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RECORD AND GUIDE.
April II, 1903.
aney alongside our buildings. This flre extended throughout
the length of the Chestnut st building, the flames shooting across
the alley, and endangering our warehouse, which was saved
mainly by the wire-glass windows, which withstood the heat
and flames, without damage to the glass except some cracking."
While, of course, the wire-glasa is the principal feature In
such windows It would be of little value without the metal
frames and sashes. Aside from the letter from Messrs. Roberts
& Co., we were told by eye-witnesses of the flre that it was very
severe and gave the windows a crucial practical test which
they withstood without any damage whatever to the frames
and sashes, which were manufactured by the Smlth-Warren
This company have recently installed some of the heaviest
power presses ever built for working sheet metal for use Id
manufacturing their windows. They have factoriea at Phila¬
delphia, New York, Buffalo, Worcester, Canton, Detroit, At¬
lanta, Portland, Ore., Seattle and Ottawa.
TKE REAL ESTATE. WORLD
Gossips NeWs and "Personals
The following are the comparative tables of Manhattan and
The Bronx of the Conveyances, Mortgages and Projected Build¬
lnes for the corresponding weeks of 1902 and 1903:
\pril 3 to 0, inc. AprU 4 to 10, inc.
Tota.1 No, for Manhattan 322 Total No, for Mauhattan ^.„214
amount involved.......$2,142,224 Amount involved........$1,S42.2'<3
Number nominal ....... 281 Xumber Dominal ....... 107
Total No Manhattan, Jan. 1 to date.. 4,376 3,855
Totll Ami. Manhattan, Jan. 1 to date. $43,592,761 $45,772,199
April 3 to 9, inc. April 4 to 10, inc.
Total No. for The Bronx 100 Total No. for The Bronx lOlj
Amount involved....... $117,375 Amount involved....... $246,17o
Number Dominal ....... 80 Xumber nominal ....... 6-^
Total No.. The Bronx, Jan. 1 to date. .. 1,157 1,245
Total Amt,, The BroDx. Jan. 1 to date. $2,072,031 $3,433.33.
Total Ko., Manhattan and Tlie __
Uronx, Jan. 1 to date...... j,53<t j.lUO
Total Amt., Manhattan and Tbe
Broni. Jan. 1 to date...... *4e,264,792 $40,a(»5,ri3«
,——Apr. 3 to 9; inc.—1 ,—Apr. 4 to 10, inc,—,
Manhattan. Bronx. Manhattan. Bronx.
Total number............ 2(i3 T,S 204 (iS
Amount iuvolved......... -$5.11(17,47(1 $230,CO2 $4,139,402 $290,701
Number over 5%......... 110 23 83 32
Amount involved......... $l,ttJ,309 $43,752 $l,380,a21 $63,651
Number at 0%........... 61 32 51 30
Amount Involved......... $1,502,000 $136,850 $S27,SS1 $199,050
Number at lesii than 0%.. 92 3 70 6
Amount involved......... $2,691,167 550,000 $1,921,000 $33,100
No. above to Bank, Trust
and Insurance Co.'s..... 59 4 53 12
Amount Involved...... ?2..=)98.540 $59,000 $2,251,500 $48,000
Total No., Manhattan. Jan. 1 to da.t9. 3,525 3,172
rotal Auu., Manbaltan, Jan. 1 to date. '§00,286,764 ,*S9,196,032
Tota) No., The Bronx, Jan. 1 to date. 899 906
Tolal Amt.. The Bronx. Jan. 1 to date $4,297,791 $5,020,329
Total No., Manliattan and The
[tron:^, Jan. 1 to date...... 4,424 4,07S
Tntul Amt.. .tlanliattun and The
Bronx, Jan. 1 to date...... .•)!94,584,555 $04,21G,3G1
•Does not include a mortgage given by the Manhattan Ry. Co. not to ex-
eeed $40,000,000 to secure bonds.
Total No. New Buildings: April 4 to 0. inc. April 5 to 11, inc.
Manhattan....................... 20 19
The Broni....................... Iri 23
CJraod lotPl................... 35 42
Total Amt. New Bullamesi
Mauhattan....................... $1,001,000 $1,374,390
The Bronx....................... 63,125 107,850
Grand total.................... $1,064,125 $1,482,240
Total Amt. Alterations;
Manbatian....................... $277,o50 $58,050
rud Uious....................... 25,675 12,800
Grand total................... $303,225 $70,910
Total No. New Buildings.
.Manhattan. Jau 1 to dale......... 294 21S
The Bronx, Jau. 1 to date......... 193 2.i0
Manhattan-Bronx. Jan. 1 to date. ,. 4S7 468
Total Amt. New Buildings:
Manhattan. Jan. Ito date.......... $18,476,550 $21 067 900
The Bronx, Jan. 1 to date......... 2.017.860 1,574,984
Manhattan-Bronx, Jan. 1 to date. .. .$20,494,410 $23,242 SS4
Total Amt. Alterations:
Manhattan-Bronx, Jan. 1 to date... $3,414.38!) $3 30S S04
The auction sale of part of the holdings of the Provident Realty
Co. on the 21st inst, by the McVickar Realty Trust Co., is of
great interest. The offering embraces several desirable parcels,
including in the list the elevator apartments Nos. 4 and 6 W 92d
st and 1125-1127 Lexington av, corner TSth st; flats on "West S2d,
120th, 134th, 141st sts and Lexington and Tth avs; tenements on
"West 66th and East 105th sts; private dwellings on Lenox and
Lexington avs and West 133d st, all of which are illustrated In
the handsome book-map description of the various properties. A
plot of ten lots on 101st st, east of Lexington av, is also included
in the offering.
On Wednesday, April 15, Richard V. Harnett & Co. (Incor¬
porated), will sell at the New Tork Real Estate Salesroom, the
4-sty business building at No. 304 Greenwich st. Particulars
will be found on our business pages.
On Wednesday, April 15th, Bryan L. Kennelly will sell at the
New Tork Real Estate Salesroom by order of trustees to close
the estate of Harman Wagner, 5 desirable lots, situated on the
north side of 114th st, 225 feet west of Broadway, two lots 25x
100.11, each situated on the south side of lloth st, 225 feet west
of Broadway, and the 3-sty dwelling at No. 328 West SSd st.
There will also be sold at the same time and place 30 lots, etc.,
on 205th st, 207th st, Webster, Crotona, Summit, Ogden, and
Morris aves and Home st. Further particulars may be had at
the auctioneer's ofiices. No. 7 Pine st.
On Wednesday, April 15th. the D, & M. Chauncey R. E. Co.
(Limited) will sell at auction at the Brooklyn Real Estate Ex¬
change to close an estate, the following parcels of desirable
Brooklyn property: 90 to IOO Broadway, 74 and 76 Broadway, 34
Broadway, 208 Broadway and vacant plots on Classon av, at the
northeast corner of Lee av and Gwinnett st, on Bedford av.
Lynch and Wallabout sts and Flushing av. The titles are guaran¬
teed free of cost and from 67% to 60 per cent, of the purchase
money may remain on mortgage. For particulars see our busi¬
ness pages or the auctioneers, at 207 Montague st, Brooklyn.
On Wednesday, April 29th, L. J. Phillips & Co. will sell, by order
of executors, at New Tork Real Estate Salesroom, No. 61 Green¬
wich st, Nos. 32 and 31 Old Slip and Nos 221 and 234 West 62a
St. The auctioneers, at 158 Broadway, wili supply additional
The action of the majority of the Local Boards of Newtown and
Jamaica in indorsing Long Island City as the proper site for
the new Borough Hall, appeals with force to the Board of Esti¬
mate and Apportionment. But then, is Long Island City entirely
worthy of the honor? What Is the matter with Long Island City
anyway? Geographically she is all right, but internally she is
We will give ten cents each for copies of the following num¬
bers, delivered at this office in good condition: Nos. 1764, 1765,
Gossip of the Week.
A Record Price for Fifth Avenue.
5TH AV.—Charles T. Cook, president of Tiffany & Company,
announced Thursday that he had purchased for Tiffany & Com¬
pany, through Whitebouse & Porter, almost the entire block
front of tbe east side of Sth av, from the 37th st corner to within
one door of 36th st. The plot fronts 15S.9 feet on Sth av and
has a depth on 37th st of 151.6. George C. Boldt, the seller,
bought the property in 1901 for $1,224,000, and Is now reported
to have resold for $2,000,000 The plot contains 22,166 square
feet, which at $2,000,000 would make tbe square foot price for
the land $90.22. This Is probably a record price for property in
this section of Sth av. The New Tork Realty Corporation, ac¬
cording to the revenue stamps on the deed, paid $99.88 a square
foot for the northeast corner of 38th st and Sth av, but C. T.
Barney pail only $46.72 for it a year before. People can draw
Ihelr own conclusions.
Mr. Morgan's Purchase.
MADISON AV.—J. Pierpont Morgan has purchased the William
E. Dodge house, at 225 Madison av. The property adjoins Mr.
Morgan's present dwelling, at the northeast corner of Madison
av and SOth st. The house was built by William E. Dodge, and
was occupied by himself and by his widow until her death a
few days ago. It is a 4-sty building, with a Madison av frontage
of 60,10 and a depth of 157. Immediately north of it Is the
Anson Phelps Stokes house. Mr. Morgan, In the last two yeaxa,
has acquired a considerable amount of property on the block In
which his bouse stands. He has acquired all the frontage on
the north side of 3Gth st, in the rear of his present dwelling, ex¬
cept the Park av comer. He recently filed plans for a library
and art gallery on this property, for the housing of his well-