Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 22, 1913 · Page 39
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 39

Oakland, California
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Sunday, June 22, 1913
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SUNDAY aJORNTNQ JUNE 22, 1913. -OAKLAND TRIBUNE- US PIC OIL la Inly ill 40 p n nnnii n n i 35k ta ri n crsi mm H it M Bruguiere Estate Apartment Hotel, Twelfth and Grove Streets . . Morris & Muller Hotel, Fourteenth and Jefferson F. W. Bilger Apartment Hotel, Sixteenth Street, Near San Pablo Avenue, ten stories mm mime lilli -A- jLiimlim m ' MUU,UUU rUH BUILDINGS pimo Dozen Downtown Hostelries Completed, Under Construction or Planned. Oakland will not lack hotel accommoda tlon tor 1915 fair visitor or delegate to the many big .conventions which the wiy iv to entertain in future years. It inaeexj a dull day on which plans for miuinnr new nosteiry.are not disclosed. The structures tor this nuroose ernfil within the last few months, -now under i-onsirucuon or planned, total more than a million dollars In cost, to be exact. $1,210,000. The structures now oocunled are pay ing Between nine ana twelve per cent; On the Investment, and there Is little ddiiM that all the new hotel and store buildtaigs win be occupied as soon as completed, for mm ana is growing rapidly, and there Is a steady demand for better business ouart- ers, as well as Improved down -town living apartments at moderate prices. BUILD IN ALL. 6ECTION8." " The new hotels are being buIlt'ln'aH parts of the business district, aU the way from the Moody Estate building at Twentieth street and Ban Pablo avenue to the Frank Perelra Kealty Company's eight -story hostelry to be k created ( at Eighth and Washington1 atreet. The tall hotel buildings extend as far west; a Grove street, the seven-story Alamo Hotel being located at the northeast corner of 'hat thoroughfare and Fourteenth street. The BrUKUler Estate aompany Is to erect t the-- northwest corner of Grove and TwelfUi. streets a magnificent eix-story apartment hotel building at a cost of U00.000. The apartment hotel Is evidently in demand in Oakland, Frank W. Bllger having had plans prepared for the Immediate building of a structure of this kind, ten stories In height, on Sixteenth street, f(at or San I'ablo avenue. This will eosl $160,000. Many modern features for the comfort and enjoyment of guest have been planned by the architects of the dosen new hotel. ( The most up-to-date store facilities are provided on the ground floors, and on several roof gardens are to tie constructed for sleeping porposes. An-be constructed for sleeping purposes. An-o inside suits only. M REALTY HERE fti lOKr. ADVIGE office ha In process negotiations for the execution of agreements for lease of buildings to be constructed," report George W. Austin. "Should these te consummated great benefit to the community will accrue, for It would result in certain central location being sub-ctantlallr Improved by ths erection of class A business structure. "There 1 also boln conducted by my of-f ve two deal looking to the establishment of new business concerns that would sdd materially to the commercial Ufa of tae city. " ' ' "' '' "The indication art that by thl time reset year tha building sky Una of Oakland will have become eo changed and enlarged by the addition of numerous towering f-tructure that Oak landers who huve bean absent from the city will, upon their re-t irn, find li dUffleult to reall that they re raallr In Oskiand. Certainly, they nonfj tav to say, 'It 1 not the Oakland we 1st? a ycr or so ago.' "w rt is tii U to ta drains from t his, do you abkf Now Is the time to buy s:ty la Oaiiand, TMa -U mjr aujawai.' rrTMlJ U UJ.W. - h-- h0 ot-i fill CUcJS- -.5 S;-, IE TO BE 11 SIGHTLY TRACT SAN FRANCISCO, June IS Sine the beginning of .development work by the lgunltas Development ; company, at woodacre, the first subdivision of the Mailllard Ranch, thl new Marin county suburban district ha been the seat of marked activity. Although th anglnesr- lng and general construction Work done more than two year ago the tract is practically In ahape to oiler ta the buying public. Woodacre la a portion of what Is known as the Old Ranch, being that section lying aboht the Mallliard resi dence. Along the aide of the natural amphitheater which la at the back of woodacre, pretty winding atretU have been cut and nearly completed. Tt Is along the slope of this amphitheater that the company plans to erect a soore oi mission homes; ;jdarvey M. Toy, vice-president of the concern, says: "Construction, work on the first unit of aix will ' be under way within the amine thirty days. : It- la ur intention to sell the borne on the aasy payment plan." Crpnus ar at work ion two mission depot ,hlch An -situated on the property. These structure are being erected at.a cost ,f 35o and will, from the tandpelntj of 'eauty and appointment, compare, favorably with' amy wf those along ths line of the Northwestern Pa-clflo -rmllre4.- A heavy concrete facing forma the exterior of th building, giving them a substantial and '-ttlng aj-pearance. 1 'i '" .1 For the Protection ,of purchaser a reasonable restriction la exacted aa rw-grd cost and exterior aDnearanca of Improvements. tt la hoped that the miralon type M architecture will pre- .viuL.'UutMUsrioul Ike irsot. es tm Btyiei la particularly- approprlat for th aur-l rouadlnra. ' .j'.AJJ . - MOOSE TOflDEL did Structure Will be Occupied Until New Home Is , " Erected. ALAMKDA. Juna Zl.-Th chief build ing announcement Of the week, and One which will Interest the Moose order throughout California, 1 the new that the Alameda Moose will at once com mence the remodeling of the old building occupying the front of the lot. Since acquiring the splendid site on Central ave nue, just west of Park street, the old Argu property, the lodge ha been de. bating whether to' undertake an entirely new business Mock or clubhouse or re model th old building. This week the lodge decided to move the building to the rear of the lot and remodel tt, using It for clubhouse purposes until mich time aa th lodge 1 better able financially to finance a modern building. Th building site Is CO feet front and baa a depth of 207 feet. Its- Immediate proximity to Park atreet make It good business and fraternal property and a Joint building for business and lodge purposes will probably ba eventually constructed. The Eagles are ready to start construc tion work on their new fraternal building at Alameda avenue and Oak atreet The building will be ready for occupancy be fore XOlt closes. It will b an Imposing tructur of modern design and up-to- date In all Its equipment.- TO BUILD DWELLings, Tl vacant tract of land at the north- wast corner of Enctnal avenue and Oak street Is to be covered with a chain of eottagee and bungalow. Work on the first eottage Is now under way. a bond tsau to repair gtreetg already -. .. $ 100,000 100,000 150,000 accepted but now In a worn condition, Is gaining strength among the citizens at large. . The proposed move applies particularly to Central and Santa Clara avenues. The collision between-the auto fire engine and an electric train at Walnut street and Lincoln avenue on June 14 has caused a general demand for better protection against accidents at all Alameda street crossings. Warning bell are not unanimously fav ored, owing to their noisy ringing. A signal system which would display a red- light at night and a red semaphore arm In the daytime, 1 also auggeeted. The city government will take up the matter with the Southern Pacific officials. The numerous Instances of rigs and autos be ing wrecked by electric trains sine the new service waa started in Alameda, will probably cause the railroad to be willing to co-operate with the city in any effec tive, reasonable acheme to lessen danger at railroad croaalngs within th city ltmltia. KANSAS REPORTS GOOD YIELDS OF BERRIES TOPEKA, Kaa., Juno tl A hort-ajre la the apple, peach, pear and plum crops, but promts for good yields of grapes, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, aa compared to last year, k indicated la th report on Kansas fruit ' prospects given out yesterday by Walter Well-house, secretary of the Kansas Stats Horticultural Society, Tree fruits, although not showing aa large a yield as last year, generally are reported in good condition. Small fruits promise to be more plentiful than last season wilth the quality good. wher there was sufficient rain- fan. -. . Alamo Hotel, Fourteenth and Grove Streets, seven stories Hotel Savoy, Fifteenth and Jefferson Streets, six stories Moody Estate Hotel, Twentieth Street and San Pablo, seven stories GREAT FUTURE SAW Many Manufacturers Turn to This Section for Cheap Sites The harbor plan of Colonel Rees' of th War Department, with It suggestion for th utilization of the tidal canal connecting the Brooklyn basin of the estuary with San Leandro bay ha aroused renewed Interest In the industrial development of thla section. "The first step In the development of Ban Leandro bay." says Colonel Rees, "should , be the utilization of the tidal canal and Its extension along the ahorea of San Leandro bay." With the carrying out of this project deep water facilities will be provided for an Immense area of land which hitherto has been neglected In the march of Industrial development of the east shore of the bay. With the rapid building up of the Emeryville and West Berkeley districts and the . Increasing value of property suitable for industrial purpose In those localities, it la only a question of a short time when the cheaper and quite as desirable land around San Leandro bay with Its prospect of Immediate Improve- -ment will come Into an active market. TRANSPORTATION ADEQUATE. 80 far a rail facilities are concerned, no lands could be better aituated, The Southern Pacific and Western Paclfio traverse thl territory. Furthermore, rumors have been rife of lata that th Hill FOR LEANDROMY Interests are tentatively In control of Bay Farm Island, which bound San Leandr bay on the south. It Is known that 600 acres of ths west part of the Island has recently changed hands, being now owned by A. C. Parsons, formerly associated with the Huntington interests In Los Angeles, and a newcomer to the bay section. Nearly 2000 acrea eastward to the Parson holdings are owned by the B. B. & A. L. Stone company, contractors in the construction of the Western Pacific railway and who are In close touch with all phases of development having to do with railways and terminals. That two such strong Interests as these should Interest themselves In Bay Farm Island and secure control of large blocks of land would aeera to Indicate that there Is some basis of truth in the idea that a new transcontinental railway line will seek a terminal In this immediate vicinity. Th effect of In duatrtal development around San Leandro bay upon the warm belt of Oakland, served by th new Southern Pacific e lea-trio lino to Ban Leandro, will unquestionably be .profound. GROWTH EASTWARD. 1 The Industrial district Ilea entirety south of th Southern Paclfio and Western Pacific tracks and all the district north of th Southern Pacific and Western Pa-1 t ' h i : 100,000 100,000 100,000 More Than Four Miles of Thoroughfares Included in City Work. Street work now being carried on for th!LcJty Bhows much progress In paving. The work now under way" said City Engineer Brown, "plus the work contemplated for the near future, will cost approximately $308,000. Four and a half miles of street paving will be oonstructed ' for this amount, "Grove street, from Fortieth street to the Berkeley line will be entirely finished soon. Construction Is well under wav andJarge gangs of men are working hard tor its early completion. The cost will bo about JSOiOOO. The paving of Telegraph avenue from Fortieth and Fifty-second streets is finished. Its cost is a little over 140.000, but I think that, all Oaklanders will be satisfied with the outlay. Broadway, from Thirty-fourth street to College avenue, is now In the hands of a large gang of men; J80.000 will be the approximate cost. Thirteenth street, from Clav to Market, la well under way. Its cost will be In the neighborhood of $27,000. Wo have started construction On Sixteenth street, from Peralta street to the depot, the estimated cost to be $11,000. TO PAVE GRAND AVENUE. "In addition, bids will be received on the 26th of this month for the paving of Grand avenue, from Harrison to Cove street. The cost will be somewhere around $70,000. "Under consideration 1 paving construction on Jackson, between Fourteenth and Nineteenth, and on Madison from Twelfth to Nineteenth. No estimated figures have been made out a yet In regard to this work, but before long we expect to be able to make a public statement. "Four and a half miles of excellent paving under way or finished for the sum of $308,000, we consider work well done. Oaklanders will agree, If they will look over the construction that the 'city has obtained good work for the money. clflo tracks la devoted to residence property. This forms an Ideal arrangement a the Industrial district la separated from, but very close to the residence district. This is one of the main factors which shrewd Investors see as tending to rapidly advance values in the entire Una of the new extension to San Leandro. Another factor that makes for tremendously rapid growth of the warm belt district served by the Southern Paciflo electrio through Melrose to San Leandro 1 that this is the only direction In which the city can grow. North of Oakland ta the city of Berkeley; west of Oakland Is the bay of San Francisco; south of Oakland 1 the estuary and the city of Alameda Northward of Oakland are the Contra Costa range of mountains. To the southeast along this level and fertile plan with It Ideal climate almost the entire future growth of the city must proceed., making It probable that the growth In thl section will be at a rate four Umes aa great as In other cities which can grow In all directions. Jieretofore, this growth eastward has been held back by lack of transportation ' facilities and Inadequate aewers. The entire section haa been sewered during the last year so that It I in as good condition In that respect as any part nf the city of Oakland, while the Sixteenth street car lines and the Southern Paciflo electrio - ana tne .ey Koute, which now runs t Melrose and beyond have alven this suc tion Ideal transportation facilities. Tha completion of the Southern Pacific electrio to San Leandro Is the last Item in this ' series of Improvements which make for tremendous stride In th growth from now on. A, 4

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