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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1909)
TTIE STJXDAY OREGOyiAN, FOIlTLAyD, OCTOBER 24, 1909.
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Costly. Residences Will
. Erected in .All Parts
ARCHITECTS KEPT BUSY
Tail Son Marks Starting of Nu
merous Elegant Dwellings by
Citizens of This City De
mand Is for Best.
The building boom whloh has struck
Portland is not confined to the erection
of huge office buildings and business
,wv. In the downtown section. In
every direction the wave of prosperity
Is being felt, and now the architects'
officss are besieged with homebullders
who want plans drawn for pretentious
residences. The demand is or the best,
and local architects say that never be
fore has there been such an evidence of
wealth as in the present Fall season of
The high-class residences axe by no
means confined to any one locality.
Many of the beautiful homes which are
being planned, or which have but re
cently been started, will be built on
Portland Heights, in Jrvlngton.-on Wil
lamette Heights, on the East Side, and
toward the Penlsula, as well as in the
older residence district in the north
western part of the city.
This condition did not start last week,
or last month.1 but has been the trend
all Summer. Fine homes have been un
dr construction all season In Portland,
but with the opening of the Fall season
the work seems to have taken an extra
Among the buildings now under con
struction Is a handsome home for F.
Howard, at Ford and Madison streets,
which will cost about $13,000. The
plans for this residence were prepared
by Laiarus. Whitehouse & Fouilhoux.
The residence will contain nine rooms,
and will have an elevation of two
stories and a half. It will be equipped
with hardwood floors, enamel finish,
and other modern and artistic appoint
ments. On the lot adjoining this build
ing Mrs. Houghton will build a similar
residence, costing practically Mie same
amount and designed by the same archi
tects. Both buildings will be finished
some time next March.
Av. T. Branch. 61 East Ankeny street.
Is building a high-class residence at
East Sixteenth and Halsey streets, at a
cost of between $10,000 and $12.00. The
first floor will be finished with quarter-sawed
oak flooring, and oak finish.
Birch doors, highly polished, and n-
-ameJ finish will be used In the second
floor. The attic will also be finished.
The home will be S7x47 feet in size,
and will contain ten rooms.
Another palatial residence which win
be built is that of J. 3. Gauld. at King's
Court and King street, at a cost of $18,
000. It will be one of the most lmpos
" Ing residences in that locality. The
trna of architecture of the home will
be colonial. The building will be S6x
68 feet In size, with a brick foundation.
Hardwood floors and every modern con
venience will be found In each of the
14 rooms. The exterior will be finished
In shingles, one-half inch thick and two
feet In length. The building "jsras de
"slgned by Architect Gordon.
Plans have been prepared by Emll
' Schacht A Son. architects, for an $11,
000 home on .East Thirty-third and Til
lamook streets, for Dr. George Parrish.
This home will be a ten-rom structure
of the bungalow type. There will be
seven rooms on the first floor and three
rooms on the second floor, all elegantly
finished. The residence 4s located on
a five-acre tract, and an artistic gar
den around the house will be one of
the features. The bullying will be.46x
SS feet in size, inclusive of a wide porch.
Work of construction has started.
A home of modernized German de
sign wlU be built at East Sixteenth and
Wasoo streets, for D. McDonald, plans
having been prepared by P. A. Colleq
der. The residence will be a two-story
frame structure, costing $7000. Con
venieoce in arrangement and elegance
of appointment have been made the fea
tures of the dwelling. The exterior of
the building will be sided with four
" inch cedar, and the interior finish of
the first floor will be of Eastern oak.
and of tlve second floor Port Orford
cedar, enameled. Hardwood floors will
be Installed throughout. '
M G. Thorsen, of the firm of Fisher
4 Thorsen. Is building a $6000 home at
Twenty-fifth and Overton streets. The
dwelling will be two and a half stories,
seven rooms, and 30x48v feet in size.
The appointments will be modern and
the finish of $he best quality.
A hillside bungalow will be built at
hv E. B. McFarland. at the head
nt Thurman street, adjoining the fin
residence now being erected for Judge
Hunting-ton. H. L. Camp & Co. have
prepared the plans and will erect the
building, which will be -Kx4 feet in
lie. two stories and an attic high, and
containing seven rooms and a sleeping
porch. There will betwo wide obser
vation porches across the front of the
house, and a shihsled exterior. In the
interior there will be two pressed-brick
fireplaces, polished hardwood floors,
and all modern conveniences.
D. T. Hunt, connected with the Marshall-Wells
Hardware Company In
Portland, la' having plans prepared by
Emll Schacht & Son for a modern seven-room
home to be erected on East
Eighteenth, between Thompson and
Brazee sweets. Work will start this
Harley Armstrong, with Marshall
Wells Company, is having plans pre
pared for a dwelling to cost 4500. for
East Twenty-fourth and Hancock
Lstreets. The home will De moaern. m
contain, eight rooms, ana win
tlstically finished. Emil Schacht Son
prepared the' plans.
ST. JOHN TO HAVE FACTORY
Company After" Site for Plant to
Make Giant Dirt Holsters.
r t. Woods, recently from Iowa, and
Vcm W. Mason, a St. . John contractor
and builder, have rormea a paruieramp
with a view of erecting a large manu
facturing plant on the Hmnfiiia ior mo
a patent qirt-ioaugr auu
COUNTRY VILLA ON WHITE H0TJSE
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RESIDENCE AND GHOCSDS DESIGNED AS HOME FOR C. T. BRlilS.
ele-vator. the Invention of Mr. Woods.
A company is now being formed to han
dle the manufacture and production.
It is proposed to put up a large plant,
costing approximately $50,000. The two
promoters are now seeking for a site, and
Mr. Woods has Just returned from Seat
tle. Tacoroa and Spokane, where he has
been seeking a suitable location, finally
having decided on Portland as the best
city in the West for such a plant. It is
believed that the plant may be Installed
The machine which Jt is proposed to
miike are rant dlrt-holsters and loaders.
t -.vhich. rt is tnought, will replace the ex
tensive system of scooping trre dirt by
means of a steam shovel. It is stated.
however. tnat,tne new mtanno "i "
do the work of steam shovels In exca
vating on account of the great territory
needed lr its operation. This new holster
Ws worked by means of a thousand-foot
cable, pulled by a 32 horse-power traction
engine, t is thought to be especially
valuable for railroad gralng work, for
clearing great tracts of land and such
' The proposed factory plans to turn out
all the parts of the device with the ex
ception of making the castings and the
cables. The first trlaj machine will be
made in local shops.
CORXfeR LOT BRINGS $20,000
Frank C. Savage Buy Site on Yam
hill and Will Build.
Frank C. Savage has purchased the
full lot located at the northeast corner
of Yamhill and Sixteenth streets from
Klrchner & Hanno for $20,000. Frank
O. Northrup acted as the agent for the
buyer and Mnckie & Rountree for
Klrchner & Hanno.
The site at present is covered with
two old frafne buildings which bring
in but a nominal rental. It is the in
tention of the ne owner to remove
these In the near future and to erect
in their place a building, the nature- of
which has not yet been determined.
There Is a black cat on Railroad street.
Thorn as ton. Conn., that makes a point of
escorting women and children home. When
the party reaches Its destination the cat
returns to its place and Mcorts other per
sons in the same way, keeping- up this
strange action until about 10 o'clock at
EAST SIDE PLANT
NATIONAL COLD STORAGK ICE
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PLANT -IS . FINISHED
Big Cold Storage' Building Is
RESIDENCE SALES HEAVY
Structural Work on East Side Keeps
Pace With Active Trading in
Xew Site for Build
ings. The big plant of the Ns.tior.aF Cold Stor
age & Ice Manufacturing. Company, on
East Stark street, between East Water
and East First, Is practically completed
and will soon be In operation. It covers
an entire half block, and the building, in
addition to the basement, which Is a full
story. Is two stories high. Over 14 car
loads' of machinery were delivered at the
In; the Ice-manufacturing department
ROAD WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT
are miles of pipe, enough, according to
Charles Smith, who is Interested In the
plant, to reach to Mount Hood. In the
basement are water-proof floors, and the
entire plant is built along modern, scien
tific lines. It represents an outlay of $125,
000. The company owns a 60-foot lot
fronting on the Willamette River, which
It wni occupy later. The plant Is consid
ered the most Important built this year
on the East Side.
The preliminary work for the erection
of a three-story brick building for McKln
ley Mitchell, at East Morruson and East
Seventh streets, has been started. Re
moval of buildings on the corner quarter
block is being undertaken preparatory to
beginning excavating for the foundation
and basement. The cost of the building is
estimated at $45,000.
The first floor will be for business pur
poses, and the rooms on the two upper
floors will be for apartments. The Home
Telephone Company 'has started excava
tions for another building to be erected on
East Eleventh and East Morrison streets,
alongside the present exchange, it being
part of the plan for enlargement of the
plant on the East Side.
During the last week many residence
property sales were in evidence on the
East Side, and these were widely distrib
uted. On the" Peninsula, where large deals
are constantly being made, the movement
has been especially noticeable. Irvington
and the Ladd Addition made the largest
sarles. In the former district Lllla Brown
sold to Eva Brown Davis lots 15 and 16.
block 23. with a dwelling, for $8800. At
Mount Tabor Villa the Dammeier Invest
ment Company sold to Marion Harris lot
1 and the north 16 feet of. lot 8, bjock 18,
In the Ladd Addition. Genevieve H.
Mackie sold to Lulu H. Bush lot 18, block
20, with a residence, for $7000. E. R. Pit
telkau bought two lots in the Ladd Addi
tion for $5390. .
In the Westmoreland Addition, on MI -waukie
street, there have been continuous
sales of building lots, so that of the 700 or
more lots there over two-thirds have been
sold. Many have been purchased by peo
ple outside the city. Laurelhurst Is at
tracting wide attention, many reserva
tions having been made In this Rn tract.
E. E. Aldrlch. of Washington County,
bought of A. Scroggs a lot on East Yam
hill near East Fortieth street, improved
with a bungalow, for $3000. The house
will be occupied at once. Mr. Aldrlch
COSTINO $125,0 00 WILL SOON
MAN CPA CI RING CO. BCILDING. COVERING HALF BLOCK, ON EAST STARK.
has sold his lot on Gladstone avenue and
East Thirtyseventh street to W. C. Re
pass, who will Improve it with a modern
- Plans for the" new fire building at Mount
Tabor are being drawn by" Architect I.
B. Flickinger. It will be 38x80 feet and
according to approved modern plans. The
structure will be of brick construction
and a credit to Mount Tabor. It will be
erected on the Base Line road and Pran
Herman C. .Behnke. a real estate man
of Portland, who recently returned from
Sandusky. O.. bringing a bride with him,
has bought a lot -and ccrttage-on Haw
thorne avenue and East Twenty-ninth
street, where the couple will reside.
Charles Clark has purchased the lot
and house on the corner of Mason and
East Thirteenth streets for $2100, the pur
chase being made for an Investment.
Christine Becker has purchased a lot
on East Thirtieth and East Davis streets,
with house, for $4260, from U F. Kelly.
P.CIL.D HOTEL OJf PEXIXSIiTTA
District Is Scene of Many Improve
merits Now TTnder Way. y
R. A. Gerard will erect a 17-room house
and hotel on Gloucester street, opposite
the University Sehoolhouse, on the Pen
insula. It will be 40x100 feet, with a full
concrete basement. Plans for the build
ing are 'now being drawn.
The German Evangelical' Lutheran
synod wiy erect a school, cTiurch and
Raymond & Lawrence, Architects.
parsonage on Midway and Olympia
streeta next Spring, to cost about $25,000.
G. T. Mott is building a $2000 residence,
22x24, with eight rooms, in this same dis
trict, and F. Bothwell is erecting a $3000
residence In the district.
The four steel bridge across the rail
road cut on' the Peninsula will be com
pleted by January 1. The. Pearson Con
struction Company has the contract. T
Bridge at Columbia boulevard will cost
$80,000 'and the others $00,000 e&ch. All
four bridges will be 60 feet wide. Side
walks on either side of the bridges will
be 14 ieet wide and covered with cement.
The roadbed will be of etx-tnch concrete,
covered with two inches of asphalt. Each
bridge will be piped with six-inch mains.
There will be room for railroad tracks
underneath and between the Inside piers.
The Columbia boulevard bridge' will be
437 feet long and 26 feet high, Willamette
boulevard bridge 357 feet long and 90 feet
high, Dawson street bridge 387 feet long
and 86 feet high, and South Depot bridge,
connecting with East St. John and North
Bank Addition,. 157 feet long and 46, feet
Councilman Ellis, of the Tenth Ward.
onnmmAa thot TiliLnR are beine orerjared
ior. eul XMtgiiiiv aiwuos ..u ' '
Kiillngsworth avenue, in North Alblna.
It will be of brick construction, and the
contract will be let this year.
Ex-Offictal of Seattle Denies Em
SEATTLE, Oct. 23. John Rlpllnger;
ex-City Controller. Republican candi
date for Mayor three years ago, who is
charged with embezzlement pf $60,000
from the city, was arraigned" In the
Criminal Court today and pleaded . not
The trial is expected to begin about
Will Investigate Pellagra.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. The appoint
ment of a commission of officers of the
Public Health and Marine Hospital
Service to investigate pellagra has been
approved by Acting Secretary of the
BE IN OPERATION.
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nHii Vva snPTit. immfidiatelv
in improvements and extensions, which will surely increase the value of METZGER
ACRE TRAOTS, which are situated on the OKEGUW lixjuuiaxo xw""
lem line) at Metzger Station, and are only a 30-minute. ride from Eront and Jeffer
son Street Depot.
These acres contain the best soil obtainable for the raising of all kinds of
T?T?TTTTff T?T!RRTtf s arid VEGETABLES that can be grown in Oregon. You have
a very large tract to &oose from. You can have either
timbered park-like tracts, with creeks running through tnem, making mom
HOME SITES. , .
THERE IS NO OTHER TRACT LIRE THIS ONE
There are no gulches, no gravel, no hills; in fact, nothing objectionable what
ever We want you to visit our Tract. Our Agents are always there to show the
property, which we sell cheaper than any other land SO NEAR PORTLAND Just
think of it! You can buy an acre of ground within 30 minutes' ride from the heart
nf the citv at $250.00 "and up per acre, on easy terms. 10 per cent down and 3 per
c Toi rurchrice per month. YOU HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR A LOT
FARTHEOUT, IN OTHER DIRECTIONS, THAN WE ASK FOR AN ACRE.
For plats and further information, call at our office, 226 and 228 Front street,
Portland, Oregon, or at our office at Metzger Station, on Oregon Electric Railway
(Salem line). '
City Phones, Main 474
Metzger Station Phone,
Beautiful Country Villa to
Built at Rivera.
SCHEME MOST ELABORATE
on Fine Residence
Cost of $25,000
Be Thing of
, Plans have been prepared hy Mac
Naughton. Raymond & Lawrence, archi
tects, for a. beautiful country home at
Rivera for C. T. Bruun. manager of tne
Blake-McFall Company. Mr. Bruun re
cently purchased a site oontairring two
acres at Rivera, on the White House
road, six miles south of Portland, from
H L. Corbett. He will now Improve
this property with a handsome resi
dence, costing; 25.00. The plana have
been completed and excavation has al
ready started. The building will be
finished next Summer.
The residence will be 88 by 72 feet in
Blze, with 10 large rooms on the main
floors, as well e three finished rooms
lnthe attic and a large garage. The
building is finished wlta pebble dash
exterior, and has heavy brlclf chimneys
constructed on the outside for the wide
fireplaces on the inside. In the front
of the building Is a large open terrace
with a view overlooking the Willamette
R The view afforded of the river la in
deed a sightly one. From the dining
room, living-room, guest chamber, own
er's chamber and open terrace there Is a
view straight up the Willamette River,
looking on a clear stilled portion of
the river, which is iyidened out so as
to appear as an enclosed lagoon, look
ing across this to the Golf Links and
thence on to the surrounding moun
tains. 'The site is especially desirable,
having on the property a large number
of fully grown trees.- which enhance
the beauty of the location. It Is lo
cated among other handsome homes be
longing, to numerous prominent Port
The building will be finished through-
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bv the OREGON ELECTRIC
and A 1374
Main 6409. -f
out all the roorns with white enamel
and hardwood floors, and has all the
usual .appurtenances of a well-constructed
modern dwelling, suoh as built
in furniture, open fireplaces, etc The
attic Is to be finished as a dance halL.
wlth a highly, polished floor, there also
being two servants' rooms In the attic
In addition to the usual rooms, there
will be an outside dining-room on the
terrace for JBummer. ,
The garage is to he a commodious
structure built for . three - cars, with
rooms for the gardener and cnauffeur.
The sightly garden in the rear of the
home will be largely converted Into
By order of the court you must take a ride today on
the East 'Side Line on Uniqn avenue going north, and
you will find-Siat the terminus is
Where you can buy the prettiest home site with all
improvements in and paid for and not bonded. We will
swear out a warrant for you if yo do. not pronounce
OVERLOOK the best and cheapest property in the city
of Portland.' "We do not. promise you a gold mine, but
we do not hand you a lemon. Lots $1000. Easy terms.
Agents on the ground. Office 207 Burnside street.
Only 12 blocks from the center of Lents, on the macadamized road.
WATER ELECTRIC LIGHTS, GRADED STREETS
These lota lie perfectly level and have a fine view, being about 23
feet above Lents. Prices:
. $10& to $225
Per lot. Terms, $5.00 down and $5.00 per month.
5c Fare to Portland Only 30 Minutes' Ride.
Take 0. W. P transfer car to .Hawthorne avenue, transfer to
Mt. Scott, and get off at Lents.
ASK ANY REAL ESTATE MAN
. They will direct you to the property.
M. A. ROGERS
i ' Lents. Oregon. Phone, Lents 3211.
'lay State Paiif
THE OJIXT PAINT MANUFACTURED
OX THE PACIFIC COAST COMPLYING
WITH THE EASTERN PURE PAINT
FORMULA ON EVERY PACKAGE.
Honeyman Hardware Co.
HEADQUARTERS FOR EVERYTHING
cleaned, partly cleared or i
HERMAN METZGER, Owner.
a park for fancy chickens by Mr. Bruun, i
who has a hobby of raising fancy birds-!
for show purposes.
W. O. Knighton and Edward T. Root,
architects, have formed a partnership un-i
der the name of Knighton & Root and
have taken offices in the Commercial
Club building. Mr. Knighton has been
engaged as an architect In Portland for '
a number of years, while Mr. Root Is
an Eastern man from the Massachusetts!
Institute of Technology. He has been ltv
the employ or Mr. Knighton as head '
draughtsman for a year and a half.