",,:.V 1 ' r . 6 THE OREGON. SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER ' 3, 1911. I ;. ,-."J:;; I CHM10FNEW A PRUDHOMI HOME ! ' .1 ;J' ' APARMNTSTARE ;: ' ON RAPID CHANGE ?uSpS 1 fKft3 ft L fit i if( 1 IS -'jsSs' Unattractive Appearing Struc tures Give Way to Buildings of Handsome Design, In side and Out. " Within the past year the character tf apartment house going up In Port land haa undergone a very remarkabje change. The three and four story brick building, rectangular In shape and more ; or lesa unattractive In outside appear ance, haa given place to the six-stnry, Clam A, quarter block structure, at tractive to the eye and thoroughly met ropolltan In exterior design and interior mnmnt: The same thing may truthfully be paid of the newer hotels, family hotels and what are commonly known as rooming house. The metropolitan appearance of all the late buildings of the classes enu merated is the most notable advance made during the year in the upbuilding of Portland. In fact, the development of the apart- ment house and family hotel In Port land Is a thing of never-ending Interest ' This city was the last of the large " Pacific coast centers to take kindly to the Invasion of the multi-family resi dence. Some years before the begin nine of the apartment house era In Portland buildings of this class were quite numerous In both Seattle and Los Angeles, while San Francisco waa con siderably f advance of either In adopt ing that form of dwelling. The family hotel In Portland antedates by several years the apartment house, although prior to four or five years ago there were but two family hotels In this city, while now there are no less than a doien magnificent buildings of this class. Two Man Xesponsible. An Interesting feature of the apart ment house development here is the fact that two men are alone responsible for the building of fully 90 per cent of these structures, one of whom Is Phil Gevurts, president of I. Gevurtx & Sons. : Mr. Gevurts has been instrumental In the building of not less than 65 family hotels, apartment "houses and rooming house, and it la probably no exaggera tion to say that fully half of them would never have been started but for the fact that he affixed his signatures to a contract of lease before the work of construction was ever commenced. Mr. Gevurtz's most notable success In handling a large Portland building proj ect was In connection with the organi sation of a company to take over and manage the "Multnomah," Portland's largest and handsomest hostelry. The new Carlton at Fourteenth and Wash ington, the Seward at Tenth and Alder, the Orlando at Twentieth and Washing ton, and numerous other commercial and family hotel were built only after Mr. Gevurts had. agreed to lease and man age them. Promotes Apartment Building. Mr. Gevurts's greatest activity, how ever. In encouraging the building up of - Portland haa been in the apartment building and rooming house lines. The ouiiaing or some of the finest ariart ment houses in the city were due to ms activity ana faith In Portland. Hlrh land Court, Nob Hill, Irving, Meredith, Hanover, Housman and a score or more of others were leased and furnished by ium. ai mis time tnere are six or eigni apartment buildings nesting com pletion in Portland which may be fairly classed, except as to height, with the mammoth structures that line the fash ionable streets in upper New York and which have come to be known as "New Tork Family Apartments." it Do ill Vif m HEIGHTS IS SOLD Substantial brick structure built by Ion and C. H. Lewis, on the former Rite of the Williams Avenue school at Williams avenue and Russell street. Upper Albina. The spacious and elegant - Portland Heights home of Henry C. Prudhomme located at . 648 Montgomery drive, was purchased 'last week by MlsJ Catherine H. Perclval, who recently came "from Philadelphia to Portland and will here after make her home here. The con sideration Involved in the transaction was $13,600. The site of the Perclval home i beautifully secluded spot on the west slope of the hill and Is surrounded by a grove oi wua cnerry, nemiock and fir. The house contains 13 large rooms and waa specially designed for enter taining. . . v . LAWLER LEASES ' THE "CLUB STABLES EXTENT OF WEEK'S REALTY BUSINESS Mrs. Isaac Lawler has leased for' a term of years the property at the south east corner of Fifteenth and Couch streets, known as the Club stables, "to R. L. Evans and Dr. Haggard. This property was built upon by the late IsaaLawlcr in the early 80's, and oper ated as a livery stable until his death, a few years ago. DR. GIESY WILL BUILD FINE HOI Handsome Residence to 0c cupy Commanding Site on Portland Heights. . FIRMS BW mm SITES IN MEADOWBROOK , The Multnomah Mill A Construction Company and the Portland Sheet Metal works have purchased sites In Meadow brook, the new addition In the' Holgate street district, with the view of locat ing there at an early date. In Berrens addition, which adjoins Meadowbrook on the south, sites have been purchased by the Acme Mills and the David M. Dunne Oil & Paint- works, both of which plants will. It is under stood, locate there. Negotlat Ions are known to be under way by other small factories for sites in the southeastern section of town. Since Holgate addition waa platted and put on the market some weeks ago the streets have been graded and the ? IT V1 Er l8,yln a lar "mount It 2 1,! dewv,lk' A T Potion Of this addition has already been sold. in?o1f.,neW bVonet "'opted for German Infantry carries a wire cutter near Its base and another has saw teeth on the back of the blade. Dr. A. J. Glesy will soon begin the erection of a very elegant private resl rence on Portland Heights. The house will occupy a commanding site In the exclusive district near the Intersection of Montgomery Drive and Jackson street. It will eever a ground area of about 50x70 feet and will cost between IJS.OOO and $30,000. The design is the work of Architects Jacobberger & Smith and those who have seen the complete plans declare that Dr. GJosy is to have one of the hnndsomest and ! most attractive homes In Portland. Brick Teneer Used. The exterior of the first story is to be a brick venoer, while the outside walls of the second story and the ca bles are to be done In rough cast stucco on metal lath. The roof will be of slate. Placed over the main entrance Is to be a fan-shaped marquise of Dlate class and Copper. On the lower floor will be a BDaclous living room, 30x18 feet, finished in ma hogany with a large tile fireplace at one end; reception halj, H by 20 feet, finished In walnut; dining room, 22 by in reei, neatnea and paneled, and fin lshed in walnut; breakfast room, kitch en and the usual pass Dantrlea. snd china and linen closets. Leading from the reception hall to the second floor is a wide, winding, walnut stairway wun eiegantiy carved balusters. Owner's Baits Handsome. The piece de resistance of the inte rior arrangement of the second floor is the owner's suite, consisting of large chamber, two dressing rooms and toilet, and a beamed and paneled li brary and sitting room- with built-in bookcases. The library is to be fin ished in hardwood, while the remaining rooms on tne second floor will be fin. ished In white enamel. There are also to be on the second floor two guests' chambers, with th. vate bath, and a large outside sleeping nervants- quarters will h ln.t. in the attic, which will be reached bv a separate and Isolated stalrwav. instruction win begin on the house eariy in mis month and It Is Intended to complete it ready for occunantw h T . " r ' January i. Crisp's Son for Conjmwg. Charles It. Crisp of Oeorirla. whn m.r. ceeded Asher Hinds of Maine as par liamentarian of the national house, nf representatives, hopos to emulate the ex- umpie or Mr. Hinas in becom n a ber of the house. Mr. 'Crisp, who In a son of the late Speaker Charles P. Crisp has announced himself a candidate for congress from the new Twelfth district of Georgia. An Economical Lamp. By repeatedly interrupting the cur rent for infinitesimal fractions of sec onds, thereby allowing the filament to cool, but not interfering with the light as perceived by the human eye. a French electrician claims to have Invented a lamp that can be operated at one two hundredth the cost of those now In general use. 1 Irak . 1 kiBml4 M vm4 m h m B ;" ' - -- , mM,. TriT SMSSSSSST" - " ' igtHJ 'U'ffLLJiiaj lm- UjLu- l-UWltggSBBEgfg Store and apartment building ereced by Morgan, Fleidner and Boyce at East Sixth street and Hawthorne avenue. AFRICAN 1 E IN CERTAIN WAY 10 COMMERCIAL CLUB CHURCH PLANNED' BEAT LANDLORD: 'OF CHINESE FORMED niin niifii iiniflr tfur uwn nuivit V Henry C; Prudhomme Property " on Portland Heights Sells for $13,500; Many Other Large Deals Reported. Trading In residence properties waa the extent of the local realty market during the week ending yesterday. How ever, negotiatl6ns were begun for two or three inside, parcels of considerable magnitude, which wilt probably lead to sales within the next few days. One of the Important transactions of erine H. Perclval of the Henry C. Prud homme property located at 646 Mont gomery street drive, on Portland Heights, and embracing one of the fin- eat homes on the heights. Miss Per clval paid $18,800 for the property. She will occupy it as a home. Four lots in the White tract, facing; Lake .street, near the city, crematory near Guild's lake, have been sold to Frank E. Allen by Jessie F. Eaton for $15,000. Block O. Tabor Heights, located at the intersection of Royal avenue and East Yamhill streets, was sold last week by M. E. Fllcklnger to Eva R. Stevens for $7500. A house and lot located on the west side of Commercial street between Beach and Failing in central Albina has been purchased by F. N. Steele from T. Roots for $6000. Block 66, Fulton Park, and three lota In block 61, was sold by R. R. Roland to A. E. Midlam for $5000. The south half of block two, Irving- ton, bounded by East Twenty-third and Kast Twenty-fourth and Klickitat streets has been 'Sold by the Hughes Investment company to Michael O'Brien of Seattle for $20,000. The holdings contain 10 60-foot lots, Including two corners, which was sold for an average price of $2000 each. Two attractive new homes in Rose City Park changed hands last week. One is described as lot 6, block 88. which was purchased by Daisy Gough ler from David Cuttle for $4000, and the other is lot 19, block 27, which was sold by Mrs. C. H. Binfleld to Hannah Mc Cullagh for $3200. Florence T. Hockenberry has pur chased from H.' P. Palmer of the Palmer-Jones Realty Co., a modern two story residence located on East Twenty-fourth street between Knott and Stanton, The consideration was $6500. A. R. McWilliams has purchased from H. Calef, lots 6 and 6, block 6, St. Johns. The property Is Improved with resi dences and was sold for $6600. C. C. Coulter has purchased from M. D. llawes a large modern residence at northwest corner of East Eighth and Hancock streets. The price was $13,600. A. R. White has sold to Agnes M. Geary, a house and lot located on Holly street between Sixteenth and Poplar, In Ladd's addition, for $6600. Handsome Edifice to Be Built - on Site at East Sixth and Multnomah. In closing a deal last week for a quar ter block at the northeast corner of East Sixth and Multnomah streets, the Afri can Methodist Episcopal sZion church took the initial step in what will ulti mately lead to the congregation's build ing a handsome church edifice nnd an institutional building in Holladay Park. The . property was purchased bv the paster. Rev. W. V. Mataews, through Martina n & Thompson, Henry G. Tut- tle being the seller. Rev. Mr. Mathews said yesterdav that his congregation plans to tiulld a $15,000 church and other improvements on tho property, -which will swell the Invest ment to over $20,000, not counting the cob) of the site. I his church owns a 50 by 75 foot lot at tho northeast corner of Thir teenth and Main streets, the site of its church building, which It has decided to sell. This property Is free from debt, tho cancelled mortgage having been burned with an elaborate cere mony about one year ago. f The site of the proposed new church Is Improved with a large 10 room res idence, which will probably be utilized in connection with the Institutional work of the congregation. 'In organizing an Institutional depart ment In our church," said the Rev. Mr. Mathews, "It Is our purpose to do all we can to make useful citizens of tho boys and girls in the church. We shall organize Hewing and cooking classes for the girls and nhall Introduce some kind of manual training classes for the boys." Average Rentpayer in Ten Years Pays Out Enough Money to Purchase House; Figures Submitted. cswmwmmr v DESIGNS PR0M0TERSfloiS Realty Men Use Mails for De- ( ( ; frauding, Alleged. J I BUYERS BELIEVED MANY c ORDERED .Jif onl7 f w7 to " real eitata dial. i. 1ST HUDM A,rn. or,., , . oasis IS to -swam ' . f - i TITLE A TRUST CO. mwu bbo, roumnc ajtd oax, poktiws, os. FOR HOPSON HOME E. P. Hopson, who recently acquired a very fine residence site in Mornlngside audition, has commissioned Architect Lewis I. Thompson to get the design and working drawings for a residence whlc he will build on the property. The house Is to be of the New England coun try Colonial type, and when completed it will be the handsomest private resi dence on Mount Tabor. The site em braces four lots, and has a frontage on both East Slxty-ninth street and Royal avenue. The building Itself is to be a two story frame, 44 by 39 feet In ground dimensions, containing nine lurge rooms, and will cost approximately $12,000. A unique feature of the design Is the finish of the basement, which, like the chambers on the second floor, will be finished In white enamel. It .will con tain a large well ventilated room, which will be used as a children's playroom, sewing room, laundry and bath. The living room will extend across one end of the house, and will be 16 by 32 feet A dining room, Dutch kitchen ajid li brary will take up the remainder of the I ground, floor. On the second story will be four large chambers. All the floors will be laid in hardwood. Richard W. Alsberger is having plans drawn for a $4500 residence, to be erect ed by him at Fast Thirty-ninth snd East Burnside streets in Laurelhurst. The house will have ground dimensions of 28 by 47 feet, and will contain 9 rooms. 1 i If more people took the time to fig ure out Just how much money they lose every year In paying house rent, the percentage of home owners would bo very much larger than it is. In 10 years the average renter pays out enough rent miney to pay for the house he lives In, and at the end of the time the landlord still owns the house and the tenant is still paying rent. Suppose you are living ,in a house for which you pay $20 a month; at the end of 10 years you will have paid $2400, or enough to buy the house out right. Now if you had bought the house paying $400 ensh and $20 a month, with six per cent Interest, at the end o( eight years and four months you would have paid for your home and no longer be a slave working for the landlord. Faying $30 Bent. - The same thing Is true of the man who pays $30 a month for the rent of a residence. At the end of 10 years be will have paid $3600 rent and still be a renter, while if he had bought the "house at the beginning for $3600 of which $600 was cash and $3000 pay able 330 a month with 6 per cent in terest, ho would have paid out in eight and one-third years. Of course tho cash payment is fre quently a problem. The truth Is that every head of a family should strain every nerve to save enough money to make the Initial payment in buying a home. Close saving for one year will enable the average, salaried man to lay by enough to make this Initial payment. Table Is Submitted- There are hundreds of modest cot tage homes in Portland that can be purchased for a first payment of $100 to $2i'0. The classified columns of the newspapers teem with such ads. The 'following table should be Inter esting reading to those renters who contemplate buying a home. It shows What the rent money will amount to in 10 and 20 years compounded monthly at 6 per cent. Per mo. 10 years 20 years $10 $1,581.68 $ 4,414.26 $16 2.530.69 7.062.94 $20 3,163.36 I 8,887.09 $25 3,954.20 11,035.66 The man who is paying $2B a month on his own home Is $300 better off at the end of the year than the man who pays $25 a month rent for the house that he lives in. The one has lost $300 and the other has saved It. The one Is regarded In the community as a mere transient; the other Is a home owner and therefore a more valuable citizen to the state. Only Chinese Merchants May Belong; Home at Fourth and Davis. .Portland Is to have a second Com mercial club, which, however, Is to be radically different from the big or ganlaztlon domiciled In the nine-story building at Fifth and Oak streets. The essential difference between the proposed club and the one actually In existence Is the fact that only Chinese are eligible to membership in the new organization. The club is to be known as the Chi nese Commercial club, the membershin of which Is to be composed entirely of local Chinese merchants. For a home the club will occupy the three-storv brick structure at the northwest corner of Fourth and Davla streets. A 10-year lease has been taken on the building from Frank Bollam and associates, an.) an architect employed to remodel the structure, srjeh changes to be mad will make It suitable for a club house. J no ground floor will be used fnr store purposes, and the second nnrf third floors used exclusively bv th club. These will contain a 1rr,o.in. room, reading room, office, dl kitchen and other necessary apartments! See Lung, one of the best known Chi nese in town, was largely instrumental In organizing the club and In securing the quarters. The object of the clnh as stated by him Is "all same Commer cial club." Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill went up the beach To take a little swim: Jill vvas certainly a peach, But Jack was awful slim. Judge. HJs Foxiness. Bates "Do you always employ old and homely typewriters?" Gates "Oh, no; merely hire them for the afternoon when I hear that my wife Is g-olng to call at the office." Willamette Heights Property Sells for $11,000; C. R. Gray Jr. to Occupy It. C. R. Gray, president of the Hill lines In Oregon, hss purchased a beau tiful residence on Willamette Heights. For the present &i R. ' Gray Jr.. will occupy the house. The property was purchased from Grace H. . Emery for $11,000, Neilan & Parkhlll handling the des,I. The new home of the Gray's Is considered one of the finest residences Jn the Willamette Heights country. It is one or the five homes shown in Gill's Progressive Portland." Neilan & Parkhlll also report the following new transactions In city an Twenty-five acres located at Esta- cada, from A. O. Anderson to Mrs. O. F. Blair, daughter of Senator George Chamberlain. The place overlooks tho Clackamas river and affords a won derful' opportunity for the future de velopment for a "country home" which the Blairs' have In mind for it. Con sideration $2600. Five, acre tract located at Tonauln on the Salem electric, 17 miles from Port land from W. J. Wilcox to Fred J. Tay lor, for consideration of $1000. a wen improved farm or 86 acres near Estacada for $160 per acre from S. E,. Wooster to B. F. Patterson. The place Is about one-half set to young; or chard and otherwise well improved. The total consideration named Is $18,000-. House and lot located in "Kenslng- ton" addition from F. 8. Hallock to Mrs. J. B. Neilan. Consideration $1500. The Nestor of the Senate. The death of Senator Frye of Maine, has left Senator Cullom of Illinois, as the ranking member of the upper house in point of continuous service. Senator Cullom was first elected to the senate In 1883,, eight years before the election of Senator GalMnger of New Hampshire, who Is the second oldest member. FREE BOOK or PLANS Call on Architect H. H. James If you are thinking of building; advice given free of charge. I have had many years' experience in designing buildings of every description. My specialties are Residences, Apartment Houses, Garage, Hotel, Office, Hospital, Church and Warehouse buildings, 8chooi Houses, Water Towers, Theatres, high and low steel and wood Rridge Truss designing. Call or send 4 cents In stamp to cover cost of mailing my book of House Designs. H. H. 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One hnnrtrprt on fifty delegates from the United States ana uanaaa are expected. Will Contest Treble's Seat Colonel Leonidas F. Livingston, who represented the Fifth Georgia district In congress for many years, until his defeat in the last election. Is to become a candidate for the seat of Representa tive Trlbble of the Eighth district. TWIN ROCKS PARK on Garibaldi Beach L L L iv l A ' Jf At 1C- " - X , V I 'll .. y e xsk. v ; v ij.ls' .iZzJJiii--T'i- ' .r.;v,i;.- i-y:y-r- f-'r--ii:iC y-z sihl&l This beautiful resort is located midway between Tillamoolt Bay and Nehalem Bay, and is a natural park, being covered with mammoth spruce, hemlock and cedar trees. The Pacific , Railway & Navigation Company is now running trains from Tillamook north through Twin Rocks Park, and will shortly have the road completed to Portland, when prices e-f all lots will be advanced. A small cash payment and easy monthly payments, without interest will secure you a lot in this park. , . , Main3204 VI 3 14 Selling Bldg. A .-V St.