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SUN DIAL AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS ATTRACT CROWDS Three Thousand Attend Affair at Night The portals of Ingleside Terraces welcome you. The Urban Realty Im provement company, through Us gen eral manager, Joseph A. Leonard, mnst sincerely congratulates The San Francisco «'all in its original and laudable enterprise in affording the people of San Francisco an oppor tunity of visiting the splendid dis- Beauty spots at Ingleside terraces. The upper picture shows the sundial. trlct west of Twin peaks, and es pecially Ingleside Terraces, which will be brought within 20 minutes' com fortable ride of the civic- center when the tunnel authorised by the board Of supervisors is completed. . j Ingleside Terraces, although a com paratively new residence park,. has long since passed the pioneer stage. All permanent improvements- • are: completed and there are Vnqre 'thari 50 houses built in the tract, ranging' In value from-$6,000 to $20,000. Forty/-' two happy and contented families are now living in this high class, •• re T " Btrlcted residence park. .•• •:. j A man from Missouri coined the expression: "Show Mfc!" but Manager Leonard has copyrighted the Ingle side Terraces slogan: "Come See— That's All!" Manager Leonard goes on ..the. theory that if a prospective purf. chaser will come to see Ingleside Terr races he will icwest in a homeslte.' The records of his company in. point of sales during the last two years, bear out his- theory. CITY ENGINEER PAYS TRACT HIGH TRIBUTE Perhaps the highest compliment" ev?r paid to a San Francisco" rVsident. park came from City Engirfee'r M. M-.' O'Shaughnessy a short time .ago when in a public address he referred to the' extremely high character of improve: ments in Ingleside Terraces, and es pecially the superior street work. On the evening of October 10 last, more than 3,000 persons went to In gleside Terraces and witnessed the most artistic outdoor pageant ever enacted in San Francisco when the world's largest sun dial was dedi cated. , • Ingleside Terraces, owned, "de veloped and improved by the Urban 1 Realty Improvement company, com tains 148,000 acres, in which are 'five' small parks or parklets, and. has on its western border, adjoining Junipera Serra boulevard, a parking 30 feet, wide and three-quarters Of a mile long. All of these parks are' being highly improved, which,-together with eight miles of fully improved streets are to be dedicated to the city and county of San Francisco for 'public use. All of the streets, parks and. parking will be cared for wholly .at the expense of the company, until December 31, 1915. >. *• . ; .* ] At about the center' of the tract there is located a -new and nove.l fea ture, ""consisting of a sun dial and sundial park 150 feet in diameter, altogether constituting the largest sun dial in the world. In the center of the park is the dial proper, 34 feet in diameter, in whiclx a •ma.rble gnomon rises 2$ feet in height, cast ing such a shadow that the hour of the day may be read a block away; The walks in the park are sO ar ranged as to form at the entrance the main points of the compass, and the intermediate points are occupied each by a column, the four columns portraying the four classes of archi tecture. Each of these four columns supports a large urn ornamented'cm the side with allegorical flguTfes/ in bas relief, representing the four ages' of man, the four seasons .pf the year and the four periods'of the day. "•'] ■TOOTS AND IKON ENTRANCES ' FEATURE INGLESIDE TERRA< ES Street lighting is one of the dis tinctive features of Ingleside .Ter races. To the end that the residence park shall be one of the most bril liantly lighted places to be found anywhere, graceful metal frames are plentifully distributed along each street, upon which are trained climb ing roses and vines, while from them are suspended brilliant electric lights.. At each entrance to Ingleside Tec races are massive electric lighted portals of stone and wrought iron, serving at once to give the place an air of refinement and exclusiveness. Light, air and sunshine and a place for the children to" play, have' been among the chief considerations in connection with the beautiful subur ban homes already built in' Ingleside Terraces, and are conserved in all plans and fdr building. As the apartment house is forever harred from Ingleside Terraces, the ' X'! >'hildren" sign will never appear in this residence park. Manager says that in the development of Ingleside Terraces as a home com munity, one of the chief aims has been to give the children pleasant surroundings which will themselves exude good taste, culture and refine ment. In carrying out this important and wholesome feature of the resi dence community it was necessary to make restrictions which will stand as a covenant between the Urban Realty Improvement company and the dwellers within the tract| Numerous forms of cultured amuse ments will be provided. The Farra gut primary and grammar school, one of the best in the city, is on one side of the tract, and the Paul Revere echool on the other side. Ingleside Terraces, a place of beau tiful homes, offers all the attractions of a well ordered private park, in addition to ail those conveniences and facilities demanded by the con firmed dwellers in cities. It is well . within the city limits, about two. ' miles inside the county line, yet Its.' tree bordered streets, its large lots, its extensive views. Including the wide expanse of the Pacific, with Lake Merced In the foreground, its pure air and sunshine, inspire a sense I of freedom impossible in cramped city quarters. It is now within 35 minutes of the civic center of San Francisco. The Twin Peaks tunnel will reduce this one-half. Ingleside Terraces is exceptionally located. On ihe north It faces on • Ocean avenue, the only thoroughfare . south of Haight street reaching the .ocean, and on the west it is bounded J for fts , entire frontage by Junlpero- Serra boulevard, the fine automobile drtve down ' }he.' peninsula. . Ocean • avenue Is about to be opened •through direcf. to Mission street. and .will be bituminized and put in the best [possi ble condition.. - - The projected -exten sion of Market street" on an' : . easy grade for vehicles-around Twin peaks will' afford a fine scenic' "approach. Junlper.o. Serra boulevard jsvill also be" greatly' improved, and continue to be. : the favbrite : route to • San Mateo 'county.; " , .* • • * • • • . • -To. preserve the beauty pf the tract and its desirability -as' a' residence park, certain wise" restrictions will be epfdnced; .regulating the dista-nce. between. houses and the distance .at • w'hlch- they..'must -be 'Set "back from j the-street, fixing ; a mimimum cost of j homes', and. requiring the indorse ment, by, the company's ■ architects'of j ..all' plans- for..houses Jo be built on] • the tract.. : Ingleside Terraces is -'.tar •be•'essentially a park of homes/ and , .#ll. btrsihe-ss will be excluded. .There will be "np .-hotels,- boarding house's, apartment houses, -stores or saloons. - The 'homes will be real homes',- even I flats and duplex residences .are pro hibited. Other restrictions regulate, •the distance at which private, stables/i garages-and other" buildings' must' bj&i Bet, back from the Jot ."lines. -Pur chasers are 'fully protected 'against , •the injury occasioned by their-neigh bors- in'diverting their property -to other uses'than that of maintaining a home, "wjiich is a great .guarantee against depreciation-in value. INVESTORS SAVE BY MODERN METHODS •••:". V-'/j The Urban Realty' Improvement company. purchases all materials at wholesale, and has them delivered..on the -property by rail dire.ct. -Lumber is bought by the tralnload, and a fully stacked lumber yard is maintained. Plumbing and other butldirig. ma terials come in carload lots, .and are dellveriß to a warehouse on the tract. Those for who.m the company builds ' home's,' or. who .purchase Homes al ready ' bullf. benefit by this saving, the company being able 'to- construct houses ■at much less cost than any retaW builder. T4iat .efficiency may be' carried to. the-highest point, the [company has in' constant -operation a fully ea-uipped planing mill,, cabfnet shop, paint shop and plumbing shop, .and employs .a permanent force-'of men connected with every branch' of, the building trades. ; All these features cojnbined—the j purchase of the . <ract at acreage I'prices, the development of the tract, jby its own organization, the 'pur chase of materials at wholesale, and the maintenance ot- its own building plant—justify, the company in .its s'tatemfent that lt can. do more "for purchasers at less price than any of Its competitors. These statements are further guaranteed by ample cap j ital—.sl,ooo,ooo. of which $800,000 has been subscribed—and by the " high character and standing of its officers , and- beard of directors. To further the building up of Ingleside Ter races, the company contemplates the I ejection of 100 homes each year, in' | addition to those which they will I build to suit purchasers. This in r J-sures a quick advance in values, due to the settlement of the tract. I GREAT PROJECT ASSURED I WHEN GRADING BEGAN *'♦.'* The grading was commenced on October .9. 1911, and completed on September !. 1912. There were 302, --000 yards of dirt moved—an amount greater than will be necessary to complete the Twin Peaks tunnel. A foot by 4% foot reinforced concrete main sewer, through the center of the tract, is entirely com pleted and in perfect conditio^. The side sewers leading into the main sewer are from 10 to 24 inches in 'diameter,, and are all completed and' in perfect condition. Total length 48,891 feet. Every lot In the tract has been con nected with the sewer by a 6 Inch lateral, so that the streets will never have to be torn up for sewer connec tions. A 6 inch high pressure gas main three and a half miles in length has been constructed to brfnp- »n abun dance of gas Into the district. A double system of gas rrtalns, one on each side of the street, has been completed throughout the tract, laid between the Bidewalk line and prop erty line so that all gas connections may be made without disturbing the street. Owing, to the excellent syßtem of governors, the most even gas pressure in any part of San Francisco Is main tained. Two large mains are connected connections may be made without dis turbing the street. The pressure is more than ample, ranging from SO to 80 pounds per square foot. The electric lighting wires for all TJUU BAJN FKA^MCISUU UAI.U tfAiUKJJAi, 1. 1913 Residence Tract Is Scene of Pageant With the main supply pipe coming into the city of San Francisco, which lead water to the tract 1 A double system of water mains, one on each side of the street, has been completed throughout the entire tract, laid between the sidewalk line and property line so that all water houses are brought in from the rear of the house, so arranged that no wires cross the streets at any place, all in perfect working condition. The electric lighting of the streets, made by an underground conduit be- I tween the sidewalk and the property line, so that no street will ever have to be torn up. The electroliers are a combination of a light frame and rose trellis, so that the lights will hang from a cluster of roses hanging out over the streets instead of the old conven tional lamp posts. • The curbing consists of a combined j curb and gutter, reinforced and ar mored with steel on the edges, and is the best Job. of combirled curb and 'gutter ever made .In ..San Francisco. The pay'lrig. between- the curbs con sists of a 6 finch hydraulic, concrete bed, and a-'full'2 .inch bituminous wearing-top. not only fully up to the city-standard specifications,, hut bet ter, so that it will-be accepted by the .city for maintenance...:. • .The' sldewa.lk-s. are' all' artificial stone laid next to the curb, three in ches thick and of the best construe - tion. • .' . .'-.",''* ' , '*' TREES WILL. NOT INTERFERE WITH LIGHTS Trees have been set out between the. sidewalk . and the property line, j far'enough from the curb so that ho.rses can not lnjur.e them, and-far ■ e-nough' back so as riot, to obstruct the light'along the sidewalks. Parking between the' building line and the sidewalk • ha,s . been done- on I many of the blocks, some-with grass i and flowers, others with mesenbryan- I 'them'um. ■ • .-.'.. | The parks or parklets; five in num . her, are ornamented ' with- 'grass, I flowers and' shrubs, also, -statuary, .flower basins, drinking fountains and pergolas. '''.*" • . Forty eiegant homes have already •been constructed, ranging from $6,000 •to .$20,000. and plans for. many more are in course of preparation, a-nd the •Construction of buildings continuous ly Is progressing. , A clubhouse and grounds worth about $30,000 are already constructed .and-have been set aside for the use of the purchases of.-residence prop erty in the, tract. ■ .'• One of the' finest tennis courts in the city Is dedicated to the use of the residents of. the. tract; being in demand on various, occasions. ■A site has been set apart for a high class nickelodeon in that part of the tract to be dedicated to business pur poses. On the tract is the-San Francisco Golf and Country clyb, one of the high class amusements,' with its links •just across Junipero Serra boulevard «n th« Spring Valley ■ lands. PATRON SAINT COMMEMORATED Continued From Vug* 5 prisw of Mr. Treidler of New York and the fourth prize of Mr. Mackey of San Francisco, have been reproduced on a smaller scale as souvenirs. The judges- of .this 1 contest' who awarded the prizes were as follows: . Caroline Rixford Johnson, president San Francisco Sketch club. John Galen Howard, chairman San Francisco's Architectural commission. J. D. Trask, director of fine arts, Panama-Pacific exposition. . ' Jules Guerin, painter, director color scheme of the exposition. • Arthur Putnam, sculptor, San Francisco. Eugen Neuhaus. painter, Berkeley. Duncan McDuffie. president Mason- McDuffie company. A list of 50 posters selected from the whole number submitted at the competition: Florence Lnndborg, San Francisco- William A. Wiike, Berkeley; Lester D. Boronda, New York; Anne M. Bremer. San Francisco; Eleanor B. Mitchell, San Anselmo; Laura Adams Armer, Berkeley: Florence Lundhortr. San Francisco; Edward L. Dunancl! San Francisco; Fred W. Koch, San Francisco, and Adolph Treidler New York. ' First prize—Si. Francis and the birds, placed in a delightful way against a typical California back ground. Albert F. Mackey, San Francisco- Emil Grebs, Berkeley; Herbert Mor ton Stoops, San Francisco; Q. M Haushalter. Rochester, N. jr.; David B. Hills, Brooklyn, N. V. ; Dana Bart lctt. San Francisco; Ile'en R. Brown, Minneapolis, Minn.; Sidney Armer Berkeley; Dana Bartlett, San Fran cisco, and Elmer Edward Taflinger Indianapolis, Ind. Se.ond prize—A straightforward, highly decorative color scheme of great simplicity. David B. Hills. Brooklyn, ti. V.; Dati Sweeney. San Francisco; Lucile Douglas, Oakland; Fasimir Mayshark San Francisco; Percy Gray. Palo Alto- Francis Todhunter. Boulder Creek; ,l! W. Rennell, San Francisco; Isabelie C. Percy, Oakland; Theo. E. Coester Brooklyn, N. Y M and Per ham Nahl. Berkeley. Third prize—Telling in moat Inter esting fashion the story of St. Fran- Ijjjjj 1 Ingleside Terraces | I U- IS truly a Home Park of terraces so, fij A arranged that each residence has a . ■ J§ " fine view, |p G 8 HAS eight miles of the best improved " W m ■ ' * . * streets ever constructed in the State. • • \JI B eg HAS the best completed sewer system in X HSL San Francisco. p fig* . HAS the best double system of water 2 1| as . mains, all completed throughout the • .' Z X ~1 tract, of any place in the State. * p-j m HAS ' the best and most up-to-date double C™* B m o> system of gas mains, giving an abso- . . r> S § lutely even pressure, ever construct- . g M | S ed in the State, • •* . ,g g3 cj ..HAS the most modern and best street . .*' Wi "5 lighting system of any suburban ■ <T I • • * Home Park in the United States. • ** 0 "' f' J2 HAS a splendid, up-to-date electric light-* Sa I' R. o> • ' •*. # ing system for lighting residences. * • . 655 | m mm HAS adeqnate telephone service, ready for ' > . * ff* J £ connection to each-house. " •. 5* t B HAS . already many fine residences, either . - " ' * |8 occupied or ready for occupancy, * • *. • ; / II "° . ranging from $6,000.00 to $20,000.00." <E- P E| J§ •• ." HAS a $30,000.00 Club House and grounds •'* : * . 2. B .• • .• dedicated for the use of the residents"'• ••' • HI BH ... of the tract, such a feature as no - '*..'• ° B other residence park offers. • jH B ° HAS one of the best, standard size, Tennis •. ' *.• •'. 5 Courts in the City. '!"'.•'; rt Eg * ft fe M . •• HAS the largest sun-dial and most unique ...... &> B • sun-dial park in the world. ... << \ B g_* HAS nine elegant, massive, sandstone ap- El I a; proaches, electric lighted. g- B '85 ' ' HAS the best restrictions for a Residence g . ■■■ \ Park on the Pacific Coast, absolute OO [U W) • • protection guaranteed against any- ««*■ -5 thing objectionable. ° •f . • • HAS' now two car lines with through cars, O jg ' '. no transfers, to the City Civic Center a . in thirty-five minutes. 5. E i WILL have two car lines direct through g. §! rjj Twin Peaks Tunnel to the heart of * S" M jgr the city, 18 to 20 minutes. . * || 2 Wf, EN Twin Peaks Tunnel is completed lots * ;* I will be trebled in price. || P Bl HAS lots with all of the most complete ° if c/s • • and up-to-date improvements, now . JST X at $40.0p per front foot. •: * §• H <<J HAS Best value for the money anywhere * . 5 || [jj in San Francisco. •. • g» || | Ingleside Terraces I I .•• IS the Finest, Best Restricted and Lt • . Choicest Residence Park in San g v . • Francisco. || cS Come—See "That's All" ■ Vrbaa Realty InyreTement MS Phelan Bulldlnr. Mala Otßee. tel. Sutter 43*. In«le>ide tel Miealea 4077 TWIN PEAKS TUNNEL construction work will be started within 90 days j f Eyi Harriet H. Parsons, Oakland: E. V. Williams, San Francisco; Olive & Cutter, Oakland; Elmer Edward Taf llnger. Indianapolis. Ind.j.EditK D. King, San Francisco; Lawrence Bey- i erly Haste. San Francisco; Ronbaix de l'Abrie Richie. San Francisco; Miss Breeze, Palo Alto; Harold yon Schmidt, Alameda, and E. Spencer Mackel, San Francisco. Fourth prize—A very fine figure of St. Francis in an extremely *cli drawn attitude of repose. Charles David Crolle. Oakland McDeod Batten. Mill Valley: Ormond Nelson, San Francisco; Worth Kyder. Berkeley; Alice so. tsesr. Ban rran- Cisco; Isabelle C. Percy. Oakland; John C. Terry, Pan Francisco; James Frederick Rudy. Los Angeles; Harold N. Crawford. Milwaukee, Wis., and A. S." Dudek, Braddock. Pa.