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STILL IN DEMAND
Sales Are Numerous Both Near
Central District and
PURCHASERS ARE BUILDING
Announced That Grand Avenue The
ater Is to Be Erected as Soon as
Projected Street Improve
ments Are Made.
While business property on the East
Bide Is not so active as during the Win
ter, there has been a constnnt movement
in residence sites. W. H. Mall, a realty
broker, reports the sale of a Jot. each day
during the week, and inquiry continues
briFk. Building permits Issued dally show
that Summer building is well under way.
erty was purchased IS months ago by
J. D. Wharton for H500. The sale was
made for Wharton by B. J. Daly and W.
TXITE FOR BRANCH LIBRARY
Committee to Raise $10,000 for
East Side Building.
In a speech In behalf of the proposed
East Side branch library before the
East Side Improvement Association
Tuesday night, K L. Sabin, a member
of the executive board, pointed out
with much force the growth of the
"It will be found." said Mr. Sabin,
"that a branch library on the East
Side will be one of the most Important
institutions that can be founded in that
part of the city, and it will be well
patronized. I am looking forward to
the time when Portland will have
more than 250,000 people, and a con
siderable portion of these people will
live on the East Side. The branch
library will be located right in the
heart of East Portland near the East
Side High School and the business cen
ter, Where It can be easily reached."
Professor Hoover, a teacher in the
East Side High School, estimates that
between 900 and 1000 students will be
in that school next year. In the Haw
thorne School, In the same block, there
will be 800 pupils. The North Central,
the Sunnyeide, the Stephens, Brook
lyn and Holladay buildings . will
have 300 more and these pupils
will go to the East Side library for
their books, if It be established.
The general" plan Is to get all 'these
schools interested and also the
churches, whose pastors and member
MANY WELL-PAVED STREETS
HARD SURFACE THOROUGH
FARES CHANGING EAST SIDE.
Hawthorne Avenue to Be Improved
for 41 Blocks Sullivan's Gnlcb
Bridge Also Important.
The East Side will have several im
portant improved streets before the
present year ends. Hawthorne avenue
will be improved with hard surface
pavement for 41 blocks between East
Third and Aurora, which corresponds
to East Forty-second street. City En
gineer Taylor estimates the cost of this
improvement at $143,000. i. will be a
little longer than was at first contem
plated, but eventually Hawthorne ave
nue will be improved to- West avenue,
half a mile east of Aurora. Hawthorne
avenue will be one of the most Import
ant streets extending from the Willam
ette River. Even Beyond East Thirty
fourth street fine residences are now
being erected. " -
It is proposed also to improve Bel
mont street from East Water to Tabor
Heights, a distance of three miles. The
last half-mile between West avenue and
the height Is being opened. In a few
weeks the fill on Belmont street be
tween Union avenue and East Second
will be finished. Material for this fill
is obtained ut small cost from the base
ments of new buildings. A contract
will Soon be let for the fill on Belmont
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RESIDENCE OF B. B. HOLMES, EAST NINETEENTH AND H4L8ET STREETS.
and bids fair to keep up throughout the
season. Indeed, there are more dwell
ings under construction now than at any
other time since the first of the year.
This is true of inside districts and also
of the suburbs, and the class of build
ings is better than heretofore.
In Walnut Park and along Killings
worth avenue very fine houses are being
put up. North from Klllingsworth ave
nue, toward Columbia boulevard, the ter
ritory Is being covered with homes. J. H.
Shields is having a 0000 bungalow of
nine rooms completed at Kllllngsworth
and Vancouver avenues. It is unique In
style. At Halght and Pearl streets a
two-story residence of eight rooms Is be
ing completed for Q. C. Henriott, which
will cost $5000.
Also on Haight street, near Killings
worth avenue, a dwelling costing $4000
la being built for U. D. Shafer. Miss
Emma Butler Is having a $2500 residence
built at Highland. It is a bungalow in
style and will be completed this month.
Another attractive bungalow is that of
Otto Nelson at Pearl street and Rodney
avenue. It will cost $3500. It Is painted
white and the fishing is beautiful
throughout. H. Lemcke Is having a
residence built at 13S3 Rodney avenue. It
has seven rooms and will cost about
W. H. Moore has bought a qnarter
biock at the northwest corner of Taylor
and East Third streets for $13,000. He
also bought a lot and dwelling at 105
East Eleventh street for $3000.
Movement in Alblna.
During the week G. B. Hovenden sold
to W. H. Meade lots 3 and 4. block 61,
Holladay's Addition, for $7500. The prop
erty is at East First and Halsey streets.
L. E. Marley Hitchcock sold to Catherine
Tracey lot 6. in block 304, Holladay's
Addition, for $5500. This lot Is at Halsey
and East Eleventh streets. ' D. C.
Shearer bought lot 3. block 303, Holla
day's Addition, for $500.
There hns been quite a movement In
Alblna realty during the week, but the
sales were not large ones. G. W. Priest,
who has built a dozen or more houses In
Albina. sold to Mary C. Block the north
40 feet of lot 16. in block 26. Central Al
blna. with a house, for $3000. O. Kylo
sold lot 5. block 22, Central Alblna. to
Annie M. Hart for $3350.
Several acreage sales are reported. John
Carlson sold two acres In the Seldon
Murray donstion land clRlm to T. M.
Word for $5000. S. E. Taepleman sold 40
acres to Elliott B. Tufford for $1500. John
Malaer sold to Chris Malaer six acres
Theater to Be Built.
Announcement is made that the East
Side Opera House is still a live project
and that the architect is perfecting plans
for the building. It has been decided it
would be wise to defer the erection of the
building until the hard-surface pave
ment on Grand avenue should be laid, as
it would be unwise to open a theater
when Grand avenue and other East Port
land streets are soon to be torn up. W. L.
Boise, J. M. Healy. E. A. Baldwin and
others, who are behind the project, as
sure its success.
Plans for the annex to the Sargent
Hotel, on Grand and Hawthorne avenues,
for E. A. Baldwin, have been prepared
by Architect J. O. Wrenn, and will prob
ably be adopted. These provide for a
four-story building. 100x75. with 100 feet
frontage on Hawthorne avenue. The es
timated cost is $100,000. It is announced
that work will be started on the annex
so it may be finished by January 1. 100S.
There will be from 70 to 75 rooms in the
On the ground floor there will be a
banquet hall, which will be planned under
the direction of Frederick G. Odell, as
sistant manager. The elevator will be
placed in the court and the shaft en
closed in glass for Its entire length.
Lot More Than Doubles in Value.
Chester Murphy and Louis G. Clarke
have purchased a lot on the north side
cf Washington street, between Liucretia
and Twenty-third, for $11,000. The prop-
desire the library, and then iy all
working together raise the money
needed to erect a building. O. M.
Scott, Joseph Buchtel and H. H. Prouty,
the committee having the matter in
charge, are forming an executive com
mittee of 10 to raise this money.
A building costing $10,000 Is wanted.
W. L. Brewster of the Portland Li
brary, thinks that several Individuals
of large means will be willing to make
large gifts to this fund and the rest
will be made up by smaller subscrip
tions. He says that each family on the
East Side should be prepared to give
something toward the building fund.
Heavy Gold Export Continues.
NEW TORK, June 23. Further en
gagements of gold for export to Eu
rope, which, since the present move
ment began has reached nearly $20,
000.000, were taken today. The Russo
Chlnese Bank, which engaged $1,100,
000 for London yesterday, engaged
$650,000 additional today. This gold
also will be shipped to the London market.
street between East Ninth and East
Work on the extensive fill on East
Stark street Is under way between
Union avenue and East Second. Be
tween East Second and Water the em
bankment has been completed by pri
vate contract. The fill on East Stark
Is the most extensive yet undertaken
on the East Side, and the cost will be
above $100,000. East Stark connects
with the Base Line Road, which is soon
to be oiled.
There are now good prospects that
East Gltsan street will be opened 83
feet wide through the Ladd tract to the
Wiberg Lane. It will then be 60 feet
wide as far as West avenue and from
there become 80 feet wide to the east
boundary line. This street will open
up a very large district, including Cen
ter Addition and a growing section
By July 1, or not more than 10 days
later, the Grand-avenue bridge over
Sullivan's Gulch will be completed. It
will be an important event for the East
Side and remove all danger of traffic
being blocked by closed bridges. Then
HOTHCHIL0 BUILDING, UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT FOURTH AND
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There are no less than 500 people in Portland that have
seen Rose City Park and whose decision is fixed as to the
propriety of buying there, but who have not yet pur
chased. This advertisement is for them. Make up j-our
mind. If you have no home of your own, you have lived
long enough without one. No man appreciates the great
est happiness of life till he is his own landlord. Buy your
lot in Rose City Park. When you have done that, you
have taken a long step in the right , direction. Next,
begin to study out wrhat kind of a plan you would prefer.
You have no idea what a delight it is to sit down and
figure and draw and talk till you have really decided just
where everything will be. Then you will talk over the
interior finish and where this door will go and that wood
hoist; where the stove will stand and the dining-room,
table and your bed. Really, it is the most exhilarating
experience of your life. Do not forget, however, that
Rose City Park
Is the place. If you have not been out and seen the mag
nificent locations in the new tract we have just opened,
go at once. It's a pleasant ride, and perhaps you will
see the very lot that will suit you. They are going fast,
and you will never have a better opportunity to select a
location than right now. We are selling lots'in Rose City
Park that are far below what they fire actually worth.
You get cement sidewalks, . curbs, graded streets, city
water, and all the improvements that you are nowenjby
ing in the center of the city. .The streetcar service. is the
best in the city. There is every reason why you should
buy in Rose City Park and not one that should, influence
you to the contrary, - Whether you buy to
Invest or Build
Buy in Rose City Park. You will be better satisfied;
your family will be beter pleased; your investment will
increase more rapidly and your life will be crowned with
one of the most satisfying acts you ever did. But, what
ever you do, do it now. Every day you pay rent means
a day of prolonged and unnecessary expense. Decide it
right now. Make up your mind to buy or not to buy.
HARTMAN & it
Chamber of Commerce - BANKERS
will come the erection of the bridges at
Union avenue and at East Twenty
eighth street, both of which are Im
portant. The bridge at East Twenty
eighth street will be the first concrete
bridge to be built in Portland. It will
be begun about the first of next year,
as cash from the bridge tax will not
be available before that time-
James J. Hill Goes Fishing.
NEW YORK. June 22.-James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern Rail
road, with a party of five or six friends
started last evening for Canada for the
annual fishing trip which Mr. Hill has
taken every year for a long time. Among
Mr. Hill's guests are George F. Baker,
president of the United States National
bank: Samuel Thome and George Clark.
Mr. Hill, after reaching the St.. Law
rence will board his yacht and fish for
salmon on the coast of Labrador.
"Always tired" describes a dangerous
condition. Hood's Sarsaparilla will give
THE IDEAL RESIDENCE ADDITION
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IMPROVFMFNT9 BULL run water, sewers, cement walks and curbs,
llViniVW V EIYIILIN 1 J. GRAVELED STREETS, GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT
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BEST VIEW OF CITY, RIVER AND MOUNTAINS
NINE-GRADE SCHOOL WITHIN SEVEN BLOCKS
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