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kniw nie by nome only, or by reputation, ui well na *ime who know
me pernnnnlly arc npt to assuciat« theeu jndgmcntnitsif tnkcn againxt
uip. which is llll error. I have uever been sued, conBOqiiently no
judKiDcnta could have lieen tak^n agaiust me. The name of John F.
Doylr. wliethor written or spoken, appears to stand for mo alone, as
Iot many years I happen tobe Ihe only oneoE that nunciu the city,
hrncr ynn will confer a tavor by slatintt in your next issue that the
John V. Doyle who is in trouble with his creditors is not the John V.
Poyle, who. for the past thirty years, hus been in tho real estatobusU
ness in this city. John F. Doylr,
of John F. Doylk & Son.
The Diamond Exchange BoildinglTo. 14 Hatdts Lane.
A few slops oti' from Broadway into Miiideu lane hriiiits one into
the heart o( the dia-ruiid and jewelry trade, and here, towerinit
ubovu all the surrouudiuK biiildinffs is the jniposing Diamond
nt ZUamond FjrAimge BnllditiJ, ,Vo. H Xaidtn LatK.
Ku'hanite, built and owned by Hnssrs. Boehm & Coon, of No. 49
Maiden lano, upou which a swanu of workmen are now pnttins the
lost tinishing touches. Ono stops instinctively to take n second and
proluoKcd view ot this linildinu. so admirably does it sci-m to be
adapted to the uses and pecnliar requirements of thu Irade in
diamonds, precious stones and other Jewelry.
Von learn wilh satisfaelion that it is'ot Hre-proof eonHtnictiou;
with steel and irou frame work and hollow-brick floor arches;
aiHssire walls; iron Etairwt.ys wilh marble treads; iron elevator
inclosure—ornamental, of course, and mosaio floors and maible waiu-
seoting in all the halls. Since the trade re intres the useof massive
flre and burglar proof eafee, of the hcftvicBl patient, the builOuiK ha<
been specially planned and cotia true ted to slaud thu heaviest possible
pressure from those sources.
Vtoui fhe strecl you observe that the choicest o( modem uintcrinls
ot office buildiug conslnictiou have l)Oen iiseil in artistic combina¬
tion to produce the higlily ornate and imposing front. Granite,
polished and carved, in Ihu main story, with two bronio eagles
a-piuion outhe capitals; • richly carr cd light red freestone archeil
second story; symmetrical piers of Boman mottled brick, with
double, iron-framed bays between, through severalsucceediiift stories,
and a massive bnlcooy and cornice above inlhehly iiioldc<l teiracott^i,
are tbe component elements of Ihe facade. Above the fourth story
there are windows on both sides of the building, ahd It Id obscrr^lilo
witb regard to the tront and rear elevations ofthe building that the
nindowg biivc been set as far out aa was practicable, in order lo
insure tho best light effects obtainable.
An insjioetiun ot the interior shows that tbo irotive [or the interior
arrangentcnt ami dinipmenl has be. uconvenienceand facility of bs^,
A rapid runniugclevator, t4>ilet room oueach lloor,lavatoiies in each
suite of ofHces. electric lights, gas, Hteam-heiit. moil chutes, iiiiartetf d
oak trim on hard-tinisheil white walls, reflecting rather than nlimn-li-
ing the light that ia so valuable to the trade iu gems: oak Hoars,
double and nniqne ctystalized plate glass partitioiis, are thu fentnnw.
Altogether, the Diamond Kxehange, a picture of which is published
herewith, isa building perfectly adapted to tbe business for whkh
it was intended. The sHire and most of the oOtccs nte alrcndy reutird
to and occiipied by rcprescntativo diamond and jewelry linns, nnd
thus Ihe building hhs now become thu " Diamond Exchange " in fact.~
short trip tu London, ^
BtiildiDg Trade RotoB.
Surely vfo are makiug progress in the art andscieuce of cor-
striiclion very rapidly! One of the buildinga torn down to make way
for ihe American Wurety Building wnsa six-story stnicturo. tbe floors
ot which were of iron I iMiums. nith hollow-brick Hat are hea. Tbis
wns itself n modern Ure-pruuf buildiug. and intended wben baill lo
l:ist many generalious. At Ihii rale ten-story Ure-proof liuildinge
will bl! incumbrances upou tho ground tbey occupy iu another decade.
The Uuited States Mort.-ir Supply VtK has Iwen awarded tbe con¬
tract for supplying its machine iiiiide mortar for the bricklaying by
Charles A. Cowen, builder, for iiso in a bandsoma apartment hcnso
now being erected by him for Johu II. Odell at KIsl street and Wt&t
On May 1 Mr. II. V. Maylnnd retired trom the tirm <if h:nK<'lhB:dl
& Maylnnd, sole selling agents of Ihe Peerless lirick C«. and tbu
Standard Terra t'otta Co, The busiuos) wiil bo continued by Mr. H,
F, Kngelhardt under tbe «rm name of H. V. t:ngeIhaTdt A. Co. at
Kooin WIO. a«7 Fourth avenue. United (.'harities Buildin;. Tele-
phone call, No. 614 IStb street.
The Docking Fire Proof Construction Co. of No aSl) 'Itb avenne,
ai« very busy erecting partitions and elevator Bhaft<<. I^o'ne of the
, work finished or on baud, are the partitions and elevator sbatt in Ibo
new McCreery Building ou 2'2A stroot iioar Hth aveuue; pjrtitions iu
tbe Decker liuilding, U'nion fbiuarc; Pierce liuilding Hudsr>n atreet;
addition.to Police (Jaielle Bnilding on Pearl street; the Condiac,
131) Bth avenue. No. 256 Bth avenue.aod tbe ofQcos of Architecli
Kimball & Thompson in the new Manhattan Lite Bnilding on
Broadway, aud elevator shatts and partitions in many other lice
buildings, The compauy make a specialty of two-Inch patent solid
Hre-proof partitions, which are eou.structed without wire or metal
latli. Mr. JohuJ R'iberts is pc'sideat of thn Docking Kin- Proof
Constnictlon C-J. and Mr. Henry M, Tostovim, tbo bnildor, is
aecrotary. , , . ,
The ludustriiil Brick Co., ot No. 40 fioutb street, are mannfuctniers
of buH'and all colors of front nnd oruameDtal briuk, paving brick
aud terra cotta, that pronnscsto bo extensively used in this city and
vicinity. Tbe stale color brick usod in the ]£tb street extension lo
St. Fraucis Xavler's College, aro from the extenaive and well-
eniiipped works of tbe Industrial Co., at May's Landing, N. .'.
Likewise the ttoman hutl'brick and lerra colto used in iho Ueniorii I
Hospital on Classon aveuue, Brooklyn, and tbe grantt^t colored briik
in several flats ou Westchester und Union avenues. Mr, H. F. Mo\ -
land, of iifi7 4tbav(nue, late of Engelhardt A. Mayland, is scllirg
agent for New York City and vicinity for the Industrial Brick Co.
Attention'is directed to tho card ou the lost ontsido page of this
paper, of the welt-known and sncceMful dealers in masons' bnilding
materials—Candee &. Smith, whose main office is at the foot of EaHt
26th street, and the olbcr yards at tbe foot of East TiSd street and
l.'J.'Sth street nnd Mott Haven Canal. Tho nieuiborsof the Hrm rre
Col. tieorge Moore Smith, Francis N. Howland and David B. Arnold,
tho s'.mior partner. Mr. JuUus A. Candee, having retired a few
months ago, so that his death on Tuesday last at Stamford, Conr.,
in his eigntietb year full ot honors, will make no change in the busi¬
ness of the tlrm. Builder8.contractorBandothers requiring anything
ju tbe ui3°ons' building material line should remember Candee &,
(Smith's a<ldreBii aud tho fact that the flrm can be communicated with