The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 22, 1910, SECTION FOUR, Page 8, Image 56

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We wish to emphasize this word
Plans Announced for Many Ad
ditions to Long List of New
and Fine Houses.
When we speak of the desirability and. the advantages
of securing now a home-site on
Over $3,000,000 Placed in dwell
ings Since First of Present Year.
;. Type of Houses Reflects
Prosperity of Portland.
Port Land is advancing: rapidly In horoesj
Dulidlng. With the building permits
far In excess of the corresponding date
last year, the reason Is chiefly ascribed
to the hundreds upon hundreds of resi-
. dences that are being built. These
homes are of a type that Indicate the
growing demand for houses of the bet
ter class, and architects in the- city
are now kept busy drawing: plans and
; making sketches for the better Portland
Plans have nearly been completed by
Knighton & Root for a handsome two-and-one-half-story,
$8000 residence to
be built for W. C. Knighton at 782
Northrup street. The exterior will be
shingled, will have gray white trim
mings and will have a number of gables
which will give a pleasing effect. There
. Is a glass-covered pergola porch enter
ing into a broad hall, which in turn
opens Into the large living-room by
1 means of French doors. This room la
finished in cream. Back of the living
room Is the den, with fireplace, built-in
bookcases, etc The kitchen and serv
ice department are supplied with every
convenience, such as clothes chute,
wood lift, cold air closet, built-in re
frigerator, delivery box, closets, etc.
, The stove and range are located In a,
white tiled alcove. The second floor
will contain four sleeping-rooms, a
sleeping-porch, bath, closets, etc.
Home Will Cost $15,000.
The same architects have prepared
plans for a handsome $15,000 residence
to be built on one of the prettiest
building sites in the city for A. Mc
Calman. This site Is at Melinda and
Barker avenues on Portland Heights.
It will be a handsome residence
of the modern English, half-timber
. and half-brick design. The entire
exterior up to the second floor, will
: t be finished with red brick laid up
in Flemish bond, the second floor hav
ing half timber and rough cast plaster
panels, colored with chrome yellow. On
tho north and east elevations will be
wide bricked terraces with red tiled
' floors. The first floor will contain the
living-room, dining-room, library, kit
' : ohen and service department. The ceil-
lng of the living room will be vaulted,
with plaster panels and finished in
Ivory white. The dining-room will be
; finished in San Domingo mahogany with
wood paneled walls, beamed celling, etc
The staircase hall will be finished in
white and mahogany and will have
paneled buttresses and vaulted ceilings.
On the second floor will be the owner's
i '. suite, with dressing-room, private bath,
etc. There will also be a guest room,
sewing room, bath, toilet and ample
1 , closet facilities. On the third floor will
. be maids' rooms, a bathroom and a
; large playroom.
On East Twenty-seventh street, be
tween Thompson and Braasee streets,
' M. C Tebbetts. president of the Inter
state Mortgage Company, Is having:
built a handsome two-story residence.
The feature of this house will be tho
i library to the left of the reception
room, which will be elevated about two
feet above the first floor so as to look
over the rest of the Interior. In the
library will be built-in bookcases, cozy
corners, and writing desk, with the roof
peaked and finished in rustic The
. work is being done by the Oregon
Building & Trust Company, which has
. six fine homes now under construction
In Irvlngton.
Laurelburst Cboecn Site.
- This same company Is building a
. " home for H. P. "Webster In the new
Laurelhurst addition. The cost will
' be about $4500. Work on the excava
tion will begin at once. This home,
which Is one of the pioneers of this ad
dition, will be beautifully finished and
complete In appointment and equip
ment. T. J. Shea has begun the construction
of a nine-room modern house costing
$4600, on the east side of East
Eighteenth street, near Knott street. In
Irvlngton. Eastman & Co., who have
the contract, will rush work and ex
pect to have the home completed within
10 weeks. This building is being built
. i with Eastern money. Walker & Heed.
. real estate brokers, have started a sys
tem of building homes In the city for
' : which Eastern capital Is available, and
I they have now under consideration,
through this means, a number of hand
' some homes.
Ellis F. Lawrence has prepared plans
; for an attractive New England colonial
residence for J E. Wheeler. It Is to be
: , built on Sixteenth and Elm streets,
Portland Heights, and will cost $13,000.
The contract for the work has been
. awarded to Moore & Husby. It will be
a three-story, 10-room frame residence
with modern heating plant, full cement
basement, hardwood floors and artlstio
arrangement throughout. The site com
mands a perfect view of the city.
II. I. IMllian Builder.
Vineland &. Hubbard, contractors,
will start at once on the erection of a
pretty home for H. P. Dillian on Bast
Fifty-eighth street, near the Sandy road
In Rose City Park. It will be a two
story, seven-room frame house of' the
modified English type, with hardwood
floors, cement basement, modern h eat-
in ir plant and will cost about $3000.
W. A. Gordon's $14,000 residence, now
building at Montgomery-street drive
and Myrtle street, is the first palatial
home to rise on Portland Heights hav
ing as its principal outlook what Is
- called the canyon view as distinguished
from the city view. Mr. Gordon's
property looks down upon the City
Park, the northern and northeastern
parts of the city, the Columbia and
Willamette rivers and Mount St. .Hel
ens, but its main charm is its sweep
of the Canyon road threading beneath
and the hills to the westward.
Plans now in view for Montgomery-
street drive will,, when consummated,
make it one of the most charming resi
dence streets of the Heights. As a pre
liminary step, the property owners will
soon ask the city to take over that
portion of the drive from Twenty-first
and Jackson streets southward, skirting
the hills to St. Helen s Court and per
haps beyond. Later the city will be
asked to improve this stretch of the
drive with a hard - surface pavement
and cement sidewalks. Montgomery-
street drive is the favorite route for
automobiles which seek the western
ountry by way of Portland Heights.
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Prosperous Suburb Is Scene of Largo
Ainount of Building Operations
This Spring.
One of the most prosperous suburbs of
the city la MontaviUa, and while It Is
one of the oldest. It is among the most
progressive. Although an addition to the
schoolhouce was completed last year, yet
the building Is nearly filled up. The
Board of Education has secured ground
for another schoolhouse In this suburb
and will probably build next year.
This suburb has extended from the
Barr road to the Section Line south. On
the eastern slope of Mount Tabor, where
the Welchborough Addition was recently
platted, many new houses are under con
struction. Most of this tract has been
sold out to home builders.
In the Jonesmore Addition, which is on
the MontaviUa car line, many attractive
homes have been put up. The Sullivan
tract, in Bast MontaviUa, has been
platted and is now on the market. Re
cently the Thomas farm of 2 acres was
purchased and is to be platted and put
on the market. It Is near the Base Line
Nearly all the large tracts on and near
the Base Line road east of MontaviUa
for seven miles have changed hands and
are mostly to be platted. MontaviUa
suburb is moving eastward on the Base
Line road and Villa Avenue. On the
avenue nearly 100 attractive homes have
been built the past year, ranging In cost
from $1500 to $3600, and many founda
tions for new houses may be seen to
the eastward. New tracts are being
cleared on the Barr road. - . ,
Aaaiuon xo warenouse ana tables
to Be Built at Once.
"Work will be commenced at once on
the erection of a flve-story brick addl-
tlon to the Eilera warehouse, at Six
teenth and Petty grove streets. The
Bllers Music House recently completed
a large warehouse on the quarter block.
at Fifteenth and Petty grove streets, and
had purchased the entire half block
some time previous. The new building
will be 26xS5 feet and five stories and
will cost between 120.000 and $35,000. It
will be of slow burning construction and
similar In design to the big 100x100 foot
structure recently completed by this com
pany on the adjoining quarter block.
In connection with this Improvement a
4Ox40 foot brick stable will be erected at
the same time. Plans for both these
structures have been prepared by Gibson
& Canill. The additional warehouse was
made necessary by the growing demands
of the business of the bisc piano and
music house.
Having Maintained Prices hy Clos
ing, Mills Will Resume.
SEATTLE, "Wash.. May 21. Shingle
mills throughout "Western Washington
that have been kept Idle since April 22
to prevent a decline in prices will resume
operations Monday. A few of the mills
at various points have already recom
menced manufacturing. About 2500 men
are affected.
As a result of the 30-day suspension,
shingle men estimate between 2500 and
8000 carloads of shingles have been kept
off the market. Thus, they assert, the
market has been saved from demorali
zation, notwithstanding that prices are
generally about 5 cents per thousand
lower than the scale for which the manu
facturers stood. Shingles were quoted
yesterday at $1.75 for stars and $2.15
for clears. At the time the curtailment
commenced the manufacturers insisted
on obtaining $1.80 and $2.20, respectively.
Prices have been forced up 6 cents above
those quoted by the brokers who endeav
ored to break the market.
Brakeman Ground to Death.
I Edfast. of Tacoma. a Northern Pacific
brakeman, was instantly killed at Auburn
at 9 o'clock last night when he fell from
the pilot upon the track and was ground
to death.
Building Announcements - Continue
to Attract Attention to De
velopment of Street.
Important building announcements
along South Third and South Fourth
streets have had a decided effect on the
property In that vicinity, and in the
last week there have been numerous
Inquiries for locations along that
street, with the result that several im
portant sales are now under negotia
tion and may be consummated this
Another building announcement was
made yesterday by Mose Slchel, agent
for Mrs. Edward Hlrsch. of a four-
story brick structure to be erected at
the southwest corner of Fourth and
Taylor streets. This will mean a solid
block of buildings on Fourth street be
tween Taylor and Salmon streets, all
four stories high. The other struc
tures in the same block are for Ida M.
Church on the corner of Fourth and
Salmon streets, Hector J. Morrison, on
the adjoining Inside lot. the Fidelity
Finance Company, which Is the holding
company of the Fenton Estate, on tho
next lot, and the Hlrsch property on
mo corner or Fourth and Taylor.
The Hlrsch building will be a hand-
some four-story brick building for gen
eral business and hotel purposes, and
will be built with a party wall with
the Fenton building adjoining. No
architect has been chosen for this work
as yet. H. J. Hefty, architect, has al
ready prepared the plans and secured
the permits for the three other struc
tures, and the result will be a block of
buildings, equal in height and entirely
changing the character of the street in
this location.
The electrifying of the Fourth-street
Southern Pacific line is expected to
have a remarkable effect on the values
on South Fourth street, and as a result
many plans for improvement along this
wide thoroughfare are now being devel
Because the improvements (all included in the prices
of the lots) are substantial and up to date in every
- i STREETCAR SERVICE Contract let for the exten
sion of the Washington-street line.
STREETS Hard-surfaced, of ample width, and well
graded; a 50-foot auto boulevard throughout the tract.
WALKS Cement, parked. '
. WATER Bull Run, the world's best.
ELECTRIC LIGHT All wires (including telephone)
OAS Mains throughout the property.
SEWERS A complete system.
You Simply Pay for Your Lot or Lots
oped. This work has already been an
nounced from the Harrlman offices.
and will soon be under way. At Fourth
and Yamhill streets T. Scott Brooke re
cently purchased the remaining half in
terest in the quarter block at the south
east corner, and the appearance of the
street has been greatly improved by the
removal of the old buildings on the
property, making It ready for Immedi
ate building in case the property is
leased or sold.
Further out on Fourth street there
have been a number of sales at rapidly
Increasing figures recently, and the
general movement south of Morrison
street is being felt along this street in
a decided manner. South Third street
Is also in a. progressive stage. The an
nouncement of the lease of the Baker
Theater property has acted as a tonic to
the realty on this street, and several
big transfers are being put through on
this thoroughfare. The new eight
story Powers building at the southeast
corner of Third and Yamhill 6treets will
be In course of construction on the
present Baker Theater site within a
few weeks, and the establishment of a
retail stores center on Yamhill and
Third streets Is expected to follow
Captain Sprague, of Schooner Co
lumbia, Has Mementoes of
His Visit to Peru.
RAYMOND. "Wash.. May ZL (Special.)
Captain Sprague and his wife of the
topsail scnooner, ujiumoa,
royal entertainers while that vessel has
been lying at the Wlllapa Mill taking on
a cargo of lumber for Mexico. The cap
tain has made a. number of voyages to
South America and is somewhat of a con
nolseur. He has gathered a number of
very interesting specimens of ancient
art These he exhibits to his friends.
While at Lima, Peru, he secured speci
mens of tapestry and mummy cloth 1600
years old. These articles were hand
woven, . but are fine specimens of the
weaver's art. Another interesting piece
is an earthen water cooler of unique de
sign, which was supposed to have been
burled at least 2000 years. It was un
earthed by excavators among the tombs
of the ancient Incas. On the handle, near
the spout is a figure of a monkey, which
the captain says is waiting for a drink
of water, A somewhat striking fact is
that the figures on the water cooler, as
well as those woven on the cloth, are
almost Identical with the figures found
on ancient Egyptian articles of about
the same period.
Probably the most interesting relic
which the captain exhibits is a Masonio
apron which was taken from the body
of a mummy of one of the Ancient Incas.
This is a fabric of rich texture and color
wrought with emblematic lines and
figures of this ancient order. The apron
Is made of very heavy silk of ancient
weave. On it are wrought with thread
of pure wrought gold the emblems and
lines of the ancient order which it rep
repents. The entrance to King Solomon's
temple to wrought in heavy gold thread
in the middle of the apron. The gold
embroidered upon the apron is worth
today, at least $80. The Jewels of the
Masonic Order are set In silver. The fact
that shows something of the antiquity of
the apron is the absence of the letter G.
which has been added to the Masonic
. emblems in the more recent years.
MrsL Sprague has been his companion on
most of his voyages and is quite as en
tertaining in speaking of the countries
as the captain himself.
Vancouver to Have Tag Day.
"VANCOUVER, "Wash., May 2L (Spe
cial.) For the benefit of the new St.
Improvements on King's Heights really mean improve,
ments. Phone today for an appointment A 6219
or see the man on the grounds at the Heights office.
Joseph's Hospital, now under construc
tion by the Sisters of Charity, the first
tag day ever held In Vancouver will
be observed next Saturday, May 28. A
number of prominent women and girls
will sell tags on the streets and will
The Hudson's Bay Trading Posts in Western Canada have ever been
the starting points of the largest towns and cities in this wonderful
OLD FORT GEORGE, British Columbia, immediately adjoins a Hud
son's Bay Trading Post. Now, listen.
there must be something doing there to warrant them in going. This
Is just what is happening at Fort George on the line of Canada's new
transcontinental railway, the Grand Trunk Pacific.
Fort George is situated just midway-between Edmonton, Alberta and
Prince Rupert, B. C. at the Junction of the mighty Fraser and the
Nechaco Rivers, and is the center of over 1200 miles of navigable
waters: is to be a divisional point on the new railway, and is the natur
al and undoubted distributing point for millions of acres of the world's
most fertile agricultural lands, and of untold timber and mineral wealth.
Look at the picture.
h - ' " - - ::Kf - . v.". "... mi. . Ml. ... ..s
(Sometimes Called South Fort George.)
This is the place where all the business of the town centers. The
Bank of British North America and the Traders' Bank have each opened
a branch here. These two banks represent a combined capital and
surplus of $14,000,000. The Northern Crown Bank has purchased lots in
Old Fort George and is about to build. Two other Canadian Banks
have also purchased lots, but as yet nave made no definite announce
ment of their opening.
where practically every white m
where the sawmills and offices o
tion Co., Ltd., are located; wher
factory await the arrival of thel
Co.. Ltd.. carrvinar the Roval Ma.1
fices, and where the Fort Georg
All the steamboats plying on
their passengers, discharge thei
George, because it is the only id
always was.
If you go to Fort George yo
spite of yourself. Then, after loo
FORT GEOHGB is the commercia
town and district. All the store
exception of the Trading Post o
on the adjoining land.
tlon, is the nucleus of the great
ever nave, iei us send you son)
v rite our head office for plans and full information about the town
itself, and the rich farming lands surrounding.
- Head Office Vancouver., B. C
ffltr'A I
make a canvass of the business district.
The committee in charge of the affair
is composed of the following matrons:
Mrs. J. H. Jaggy, chairman; Mrs. "W.
"W. McCredie, Mrs. J. P. Stapleton and
Mrs. F. Hodgkin.
an lives and transacts his business;
f the Kort George Lumber & Navlga-
another sawmill and sash and door
r machinery: where the B. C. Express
Is, has its steamboat landing and of-
e Tribune is printed and published.
the Fraser and Nechaco Rivers land
r freight and take on cargo at Old Fort
eal and recognized landing place, and
u will be landed at Old Fort George in
king around, you will find that OLD
L, financial and industrial center of the
a are in OLD FORT GEORGE, with the
f the Hudson's Bay Company, which is
of its peculiarly advantageous situa-
est city the Great Inland Empire will
e literature.
Branca Off!
Fort George, B. C.