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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, January 27, 1930, Image 5

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will go forward promptly
and efficiently — with mini
mum waste of materials. You
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We will be glad to help you
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Local Building And Real
Estate News of the Week
That Brownsville Is due for a
phenomenal growth during the year
of 1930 is the consensus of opinion
among men connected with the
building lines. Tire spirit of op
timismr which has pervaded the
trades since the beginning of the
year received a tremendous boost
with the favorable report on the
port project.
Three or four times the amount
of building for this year against
that of last year is the forecast of
heads of the Eagle Pass Lumber
“Building is certain to go to three
times that of 1929," officials of the
company say, "and Indications are,
from the amount of work now being
planned, that it will go to four
times that."
Managers of the Guarantee Elec
tric company also are looking for
ward to a big year.
"The port proposition is a big
stimulus,’' they say, "and we are
expecting a great deal of develop
ment, even with this big project
still in the future. We are hop
ing for its early realization, and
when that comes, the effect will
be far greater, naturally.’’
Early construction work on the
deep water project is certain to
mean the spending of much of the
money here, Gordon Street, presi
dent of the Rio Grande Valley
Trust company, says. This com
pany, which is much interested in
the financing of home ownership,
has been working since its organi
zation nearly a year ago to promote
building of residences in Browns
ville, and Street is forecasting great
activity in this line.
"There will be at least 50 men
with families who will be needing
houses as soon as actual work on
the project begins. With condi
tions as they are at present, the
greater number of these must be
built. Then, of course, there will
be others needing lodginga, so it Is
evident that residential building
will be affected, as well as commer
"Brownsville has been a little be
hind most Valley towns in growth
during the past 7 years. In that
time, 14 of the towns have shown
an increase of 210 per cent, or 30
per cent per year. Brownsville,
being one of the older towns, has
shown slower growth than the oth
ers, but with the promise of the
port it should show a rapid In
"Still another effect, the Valley
is now’ handling about 400 cars of
freight per day. With the port, at
least-two thirds of the entire
freight movement will pass through
here, including any other trade
which may have developed by that
The same attitude of optimism is
expressed by most other builders.
"We are busy working on our
Los Ebanos addition all the time,”
says A. D. Dickinson, Jr., of James
Dickinson company. "With the
growth of the city we are anticipat
ing a growing demand for homes in
the better residential sections, and
we are preparing to meet this de
mand. Several new homes in our
addition are already being plan
Jones Builds House
Proctor and Dudley are contrac
tors on a five-room brick veneer
residence being built by Mrs. W. R.
Jont.;. The house is of English
architectural style, with sheetrock
interior finish, oak floors. A garage
is also being built in conjunction.
The location is on West Levee be
l tween Twelfth and Thirteenth.
Five-Room Houses
Prove Most Popular
Residences of the five-room size
are by far the most popular type,
It would appear from the building
permits Issued in Brownsville dur
ing the month of January.
Practically all residence permits
issued in this time have been for
this style of house, which Is suit
able for the small family. The
greater number of these now being
built are of frame construction,
with sheetrock interior finish, and
garage attached. The frame struc
ture Is more inexpensive, and is
used a great deal for rental pur
poses, houses of this size and type
being adapted to the income and
needs of small families, particular
ly young couple* who prefer separ
ate houses to the apartment unit.
Permits for six or seven of these
structures were let in January.
For a more permanent type of
house, built either for a higher
rental or ~y a family for a home,
the br*;k, brick veneer, and hollow
tile and stucco varieties are well
liked, and a number of these are
now under construction.
Larger Contractors
Interested in Port
Interest in the Brownsville deep
water port proposition is already [
being shown by the larger con
tractors who handle this type of ,
W. F. Ulen, of the firm of Ulen
and Company. New York, was a
visitor in this section shortly be
fore the favorable report on the
project in Washington. He was
here to look over the ground and
get an idea of conditions. The
Ulen company is one of the largest *
contracting firms in the world, and
will probably bid on the local pro
i 1**.
One should have no fear of a*
gloomy interior with this compact
and efficient plan. A wealth of sun
shine and cheerfulness is Insured
by the wide breast of casement
windows occurring in the dining
room and front wall of the living
room, to say nothing of the mag
nificent arched opening at the end
of the living-room, the latter open-;
lng being made possible by the
studio type tailing of the living
room. * j
Features other than the above
are also to be found in the many
pleasant surprises that are to be
found. For Instance, the dining-!
alcove, plenty large enough for two
persons. Is nicely tucked away In
the corner of the kitchen with Us
own little window above the table
and a very unusual china case,
which is found In the wall just
above the seat. The closet In the
j. »~i « v
dining-room is large enough to ac
commodate a built-in type bed,
should same be required, inasmuch
as only ono bedroom is included in
this plan.
A most Interesting feature and
indeed quite a surprise, la to be
found In the huge chimney as
shown in the sketch located near
the main entrance door. The com
position of the exterior demands a
chimney at this point for balance,
but. being a small house, the plan
demands the space that would be
occupied by a fireplace to be used
to serve a more useful purpose.
The chimney therefore is not the
topping out of a fireplace, as may
be supposed, but is merely a deo
orattve feature.
This house Is only 34 feet wide,
has a concrete foundation, stucco
and clapboard exterior, steel case*
ment sash, stained wood shingles,
hardwood floors, colored bathroom
fixtures, tile floor In bath, and
warm air heat.
The estimated cost of this house
Is between 35,000 and 36,500, ex
elusive of heating and plumbing.
The Ideal Place for a Home of Your Own
Los Gbanos
(The Ebonies) "
A residential addition that la
modem in every respect Three
minutes from downtown Browns
ville. Close to schools and churches.
Sensibly restricted. A very desir
able neighborhood. Every 1 i
sound value—as an invest me;
as a homesite for yourself.
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you plan to build
istness structure, a
\ a garage or a
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^Srownsville — Pt. Isabel — Olmito
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