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Difference in One Story Bun
galow In Denver Placed
At Only $117 i2
THE HIAWATHA DESIGNS A705 and A70J
.OTCH COLONIALS are elwayi attrao-
uve put now ana tnen you find one that
seems to stand out abovA th
with a pronunance akin to that of a new en-
E-a-einent nnjr. Thia is the' excertion. Fit
i this little home into
any surroundinss and j
jit will impress at first
glance. There . is
; about It aomethinjr "
'distinctive ; some
;thinar you get the
moment you see it; k
to the layman but ad- v
jciittedly there, z
Mo other, plan we - -have
... ever offered -found
; such instant '-
favor with the public 4 -It
has been built ;ln ;
all ' sections .-of the .
country, either . as
phown here or in
come adaptation by :
bulldex cri architect v
not averse to stealing .
another, man's ideas.
In one-case it was changed a trifle and bunt . The home has been
Within the last five years it has been built
of common brick - at costs -varying from
JIO.OOO to. $14,000. W. H. Bullock, Jr of
Wilmunton, Delaware, built it as shown here
'for a trifle more than ?10,000.-Costs vary
v ?'.!;v:; r--w.-i.5 sxcordimr-to' localitv
X Varying material and"
labor - costs - make
This is to be expected
and is inescapable.
plans -are provided,;
each oft ering : . the"
same - number I ot
rooms, the difference
being confined to the
second floor. There is
little choice between
them for both art
good. v.One gives , a
Carjra master bedroom
with two smaller ones
of about equal size.
The other offers two i
large - bedrooms- and
one small one.' - Both
have ample baths. -
buut with an - open
naTir'i; 12-'--- n-w.
C3 a model home in one. of. the larrer cities. . rorch or sn cnplnsd mn-n mnm a vJt
The original design was by Grosvenor Atter- room. This arrangement has the effect of
bury, one of New York's leading residential balancing the house to very good advantage
Bjciuiecis. ... , - . xrom tne viewDOint or atmemnM. , ,
Tk CoaMnoa BrtcC Muohetmn' AmmUUm. CUrimmi, OkK
aravlacs tot fkSm
Central Heating Plant for
i Entire Block Being In
l stalled At Present .
Constrvetfon work on 'Salem's
iew public market at the corner
f Commercial and Marlon streets
rill be completed about the end
f ; this week. J All that )s left
iow li the heating eyatem which
fill be installed as fast as possible.
V central beating plant for the en
. ire block la being installed by the
Valley Motor Co. The heat will
-e hot air and will be dlstribvted
9 all parts of the market by means
f large pipes leading to the walls
nd from- there . blown into the
ooms by means of electric fans. 1
It ( is worth any person's' time
o take an hour oft and make . a
jiait to this new enterprise. It
sould be more appropriate to call
t a "mammoth" enterprise, aa
hat word fits it welL Salem peo
le hare been under the lmpres
!on' that the new market was go
ig to be on the order of the mar-;
jet In Portlandfor farm produce
Qly. This Is far from the facts.
Ml the farm produce in Marlon
aunty would hardly take up the
pace ixk. this place. The north
ast corner ' of the building has
een reserred for the farmers and!
, ' they need more they can hare
; in fact the management Is rery
ixious :to hare all the farmers
ossible nse the space and dispose
f their ' products, bnt It Is not
:t now that they will take up
ore than a small pari of the big
wilding. " ' :r- . - .
Instead or gmng the appear
ice'ot; public market the place
ill look more like an Immense
nartment stored Stiff Furniture
o., tor instance. Is taking one of
: the blsaeat spaces there is for
cir display. Busick's groceries
ill take np a big space right in
a center - of the , main .floor.
:.ere will be a restaurant, barber
teauty ahop, florist and half
dozen or s more other Tarietiea
l businesses. " ' t',' ..
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The entire bulldins u 1 f 0 by
IK In sise. ' A meaaanine floor
has ' been prorlded at the south
side and this alone is 40 z ICO in
size. This., wlU be. fully occupied
and , apace ;. Is being taken eTery
day. It la the policy of the man
agement only to admit people who
they feel will be successful in their
lines of business and of a perma
nent character. , 8tifrs furniture
store and Busick's grocery com
pany hare taken a ten year lease
on the entire building. .
The floor of the building la of
blocked red cements ' There I are
four sky .lights, 10 x 10 In slxe. On
the east side of the building a 30
foot street has been proyided,
which runs clear through the block
and farmers may drire in and haye
plenty of space to.bacl; np to the
door and unload their produce. A
women's rest room has been pro-
Tided In th basements t::L:',;t;;tf:
" Prom present ' Indications ' the
market win -b ready for occupan
cy before the first of the year.
: Building permits for the first
17. days of November totaled I7C--600.
This Is considerable In excess
of - the total, for the ; same period
in October, which Is somewhat of
a surprise. Inasmuch as most peo
ple always look for a let-down dur
ing the rainy season, There were
If , permits , for dwellings, one
business block,' one frame store
building, 'two concrete business
buildinga'and four private garages,
The total of permits tor Octo
ber was 34' for a total of 129,
J 60,. which Jtadadedj 25. new, res
ldences. If the present rate of ap
plications tor, permit keeps np
for the balance Of November It
will be almost a 50 per cent bigger
month than,, Octoier. ,
An Interesting comparison Is
the permits, month by month, tor
the year 1926 and It 27. It fol
lows: . - ;
Jant 2, 46 permits. .1112,650
Jan. - 7. 5 permits . I . $ 2 0 7.1 0 0
Feb; '26, 41 permits'. . . .1122,875
Febl ,27,1 permlt.:..$240,962
Mar. 2 . 1 1 permits . ; 1 2 27, 2 0
Mar. '17. 74 permits. . . .1366,815
Apr. '2 4, 4 permits ...1544,625
Apr. '27, SI permits.. . .1245.750
May, '26. S6.permiU, . . .1281.660
May. J 7, 6 4 permits ....1246.825
June '24, 87 permits. ... $151,850
June '27. 40 permits. .. .$300,725
July '26, 47 permits.... 1413,050
July 27. 43 permits. . . .$251,660
Aug. '26. 46 permita.... $112,280
Aug. 27. 47 permits... .$206,650
Sep. '26. 47 permiU. .. .$251,760
Sep. '27, 35 per mite.... $231,00
Oct. '26, 42 permits.. ..1242.800
Oct. '27. S4 permita. . . .$129,950
These figures" show a total for
the first ten months of 1926 of
$2,621,050, and a total of $ 2,4 27.
227 for the'same period of 1927.
Thsi comparison ahows that 1926
was slightly ahead of this year In
building. However, thi la not sur
prising; neither does It mean that
8alem lias slumped. Not a bit
The large number of big Vulldlngs
started in 1926 was responsible tor
It.' Many of these Jobs were not
finished until well into 19 2T; The
First National Bank Is an Instance
of thlev As a matter -of fact, the
number of residences built in 1926
exceeded the number constructed
in 1927 by a handsome margin.
; Present indications are that Sa
lem's building program has just
begun. -With enlf a population of
25,000 people it would seem- that
big - growth -a Tery , . rapid
growth must start, very soon. The
capital city of ?the state with all
the potential resources and oppor
tunities there are here this city
should be a city of fifty or a hun
dred thousand people It looks as
if we may start in that direction
moat any time now.
: Difference In cost between brick
and frame construction was; very
definitely determined, recently In
Denver, Colorado, wfcere a cost
survey : of email house construc
tion was conducted by the Moun
tain Division Office of the Arenl-
tectsr Small House Service Bur
eau. " It waa found that' a $6,000
oneb-etory bungalow, 25 by 36 feet.
buUt f face brick with a. common
brick backup would cost only $117
more than the same' bunsralow
would coat in frame construction.
Cooperating with - the Bureau
were representative of the Den
ver Retail - Lumbermen's Associa
tion, the Portland Cement Associ
ation, and the Colorado Clay Pro
ducts Association,, all of whom
approved the final reports of the
findings, it Is the first instance
that has come to the attention ef
"Building Economy where- these
three material Interests, essential
ly rivals, - have mutually1 agreed
upon and participated In, a ' test
of such vital Interest to the pros-
pectlyebyerv "tx'-j - " .
Moreover, it la a . pretty safe
prediction that it will be a Series
of blue moons, before the lumber
and cement folk, can be Induced
to make another. The 'findings
were . altogether too disastrous to
their out repeated and exaggerated
claims, of excessive costs of brick
construction: ' "
The. prevailing labor schedule
la Den ver at the time the 'survey
was made was as follows: rtck
Uyers. tl2; : tile setters, $13;
plasterers, $ 12 ; ; - painters,-1 $10;
carpenters,' $9, and hod carriers.
i Prevailing material prices were:
cement, per sack, IS cents, net;
sand, cubic yard, $1.30; gravel,
cubic yara, . aa : . xiue.in)ng, s x
12, 35 cents a foot; form lumber,
$44 .a thousand feet,, board meas
ure; iace- brick. $25.60 a thous
and ; mortar, $5. a cubic yard ;
sheathing lumber, No 1, $44, and
No. 3. $38 a thousand feet; drop
sidfng. No. 1, $60 a thousand feet,
lap skiing. No. l; $55 a thousand
feet; wood. lath,. $8 a thousand;
meUI lath. 22 lb. per yard. 34
thoruaand. ' - -; . .
jnnai aeterminetion of com-
parative costs, teeed upon these
cche4l9 of 'asreji ', et pitertai
Cxlces, were es fcllowiT .
t&&tB i .....
8-tn. eeetcrete t ovada
On to grade vitht t .
,t r ' . : vvV ' stotai wau
. -''vVv;..,:IV j: v-: -.- ;v; Cost
1- Drop siding wall j
above Z ...... ..$1098.00
2'Xap siding wall
. above 1099.00
3 Frame and stucco -
. wall above ..... 1131.00
4 Face tjrtckjwall v-v-:'
r Z: above .. ; . . . . . . .V-1237.00
6 HolSow tile and stucco ft-i j
'i':: wall above ... i . 12 47.0 0
6 Common brick and stucco
wall above ...... . . 1340.00
7 - Cinder tfie and stucco c :
wall above . ". . . 1359.00
' ; " y -f TABUS II -
8 ia. concrete ionada
tlOB tO JOlSt With V .yy-r-r
" C:'::.- Total wall
- " sr-r? - ' ' " Cost ,
1 Drop siding wall ..$1107.00
2 Lap aiding wall T. .'1112.00
Frame atuceo wall . 1124.00
Face brick wan 1124.00
If 12rin foundation to Joist 'W.
. i v 1292.00
Hollgw, tile and - v
stncco :l v i i . . . : 12 82.00
If 12-in. foundation to ioist a'
. . .-"- 4 . h 4 9 ,1300.00
6-- Common brick and
" stucco I . . . . . 1316.00
If 12-ln. foundation to joist
. . . . . . ... . ..... ... 1384.00
7 Cinder tUe and stucco 'x
. J. . ; . . . . . ; . . . . . . . . 1329.00
It 12-ln. foundation to Joist, A
...... . . .,'1397,00
.. V, TABT.R ITT '
lx-inca .concrete roaaaauos xo
grade - , r -
12-inch, masonry to Joist -8-lach
masonry to plate
4 Face brick above concrete,"
5 Hollow tile and stucco. r'.
6 Common brick and stucco.
Cinder tile and stucco
. . . i . . . . . . . . . ..v . . . . 1443.00
Denver's building ode- require?
a 12-inch foundation wall,, bat
the type covered in the findings
under TaWe II U move nearly stan
dard construction in the country
' - The detailed report of the Bu
reau covers every Individual Item
of cost In each of the types of
wall mentioned above. - The costs
of a frame wan, of drop siding.
Type No. 3, under Table II, is
Footings, $54; Foundations.
Read the Classified .Ads
" t WANT A Co6 TOV
?T HOW BIO A .
2$0j Ctlmaers, flllf Tlrejlacs,
Uti rfre'stosjJrjr.:. fill EilLs,
- sv a-ts - w a ar---
$18j fcheathiog. T" tamher, $88;
Ribbons and Blockin. $6;Drop
sldlag, $141; BnUdlag paper, $11;
Plastering, interior, on wood loth.
$65; - Woodwork. - $90; Painting.
$72; Hardware, $23; and Stucco
Base, $28. Total, $1,107.
The f aes brick wall. Type No.
2, under Table, II, la Itemised:' "
Footings, $54; - Foundations.
8" thick, $260; Brickwork, $505;
Chimneys $125; Fireplace. $85;
Hardware, r $47; Iumber $28;
Woodwork, $82; Plastering, Inter
ior, $54; Plastering, exterior, $28;
Painting --frames, $11. Total,
$W24. . ;
The difference, in cost between
these two types of wall is only
$117. . ; .- " k
- WRh lap 'siding used on the
frame wall. Instead of drop sid
ing, the difference was reduced
Co $11 2. -r . ' -. : ' :
Common brtck walla were not
Included In the survey aa strictly
common brick wawa The near
est approach was s common brick
wall stuccoed, the' stnccOfng add
ing $222' to its cost which totaled
$ 13 1 S- ;
Deduct this $222 for the stuc
coing ' and you - have a-, common
brick wall of standard construc
tion on the same - foundation
In only 1X094. and tit cheap
est wall of them all. v
While these figures prcfcably
would not apply generally, due to
differences In, local wage scales,
and material prices, they would
be fairly relative In any section
and are -. decidedly Interesting aa
Indicating the strikingly small
difference In brick and frame con
struction costs. ' ' : ;
, And they are authoritative. -
Donald O.' Weese, ; director of i
the Architects Small House Ser-!
vice Bureau, says .in bis Teport
upon its ' findings:
t- "This t cos. I survey of small
house construction , was establish
ed and conducted by the Moun
tain Diviaion office -of -The Arch
itects Small House Service. Bur
eau of the United SUtea. Its
members represented the Portland
Cement Association, the Colorado
Clay; Prodnets' Association and
the Denver : Retail . Dumbermen's
Association. : ; - . - . .
' vit object was to "establish as
closely aa-possible definite ihfdr
mation - regarding the difference
In- cost i between varying types of
small house construction. ;: The
committee recognized" at the be
ginning, of, its .work ; that the dif
ference In cost : of - a chouse of
frame and one. of brick construc
tion of the . same size and design,
for example, would be the differ-
the others cited here," but cost-ence in cost of their exterior walla.
Therefore, Its attention w cen
tered on aa analysis of the exter
ior wall costs only.
" TB procedure followed hy the
committee was first to select a
standard bungalow plan from the
Bnreau service, and then to make
an accurate survey of the amount
type of wall to be analysed.
"The specif Icationa submitted
to the ..contractors therefore in
cluded not only the grade of ma
terials, but also the amount to be
figured. Among other things the
union scale of labor was specified.
The bids ; submitted included for
each Individual part of the wall
construction detailed statements
of labor and material costs."
' Reprinted from Building Eco
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Into cubes weighing about 200
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