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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN; PORTLAND, DECEMBER 3, 1909.
Tile Great Empire Builder
This Is the Man Who Made It Possible to
Build a Hine City at
ing and All
And Below Is What. He Said of the Val
ley of Which HILLMAN Is the Heart
"You are going to
people Jirt ; yptir ; ;:eo
get iiie right kirid
a lot of
Reservations held only
upon receipt of $ 1 0.00
JAMES J. HILL
is at the junction of the OREGON TRUNK RAILWAY
(the HOI line) and the DESCHUTES RAILROAD (the
Ilarrinian line). Beside this, an electric feeder to both
is projected from HILLMAN to Prineville, the county
seat, 19 miles southeast. Another electric line is pro
posed, originating at HILLMAN and extending into the
Squaw Creek country, to Sisters and the timber in the
Metolas River, 40 miles away. Also, eight county roads
join at HILLMAN, connecting with every Central Ore
gon town of importance.' Thus, HILLMAN is the log
ical center and real HEART OF THE DESCHUTES
VALLEY. It is, as well, destined to be the great rail
road center of the state. HILLMAN is the hub of the
most wonderful dry and irrigated farming country in the
world. Millions of acres of tillable land lie in every di
rection from the townsite. Irrigation ditches already
flow and irrigate hundreds of thousands of acres south
of HILLMAN. Billions of feet of timber will be cut,
marketed and shipped at HILLMAN, the only outlet for
the great timber belts in the interior of the state.
If you are one of the right kind Q
This is the range of prices
at present. . The fifteenth of
this month the price of every
lot will be raised almost 100
never called so loudly as now. Investment money was never face to
face with more promising returns than this. Fortune is within the
grasp of any man or woman who becomes identified with HILLMAN
now. . The prices of HILLMAN lots are so low than any man, what
ever the size of his purse, or any womari? of whatever means, shares
an equal privilege to increase his or her competence to enormous pro
portions. Greater opportunity than this no man ever knew, ever will
know. But, advantage must be taken before December 15.
. CROOK COUNTY INVESTMENT COMPANY
ER. AND TAYLO
206-207-20S-209 HENRY BUILDING,
i-3 o -
P N w
s X O
PERMITS FALL OFF
Builders Show Inactivity in
Getting Work Started.
WEEK'S TOTAL IS $158,055
December Starts Off Poorly With
Enough Sets or Plans in Sight
to Promise Kair Record
Th Portland builders were not espe
cially active last week in starting: con
struction of new buildings, and as a re
sult the permits issued for new struc
tures through the office 'pf the building
inspector fell below the average for a
week, the total amounting to but $15S,
055. There were 98 permits granted, this
being a fair figure, but there was a
marked lack of permits of any size being
granted. ' v
' The figures are even more discouraging
.for "the December record. The greater
-part of the week's permits were issued
on Monday and Tuesday and for the last
four days of the week and the first
four December days but a trifle over a
third of the permits Tvere issued. This
gives a bad start for the month and
in the face of -a large record for Decem
ber. 1908. some large permits will have
to be granted to equal the business of
the corresponding month last year. There
are, however;, some sets of large plans in
Inspector Dopson's office and permits
will he granted before, the end of the
year. Prominent among these is the set
of plans for the new Heilig Theater,
which is being well checked and on which
the permit will soon be granted.
The permits granted each day last
week were as follows. Monday. I2 per
mlta for a total of 539.350; Tuesday, 20
permits for a total of 961.825; "Wednesday,
17 permits for a total of J17.600; Thurs
day. .12 permits for a total of $9050; Fri
day, 19 permits for a total of $22,830;
Saturday, eight permits for a total of
The individual permits .granted each
day follow, in detail: ' .
Monday, November 29.
ft. W. Curtis, erot one-story frarn dwell
ing. Farragut treet, between Alblna and
Mississippi; builder. Keller & Phipps; $1000.
J. Slandering, erect two-etory frame
rlwel ling. Crookham h venue, between Mil
waile and Seventeenth; builder, same;
J W. Neal. repair one-storv frame pool-r-x
rn. 113 Seventh street, between Glisan
and Flanders: bu41der. J. W. Thurman; $100.
N. Houx. erect two-story frame flats,
Clifton street, between sixteenth and Seven
icfnth; builders, A. C. Kniery - Company;
.1. Man ion. repair two-?ory frame flats.
Vaughn street, between Twenty-third and
Twenty-fourt h : builders, A. C. Kmery &
otto Mlkkelaen, erect two-story frame
rnelllng. . Hamlet stret. between Twenty
fifth and Twenty-sixth ;. builders. A. C- Em
ery A Company; $o(00.
Jerry Bronaugh. repair two-story frame
dwelling. Thirty-second street, between
Thurman and Gulch; builders. A. C. Emery
& Company;, $1000.
M. Breeman. repair two-tory frame dwell
ing. East Washington street, between Union
and Grand avenue; builder, C Carmlchael;
St. Paul I,utheran Church, repair one
story frame church. East Twelfth street, between-
Clinton and Ivon; builders. Lehberg
& Springer: $too.
8. J. Allen, erect one-tory frame dwell
ing. Oakland street, between Ball 1 more and
Elk; builder, same; $800.
I. Jacobsen. erect one-story frame dwell
ing, east nineteenth street, between Marion
tnd I.lnn; builder, same; $500
Nlckum & Mow cry, erect one-story frame
store. Eait Thirteenth street, between Ten
Ino and Tacoma; builders. Rich -fe Tucker:
Leadbetter fc Pi.tok. repair two-story
frame store. 1K6 Morrison street, between
River and Front; bulldar. Bridge Pharmacy
H. W. Karala, erect- une-story frame
dwelling, SkUlmore street, between Concord
and Exenver; builder, same; $1200
O. E. Helntz, eret one-story frame shop.
Second street, corner of. East Ankeny;
builder, same; $1000.
J. R. Hal raze one and one-half -story
frame dwelling, :,34 Fifth street, between
Clay and Market; builder, same; $100.
L,. A. Thompson, erect frame flume. Coun
cil Crest: builder, J. I Crandall; $SO00.
Fred Sharp, erect one-story frame dwell
ing. East Eighty-first street, between Free
mont and Klickitat; builder, sanx; $1000.
S. P. McKee. erect two-story frame dwell
ing. East Washington street, between Thirty
fourth and Thirty-fifth; builder, same; $2000.
John Carlston. erect two-story frame
dwelling. East Ninth street, between Alberta
and Webster; builder, Frank Carlston; $2000.
rx B. Fleck, erect one-story frame dwell
ing. Stanley avenue, between Marion and
Annie; builder, same; $1200.
O. A. fcihenard. t rect one-story frame
dwelling, Douglas street, between Stanley
and Clover; builder, M. McClumm; $700.
Tuesday November 30.
Mr. Pallay. repair two-story brick store.
69 4 North Third street, between Davis and
Everett; builders. Vaughn & Co.; $100.
E. Bradshaw, erect one-storv frame dwell
ing. Hall street, between Purse 11 and Clover;
builder, same; $1500.
J. Wakefield, erect one-story frame wood
shwd, Hatght avenue, between Falling and
Shaver, builder, same; $25.
Paul Rothltsberger. erect two-story frame
dwelling. Cook avenue, between Michigan
and Missouri avenue; builder, same; $2000.
F. Zimmerman, erect one-story frame gar
age. East Twenty-first street, between Weld
ler and Broadway; builder, same; $2o0.
R. B. Montague, erect one and one-half-story
frame dwelling, Gladstone avenue, be
tween Forty-second and Forty-thiid; builder,
C. I. Montague, erect one and one-half-story
frame dwelling. Gladstone avenue, be
tween Forty-second and Forty-third; builder,
B. M. Bally, erect one-story frame dwell
ing. Capitol avenue, between Shaver and
Mason; builder. W. H. Ballv; $2000.
J A. Hamtdell, erect two-story frame
dwelling. Halsey street, between Twenty -bfth
and Twenty-fourth; builder, Rams
dell & Anderson; $3500.
Henry Folz, erect two-storv frame dwell
ing. East Twenty-third street, between
Thompson and Brazee; builder, J. Tranchell;
J. I..: Ray, erect two-story frame dwell
ing, Elisabeth street, between Chapman rnd
Seventeenth ; builder. Bert E. Bolee: $6000
John Klernan, erect two-story brick barn.
Kearney street, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth ; builder, same: $20,000.
Oscar Johnson, erect one-story frame
dwelling. East Twenty-fifth street, between
Brainard and Going: .builder, same- $10O0
,rt!-ad eiitate- repair one-story brick store.
101 Front street, between Taylor and Yam
hill; builder, F. H. Brandes; $000.
C. A. Hoy. erect two-story frame dwell
ing. East Thirteenth street-, between Stnrk
and Pine; builder, same; $2000.
N J. Nelson, erect two-story frame dwell
ing. Mulberry street, between Harrison and
Palm; builder, same; $3000.
Mrs E. Train, repair two-story frame
dwelling. East Burnslde street, between
Nineteenth and Twentieth; builder, Stokes
& Zeller; $1500.
F. B. Stewart, 'repair two-storv frame
dwelling. Weldler street, between Sixteenth
?no Seventeentn: builder. Stokes JL Zeller;
E. W. Reder. erect one-story frame dwell
ing. East Thirtysninth street, between Al
der and Morrison; builder, same; $1(300
R; White- erect two-story frame dwell
ing. Holly street, between Sixteenth and
Popular; builder, same; $6000.
Wednesday, December 1.
Frank Wolf, erect one-story frame dwell
ing, Wasco street, near Eighty-third; build
er, same; $1200.
Lewis & Wiley, erect one-story frame
office. Cornell road. near Twenty-eighth;
builder, same; $150.
E. D. Bennett, erect one-story frame
woodshed, rolman avenue., between Wildrake
and Pearl ; builder, same ; $40.
. Western American Company repair iix
story brick hotel, Seventh street between
Stark and Oak; builders, McHolland Bros
F. Hanebut, repair two-storv frame dwell
ing. Chapman street, between Main and
Madison; builders, Lewis & Lewis; $lloA
Louis pedersen. erect one and one-half-story
frame dwelling. East Fifteenth street
between Prescott and Going; $1500
E. Barchus, erect one-story frame dwell
ing. East Thirty-second street, between Mar
ket and Stephens; builders. Royal &
D. F. Sholty, repair one-story frame
dwelling. East Lincoln street, between Mar
guerite and Thirty-fourth; builder, 1 pear
I. Pearson, repair two-tory frame dwell
ing. Hawthorne avenue, between Thirty
ninth and Fortieth; builder, same; $SO0.
Peter Elbach, erect one-story frame dwell
ing, Matthew street, between Duke and
Beebe ; builder, same; $f50.
H. Von Homeyer, Going street, between
Twenty-aixth and Twenty-seventh, repair
one and one-ha If -story frame dwelling;
builder, same ; $750.
H. C. Morris Co., erect one-story frame
dwelling. Forty-sixth street, between Brazee
and Westerla; builder, same; $2000.
H. C. Morris Co., erect one-story frame
dwelling. East Forty-sixth street, between
Brazee and Thompson; builder, same-;- $3500.
A. G. Woolworth, erect one-story frame
woodshed. East Thirteenth street, between
Tenino and Umatilla; builder, same; $10.
E. H. Gulsness, erect one-story frame
dwelling. Alberta street, between Denver
and Concord; builder, same; $100.
Otto Starker, erect one-story frame dwell
ing .East Twenty-eighth street, between
Killings worth and Jarrett; builder, same;
C. K. Henry, repair one-story frame barn.
Seventh street, between Irving and Johnson;
builder. Overland Transfer Co.; $10-0.
C. W. Boojst, repair two-story frame sa
loon. Second street, between Everett and
Flanders; buidder, H. Stiner; $20.
J. Clemson, erect one-story frame dwelling.
Emerson street, between Nineteenth and
Twentieth; builder. A. J. Lee; $100O.
Fred A. Dunham, erect one-story frame
dwelling. Terry street, between Burrage and
Peninsular; builder; same; $1350.
David McMllllan. repair two-story frame
dwelling. East Stark street, between . Sev
en ty-aixth and Seventy-fourth ; builder,
A. Selander, erect one-story frame dwel
ling. Detroit street, between Ains worth and
Jessup; builder, same ; $1 5O0. "
L. A. Beeson, repair two-story frame flats.
151 Grand avenue, between Going and Hoyt;
builder. B. Moritz; $350.
T. Brotligan, erect one and one-half-story
frame dwelling. Kerby Btreet, between Fail
ing and Beech; builder, w. H. Bailey; $15O0.
Mr. Friede. repair two-story frame store.
36 1 Washington street, between Park and
West Park; builder, E. Melton; $150.
G. H. Johnson, erect two-story frame
dwelling. Beech street, .between Commercial
and Haight; builder, same; $2000.
Frank L. Smith Meat Company, repair
one-Btory frame shop, Tenino street, between
Thirteenth and Eleventh; builder, same; $50.
F. D. Warner, erect one-story f ram
dwelling. Roscoe street, between Sixty-second
and Sixty-third; builder, same; $SOO.
C. Holton, erect one-story frame dwelling.
Grand- avenue, between Hoyt and Irving;
builder, same; $75.
Friday, December 3.
P. Darling Erect two-story frame store,
Williams avenue between Failing and Beech;
builder, R. W. Mclntyre; $250.
F. A. Kamerer Repair one and one-half
story frame dwelling, Kenilworth avenue be
tween Francis and Gladstone; builder, same;
Hathaway & Miller Erer-t one-story frame
dwelling. East Thirty-fifth street between
Division and Clinton; builder, same; $3000.
W. . T. Reaugh Repair one-story frame
dwelling. Curtis between Liberty and Port
land boulevard; builder, sume; $S0O.
Plttock & Leadbetter Repair one-story
frame store, Madison street between River
and Front : builder. United Engineering &
Construction Company; $20O0.
Plttock & Lead better Repair one-story
frame store, Madison street between River
and Front; builder. United Engineering A
Construction Company; .?2hm.
Plttock & Leadbetter Repair one-story
frame store. Madison street . between River
and Front; builaer. United Engineering. &
Construction Company; $2(KM).
' Commercial Club Repair five-story brick
office building.' Fifth street corner of Oak ;
builder. Mr. Kishbeck; $60. , . i
O-- Kittlespn Repair one and -one-half
story trame dwelling; Missouri avenue be
tween Killings worth and Emerson ;; builder,
W. F. Hopkins: $150 - .
Wilson estate Repair two-stor' frame
store. Tliird street between Alder and
Morrison; builder, Carlson & Kallstrom ; $20. '
C. C. Byers Erect one-story frame dwell
ing. Stafford street between Montana and,
Maryland; builder, same; $1000.
E. Erickson Erect one and one-half story
frame dwelling. Marion avonue between
Eleventh and Thirteenth; builder, Lee Chee-:
George Worfull Erect one story frame'
shed. IMike avenue between Milwaukie and
Sixteenth; builder. Leo Cheeley; $50.
W. H. Wood Erect one and one-half story
frame - dwellings Est- Sixty-first street be--tween
Base- L4ne - and Burnside; builder,'
same; $1500. ,
L. W. Porter Erect ' ohe-story frame,
dwelliing. East Sixty-fourth, and Hassalo
streets-; builder. sane; $1500.
C. C- Smith estate Repair two'-story brick
store, 12B-8 First street between "Washington
and -Aiders builder. Moore & Meagher Co. ;
$300. .....-... v- j
Emanuel May Repair three-story brick
warehouse,1 Front" street ' between Clay and
Columbia; builder,. Lltherland & Abrey;
N. C. Sears Erect one and one-half story
frame dwelling, Kenllwerth avenue between
-Francis and Rhone; builder, same; $2000.
. -Jacob Cassel--.Erect one-story frame dwell
ing. Ains worth avenue between Ninth and
Tenth; builder. N. C Sears; $2000. ;
. Saturday, December 4.
R. V. Jones. erect concrete and frame gar-!
age. "East Sixteenth street, between Main'
and Madison; builder, same; $400.
John Wood, repair two-story frame dwell-r
ing. Oak street, between Twelfth and Thir
teenth; builder. James Garrick; $200.
C. Speer. erect one and one-half -story
frame dwelling. Holland street, between Oat
man and Knowles: builder, same; $150O.
R. E. Biaco, erect two-story frame dwell
ing. East Caruthers street, between Twenty
sixth, and Twenty-seventh; builder, same ;
H- Brill, erect one-story frame dwelling,
Cleveland avenue, between Bryant and Buf
falo; builder, same; $1200.
William-. Bache. erect - one-story framo
dwelling, Eliza street, between Union and
Seventh; builder, same; $1800.
E. Edmark, erect one-story frame dwell
ing, Patton avenue, between Failing and
Shaver; builder,, A. Anderson; $2000.
Foster & Kleiser, repair two-story frame
store, Morrison street, between Front and
Bridge streets; builder, Olympic Roofing Co.;
SOUTH FIFTH GROWING
AVI Ln AM ISEXSEE ERECTS
District Is Awakening: to Need of
Hard-Surface Paving and Booster
Clubs Start Movement.
While Portland has been developing
rapidly in all directions, there has been
one section of the city where growth has
not been up to the" standard. This is
South Portland where property, values
have been at a standstill for a long time
and which is, however, regarded as one
of the finest apartment-house and resi
dence locations in the city.
Recently there have been numerous
meetings of the "boosters," improvement
and push clubs and as a' result plans
are under way to pave a large area of
this district. It is believed that by pav
ing South Portland, as the East Side is
being paved, that there will be a boom
Meanwhile, as the paving creeps put
southward, the effect is decidedly notice
able. On Fifth street, which is paved
now to Jefferson street, there is agitation
to extend the hard surfacing to Hall
street and already, on the . strength ' of
merely proposed paving, a fine apartment-house
is under way, on the east
side of Fifth street, between Hall and
Harrison streets. Here William F. Isen
see is erecting a. four-story concrete and
brick apartment-house at a cost of $35,
000. The structure will be ready for oc
cupancy by the first of the year.
The building is of concrete exterior with
brick trimming and is of mill construc
tion. It is equipped with an automatic
sprinkler system as a prevention of fires.
The building is 100x100 feet in size, four
stories high with a full basement, and
contains 32 apartments of three and four
rooms each. The work on the structure
is being done by W. R. Griffith, contrac
tor, who also prepared the plans for the
The Isensee apartments will be nicely
finished throughout with all modern
equipment and conveniences. The floors -in
the lobby and hallways will be tiled
and all the baths will be tiled and fin
ished with tiled wainscoting and solid
porcelain plumbing. The building will be
equipped with an automatic electric ele
vator, a steam heating plant, dumb
waiter service connecting with the jani
tor's quarters in the basement, where will
also be located the laundry, fuel rooms,
storage rooms, etc.
The Chinese divide the day into 12 parts
cf two hours each.
SOUTH PORTLAND TAKES PRIDE IN NEW STRUCTURE
8 -' -i $
PIT" A..' jC-
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WILLIAM ISENSEB'S APAHTMEST-HOUSB UNDER WAV ON SOITH
Big District. North of Union Av
enue to Be Opened.
SCHOOLHOUSE IS NEEDED
Properly Owners Uecide to Improve
and Open Many Streets at Total
Cost Aggregating Well
A. remarkable development is in pro
gress in the district north of union ave
nue, between Prescott street and Wood
lawn. Street Improvements and street
openings are to be undertaken that will
cost above $250,000.
Killingsworth avenue, now improved
between Union avenue and the Wil
lamette River is being made a 60-foot
street east to the city limits. Parts have
been only 30 feet wide and 'these will be
Increased to 60 feet, making the street
a uniform width.
Petitions Xor Hard Surface Work.
Already petitions are being signed up
for hard-surface pavement east from
Union avenue for a distance of two miles.
The kind of pavement has not been de
cided on, but this matter is being in
vestigated. The best and least expensive
will be adopted by the property owners,
and proceedings started so the work can
be undertaken next year.
As the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Co. has a franchise to lay tracks
on Killingsworth avenue east an effort
will be made to get the company to put
down Its tracks before the pavement Is
A committee from the Killingsworth
Improvement Club will confer with the
officials of the street railway company
about its franchise. It was reported at
the meetingof the club Tuesday night that
the company contemplated laying double
tracks on Killingsworth avenue and ex
tending the line through the country to
This is a new district, only about four
years old, and it Is growing at a won
derful rate. Killingsworth avenue, now
being extended preparatory for the hard
surface pavement, cuts through a rapidly
growing residence district. Lots are
selling along this street at $450, $500 and
$750 each. The property owners have de
cided ' when they improve to put down
the" best pavement for which they can
pay. The improvement will be carried
through to Sandy drive. Water mains
and all other utilities will be laid before
the pavine is put down.
Sumner street, also near Killingsworth,
is to be opened and paved ' with hard
surface improvement. Proceedings to
open Sumner, street have been started in
the City Council that it may be im
proved. Alberta street, which is the
business street of the Vernon district,
is to be paved through to East Thirty
first with hard-surface pavement.
Agitation for a schoolhouse to be
erected between Woodlawn and Vernon
has been started. Children living on
Holbrook and East Fourteenth streets
at present must walk' a mile and a
quarter before reaching either the
Woodlawn or Vernon building.
The Board of Education will be asked
to secure a block of land at about
East Fifteenth street and Killings
worth avenue, and then erect the
schoolhouse when it has the funds. As
the value of land in this neighborhood
is increasing, the board will be urged
to purchase a block or more as soon as
It can. At the next meeting; of the
Killingsworth Improvement Club defi
nite steps will be taken to set the mat
ter before the Board of Education.
Councilman Ellis is giving much
time for the benefit of the people of
the Tenth Ward. In particular he de
sires to assist the people north of
Union avenue in their efforts to open
and pave streets and get electric lights.
It is found that a number of the streets
in this district are closed for short dis
tances antf have dead ends. To open
these streets he has started proceed
ings in the council. For improvements
and water mains the closed portions
must be opened.
PLANS ARE REAIY J-'OR FLATS
C. N. Barnes to Erect Brick Block
Plans have been prepared by "Wendel
Fritsche. architect, for a three and a half
story apartment house to be erected at
the corner of Fifth and Collene streel-s
for C. N. Barnes at. a cost of $35,000. The
building will be 47x97 feet in size and will
I be a model of convenience and beauty.
The walls are to be constructed of light
pressed brick and the construction will be
slow burning with many precautions in
the structure against fire.
The entrance of the building is to be of
marble. Hardwood floors will be used
exclusively on the first floor. There will
be 22 apartments in the house, of three
and four rooms. Each apartment will
contain built-in bookcases, china closets,
buffets, etc., and all modern improve
ments such as fireless cookers, dumh
waiters, new gas burners and electrical
furnishings. Bids are now being received
for the excavating and construction work.
FACTORY STARTS BOOM
MANY HOMES BE1 NfJ ERECTEI
Establishment of Dati Lock Com
pany's Plant Starts Rapid Move
ment in Real lvslatc.
According to the plans of the factory
buildings for the Davis Safe & Luc k
Company, to be built near Kenton, the
main building will be 452x10!) feet, and
part will be' two stories high. Concrete
blocks will be used. The Kenton Build
ing & Contracting Company drew the
Dlans. At Kenton it is thought thero
will be more than 1000 people by Spring
employed In the near-by factories. At
present all houses are occupied, and h
number of houses are under construction,
all spoken for. Building lots are held
from $500 to $1000, and sales are b?lng
made every day. The Kenton Building
& Contracting Company will erect a num
ber of houses in the Spring.
In the Ladd Addition, J. L. Wood, of
Eastern Oregon, bought a lot on Mulberrj.
near East Twelfth street, for $1800. A.
Garrick. also of Eastern Oregon, bought
two lots on Locust and Harrison streets
for $3400: H. Truing, of Medford, a lot
on Ladd avenue for $3X); J. Jones two
lots on Elliott avenue, on which ha will
erect a $10,000 residence. Nearly all lots
ln the north half of this addition have
been sold out. a,nd it is building up
rapidly with high-class dwellings.
The contract for the erection of a two
story apartment building for A. P. Ger
rard. to bo erected on Portsmouth ave
nue, near Dawson street, has been
awarded to A. J. A. Bowman. The build
ing will cost $5000. Work has been started
on the foundation. "