AND BUILDERS' GUIDE.
SATURDAY, MABCH 28, 1868.
PtJBTJSHED Weekly by
C. W. SWEET & CO., -
Boom 31 Wokld Boildimg, No. 8T Pabk Kow.
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Tbo '• EEAL ESTATE RECORD AND BUILDEES"
ODIDK " is published every Saturday at No, 87 Park Eow,
SooQi 81, It furnishes tho following information:
"L All the Real Estate Conveyances during the Aveek in
W*or York and Kings Cotintiea, with the names of buyer
9, All tho Mortgages entered for tho same period in
W»w York and vicinity.
3. Tho Jadgments entered in the two counties against
(tetinqucnt or unfortunate debtors.
4. A list of the recent hankrupta throughout tbo United
fit Full information respecting the local real eatato
9. A complete and accurate report of the market for
With ono exception (real estate) all tho above aro now
/batBros in tlio newspaper business. It is a singular fact
Itot 60 far tiie great building interest of the nation has
baen. ao Inadoquatcly roprcsontod in tho periodical press.
iPhii B^oord, therefore, is indlspeosabJo to the following
Brick Makers and Dealers,
Hardware for Honsos,
Plaster of Paris,
Real Estate Owners.
i Slate Dealers,
Window Glaaa Dealers,
aad a large number of kindred occnpotions. General ad-
TartiBcrs will sec the value of the Eecors as a business
C. W. SWEET & CO.
We are happy to say that the Record has
oroved quite a hit, not only in real estate and
Ibuilding circles, but among business men
Igenerally. It is conceded to be a neat, hand¬
some sheet, and full of valuable, nay, of indis-
ipensable matter to the classes it especially
laddresses. It fills a niche not occupied by
[any other business paper, and affords an or¬
igan for trades which heretofore have not
Ibeen able to use printers' ink in their buainesa.
We shall be happy to act upon any sugges¬
tions made to us by our business friends. If
there is any department that can be added to
or extended for the benefit of special trades,
let us know, and we shall spare neither money
nor pains to perfect it.
We have done better this week than we
did last, and expect to improve still more next
week- Already, we realize the necessity for
OPENIFrG OF THE BUILDING SEASON.
As the frost oozes from the stiffened earth,
rendering excavation possible, everyone inter¬
ested in building seems to arise from a condi¬
tion of hybernation, and, ceasing to suck their
thumbs, assume a natural briskness. Pat, with
his pick and spade, commences the work for
the foundation, boring large holes with the
rapidity of an army of moles, and creating an
atmosphere of dust irritating and often impreg¬
nable. The stone mason ia just at his heels,
and piles up his foundation so rapidly that it
tometimes seema as though the substructure
was completed ere the spade had finished its
work Then down go the beams for the first
floor ; a day or two of bustling hod-carriers en¬
sue, and away toward the clouds is heard the
singing clang of the mason's trowel as he creeps
skyward at the rate of a brick at a time.
Hurry, hurry is the word—no time to be lost.
Other jobs on hand. Everybody is rusheil, for
the season for building has arrived, and is bur
limited. This leads to a review of what is to
be done this year in the matter of hoxise-build-
ing, so far as statistics have been gathered up
to the present time. At the office of the
Superintendent of Buildings, there have been
received from various architects 182 plans,
representing 353 houses, some of the plans
being for as many as six separate buildings.
Of these, eighteen have been rejected for non¬
compliance with the buildings laws, the chief
cause being an insufficient strength of walls.
These plans represented twenty-four buildings,
which leave the ntunber to be erected 829.
This includes all classes of buildings, as foUows:
of first-class buildings 41, 2d do. G4, 3d do., or
tenement houses, 13; first-class stores, 7, 2d
do. 4, 3d do. 4 ; school-houses, 4 ; churches, 2 ;
public buildings, 20, and factories, 28 ; stables,
18. Por comparison we publish also the plans
submitted and approved for the same term last
year. Total number 192, comprising of first-
class dwellings 20, 2d do. 37, 3d do., or tcne-
m.ent houses, 90 ; first-class stores, 14; 2d do.
5, 3d do. 6; factories, 3*7; school-houses, 3;
It win be seen that in the aggregate of plans
the number this year falls shorb of the figures
of last year., and that tiiere seems a general in¬
clination to invest in a better class of hotises.
Last year, up to March 26, plans had been
submitted for 96 tenement hotises, and 20 first-
class dwellings; this year the figures stand,
of the former, 13; of the other, 40; in the
erection of second-class dwellings, intended for
more than one family, the increase is quite as
notable. But a sad falling off is noticeable in
the matter of factories and workshops, which
is another proof of the deplorable stagnation ex¬
isting in that branch of industry. The erection
of workshops should never fall off; our popu¬
lation increases incessantly, enhancing the de¬
mand ; and only an unhealthy condition of cir¬
cumstances can tend to weaken the domestic
source of supply.
Another feature worthy of notice ia, that
notwithstanding the great inducements offered
to builders on the West side of the city, and
the impetus given to move in the direction of
the new Boulevard, the great majority of the
buildings contemplated, will be erected on the
East side, the 19th Ward seeming to be the
chosen locality. This may be readily account¬
ed for on the theory that people do not caro to
pay two or three or ten times as much for a
plot of ground as for the house they erect upon
it. The demand for small, one-family, moder¬
ate-priced houses is almost universal, and such
can not be erected on the West side of the city
and insure anything like a respectable return
on an investment. Hence it is that while few
very costly houses are built on the East side of
the city, still fewer moderate priced houses arc
built on the "West side. It appears almost an
impossibilitjB to give any data respecting an
average price for erecting buildings, as the cost
of the house seems altogether contingent on
the price of the lot wheron it is put. We give
however a list of some of the various classes
to be erected in different localities, and which
may partly subserve the purpose :
First-class stores. Thomas st., near Church
St. Owned by Luke Otten, to cost $15,000.
"William st., near Ann st.; Blrs. Thomas' es¬
tate. Dimensions, 28,4x24x103, to cost $24,000.
48 Pranklin st., 23,10x100. John C. Buttre,
319 Peari st., 23.6x100. W. W. Thayer,
50 & 52 Franklm st., 49.4x100. Five story
warehouse, Wilham Watson, $65,000.
43 Frankfort st., 25x107,3. John Brooks,
80, 82 & 84 Bowery, 25x100. Store, factory,
etc., Wm. Sheave, $20,000.
First-dass dweUings. A house on 155th st.,
near 10th av., is to cost $3,000. No. 207 7th
av., $3,500. Lexington av. and 49th st., two
houses, 51.6x78x22.5x51.6, to cost $25,000;
built for H. Brunges. In 54th st., near Madi¬
son av.., Mr. D. W. Berkley wiU build a house