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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 6, 1909.
1 r mm 0E0 PLABTEIliyG LATH is the fire-proof substitute for the inflammable wood lath. It Prevents Crocking. and Falling of Plater cn Valls and Ceiling. Adopted by the U. S. Govern ment and used everywhere in all good buildings. Write for circular. tftBTntlESTERH EXPANDED METAL CO. 84 Van Burn Street, CIIICAQO Carey's Roofing Tried and Time Tested, A durable light weight roofing for flat or steep surface on Store Buildings, Ware houseB, Factories, Barns, Sheds, Farm Buildings, etc. Applied with a liberal guarantee by a reaponaible concern. Sunderland Roofing and SudpIv Co. 1006-8-10 Douglas Streei Phones: Doif. 871; A 1225 j NEWS OF' THE BUSY HOME BUILDERS . I .. . ' . r i. . i ; I v x .',.;; I. , . ptoh?i cold. The IrlMl vMtlbul I one thut Is at loat nix lnrhr grralrr In width thnn the UJth of the front door and from two to two Ohrt on-hlf tlmen the width of the front door In lenjtth, with both In KMe onl ontfldp doors In thi center of the ' vpMilmle. If tlirre In attll room at rttlie: ' or loth end of the veMibole fur a cloak ! cloret. ao much the letter. Tlieta need not : have dooro, a hanging curtain will eerve ' jtist as well. VI. Question What wooda make the hrst floors? How often ehould they be , flnh.(l. , Answer Maple, birch or oak aro all good floors, with prefcrenoe. for .the maple. It Is a very clofle-irralned wood and la, thero i fore, very easily cleaned ai.d can also be obtained of even color. In reRiud to the proper flnlxh for n floor, thi-re are a pre.it many of thcin on the market that are roikI. and whether It be waxed or varnished. ' makes but little difference In the perma- nency of the finish, for the finish on all I floor must be kept up. They should ha rone over at least twlre a year, especially not less than lf-0 panels of fai'lnK brick that comprise all the color of tlio rainbow. In worn spots. There I no finish that Is i absolutely permanent. 'ABtMltlLCT I It 1H.AC01. ic Your Children! Will point with pleasure to the "Old Home" where they spent their ehildhodd. They cannot do this if their childhood recollections are filled with moving days and different houses, as is the case with the family that rents. Will they know what the word "Home" means, its advantages and the joy and pleasure in striving for, and attaining it T The home may be theirs and yours if you take ad vantage of our easy monthly payment plan. No more moving. You live in your home while you pay for it. Our Secretary will explain our plan. x . Omaha Loan & Building Assn. S. E. Cor. 16 th and Dodge Streets. Geo. W. IiOotnia, Tree. O. M. Nat linger, Secj. and Inm. V. B. Adair, As t. Sec'j. - Asseta, f 2,600,000.00. fteaorre, $00,000.00. V.. m - I " . I MM LaBBnBaaamaajsapi J Y'Tz ji ji c.sin.i . I j -oovn ; ji 111 imnlfc HVi tlAl I L 0- jmma j hi 11 l ' t M n 8? I vE.xriF5Tioy-t ' 111 I I .HHw.ii -X3ll IC' ffl I p !7",fc' i i k I . Ill . I f I -J a rtp, rt -1 IBHKK FOR ni'lLDlXU IIOMF." Marked Increase la Ve f Tkla JU. terlal In Omaha I Xote4. This seon marks a distinct tncreaso In the use of brick Instead of frame f;r resi dence construction. Thr hrlc!; "hnh'.t" Is taKlnt bold of home builders nil over the country and not without pood reason. While the first cost may be slightly htjrhcr than that of frnmo It Is obvious tlgit tho cost of annual painting and tho natural deterioration of wood v.-lll !n n few years luru the figures In favor of brick. Another ract that has developed from a study of brick residence construction In other cities Is the fact that such houses will, after a period of ten years, sell for from 10 to 20 per cent higher price thon the same frame houses of equal orlRlnal cost. Therefore, a an Investment brick houses are afer than frame. Comparing the rental value the argument also favor brick as a material for build ing houses. A brick exterior I Indestruct ible and handsome. A home builder can well afford to think several time before housing himself within frame wallx If a brick house can be built within his means. Omaha architect are among the best housj designer In the west and yet they have been seriously handicapped by owner who persist In building of wood. It Is a toplo of common conversation that the new residences are more beautiful than those formerly erected. Brick la the most faithful medium through which to express architectural beauty, and at this time there Is so great a variety of facing brick of high quality and remarkable color that there may be seen on every street aome new building that Is an ornament and credit to the city. In one establishment alone may be seen Solving the Home Building Problem ier Co. Independent LumI PHONES A-3216; C0U6. H-639 40th and Leavenworth Sts., Omaha New Company Hew Bright Stock KOT A PIECE OF CIO LUMBER in THE YARD LET US FIGURE WITH YOU Arthur O. Clausen, Architect. Our Cuts strengthen yaur adj; In crease your sales, sell your goods. ALL TYPE AND NO CUTS IS DAD BUSINESS Baker Bros. Engraving Co. DARKER BLOCK, OMAHA. Note For several Sundays answers to questions of general Interest on home building will bs given In this department. 1. Question Can an architect absolutely guarantee the cost of a home or building? Answer Many people have the mistaken Idea that It 1 simply necessary to tell their architect the amount of funds they desire to Invest and that he can, as a matter of course, build for them just the house which their fancy pictures, regardless of Its slse or how many bays, porches or other lux uries ar desired. When an architect tells you frankly that you are attempting to build a home beyond your means, do not blame him afterwards for having wasted bis time and yours, if you Insist upon having your way. Also re member that your architect is not a con tractor and cannot tell you exaotly In ad vance Just what your house will cost. The architect and contractor bear the same re lation as doctor and druggist the one pre scribes and the other fills the prescription. Tour doctor can seldom 'tell you the exact cost of the drugs ha prescribes, yet the architect Is often expected to estimate ao ourately in advance the cost of a house without knowing what builders will be in vited to bid upon it, or bow anxious the: may be for the Job. For example: A borne builder went to an architect am had him plan a home which was to co: KOOC." Five contractors wero Invited . give, estimates and their bids ran fro fi.tQO to 15,500. with only one contractor gh ing an estimate within the require, amount. Had this one contractor, throug. some chance, not been invited to bid o. the work. It can easily be seen that ttv architect would h.ve been blamed for has Ing run up the cost of the house. For tin. reason it may be taken for granted tha any architect who claims that a certain house can be built for a certain specified amount, regardless of locality, Is not deal ing with his prospective client honestly An architect can estimate the cost, but no reasoning person would blame him for no. correctly guessing the amount of the low est contractor's bid. Experience has proven that It Is best U at least double, and some times treble, in. cost estimate placed on designs which wero published by most catalogue architects These so-called architects have been quick in recognising the weakness of the averati home builder for wanting to put up a larg. house at small expense and have arranged the cost estlmato In their catalog ueaecord Ingly. It - is a dishonest practice whic) should be roundly condemned. II. Question Why does one home some times cost so much more than another of the same slse? Answer One of the easiest ways In which to run up the coat of a house, Is to Include too many odd iliad window, THE BEE'S PLAN OFFER Mr. Clausen 1 the author of a well Illustrated book containing a J treat many designs of modern ion.es. complete p.ans for which will be furnished to Bee readers at reduced prices. The book Is enti tled TKB AST, BCXBJrCB AJTD SB1ITI- MBirr or xoms bceld- OTt, 48 Chapters 300 Illustrations. A beautiful and practical book con taining complete Information on the planning and designing of every kind of home. It contains extensive article on that popular style of home, The American Bungalow, also the Two Btory Bungalow, BUNQAIOWS BUILT FOK TWO, Homes of Dis tinctive Character, Planning tha Cot tage, the Country Home, the Farm Home, Homes for Special Flaces, The Duplex House, eto. There are ex tensive illustrated articles on en trances, windows, stairways, fire places, porches, kitchens, pantries, cement construction, articles on what not to do In building a home, the Let ting of Contracts, the Practical Bido of Home Building, the Sentiment of Home Building, etc., etc. Price, post paid to readers of The Bee, tl. Send all orders to Arthur C. Clausen, architect. Studio, 10)3 Lumber Ex change, Minneapolis, Minn. Officers of t'. . Hall In, The C. W. Hull company, with offices at K03 Fattinm St., hove recently added a faco brick department to their nh ly well established business. Tl.ls dcimrtiiienl la. pertmp. the most complete ono of It i kind In the west. The red press brick naturally Is tho one that Is most re.jc.lreil, of which they carry twenty-flvn different 1 linden; the following are a few of the other va rieties of face, front and press brick they are showing: Light buffs, yellow buffs, dark buffs, light grays, lucdlnm Frays, dark grays, buff Iron sk.U. pray Iron spots, old gold Iron spols, buff mottled, red mottled, chocolate mottled, pray muttlcd. lemon Impervious, red tnpestry or oriental, chocolate tapestry, vitrified taco puvers, colonial brick, Antique bi Icli, mantle brick, glased brick, enamel Illicit, ornamental brick. In addition to their regular II inn, which are coal, cement, plaster, lime, sand, concrete stone, sewer pipe and drain tlie, they now sell the tnoM complete Hue of special con"s( ruction material, such a metal lath, woven w,od lath, metal cen time mid shingles, i'Xuu!.d icl.it nclnrf metal and reinforcing steel bars, curuuf bends, wall ties, wall pl'.i, floor plules, post caps, joist hangers, anchors, coal chutes, sidewalk lights, motul windows and doors and strips, the best gradc.i uf roof ing, waterproofing, mortar colors, fioot' tile, roofing tile, etc. A visit to iln Ir new yard on South Twenty-fourth diet, one lilociv Dortli of Vinton, wi.l convince tho most skeptical of their excellent facilities. The warehouse at this yard Is built of sle 1 and concrete, exclusively. It Is ono blocli long and has a capacity of np proximately 15 000 tons of coal and 2 cm I null of cement and other package nmttri.il. word "Dlrf of the Clever June. The mistress wrote the across tho dusty table. Then sin called 1 the attention maid. "Jane," she chillingly said, "do you fceo that?" And she pointed di amalicnlly nt tho writ ten word. The nnild looked down and studied the Inscription. "What Is It. ma'am." she mildly asked; "vou'ro family name?" Cleveland I'lalu penler. m m Courtland Oeacli Picnic Grounds Special Inducements to Lodae So cietiea nd Irlvate Picnic Parties , W. R. GOURLEY, Mgr. Courtland Beach Amusoment Co r ays, lnglenooks, window seats, fireplaces, oiumns, beam ceilings, etc., requiring a onslderable extra amount of work. Ono I replace is enough for the average sized iome. It Is a little cheaper to let separate ontracts for the heating and plumbing, .t does not pay in the long run to try md economize too much on the cost of .he heating and plumbing, when one Is selecting the fixtures; they should be good and sound. A tin bath tub Is a poor In vestment and a one piece enameled lava tory will save much annoyance and plum bers' bills. III. Question Why do many beating plants fall to heat properly? Answer There are probably ten poor eating plants to one good one, and tho ault Is more often due to a lack of natlng capacity In the butler or furnace, as the case may be, than to any othur single cause. No matter how much radiu lion, or In other words, how many regis ters or radiators, there may be In the ouse, If the heater has not sufficient capacity to keep them hot the house will not be comfortable. It is a good 'plan to order the boiler or furnace a llttre larger than the required capacity, for It Is Some times found after the homo Is built that a certain room requires more radiation to make It comfortable, or when this Is not necessary If future additions are made to the home extra radiators will bo re quired. And In the meantime a large coal bed in the heater, with plenty of good heating surface In the boiler Is cheaper and less annoying than a heater off small capacity. IV. Question Is a fireplace an unneces sary luxury? What are the best materials to build them of? Answer There is nothing more cheerful on a winter's evening than a bright wood fire in an open fireplace. Yet this Is luxury which everyone cannot afford. A fireplace Is not only a means of getting a quick fire, but when properly designed It Is also an ornamental addition to any room and a good ventilator at all times. More mistakes are probably made In the "buUd Ing of fireplaces than In any other one feature of the hpuse, both as to structural build and artlstlo appearance. The home builder Is advised to have his architect design the fireplace and have It built especially for him. There are but very few read-made mantels on the market that are worthy of going Into any modern home. The extreme of oddity, lnharmony and freaklshness seems to have been reached by cabinet makers In the designing of some modern fireplaces, a neat shelf projecting ten or twelve Inches and a plastered wall above, on which to hang an oil painting, looks far better, shows better taste and Is less expensive than most ready-made mantels. Red Is a good color for a brick mantel, although there are sev eral good shades of buff, green and other colors which make neat appearing mantels. If desired, the mantel can be of tile or of stone. When the latter Is used, however, It Is not advisable to burn coal In the fire place, as the Intense heat Is apt to chip the stone work off on the edges toward tho fire. V. Question Do you advise a vestibule? If so, what Is the proper size to make It? Answer Many people in building their homes apparently do not take Into consid eration the real object of a vestibule at the front door and they make this feature so small and cramped that Its usefulness Is lost and it becomes a nuisance. The vestibule, to be practical should be large enough to allow the hostess to close the Inside door behind her, close the out side door and then enter tho hall. In this waf the cold north wind does not force Us way Into the house and but little heat Is lost. Taking the overage small box-like vestibule, here Is the program: The lady of the house enters the vesti bule, but In order to open the outside door, she must leave the Inside door open so that she may back In and allow for the swing of tho outside door. Her guest, who is so glad to see her, must, of course, shake hands, and the lady of the house gradually pull her into the hall during that ceremony; then leaves her abruptly to go and close the outside door. In the meantime the entire house has been floodeil with the chill north wind and the baby lifcrrHWtyn-llr"--' Announcement We are now in position to show from a large list .of agencies the finest Press Face, Enameled and Common Builders Brick, out of the largest stock, west of Chicago. We especially invite Architects, Contractors and all who expect to build, and who are exacting as to material and dispatch, with which orders are filled, to confer with us. Get our estimate See our materials. show room is on the 1805 Farnam Street. And we invite you to inspect our line. Estimates and all information pertaining to building materials furnished cheerfully. , C. B. Havens & Co. 1805 Farnam Street, Doth Phones f53 f Our new main floor, AHM 11CI1 ABOUT TO BUILD? Selection, of the right Pace Brick' assures beauty of appearance. Bee the residences and buildings erected recently in Omaha. The ultra attractive ones are faced with Sunderland Artistic Brick. iT"her'a a difference? Yes. NEW BUILDING CATALOGUE Do you want our Just-off-the-press catalogue? Full of facts and figureg of interest to every person interested in the con struction of buildings. Ask for KpeniaJty Catalogue "D" No charge of course. (SUNDERLAND j I J -H 6 M HARNEY ST I Fence YoiirTam I BEAUTIFY YOUR II0ME, NOTUINO 1 ADDS MORE TO YOUR PROPERTY THAN A FINE IRON FENCE. AVE MAKE ANY KIND OF FENCE. SEE J US FOR DESIGNS AND PRICES. : : : 1 ANCHOR FENCE CO. ljWU-7 NORTH 17TH STREET, OMAHA, NEB. .