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January 25, 1908
RECORD AND GUIDE
Reports from 22,398 lumber manufacturers show 37,550,730,-
000 feet of lumber cut during 1900. The mill value wag ."(lOSI,-
151,338, ^This does not include 11,858,200,000 shingles valued
at $24,lo4,555 and 3,812.807,000 laths valued at $11,490,570.
Total increase for 1900 over 1899 was 7.9 per cent.
A second-hand building material dealer in Manhattan has
sold to John M. Hughes & Sons, of Jersey City, and W^addington
& Son, of Hoboken, 1,500,000 common brick fof delivery during
the next month. This will mean about fifteen hundred cart¬
loads going over tbe ferry. The Hughes firm, who are house
movers, are to build ahout thirty houses in Jersey City.
It is doubtful if any of the laboratories maintained by the
government for scientific research are more unique in char¬
acter, and yet bear promise of more important results, than one
which has just been established in "Washington by the United
States Forest Service for investigating the structure of com-
me*-cially important woods. Laymen will not undei-stand the
significance of the proposed investigations carried on in this
laboratory so quiclvly as architects, -builders and other wood
users, who in these days of growing scarcity of the more valu¬
able woods are sometimes perplexed in indentifying substitutes.
A work of this character has long been in demand by architects,
builders and other users of lumber. It will, in most cases, en¬
able even a non-tecbnically trained man to determine quite
readily tbe wood he deals with by means of an ordinary hand
lens and by comparing the wood in question with the photo¬
graphs of cross and long sections to be given out by the
statistics of Plans Piled.
Tbe following is a table of the new buildings and alterations
projected for Manhattan and the Bronx, with the estimated
cost, for the past week and also for the corresponding week
No, of the new buildings in Manhat¬
tan and. the Broux.............. 39 47
Estimated cost of new buildings. . $483,100 .$1,354,500
Total estimated cost of alterations
for Manhattan aud the Bronn:. . . . $109,935 $993,575
Plans for the New Post Office Building.
8TH av.-—Plans for the new post office building which the
United States Government is soon to erect on the easterly side
of 8th av, between Slst and 33d sts, near the Pennsylvania sta¬
tion, will probably be selected by April 1. The height of the
structure has not yet been stated, but it is understood that it
will overtop the surrounding buildings in the immediate
vicinity. The estimated cost of the building is placed at about
$3,500,000, which has already been appropriated. For the build¬
ing site the Government is said to have paid the Pennsylvania,
N. Y. & L. I. R. R. the sum of $1,000,085, so that for both land
and building the project will mean an expenditure of $5,100,085.
Estimates, it is thought, will not he called for before the fall of
1008. Assistant Secretary Winthrop, of the Treasury Depart¬
ment, Washington, has selected the following New Tork archi¬
tects to submit competitive plans under the act of Feb. 20,
1893, to be opened on March 25, 1908: Carrere & Hastings,
Heins & LaFarge, McKim, Mead & White, George B. Post &
Sons, H. Van Buren, Magonigle, Whitfield & King, Kenneth M.
Murehison and Cass Gilbert. The names of the judges to pass
on the plans are James G. Hill, ot Washington; Henry F.
Hornbostei, of Manhattan; E. Wheelwright, of Boston, and
Frank Miles Day, of Philadelphia.
W. Jj. Rouse Plans Another Large Apartment House.
RIVERSIDE DRIVE.—Another large high-class elevator
apartment house will soon be erected on Riverside drive, the
southeast corner of 98th st, on a plot measuring 100x108 ft.
It will contain twelve stories, three electric passenger elevators,
and will he of the best steel frame fireproof construction with
every up-to-date improvement. There will be four apartments
on a floor, containing six, ■ seven and eight rooms, with two
baths in each apartment. The total estimated cost will be in
tbe neighborhood of half a million dollars. Excavating will be
started as soon as the weather will permit and all other
branches of the ivork wil! be pushed immediately. The owner
and builder is the Century Holding Co. (Lee & Fleischmann,
lawyers). No. 141 Broadway. William L. Rou.=e, 11 East 43d
st, is the architect.
Particulars of the Parker Buildiug
4TH AV,—^Operations were started on T'ucsday last at the
Parker Building, 4th av, southeast corner 19th st, for the erec¬
tion of a high scaffold and clmte on the 19th st side to be used
in the lowering of the damaged brick walls and materials to
the street below. Although no plans have yet been prepared for
rebuilding and renovating the structure, it is considered prob¬
able that portions of the present brick walls on all tbe four
sides of the building and the fioor arches can be saved. No
contracts for rebuilding have yet been made. E. & J. Marrin,
No. 520 East I8th st, have the contract for removing the
Schwarzschild & Sulzberger to Build at BridgeiK>rt.
Plans are being prepared by Schwarzschild & Sulzberger, 1st
av and 45th st, Manhattan, through their own force, for a large
beef house, which they wil! erect at Bridgeport, Conn. All the
details of the plant have not yet been decided upon, but it
will be of fireproof brick and steel construction, with cold-
storage facilities, steam heat, electric power and gravel roof.
Estimates will be received in about six weeks, and work will
be started some time in April. Mr. David Ervin is the Bridge¬
Coney Island & Brooldyu Railroad Improvements.
Plans by Messrs. Ford, Bacon &. Davis, engineers. No. 115
Broadway, are now ready for two of the six power houses which
the Coney island & Brooklyn R. R. Co. is about to erect at
King's Highway, Coney Island av, Av Q and in the west side
of Sanford st, 100 ft. north Of.DeKalb av. The biiildings will
be thoroughly fireproq^, two stories, of brick and steel con¬
Hudson Structui'al Steel Co. to Enlarge Plant.
SOUTHERN BOULEVARD.—The Hudson ■ Structural Steel
Co., 13Gth st and Southern Boulevard, Bronx, will erect imme¬
diately a large addition to its plant on the Southern boulevard.
The plans are being prepared by the company's own force and
the construction will also be done by the owners.
Apartments, Flats and Teuements.
123D ST.—Natban Langer, 81 East 125th st, has plans for .-the
erection of an 8-sty apartment house in 123d st, west of Mt,
Morris Park, to cost about $00,000.
IIITH ST.^M, Zipkes, 147 4th av, is preparing plans for a 6-
sty flat building, 39.10.m87.11 ft., for L. E. Kleban. 1572 Wash¬
ington av, to be erected on lllth st, south side, 25 ft. west of
Lexington av, to cost $40,000.
PARK AV.—F. M. Mellert, 1092 Mohroe av, will soon begin
the erection of two 4-sty brick flat buildings on the east side
of Park av, near 183d st, to cost about .$40,000. Chas. Schaefer,
Jr., 1 Madison av, is the architect.
RIVERSIDE DJlIVE.^Plans are being prepared by Wm. L.
Rouse, 11 East 43d st, for the erection of a high-class apart¬
ment house for owner and builder, Harry Matz, 137th st, south¬
east corner of Riverside drive, to be situated on Riverside
drive, the northeast corner of 130th st, on a plot measuring
100x145 ft. The cost will be $200,000, and operations wil! be
started immediately. Excavations have been completed. The
owner will award all sub-contracts.
EASTERN PARKWAY.—H. B. Upjohn, 90 Sth av, Manhattan,
has completed plans for the new church building for St. Mark's
Roman Catholics to be erected at Eastern Parkway and Brook¬
lyn av, Brooklyn. Rev. J. Kennedy is pastor.
FLATBUSH.—R. T. Stokes, one of the most active memhers
of the Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fiatbush, has
presented to the church society a plot of ground at Glenwood
road and East 12th st, on which a new church will be erected.
The new site has a frontage of 100 ft. in Glenwood road and
runs back 100 ft. in Bast 12th st.
LUDLOW ■ ST.—O. Reissmann, 30 1st st, has plans for $0,000
worth of alterations to No. 28 Ludlow st for Esther May, 350
East 124th st.
PITT ST.—Chas. Singer, '157 Clinton st, will improve No. 55
Pitt st, from plans by O. L. Spannhake, 233 East 78th st. Esti¬
mated cost, $3,000. , . .-
1ST AV.—Chas. Gens, Jr., 210 East SOth st, is preparing, "plans
for alterations to Nos. 1060-1062 1st av,-owned by G. M. Korn-
arens, of Alameda, Cal.
LENOX AV.—Plans are being drawn by .E, A. Meyers, 1
Union sq, for alterations to No. 95 Lenox av. Albert E, Lowe,
230 Grand st, is the owner.
ELDRIDGE ST.—Bernstein & Bernstein, 24 East ^Sd st, are
architects for extensive changes to No. 43 Eldridge st,' owhed
by S. Lefkowitz, 74 Spring st.
5TH AV.—The Hampden Realty Company, 15 William st, will
improve Nos. 2227-22.33 Sth av from plans by Johnson & Morris,
30 West 13th st. Cost about $G.5O0.
125TH ST.—Chas. Stegmayer, 168 East Olst st. is planning
for $0,000 worth of changes to No, 383 West 125th st, owned
by Peter Doeiger, 407 East 55th st.
AV B.—Anna M. Alby, 169 Stuyvesant av, Brooklyn, will
make improvements to No. 3 Av B, to cost about $3,000. Henry
Klein, 505 East 15th st, is planning.
I4TH ST.—J. Hamburger, 73 Nassau st, will make $5,000
worth of alterations to Nos, 52G-528 East 14th st. O. L.
Spannhake, 233 East 78th st, is making plans.