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St. Louis, Missouri
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Sunday, December 23, 1956
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HOME AND HOME PLANNING GARDEN LANDSCAPING SECTION DECORATING gQ SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2?, 1956 REAL ESTATE BUILDING REPAIRING i: $1,700,000 Catholic High School Planned far North County Branch Library to Be Erected Near Lindbergh and Tesson Ferry 1 . ST. LOU IS POST-DISPATCH J Architectural sketch of the "campus-type" Aquinas High School and convent to be erected on a l4'2-acre tract on the north s'o'e of U. S. Highway 66, between New Florissant and Graham roads. Construction is expected to be started next month. Hellmuth, Obata & Hellmuth are architects. Contracts Let P- 1 I I ror oaTnoiic High School j Bids were received from contractors last week by architects Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum for the $1,700,000 Aquinas High School and convent to be built on the north side of U.S Highway 66, between New Florissant and Graham roads. In Florissant. Construction is expected to be started next month. The school, of campus-type design, is planned to accomodate 1000 students initially. Provisions for future expansion uould increase capacity to 1800 students. This campus plan, designed for a 4li-acre site, organizes seven major buildings around a large central plaza a theme vhich is repeated in frequent use of courtyards and smaller plazas in the individual units to give a feeling of interior openness to the plan. Various tinits are to house an administration building, rlassrooms. special functions building, convent, cafeteria, chapel and gymnasium. ,. . Another classroom unit and en auditorium are to be built later. ' ' , Insulating the campus from Highway 66, Is to be a lanrt-fccaped parking area for 175 tars, opening on a paved entrance plaza with a pool. The architects hope to include a decorative sculpture in this area. Across this plaza, and the first building encountered Upon entering the school campus, is to be a two-story administration building, entered at the upper level from the front, and with the lowt-r level at gr?de in the rear. In addition to offices for princinal and co-principal, the administration unit is to contain offices for three deans of the school, a health unit, four faculty lounges and an apartment for a resident priest. Special Functions Building. The administration building and a future auditorium and second classroom unit are to form the southern side of the large central plaza. At the eastern end of the plaza Is to be a two-story special functions building, containing the main library of the school, student lounge and social center, bookstore, student publication office, music rooms for band, chorus and instrument practice, and four small classrooms for special and advanced classes. This unit Is to be enlarged as school enrollment increases. The main classroom unit Is planned to be connected to the special functions building by an Inclosed overhead passageway. 'Of rectangular design with a private central courtyard, it Is to house 14 full-size classrooms on the first floor and 11 on the second, with an office, conference room, branch library and student project room on each floor. '. A gymnasium, at the west end of the central plaza, is designed to be divisable for simultaneous ue by boys and girls. Construction plans include steel bent flaming, expoic-d on the exterior, to provide tor mrjoth finished interior walls and ceiling. Th:s dfftign permiu the building to function aho a temporary auditorium. Facilities for standard athletic programs, locker and shower rooms, off if es and storage areas are to be Included. A cafeteria-dining hall unit, located at the northwest corner of the plaza, is designed to be divided by a curtain into boys end girls' sections for ordinary school use, with two entrances and exits and two serving lines. This arrangement provides for qukk conversion of the unit into one large hall for banquets and other school functions. There are to be two glass walls overlooking the plaza and chapel on one side, and a wooded urea and playing field on the other. The cafeteria is to have a capacity of 675 persons. The basement of this unit provides pace for the heating plant and storage. Hexagonal-Shaped Chapel. On the north side of the plaza, between the classroom unit and the cafeteria, and forming an "L"-shaped addition to the plaza, are to be a chapel and a large paved court. The chapel is to be a small building, primarily for the nuns of the school. Its location and design make it the focal center of the school. Steel bent framing of the hexagonal-shaped chapel is to 2e exposed on the outside, with i Continued onNext Pace. Bmght ln l. v.,, ;. as--. -4$4lU9 Six-room house at 4522 Jenkins lane in Assumption Valley, Sappington, bought by Edward M. Fischer, of Webster Groves, from Ferd Ruck, builder. Part of Fischer's down payment was made with $1000 won in a contest sponsored by the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co. The house is equipped with an outside-inside thermostat system that anticipates temperature changes and overcomes "lag" in heating or cooling the house. Reed A. Schmidt was sales agent. ' H.B.A. Names Bogdanor as Negotiator John M. Bogdanor, of the Schuermann Building & Realty Co. is to head the Important Labor Committee of the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis, Gerald F. Borg-schulte, president of the group, reports. Bogdanor, who has been a member of this committee since Its inception. Is well known among labor leaders throughout the area. The Labor Committee, with co-operation of labor unions, JOHN M. BOGDANOR has established close relationship between the builder and his employes. The Builders' association represents a majority group of residential contractors in Greater St. Louis area. Others named to serve with Bogdanor are: Richard C. Hig- ginDoinam, neaa ot nis own firm, Higginbotham & Company; John Hcrdlein, well-known county builder; Charles J. Sweeney, vice president of Joseph H. Vattcrott Realty & Building Co.; Gene L. Vcsrovo, president of the Vescovo Building & Realty Co., Clarence T. Wilson, president of Wilson Homes. Inc. Higginbotham and Hcrdlein are members of the board of the Carpenters Health and Welfare Fund. Hcrdlein and Earl Bumiller serve on the board of the Construction Laborers Welfare group. Real Estate Company Opens Branch Office On Clayton Road The Charles F. Vattcrott Real Estate Co. 10471 St. Charles Rock road in St. Ann, has opened a branch office, headed by Louis T. Saffa, executive vice president of the firm, at 825 Clayton road, Clayton. Saffa said that the Clayton branch is being opened "in order to facilitate service to our clients in St. Louis and the we.'.t-central area of St. Louis county and. will provide all types of real estate service." Charles F. Vattcrott. president of the firm, entered the real estate business in 1919. Later, he organized a construction company and developed the community that now is the incorporated city of St. Ann. Saffa, who joined Vatterott in 1946, is experienced in the firm's real estate and building operations, including the assembly and development of large tracts of land for subdivisions and the financing, leasing and management of commercial properties. x t f ... Sappingtori by Contest Wnnef "Easy" Ed Wont : ;H VW.t I 44 'V V - ih r' j -f i i- I it 1 il Vl' Everett Schneider, builder, presents a key to their new home to "Easy" Ed Macauley, well-known basketball star, and his wife, Jackie. The three-bedroom house, which is at 1532 Renderer drive, Warson Woods, in the Bennett Hills subdivision, was specially designed with an eight-foot-high basement and seven-foot doors. Ed measures 6 feet, 9 inches. Daniel G. Sheehan, partner of the Dolan Co., which is sales agent for the subdivision, looks on. Firm Leases Property on South Side Negotiations have been completed for a long-term lease of oronertv at 5200-42 South Thirty-eighth street by Western Electric Co from the Southern Equipment Co., which has moved into its new plant at 4550 Gustine avenue. The premises, formerly designated as Plant No. 2, had been used by the company in manufacturing stainless steel restaurant and kitchen equipment. The property fronts 424 feet on Thirty-eighth street, 143 on Walsh and 169 on Eichelberger. Improvements consist of a one and two-story concrete, brick and steel structure, containing 59,000 square feet of floor space on the first floor and 2000 square feet of air-conditioned office space on the second. The first floor includes a small office area and shipping department facilities. Western Electric plans to use the property for warehousing and storage of printing and office supplies and telephone equipment. The Carl G. Stifel Realty Co. represented the lessor, with Griffith and Groves Real Estate Co acting for the lessee. Sell Out of Exhibit Space at Bildors Home Show Reported Exhibit space ln the eleventh annual Bildors Home Show, to be held at the Arena, Feb. 9-17, has been sold out, Gene L. Vescovo, general chairman of the show, reports. "Sell-out of every Inch of exhibit area in the 54,000 square foot building, this far in advance, reflects increased interest in the event and greater participation by builders," he said. The Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis, which sponsors the exposition plans to take a more conspicuous part than In pasi years, it is reported. ) A - V4 yj53u. d Xl i ' Bump His Head Kosher Delicatessen In Variety Store Idea Being Tested Opening of a new supermar ket and "testing" the operation of a kosher-type delicatessen department in a variety store, mark the beginning of a new expansion program of Schen-berg Supermarkets, Inc. The new market was opened recently at 2425 Woodson road, in Overland. Other locations of the company are at Thirty-ninth and Lafayette, 6600 Dclmar and 3722 South Grand. The delicatessen-ln-a-variety-store idea is a new venture for Schenberg's and Neisner Bros., Inc., and is being tried at a Neisner store at 7450 Forsyth boulevard. If successful, similar departments are to be opened in other dime stores, Harry Schenberg said. Installation K ' ' ' I ' 5 ! ! . f , ' 1 ' S ' i f ! ! ft' ' i ! , , 1 i 1 M'.t V ! 'if t I i K. v ,W :&,r V t Jii'i r . fff -tJ , '"X, M'' X 1 ' L ' -I ! "i J l ' A t , aJ.N- V i'-t -'41'" Ex- ' , , x i s 4. s i s v ll New officers of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis, installed recently at a dinner at the Park Plaza Hotel, are, from left to right: secretary, Chester Disse, vice president of Vbrhof-Duenke Real Estate Co.; treasurer, W. C. Rainford, president of Mercantile Mortage Co.; president, E. W. Hudfpeth, vice president of Maginn-Martin-Salisbury, Inc.; vice president, William J. Byrne, secretary and loan office of Dolan Co. d i: t - ticn rnn boulevard and Tesson Ferry roads, in Concord Village, as part of Schmidt & Associates are the Auto Agency 1 Ranch-type house at 6471 Westway road, St. Louis Hills, sold by Mrs. Mane Franklin to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lindenbusch. The first floor has a 29 by 21-foot living room, dining room, three baths, kitchen end breakfast room. The lower level contains a 43 by 2 1 -foot den with a 30-foot picture window, bar and fireplace; bath, card room, kitchen, bedroom and utility room. The house Js air-conditioned and has built-in television sets and an inter-communication system. Lindenbusch is a Studebaker dealer. Walter H. Witthaus Co. was agent. Y.M.C.A. Receives Funds for New Camp Chapel xxfeixttx:xii(x Model of the Danforth Chapel to be constructed for the Y.M.C.A., overlooking Sunnen lake at Camps Lakewood and Trout Lodge, near Potosi, approximately 80 miles south of St. Louis. Eric W. Smith Jr., of the architectural firm of Smith Entzeroth, explained the model and construction details at a meeting last week of the board of directors of the St. Louis Y.M.C.A. House in Webster .irfSxyx:-aJx:'ix:ti LfOTxiT3!X xxrsWB' i t sk Ranch-type house at 37 Villawood, Webster Groves, bought from Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Campau by Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keeble. The Branch Realty Co. represented the seller with Laurene Davis Co. as agent for the buyer. Money Market Is Tight For Financing Industrial Real Estate, Survey Shows The money market for Industrial real estate financing is "tight at this particular time," an official of the Society of Industrial Realtors said yesterday. The statement.Jsased on a recently completed survey, was made by Clinton B. Snyder, Ho- boken, JN.J., chairman of the society's mortgage and finance committee, in making public the 1956 report of that group. He said that the survey, which reports the conclusions of 92 lenders in 26 states and the District of Columbia, would be supplemented by a later and final report with a larger re sponse. The S.T.R., an affiliate of the of Officers 1 -ss -i itUWMiiMM j UrinU Ukr.rM r. kn - Head Buys Home in (jxyfojx , iwhiUMM Zt Sold to Physician National Association of Real Estate Boards, was founded in 1941 as the professional organization of industrial realtors. It has 643 members throughout the country. In the East, typical situation summaries from New York lpnHprs inplnripH tbp fnllnwintf from Edward C. Rose Jr., as- sistant vice president of the New York Life Insurance Co.: "There is no limitation dollar-wise on the amount of the loans which we would consider. Interest rates, naturally, vary with the market, and at the present time, I would say that the rates which we would look for would run upward from 4V2 per cent. The length of the mortgage would run approximately 15 years and the percentage of loans to appraisal could run as high as 66 per cent." Henry F. Fisher, chief field appraiser for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, indicated a continuing lnterest by the company in making loans on industrial properties and a preference for new structures. Observing that the present rate of interest on such loans is 5 per cent, he said that consideration is given to a "slightly lesser" amount of interest in cases of unusual merit. Indicative of lender-resrJonse ln the Middle West were the reports of four leading Chicago bangs as summarized by an S.I.R. member: "Whatever loans of this type are made," he said, "are limited to two-thirds of the appraised value, for a maximum, with one exception, of seven years, and at an interest rate at 5 to 5ft per cent except for short term loans to excep tional top flight borrowers.- In general, it may be stated that these banks do not solicit industrial loans, but rather make them as a banking matter rather than for yield on an investment." Included in Far Western comment was the following from .1. R. Jones, vice-president of the Security - First National Bank of Loe Angeles: 5, mrntniri nn tliree-acre site an expansion program of St. architects and engineers. St. tom's Hills "Ml' k V j W s,fe .S-x x , v x iw. " J xx x CampChapel To Be Built For YMCA Anouncement was made lost week at a meeting of the Metropolitan Board of Directors of the St. Louis Y.M.C.A. of a gift of a camp chapel building, through a bequest from the will of the late William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Co., combined with a gift from the Danforth Foundation. It is estimated the chapel would cost $25,000 to construct. Construction is scheduled to. be started in early spring and it Is planned to dedicate the new chapel at the beginning of the summer youth camping season in June. To be known as the Danforth Chapel, the building is to overlook the shore of Sunnen lake at Y.M.C.A. Camps Lakewood and Trout Lodge near Potosi, approximately 80 miles south of St. Louis. These two camps provide a summer camping program for boys and girls, and year-round conference and family camping for Y.M.C.A., church and school groups. Last season more than 9700 persons were accommodated in both camps. Eric W. Smith Jr., of the architectural firm of Smith & Entzeroth, displayed a model of the proposed building at the board meeting and commented: "In a sense, the lake, the distant hills, the trees and 1he sky are the chapel, while the building serves primarily as a religious shelter." Smith also has designed a group of 10 other buildings for the Y.M.C.A. camps, which have been constructed since January 1956. He has serveu as architect for camping expansion programs for both the Boy and Girl Scouts in St. Louis, winning national acclaim for his chapel plans at the Boy Scout camp at Beaumont Reservation, Business Management Clinic Well Attended More than 40 members of the Home Builders Association ot Greater St. Louis attended the organization's second annua! Business Management Clinic held recently. Certificates were received by the following: Thomas F. Aleto, Fred Astrup, James Baker, Nels O. Brown. Vincent J. Bruton, Earl Bumiller, N. V. Bussmann, William E. Dennis, James J. Devereux, Dale F. Dunton, John J. Fischer, Karl Flach, Robert L' Gas( G'eorge c ar'r Jr., O. W. Kaufman Jr., Robert M. Kelly, Tom Kirk, Fred Kummer, William E. Lenzen. Robert Moran, Richard T. Murray, Douglas B. MarCarthv, William B. O Gorman. Al Perl-mutter, Leo J. Rickhoff Jr., Del-la Mae Ricgel, Milton Singer, Richard E. Stoughton, Charles J. Sweeney, James W. Thatcher, Robert Tonn. Robert Waterhout, Thomas J. Wilhite and Robert D. Wilson. 1 near the mnction of Lindbergh Louis County L.orar. i,l O. Tesson Area Library Plan Is Prepared An architectural sketch has been completed and working drawings arc being prepared for a proposed South St. Louis branch library, to be constructed near the junction of Lindbergh boulevard and Tesson Ferry road under the expansion program of St. Louis County Library approved last, year, Stewart W. Smith, director, reported yesterday. Plans are for a $250,000 air-conditioned building of modern design, with large areas of glass. Syl G. Schmidt & Associates are the architects and engineers The building is to front on Lindbergh boulevard, where the three-acre tract has a 355-foot frontage. The site extends 392-fect on the east and 359 feet on the west. There is to be a paved parking area, north of the building; accessible from a road to be constructed on the east line of the property, which will connect Tesson Ferry road and Lindbergh boulevard. The building site, located in Concord Village, was chosen for its convenient location and accessibility to residents of the sorth and southwest areas. The inferior of the proposed South Branch has been designed to have "a warm, inviting atmosphere and for efficiency of operation and reduction of personnel costs. A single control desk, centrally located fh the main reading room, is planned to enable one librarian to monitor the entire first floor. This area is to be 43 by 100 foot, with shelving for 20,000 volumes, and divided into separate sections for adults, teen-apors and children. The design includes a long Indoor planting area along a 48-foot-wide window in the south wall, overlooking Lindbergh boulevard. An aquarium is to serve as a divider between the children's reading area and entrance lobby. A convyor belt system Is to be used between the main floor and a p?rti?l basement, where 50.000 additional volumes arc to be kept. In addition to usual library services of books, magazines and reference materials, a phonograph record collection and movies the latter available throuqli the film library maintained at headquarters are to be included. The South Branch building Is planned to contain an auditorium, with seating capacity of 225, and two smaller rooms, which can be opened into a single unit to accommodate 50 persons. The auditorium is designed for library-sponsored programs such as are offered at St. Louis County Library headquarters, G314 Natural Bridge road. The small- rooms are to serve as a renter for community groups and organizations. Staff locker rooms and lounge complete the layout. Other phases of the County Library expansion program include a new branch building for the northeast area near the intersection of Old Halls Ferry road and Highway 61-66; new headquarters to be located at Lindbergh boulevard and Clayton road, and converting a theater building at 10267 St. Charles Rock road into a branch to serve the St. Ann area. Elected Directors James F. Williams, president and director of the Public Servile Savings and Loan Association, has been elected as a class "B" director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dcs Moines for a two-year term. Williams has been in the savings and loan business since 1927. He is a nast nresiripnt. nf the Greater St. Louis Savings and Loa souri Savings and Loan League; past director of the United States S-avines and Loan League as well as the St. Louis Real Estate Board, and a former member of the board of gov-ernors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis. William M. Bridwell has been eiccica xo me Doara.ot gover- nors of the Public Service Savings and Lan Association. Ht is general purchasing agent Mf the General Steel Casting Corporation of Granite City, first vice president of the Purchasing Agents' Association of St. Louis and a member of the Ca-rondelct Board of Managers of the Y.M.C.A. T. H. Banister, vice president and director of the Si. Louis-San Francisco Railway CO., has been .elected to the board of directors of the St. Louis Federal Savings and Loan Association. : - E. Paul Smith, president of the savings firm, said that. Banister is Uie second railroad executive of ''the Frisco Railway to serve as a director.

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