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The Record and Guide.
September 12, 1885
Sept. 5 to 11, incl.
Amount involved............................. $360,935
Number nominal............................. 50
Amount involved............................. $240,603
Number at 5 jC or less......................... 33
Amount involved........... ............... $113,373
Sept. 6 to 12.
Numberof buildingrs.......................... 37
Amoimt involved.............................. $164,580
Sept. 4 to 10. incl.
• 5 to 11.
Out Among the fiuilders.
The contract has just been awarded to George Mann & Co., oj Balti¬
more, for the erection of the spire of St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth
avenue, Fiftieth aud Fifty-first sti'eet*. It wiU be commenced next spring,
and will be 227 feet above the [ground when completed. The material wiU
be of white granite, the cost being estimated at $200,000. The architects
are Messrs. Renwick, Aspinwall & Russell.
The Reformed Dutch Church of Harlem is about to erect a large three-
story, building on the west side of Thii'd avenue, between One Hundi'ed and
Twenty-fii-st and One Hundred and Twenty-second streets, which they have
arranged to lease to a weU-known dry-goods firm. The two first floors wUi
be used for business pm'poses, and the story above pai-tly for manufacturing
purposes and pai'tly for the accommodation of ladies shopping, with dress"
ing and waiting rooms and other conveniences. The cost of the store is
estimated at $125,000. The sketches are being drawn by John R. Thomas
who is also the architect for the new church being buUt by the above com!
Samuel Colcord is about to erect seven four-stoi*y and basement private
dweUings on tbe south side of Seventy-ninth street, commencing 150 feet
west of Ninth avenue. They wiU be 22 and 24x60 in dimension, with dining
room extensions. The fronts wiU be broken up into different designs, some
being of Nova Scotia stone, others of brown stone and brick, oriole and
octagon fronts. They wiU be in cabinet finish throughout, with all improve¬
ments, and are estiraated by the owner to cost about $200,000. The ai'chi-
tect is H. L. Harris.
E. E. W. Schneidt r has the plans under way for t\\ o handsome five-story
and high basement ppartraent houses, to be built on the south ?vest corner
of Lexington avenu and Eighty-first street. They wiU have fronts of
brick, brown stone and terra cotta, and wiU be 40x94.4 and 40x100.4 in
dimension, the latter being the size of the corner buUding. They wiU con¬
tain hai'dwood trira, electrical apparatus, and aU the improvements. Each
floor wiU contain ^two siutes of apartments, the basements being used for
oflace and other business purposes. The estimated cost to the owner, Fred.
CorreU, is $100,000.
A. B. Ogden & Son have the] sketches on the boai-ds for ten five-story
brick and stone tenements to be buUt on the east side of Second avenue,
running fi-om Sixty-ninth to Seventieth street. The corner buildings wiU
be 25.6x80 each, and the inside houses 25x60, whUe one on Sixty-ninth street
wiU be 20x08, and extension 16x17, and one on Seventieth street, 26x79.
Eight of the buildings will front on the avenue and have stores on the
fii'St fioor. They wiU aU be of an improved character and are estimated
to cost the buUders, Higgins & Keating, about $185,000.
John Brandt has the plans under way for a five-story brown stone flat,
20x02, to be buUt on the south side of Eighty-fifth street, 78 feet east of
Avenue A, for Fred. Schuck, to cost $15,000.
Emmeline and Elizabeth Johnston are about to buUd fom- five-story brick
and stone tenements ou the southwest corner of First avenue and Ninety-
second street, thi'ee on the avenue and one on the street.
D. T. Atwood is the architect for the houses to be buUt on the south side
of One Hnndi-ed and Twentieth street, 150 feet east of Ninth avenue, for
Messrs. Smith & Crowley, as reported last week. They will be three-story
high stoop brick, Ohio stone and terra cotta front private houses. Six wUl
be 18.8x45 each, and two.l9x45; they wiU contain hardwood trim and other
improvements, and wiU cost about $75,000.
John J. BurcheU is about to build two five-story brick and Wyoming
blue stone tenements of an improved character, 25x77 each, on the south
side of Nmeteenth street, 125 feet west of Ninth avenue, from plans by A.
B. Ogden & Son, to cost $30,000.
Borkel & McKeon intend to buUd a private house, 20x45x60, and five
single tenements and stores, by day's work, on the fom- lots on the north¬
west corner of Ninth avenue and Sixty-eighth street, the house being built
on the street and the flats on the avenue.
MuUigau & CaldweU wiU commence at once the erection of six three-
story brown stone private dwellings, each 16.8x50, on the north side of
Ninty-fourth street, commencing 250 feet east of Tenth avenue.
The foUowiug contracts have been awai'ded for the additional work to the
Twelfth Regiment Armory: Iron work, A. R. Whitney & Co., $10,292;
cai'penter work, Mahoney Brothers, $9,900; masonry, Moran & Arrastrong,
$9,250, and plumbmg, John Renehan, $4,150. The corner stone of the
armory will be laid on Thursday, September 17, at 4:30 p. m.
JuUus Kastner has the plans under way for a five-story brick and stone
frout stable aud wai'ehouse, 25x80, to be buUt on the north side of Seventy-
fifth street, 125 feet west of Fust avenue, for George Droste, at a cost of
Daniel CarroU will buUd a four-story brick dwelling on the corner of
Manhattan street and Twelfth avenues.
Tbe foundations have been commenced for a brick and stone house of
prayer, 30x40, to be buUt for the Congregation Shearith Israel at Cyp ess
HiU Cemetery at a cost of $10,000. A fine Moorish gate of u'on and gi-anite
is also to be consti'ucted at the entrance, to cost $10,009. The plans in both
iiLstances are being drawn by Vaux & Radford.
Th. Engelhardt is preparing plans for a three-story frame double tene¬
ment, 25x55, to be erected at No. 135 Meeker avenue, for Henry Bindrim,
to cost about $3,500; four two-story frame flats, 18.9x50, at Nos. 343 to 3i7
Evergreen avenue, for F. Doering, to cost about $3,000 each; a three-story
frame dwelling, 25x28, on the corner of Central avenue and Elm street, for
Margaret Breuer, to cost about $3,100, and three three-story frame dweU¬
ings on the southwest corner of Myrtle avenue and Cedar street, for Fred¬
erick Herr, to cost about $12,000.
H. VoUweUer is preparing plans for the foUowing: A three-story hrick
factory, 50x60, at Nos. 77 and 79 Gerry street, for R. A. Mead, to cost
$10,000; a four-story brick factory, 50x65, on Kent avenue, near Washing¬
ton, for Mr. Tegge, to cost $16,000; a three-story frame tenement, 25x55,
with two-story frame dwelhng, 25x26, in rear^of No. 175 McKibben street,
for Conrad Schmidt, to cost $6,000; a two-story frame dwelUng, 25x36, in
rear of No. 97 Gerry street, for Mr. Thomas, to cost $2,000; a three-story
frame store and flat, 18x50, with one-story extension, 18x20, on northeast
corner of Marcy avenue and Gwinnett street, for John McKenny, to cost
$4,200; two two-story frame dweUings, 22x36, on the south side of Johnsou
avenue, 193 east of Bushwick avenue, for Mr. Zippelin, to cost $3,000 each;
a three-story frame store and tenement, 25x55, at No. 188 Jefferson street,
for Mr. Burkhardt, to cost $4,500, aud a two-story frame dweUing, 20x36, on
the east side of Eveigreen avenue, No. 40 North Jacob street, for Wm.
Bischoff, to cost $2,600.
Out of Town.
Rockaway Bsach.—Jacob Schloeder intends to buUd a'two-and-a-half-
story ornate frame cottage, 30x40, facing the Bay, from plans by N. GiUes-
Rondout, N. Y.—Albert Terry is about to erect a two-and-a-half-
story ornate brick dwelling, 48x60. It wiU contain all the modem improve¬
ments and will cost about $14,000. The architects are Messrs. Vaux &
Williamsbridge, N.Y—John Hans is about to buUd a two-and-a-half-
story frame cottage, 30x30, from plans by Bart. Walther, to cost about
Herman Kamberger's real estate office in the bank buUding on the south¬
west corner of I- if ty-fiith_street and Third avenue. No. 906, is one of the
oldest and best known on the east side. Mr. Kamberger has been estab
lished in tnis locaUty for many yeai*3 and has a large clientele. He does a
general real estate business, including renting, selling, etc.
The " Welcome Chimney Cap " is the pleasing designation assigned to one
of the most modern inventions of its kind. It dispenses with long and
expensive pijies leading to the tops of adjacent buUdings and improves the
draft in all cases. It was awarded the medal of exceUence at the Araerican
Institute, and has been used in several hundi'ed buUdings with perfect suc¬
cess. The patentee offers the great inducement to purchasers that if after
tbi-ee months' trial they are not perfectly satisfied their money wiU be
refunded. Information, with circulars, can be obtained from the patentee
and manufacturer, C. H. L'Amom'eux, No. 313 Spring street.
The French Flint TUes have met with great approval and success since
then' introduction into this country. They have been Uaid in a large
number of buildings in Araerica as well as in Europe. Amongst the struc¬
tures in which they have been placed in New York may be mentioned the
Eagle Fu'e Company's nine-story buildmg at No. 71 Wall street, in which
they have been laid on every floor, and the president of which, A. J. Clinton,
writes: '* Our buUding committee has been much pleased with them."
Architect G. E. Harney also speak ^highly of these tUes, and other archi¬
tects are equaUy strong in their praises of their color, finish, hardness,
smoothness and perfect appearance. They have been laid in Hudnut's weU-
known phai'macy in the Herald buUdiug, and Mr. Hudnut states " they are
bard as steel aud the inlaid colors correct, all of which gives me the
guarantee that they wiU outwear anything in the way of tiles or marble
that has corae to my notice." They are also being laid in the Potter buUd¬
ing, the Osborne apartment house on Fifty-seventh street and Seventh
avenue, and in many private houses aud other structures. Samples can be
seen at the office of the French Flint TUe general agency, No. 13 WUliam
Notes and Items.
Property owners interested in the opening of East One Hundred and
Eighty-fourth sti'eet, from "Webster avenue to Jerome avenue, in the
Twentj'-fourth Ward, and in the adoption by the Department of Pubhc
Pai-ks of the streets and places heretofore laid out on the so-caUed "Jumt^
property," north of One Hundred and Fifty-ninth street, in the Twelfth
Wai'd, by the ownei*s of said property, are^ requested to call at the office of
the Department of PubUc ParUs, No. 36 Union square, within ten days from
September Oth, and examine the grade and monument map, plan and profile
showing said street as proposed to be laid out and established by said depart¬
ment, and the map showing such streets and places, and make known any
objections they may have thereto before final action is taken in the matter
There has been a startling list of murders, suicides and casualties of
vai'ious kinds reported during tbe past season. Om* newspapers have not
fm'uished pleasant reading for those who beUeve that the world is growing
moraUy better, and i-eaching the stage where the forces of nature wiU no
longer manifest themselves in the earthquake and the tornado.
The subscriptions to the Grant Monument Fund are not received so rapidly
as they were desu-ed and expected. A sum of less than $75,000, after several
weeks of waiting, does not promise, without some more determined exertion,
an early completion of the milUon doUar subscription proposed. It will no
do for New York to faU.