFALFA stand what others are selling the raw lands. W Compare this land with ANY OTHER land Mm. the State-IT BEATS THEM all. W New, modern, well built towns are 16500 people, Turlock 3000 people, g j 3 to 4 hours from San Francisco, jfwk [ This Is What We Are Now Doing-Right on the Land Offered Mr X IJU IM2 Merchants National Rank Bldg.. San Francisco s^«ilnSaW*3^ s Or Inquire at Hotel Carolyn, Turlock, for Agent INVESTMENTS ON PENINSULA HEAVY San Carlos Attracts Atten tion to Field to the South; $100,000 in Sales A strong feature of the week's realty situation is the turn of the tide of investment toward the peninsula, due to the announcement of early com mencement da* work on electrization by by the Southern Pacific of the old main line as far as Redwood City, there to connect with the Peninsula rail way. San Carlos Park Is setting the pace in publicity work and In activity in improvements. The series of adver tisements used by the syndicate own ing this choice property is attracting attention throughout the state, and is not only producing results for their own suburb, but is arousing other pen Have Something to Sell? Phone Kearny 86 and let The Call's class ads find a purchaser for you. PAGES 9 TO 16. insula towns to the present opportunity for starting a sales movement. It is reported from the office of the San Carlos Park syndicate in the Mon adnock building that the present cam paign already has resulted in over $100,000 in sales, most of them to pros pective home builders. The syndicate is discouraging anything like a specu lative boom, giving preferential terms to purchasers who will build at once, with the Idea of encouraging bona fide Improvers to locate there. Work on a large public park at the station is nearing completion, and new streets are being graded and paved. The town water works have been con nected with the Spring Valley mains in such a way as to give high pressure fire service. The Sarsi studio has a large force of men at work finishing the main ornamental gateway', one of the most elaborate in the west. Sculp tured urns and electroliers from the same studio are being placed along the main boulevards. ' Several other peninsula suburbs are about to start improvements on a sim ilar scale. NEW MERCED TRACT OFFERED TO PUBLIC MERCED, July"2s.—The famous Bu hach ranch, four miles from Merced, has been secured by the Co-operative Land and Trust company of San Fran cisco for subdivision purposes. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SONOMA VISTA TO HAVE GOLF LINKS Residents and Tourists at Sonoma County Resort to Have Amusements In the near future another attractive amusement feature will be offered to residents and the many tourists at So noma Vista, in the new golf links, just west of the $200,000 hotel site, recently \ purchased from Harvey M. Toy by a Los Angeles hotel syndicate. This site Is surrounded by 37 different varieties of trees, among which are a cluster of oaks estimated by H. P. Kerns, pro fessor of horticulture, to he between 2,500 and 3,000 years old. Five more residences were started in Sonoma Vista during the week. an<i now that a lumber yard is being es tablished it is expected that a larg« number of homes will be put under construction in the near future. Many residents have taken tents In order to be on their property during the fruit season and until homes are erected. Last Sunday a large crowd was en tertained on the property at a luncheon given under the oak trees. There will be another excursion Sunday. Let Me Tell You How 95 a month will artve you a capital of $500 in the finest property in the rapidly tTrowtna* clt y of Richmond. E. N. TAPSCOTT, Owner Pirat Nat. Bank Bid.;., Oakland I