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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 42

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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ft REAL ESTATE VOL. LXXVI OAKLAND, CALIF, NIA, SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 1 9H. NO.42 i 'f iqlaat the entrse to new Mom views of some 'of spots to efpuhtf in Broadway tthe iriteHor of the parK Upper picture represents the beautiful p3 and Moss avenue. The" lower pictures: a I OIKLfllO ill: InlWGl r. 7 n( T--f 'I'- r-.

t1 '--i 1 1 pPhtji 2 City Beautiful Now Has vsix Breathing cic 1 Spaces. 1 Picturesque Lake Merritt Is tha BacKgrouna lor iqo Slopes of Green, Oakland has now public rwltsT though there are thousands of people the community who have never been aware. of. the fact. These have an aren.4 of 345 acres of which 185.22 are land and 160 water.

The water park is wise known as Lake There la liberal force, of men at work nearly all the time Improving these pleasur grounds and the. work which bn, done on them, since they came pndor' the control of the Oakland Park Commls-. sion is remarkable, when, the short pe-; rlod' of time is taken into as also the comparatively small amount of money which has expended la, their-upkeep. A The parks are as follows: Adams Park Mont eel to t. avenues; 2.20 acres.

Aloha Plasa Newtorl' anpA-ihol ave. nues; .6 of an acre. j- Athol Circle East Elghleenthstreet and Athol avenue; .3 of an acre. Athol Plaza Second! avenue and Lake-f shore boulevard; ,9 of an acre. Brooklyn Plasa Fourteenth avenue anH East Sixteenth street; .9 of an acre.

vjj BUSH ROD! PARK. Bwshrod Park Fifty-ninth street Shattuck-avenue; 17.91 acres. Boulevard Park Fourth arenue, between Twenty-first and East Twea ty-third; 2 acres. dietwood Aoami ana x'erry. streets; .8 of an acre.

Chlcchester Plasa Adeline and Sixty first streets; .2 of an acre. v- Clinton, Square East Twelfth, street and 61x1 i avenue 2. 40 acres. City Hall Plaza Fourteenth street and San Pablo avenue; 1.10 acres. 1- De SYemerr Park Sixteenth and Ade- line streets; 10.40 East Shore Park Orand and Cove ave-.

nues; 11 acres. v- 1 A HARRISON SQUARE. i Harrison Square East Sixteenth street and Seventeenth avenue; 1.82 acres. San Park East street and Seventeenth avenue; 11.1 acres. Jefferson" Square Seventh and Jeff or-.

son streets? 183 acres. Lake Shore Harrison Boulevard. Karri- -soft- street ifrom Twentieth to fourth -streets; 1.70 acres. Lakeshore Willows Between Oak and Lake Merritt; 9. acres Lafayette Square Eleventh r.

and ferson L83 acres. 1 i ft 1 1 Lakeside Park Between 1 Grand avenue and Lake Merritt; 45 acres. Lincoln Square Eleventh and Harrison streets; acres. jtv. Madison Square Eighth and Madisom streets; 1.S2 acres.

Mosswood Park Moss avenue an-? Broadway; 11 acres. Oak Glen Richmond avenue from Moea avenue south; 2 Pine -Lake Shore boulevard ni Wayne avenue; 2 acres. i Park Twelfth and Fallon streets'; 20 -acres. -l Rldgeway1- Plaza Gilbert street arid? 1 'Ridgeway .8 of an acre. Union Plaza.

Thirty-fourth And peralt streets; of an acre. -i OAKLAND PARK." WVest Oakland Park Eighth and Wood' streets IO.87 acres. 1 iRockridge l.M acres. il( Bella Vlsta Tenth and Eleventh ave- -nues and East Twenty-eighth street 3 I. IJnda Jt Edge- Lake.

-1 Mandana Boulevard', and Cottage; acres. -1 Lake "Merritt 160 acres! 'f VARlETy" SlttaJ Of some of tbes i-v rather limited In. ii, but? Kt jthe tame time they afford people an opportunity find a breathing potrln the immediate vicinity. of their Homes without tavlne: to1 travel miles or the' purpose; "Whwre it is not possible to have settees' supplied, the spots are beautlOed and kept in perpetual' verdure and foliage at all 'seasons of the (Continued on Page 45) f' Mejla, on Shafter avenue. OF SITESrARE Offices of Dealers in Property Have Been Crowded with Buyers.

Prosperity Continues to Walk nana in wun Progress- -Tn another part of thls'-department of flHB TRIBUNE wOl be found a.sbowing of amount of business don In the c6Bdera office of this county and In a general way the deeds which are there recorded, whlclx Indicate, to a certain de ffree, the 'volume of business done hy the ealty dealers In Oakland and vicinity. i course. It Is Impossible to ascertain of money-, which changed lianas In the transactions the, reason Jthat. for a couple of. generations, it has been customary, naming- xne oonswr- tlon for the passing of deeds, to set the amountiAtfXhA nominal' one or ten aoi-ilafs.

This, of course, in no way repre-Mnta the nrlce of and as a consequence. It Is Impossible to gtre any approximate Idea of the volume of busline ss which- has been 'transacted, during the either as represented by the deeds filed or: by the known transactions fwhich have not as yet been admlttea TO filing in the office of the recorder. WISDOM OF OLD CUSTOM. -i'T'hrS nuestlon bf the wisdom of con- 'tlnuing the custom of placing a nominal consideration for the sale of. property upon deeds has been under discussion Dy Oakland Real Estate Association.

i Some of the "members favored Its aboli- tlon. and thet substitution of the actual which nassed in the transaction. fwhlle others opposed It. Opposition was a an talned by the purchasers of property to (have Iniew how mucl khey patd-fof. their piirchasjav Those who favored, the publication of Ithe- actual sum Involved declared that jthe placing of any other sum on the deeds was.

In effect, att attempt, to deceive and, jat the same time, prevented the, pub-jllcatlon of the real amount of business 'done by the realty dealers of the city. It 'was pointed out that In Los Angeles the voluntarily furnish lists for publication of their sales and la every ln-, stance gave at the same time the value lr i tMnniMtnh. It VU also ShOWU Jl Oiat In some of northern cities the did the same thing and as a con sequence It was possible for them to learn at the end of the -end of the month, or the end of the year, the num- of thousands or millions of dollarsi that had- been represented realty transactions. RESOLVE OF ASSOCIATION. IV was also pointed out that In this by means Of.

the records kept in "the building department of Oakland, such showing was possible with'- respect to the weekly, monthly sad yearly rans tsvctlons in that office and that' the show-ling -had been the means of advertising Oakland, unexcelled; by any other-means employed, and bringing this city to the attention of people in other, parts jot the country. It was also shown that eastern (Journals copied 1 the building figures and commented upon the same in a most com-fpllmentary Some of "the mem-bera held that If the Volume- of the real lestate business vicinity Iwere similarly treated and disseminated. It wp uld be commented upon by the realty papers of the country -and the benefit which would accrue from- such publicity would be Incalculable. The result of, the discussion was that hereafter the members of the association will, place no figure upon their deals Un less they put those which reveal the lm-1 View of the new retoforced concrete east, i i i 1 i mum i' i i.i. ii Ill -v lit 5 4 i 1 i 'l portance or otherwise of the transaction.

There Is no" person In the realty business In; this city who not been busy, from the earliest day 7 of the week, up to the closing of his office last night. Some of the dealers, -of made a better rhowlng than-did1 others. mainly because they might, have, had more attaches working them tasn otbara. but In so far as a canvaes of the 'dealers could show the -re 'condition-of affairs. the returns for the' week were everywhere Sales-of -realty, and Improved property are, not a matter of a they require' patience of the heroic degree, for weeks and rThe purchaser, as a general thing.

at the present time, is of the Missouri type. He hotel five stories in height which Is corner, of Broadway and Nineteenth II o- i Ai. i i lifpf Is. at tiaasl thrilling. or the reason that the from time, to-time, display a fearlessness.

in walklne the far-famed -Pftnllst 'Missionary havef achieved remarkable success throughout "the country This wilLbe the flrsti mission conducted-tij them on the JPacifla Coast. 3u s- hBtRGliAR BOB IiESEDEXCE. PA. Herbert of Oough street Fro- ports, the j-burKlary of her5olnO.Jiast nights ill.c valuables taken the amount of $20. I PROTECTIVE UEGIOX 3rEETS.

Oakland Legion. No- 1905 'held -af large-and enthusiastic 'meetings Wed nesday evening in-Maccabee -Templev Those present witnessed- a large -class lhjtiated into thevmysterles of the der. Elmhurst degree who put on the. work, were jp torthe usual perfection. "--There: was dancing and -a banquet, interspersed with many good talks.

The next meeting jwill fee Wed-nesday. evening. Department of Realty Syndlcatefor -sr: 1 to Sirs. i-eoriresV to. je Smejttmes.s Insistent, to the thinness of a nafr.

In trying to have his ideals satlsfleij and -that '(means -requires an alrno-. Infinite variety of and houses to him tp-vseJect from and, eyen thni ifter hours and days have ben expexaS l.ln to accommodate Mim.i It- (-not Impossible that he may bo suited of hour-by a rival who. haa neitlf the resources mor the patience of thk Van who has failed to: close the ideal. -i 3Tet It Is 'a-pleasure to -record tnai tne aeaiers, lfcrge ana small. have done a lucrative business and each of them-has, been, given commissions for the procurement of other lots and residences now completion' at the south- I street; v.

i i it i 4 tee 1 atone the Iron at a giddy heignt. causes a J.large -number 6t. people at all ours of the, day to stand, on the opposite corner and watch them, with amazement depicted on countenance, 'becausei if any step there 4s no means of saving him from dashed to; death on the Iron joists and beams in thev stories IWIUTj OPEIT MISSION'. --sBJgf FRANCISCO. Sept.

30. A mission will, open -at Mary's" cathe dral Sunday mortiing; bctober SthJ at the 1 1 o'clock mass. The'5 mission "will be-eonducted by two Paullst Fathers from- New Tork Rev. Bert rand -14, Conway and Rev. Thomas Btrrke-'Tbey -are -the lead ers and most' eloquent members of Residence built by Home Building Wi 5STDHY i4 Work og- Placing Steel at the Securityv Bank Trust -v BIdg.

Progresses. In an; adjoining- cxrtumn there will be seen the, picture of the five-story apartment house atl the- southeast corner of Nineteenth street and Broadway, -which fcrnow earing completion. This is to be one of the finest structures of the kind. in this city or vicinity. of Reinforced arid has a frontage on "Broadway of 84 feet by -90 feet on Nineteenth.

street---In the rear. there is a-court '0 feet in width; There are 1 2 0 'rooms. These will he divided into bachelor quarters arid two. and three rooms The building is owned by Mrs. Flora B.v Kramer.

Oeorge Bauer and Mrs. Max W. There Is an excavated "basement, which will 5-jbe used as a storage place for the stores which are to be located on the first floors. and' fpr boiler rooms. The Tirst floor may be- subdivided Into two large 'storesor four smaller ones; one of the latter facing.

Nineteenth street. The structure was designd by -iaj-chl-tects EhJgettl Headman and built by Nelson Bauer. It will cost $SS, 00 6, has already been leased. and will be ready for business- on the "first of the next iWork- In earnest has been -Tsn the ne': structure- of the Security -Uahfc" "and Truf t' Company at the north east-corner of Broadway ii ana 'jciievenia streets, and. i- betng pushed with energy; Liess-than two weeks have elapsed since the steel forf has risen to a height of almost four stories and is making an excellent ap-1 pearance.

I2tir more stories are et to be constrO-ted and the architect Is- of tha.opSson that "will havej the- frame in a condition I prevenJL-U "from belngr affected by the cornhrrs of unpleasant -weatherr. The i structure will' be one "of the finest of the. skyscrapers in this city anil welcomed to the ether lare fiuajiciali r-Institutions, -all of -which are eitiiatea i 1 a throw tlie groir. 5 tuT. iirsr.

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