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October 8, 1904
RECORD AND GUIDE
John B. Stetson Co., in 4th st, above Columbia av. The cost will
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.-^Cramp & Co. are estimating on a sev-
eii-story building, 211x70 ft., in Jacksonville, Fla.. for the Con-
s'olidated Grocery Co.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—J. M. Stiteler will erect for D. F. Mc¬
Connell ninety-five 2-sfy porch-front dwellings, each 15x45 ft,
on a plot west of G4th st, and south of Westminster av.
ELMIRA, N. Y.—The First Church of Christ, Disciples, will
build a $1G,TOO edifice at South Main and Partridge sts. Rev.
Mr. Crawford is pastor. Buff colored brick will be used. Con¬
tract is not yet let.
WATERTOWN, N. Y.—Milo L. Cleveland and W. D. Ogsbury
will build a large plant in Pleasant st for handling coal, wood
ROME, N. Y.—Archimedes Russell. 321 The Bastable, Syra¬
cuse, N. Y., has prepared plans for a 3-sty pressed brick build¬
ing. 100x50, for stores, offices and apartments. On the second
floor there will be a dancing academy. H. H. Cumings has
charge of the work.
SYRACUSE, N. T.—Plans have been prepared by Architect
Gordon A. Wright, with Walter J. Cooper, associate architect,
for a brick and stone warehouse to be erected at No. 207 Noxon
st, by Charles W. Young for the National Biscuit Co. The build¬
ing will be 34x120 and will cost about $5,000.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y.—The Schenectady Railway Co. will
start work on the car shed to be erected at the rear of the pres¬
ent McClellan St barns. The company has awarded the contract
td Brown & Lowe, of this city.
PHILIPSBXIRG, Pa.^At Phiiipsburg, Centre County, a new
high school will be erected at a cost of $55,000.
■ BEAVER, Pa.—At Beaver, Beaver County, Snitger Bros, will
erect a brick store and office building.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—At Johnstoivn, Cambria County, the Lo¬
rain Steel Co. wil! erect additional buildings at a cost of about
'SHENANDOAH, Pa.—At Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, tht
First Baptist Church congregation will erect a churCh. Mr. H. I.
Feskeft can give information.
FINLEYVILLE Pa.—The First National Bank of Finleyville
wilt erect a building to cost about $10,000. The plans have been
prepared by Architect George H. Schwan, 326 4th av, Pitts¬
■ SHAMOKIN, Pa.—It is stated that two new school buildings
will- be erected. A proposition to issue bonds lo t'ne amount of
$84,000 for such a purpose will be submitted to the voters at the
, next elt-ction.
- SOMERSET, Pa.—At Somerset a icint company has been or¬
ganized to erect a theater at West and Patriot sts. The com¬
pany is composed of P. L. Sasebeer, C. H. Fisher, N. E. Keeper,
J. B. Holderbaum and other business men,
HARRISBURGH, Pa.—The Harrisburgh Schtfol Board has
selected Architect C. Howard Lloyd, 15 South 2d st, Harrisburgh,
fo prepere plans for the proposed annex to ..he Technical High
School. Dr. William P. Clark is the chairman of the Manual
Training Committee and can give additional information.
GALETON, Pa.—At Galeton it is stated that the McClintie-
Marshall Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, Pp.., have obtained ths
contract to erect a roundhouse and to equip shops to be erected
for the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad Co. The cost will be
LITITZ, Pa.—At Lititz, Lancaster - County, it ia learned that
a paper box factory will he erected at a cost of $75,000. Those
interested are E. L. Garber and H. H. Crugrich, of Lititz; E. B.
Brunner, of Tork Haven, Pa., and others. The material used
will be brick and the main building will be 75x175 feet. It will
be equipped with the usual machinery.
WASHINGTON, D. C—Architects Wood, Dunn & Deming,
808 17th st N. W., Washington, D. C. are preparing plans for an
office building to be erected for James F. Mitchell.
BALTIMORE, Md.—Otto G. Simonson and Theodore Wells
Piefsch, Hoen Bldg.. have been selected to make plans for a
large high school building to be erected at North av and Broad¬
way, at a cost of $375,000. Contract will be awarded about
BALTIMORE. Md.—The plans of Wyatt & Nolting, 2 East
Lexington st, for repairing and altering the St. Paul st front of
the court house, have been approved. The appropriation is
BALTIMORE, Md.—Ellicott & Emmart, 323 North Charles st,
will prepare plans for eleven 5-sty warehouses to be built by
James E. Ingram, Sr., on the northeast corner of Hanover and
Lombard sts. Eight with a frontage of 22 and depth of IOO feet
will face in Hanover st, the other three will face In Lombard st,
two will be 24x80, the third. 48x84.
BALTIMORE, Md.—E. D. Preston, 2 East Lexington st; J. J.
Walsh & Son, Tatterson & Thuman, J. and S. H. Lamb and
John T. Buckley will estimate on plans by Charles E. Cassell
& Son for the new edifice for the Church of the Messiah,
BALTIMORE, Md.—Sperry. Tork & Sawyer, Builders' Ex¬
change Bldg.. are working on plans for a brick and stone struc¬
ture to be erected at IG-IS East Payette st for the Maryland
Bible Society. The building will have a frontage of 55 feet and a
depth of about lOG feet. It will be 5 or G stories high.
BALTIMORE, Md.—William Lanahan & Son, wholesale liquor,
dealers, have commissioned Simonson & Pietsch, Hoen Bidg.,'
to prepare plans for a G-sty warehouse to be erected at 20, 22 and
24 Light St. Tbe new building will be flreproof, and will be pro-'
vided with all improvements.
BALTIMORE, Md.—Archer & Allen, 3 East Lexington st. are
making drawings for two warehouses to be built for the trustees
of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, one at Lombard and Frederick
sts and the other at Exchange pl and South st. The former
structure will be 4 stories, the latter S.
CHICAGO, UL—A manual training and English High School'
wiil be erected at SOth and Manistee sts, to cost $300,000.
(Continued on page 75S.)
Of [nterest to the Building: Trades.
An advertisement in the Record and Guide brings results. ;
Harry T. Howell, architect, formerly of 13Sth st and 3d av ,
has removed to 534 Willis av, corner of 3d av and 149th st.
Ward Wellington Ward, architect, formerly of 156 Fifth av
has removed to No. 18 West Slst st, where he has opened new
Something like a boom in suburban building is on again after
a lull. Some architects are very busy. If it hadn't been for
Phil Weinseimer and his Alliance, what a building year it
would have been?
The Friday and Saturday'filings-of plans for projected build-
mgs in the ^ronx, last week, touched the extraordinary total
of $515,000, of which $474,000 was represented by thirteen costly
flats which is some indication that the "North Side" is not to
be exclusively a region flf cheap development.
M. Fleck, whose plant is at No. 442 Pleasant av, corner of
123d st, manufactures drying frames for roofs, builders' and
plasterers' furnaces and all kinds of ash cans. These goods are
made in the most substantial manner of the best material with
full weight, and have the call from the better class of builders.
This year bids fair to be the greatest in the history of Phila¬
delphia in the number of dwellings erected. There are in cC
of erection 4,900 two-story, G04 three-story, 25 four-story *"
other dwellings, in all 5.587. The aggregate cost of thes^
be $12,891,050, or nearly 55 per cent, of the entire amount b'^Sif
expended for building construction.
The white marble exterior of the seven-story Tiffany building
at Fifth av and 37th st, is about finished, though the struck
is far frora completion. No windows or doors have yet)
placed. The metal work will be finished in verde antiquei
ducing that color effect so successful in the Knickerbocker T____
Co.'s building at S4th sf. Inside fhe firepoofing has been done,
and some rough plastering. The building is being erected by C.
T. Wills, 1S6 Sth av. from plans by McKim, Mead & White, of
160 Sth av. A complete list of contracts was printed in the Rec¬
ord and Guide for July 2, 1904.
The Terry & Tench Construction Go. has commenced the
work of erecting about oO.OOO tons of street and track viaducts
at the Grand Central depot. Among the other contracts now
being executed by this company are: A 200-ton lot of beams
and columns for the Kings County Hospital and storehouse.
Flatbush av, Erooklyn; the Intervale av, engine house, 169th st",
Bronx; the framework for Senator Clark's house at 77th st and
Sth av; a 700-ton laboratory building at 16th st and East River;
a 100-ton police station at 160th st. and a 200-ton extension to
the post office building at 170th st, Bronx.
The "Belmont" at 42d st and Park av, has made great-prog--
ress, the building now being enclosed; that is, the walls are fln¬
ished and the roof is on. Window and door openings are, how¬
ever, still blank. On the interior some rough plastering has been
done. The structure is distinctive, differing radically in appear¬
ance from New York's new immense hotels, the St. Regis and tht
Hotel Astor. It is nineteen stories high, the first three being in
Indiana limestone with ornamental entrance doorways, while
the walls above are in Harvard brick with limestone trim. If
is finished with a widely projecting copper cornice. Marc Eid¬
litz & Son, 489 Sth av, are the general contractors; Warren, Wet¬
more & Morgan, of 3 East 33d st, are the architects.
From an artistic point of view the most interesting building
in course of construction in this city is J. P. Morgan's library
and art gallery in 3Gth sf. East. It is already called by the
younger art set "Mr. Morgan's jewel case." It is, indeed, an
architectural jewel. Great progress was made during the sum¬
mer, but not as much as was hoped for and expected, some of
the work being tied up by strikes, and tbe building is still far
from completion. The walls of beautiful Tennessee marble of
a warm pinkish tone have reached the cornice line, and some'of
the projecting blocks for the latter are in place. Above this is to
be a balustrade. At the entrance, which is recessed, two of the
supporting columns are in place. The design is distinctly in
the style of the Italian Renaissance at its best. Inside the struc¬
tural iron and fireproofing are about finished. Two galleries ex¬
tend around the four sides, the center being open from the main
floor to the roof. Messrs. McKim, Mead & White, of IGO Sth av.
are the architects, and C. T. Wills, of 15G Sth av, is the builder;
Following the example of some other large concern, the J. L.
Mott Iron "Works expects to move its manufacturing depart¬
ments to Trenton in the course of six months, and what was,
probably the last picnic of the employees was held last Satur-