The Washington Post 12/16/1906

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- j j - i - i j l - jl I - j - j ii II J Fortunes Made in Land About ten years ago when the national cer - sus gave Norfolk a population of 42226 a number of men saw the possl - 1 bllities and went Into the real estate business They have all made money by their foresight securing most of the land in the suburbs available for real estate pur - - poses and in buying all the undeveloped property ln what is now the business section of - the city j Tvoa rr thff Tiinneers in this real estate movement were R C Byrd V B Baldwin and R - F Baldwn All three weTe able to see the prospect of the population doubling before the next census in 1910 The recent census taken under the direction of the city council Just six years after the men began their operations show that within the city limits there are nearly 75iO0O persons The two Baldwins engaged in the business for several years under the firm name bf Baldwin Brothers but Mr Byrd had no business partner After several years had elapsed they combined their Interests and called the firm Byrd Baldwin Bros This firm is now the leading real estate establishment in Tidewater Virginia Besides being the leading real estate brokers they form one of the largest concerns doing Insurance business in the City - by - the - Sea as the people who live In Norfolk are so fond of calling the place A natural sequence to their great real estate business was the addition of a rental department and now they do the largest business in this line of any firm In Norfolk Early In the history of the real estate movement the three operators in question turned their energies to the development of outlying tracts into residential sections and one tract they took up they called Ghent This is now the finest residential section of Norfolk Hardly second to Ghent is Park Place another suburb where during the past summer over one hundred houses in the course of con - Btnictlocould be counted from one place Residence tract development has not taken up all the attention of this - firm A majority of the large number of manufacturing Industries that have and are being located in Norfolk on account of its great facilities for inland and foreign shfpping purchased their sites from Byrd Baldwin Bros Because of the intelligent manner in which they carry onthelrworkthe three real estate operators are perhaps better known outside of Norfolk - than any other of that citys residents but center a bor the is the - i ing to of ripening

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 16 Dec 1906, Sun,
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