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RECORD AND GUIDE
December 9, 1916
physical work during all seasons, of the
year. In addition there will be an in¬
door gymnasium and a large well-lighted
It is intended that there should be two
schools, a lower and an upper. The
lower school will have three grades
corresponding to the fifth, sixth and
seventh grades of the public schools,
with pupils averaging ten, eleven and
twelve years of age. The upper school
will have five grades corresponding to
the eighth grammar grade and the four
classes of the high schools, the pupils
ranging from thirteen to nineteen years
The new building will provide twice
as much space as the present home of
the school, which has been located in
Livingston street, near the old Municipal
Building, for more than half a century.
The Board of Trustees, who manage the
afifairs of the institution, include Alex¬
ander M. White, Frank Bailey, Thorn¬
ton Gerrish, Walter Hammitt, Julius
Liebmann, Josiah O. Low. William H.
Nichols, Jr., James H. Post and Fred¬
erick B. Pratt.
Building in Richmond.
Weekly report of the operations of the
Bureau of Buildings, Borough of Rich¬
mond, for the week ending December 2,
Plans filed for new buildings (esti¬
mated cost $80,560)........^...... 16
Plans filed for alterations (estimated
cost $2,335)...................... 8
Plans filed for plumbing (estimated
cost, $1,471)..................... 9
New buildings estitnated........... 7
Construction inspections made......'344
Iron and steel inspections made.. 210
Plumbing and drainage inspections
made ............................ 168
Permits granted for removal of
buildings ........................ 2
Permits granted for demolition of
buildings .............'........... '1
New Court House to Be Finished.
On October 26, 1916, President Van
Name obtained another additional ap¬
propriation, $130,000, which with the bal¬
ance remaining of the prior appropria¬
tions obtained by him will be sufficient
for the completion of the interior of .
the new court house at Richmond. This
last appropriation brings the total of
appropriations up to $860,000. There still
remains to be authorized sufficient money
to improve the grounds, the plans for
which are elaborate. This amount will
probably be authorized next spring. The
architect's estimate of the cost of the
building and including the cost of ac¬
quiring the site was $975,395.33. This
amount was not appropriated, but was an
estimate only. There has been an er¬
roneous .iinpression current that it was
Municipal Arts Bulletin.
.The bulletin of the Municipal .Arts
Society, for the fourth quarter of 1916,
coi-itains several interesting features.
Besides editorial comment concerning
the "Save New York" movement, and
the recent agitation regarding the bill¬
board nuisance, the bulletin discusses
the activities of the society, and com¬
ments on various phases of city plan¬
ning and art and allied topics. Copies
may be had upon application to the Sec¬
retary at 119 East 19th street.
Brooklyn Moving Picture Activity.
Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway,
Brooklyn, have completed plans for a
moving picture theatre to be built by
the M. Z. Realty Company, on a plot
65x100 feet, on the south side of DeKalb
avenue, 60 feet west of Sumner avenue.
The structure will be of semi-fireproof
type of construction with an exterior de¬
signed in Italian renaissance style of
architecture of a cream white impervious
background and a mat glazed polv-
chrome terra cotta trimming. Above the
entrance there will be decorative panels
featuring music, folly and drama. A
large glass marquise will protrude above
these panels at the entrance, well illum¬
inated. The lobby will be finished in
marble, the interior with ornamental
plaster in a style of architecture repre¬
senting the .A.dam School, richly decor¬
ated. A stage has been planned with
boxes at each side. The roof of the audi¬
torium is so arranged that it can be
readily opened to the extent of 85 per
cent, of its area, thereby affording a
summer open air auditorium.
Obtain Dwelling Contract.
M. Reid & Company. 114 West 39th
street, have been awarded the general
contract for the five-story brick and
stone residence, to measure 23x100 feet,
at 12 East 96th street, to be occupied by
Robert L. Livingston, of 44 Wall street.
The house has been designed by Ogden
Codman, 340 Madison avenue, Man¬
hattan, architect. The contract for the
foundation has been awarded to tihe
Underpinning & Foundation Co., 290
Plan $10,000,000 Terminal.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad took title
on Wednesday, to a tract of land 3,600
feet along New York Bay on the Jersey
side, with extensive rights to land under
water just north of the Pennsylvania
Railroad's Greenville freight yards. The
property was acquired as a site for the
huge freight terminal which the rail¬
road expects to build at this point, at a
cost which has been estimated at $10,-
Brooklyn Apartment Building.
The increased demand for additional
bousing facilities in the East New York
district is reflected in tlie proposed con-
sliuction of eight four-story brick and
limestone apartment houses, to measure
50x90 feet each, to occupy the block
front on Howard avenue, from Sutter to
Blake avenues. They will be built by
Nathan Halperin, 822 Eastern Parkway,
from plans by Cohn Brothers, 361 Stone
avenue, who have placed their cost at
New West Side Congregation.
The Congregation of Bnai Jeshurun,
Herman Levy, 30 Broad street, presi¬
dent, will erect a synagogue, with a seat¬
ing capacity of 1,200, at 257-265 West
SSth street, on a plot 89x100.8 feet, ac¬
quired last .\ugust from various owners.
Plans for the proposed structure are be¬
ing prepared by Henry B, Herts, 507
Fifth avenue. The congregat'on sold its
present synagogue property on Madison
avenue, near 66th street, some ir:onths
ago to the Alliance Realty Compau',-
which plans a store and bachelcr apart¬
ment building for the site.
Plan Negro Model Tenements.
Model tenements for negroes in
Harlem are being considered by mem¬
ber's of the National League on Urban
Conditions among the Negroes, mem¬
bers of the Advisoiy Council uf Real
Estate interests, and the City & Sub¬
urban Homes Company. The move ha?
been agitated for some time on account
of the rapid e.xpansion of the negro
colony in Harlem. A public meeting will
be held shortly at which the plans cf
these organizations will be discussed.
Club-house for Musicians.
Trowbridge & Livingston, 527 Fifth
avenue, have preliminarv plans in prog¬
ress for a six-storv brick and stone fire
proof club-house, iOOxlOO feet, at 209-215
East SSth street, to be occupied by the
Musical Mutual Protective Lhtion, T. E.
Porter, 210 East 86th street, president.
The clubhouse will contain an auditorium
with a seating capacity of 2,500. The
buildings at present on the site will be
razed by the Jacob Voght House Wreck¬
ing Co., 103 Park avenue.
New Times Square Theatre.
The J. & Lee Schuliert Construction
Company, 225 West 44th street, repre-
i,enting the Schubert theatrical inter¬
ests, plan to build another theatre in tlie
south side of 45th street, west of Broad¬
way, in tlie rear of the present Schubert
and Booth theatres. The new playhouse
will be of brick and terra cotta con¬
struction, and will contain a balcony and
twelve dressing rooms. The estimated
cost has been placed at $50,000 by Her¬
bert J. Krapp, 114 East 16th street, who
is preparing the plans.
Will Build Memorial Hospital.
Henry B. Herts, 507 Fifth avenue, has
preliminary plans in progress for the
Isaac L. Rice Memorial Hospital at
North Tarrytown, N. Y., to be built
from funds donated by Mrs. Isaac L.
I'-ice. The building will be erected on a
fourteen acre tract recently acquired
from Cornell University, as a memorial
to the late Mr. Rice, inventor and phi¬
PERSONAL AND TRADE j
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E. B. Este & Sons, North Carolina
pine, have leased for new quarters the
ninth floor at 362-364 Fifth avenue.
Arnold W. Brunner, architect, has
been elected a vice-president of the Na¬
tional Institute of .^rt and Letters.
Black & Yates (Inc.), of Paterson,
N. J., specializer in Philippine mahogany,
have opened a new York office at 341
Fifth avenue, charge of H. L. Black.
Brooklyn Civic Club will tender a
dinner and reception on Tuesday even¬
ing, December 12, to the Senators and
.\ssemblymen of Kings County, at the
clubliouse, 127 Reir.sen street.
Clough, Bourne Corporation has
opened offices in the .Architects' Build¬
ing, 101 Park avenue. Its business will
be that of general building construction.
Walter H. Clough, for many years vice-
president of the George A. Fuller Com¬
pany, is the president of the corpora¬
tion, and Gait Bourne, a son of Commo¬
dore Frederick G. Bourne, is the treas¬
At the meeting of the Membership
Council of the Bronx Board of Trade
held on Wednesday morning, December
6, this body, the nominating- committee
of the Board, renominated Eugene H.
Rosenquest for president, and Richard
W. Lawrence for first vice-president.
Tlie annual elections of the Board will
taLc place at the meeting to be held on
January 24, 1916.
NO ARCHITECTS SELECTED.
In this department is published advance in-
tormation regarding building projects where
architects have not ^s yet been s.-'lectcd.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y.—The Pilgrim
Congregational Church. 6 Linden st, con¬
templates building a new church. No
architect has been selected and details
will be available later.
HAMMONDSPORT, N. Y.—The Bank of
Hammondsport, Leo Masson, president,
contemplates erecting a bank building for
which no architect has been selected.
PE.4RL RIVER, N. Y.—D. Von Soosten,
Jr.. and James B. Moore. Pearl River, con¬
template the erection of a 1-sty moving
picture theatre, with a seating capacity
of from 500 to 1.000, for which no archi¬
tect has been selected.
ALBANY, N. Y.—The First Church of
Christ, Scientist, c/o James M. Robinson
and others, 24 South Main av, contem¬
plates the erection of a l».4-sty stone
church at the cor of Madison av and Quail
st, for which no architect has been se¬
BAT.\VIA, N. Y.—The City cf Batavia,
Board of Education, is receiving competi¬
tive sketches for a 3-sty brick high school,
to contain a gymnasium and an auditorium
to seat 1,000, to be built on Ross st and
Washington av, Albany, N. Y.
ALB.\NY, N. Y.—The Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception, c/o Rev. Father
Joseph A. Delaney, 12 Madison pl, is re¬
ceiving competitive sketches for a paro¬
chial school to accommodate about 1,000
pupils. Details of construction are unde¬
ITH.\CA, N. Y.—The University of
Ithaca, c/o Professor Shepard Stephens
and others, 3 Central av, contemplates
building a clubhouse. Exact location and
details will be available later. No archi¬
tect has been selected.
BAYONNE, N. J.—The Board ot Educa¬
tion of the City of Bayonne, City Hall