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belting, etc., which will supplement the
stock carried at the factory to expedite
local deliveries.

The new location marks but another
step in the aggressive policy of this
wide-awake concern and will place them
in easy reach of all the machinery inter-
ests, the big hotels, banks and offices of
manufacturing, engineering and mining
men.



Berkeley Elks to Build

The Berkeley Lodge of Elks have ap-
pointed a building committee, of which
J. H. Wheeler is secretary, and will re-
ceive competitive plans from architects
up to the ISth. The amount to be ex-
pended is $65,000. and the building will
be three stories and basement (no ele-
vator), to be erected on the southwest
corner of Allston Way and Henry street.
The construction can be either steel and
brick or reinforced concrete. The en-
tire building is to be occupied by the
lodge.



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Pacific Sewer Pipe Company Expands

The Pacific Sewer Pipe Co. is still ex-
panding. Having gotten their big new
sewer pipe plant at Los Xietos into ope-
ration, thej- are now changing their Plant
Xo. 4 on Avenue 26, Los Angeles, to a
high grade brick plant. Among the
products to be turned out from this fac-
tory in the future will be pressed brick,
enameled brick, firebrick, roofing tile,
mantel tile and similar high-grade pro-
ducts. Pressed brick are already on the
yard, and the company e.xpects to show
enameled brick inside of 60 days, one
large order for the latter being already
booked. The plant is thoroughly

equipped, occupies six acres of ground
on the Santa Fe and Salt Lake railroads,
and has facilities for a large output, \\ith
these new lines the Pacific Sewer Pipe
Co. will be one of the largest manufac-
turers of clay products, as well as most
prolific in point of variety of products,
of any west of St. Louis.



"Carpentry"
This interesting and instructive book
has just been published by the Ameri-
can School of Correspondence, Chicago.
Gilbert Townsend, S. B., is the author,
and he has prepared a helpful working
manual for carpenters and wood work-
ers in general. It is not a theoretical
treatise, but a practical working guide.
Price $1.50.



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Bronze and Brass Foundry

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Bronze Mausoleums and Vault
Doors, High-Grade Fixture Work of
All Kinds, Bronze Bank Grills,
Railings and Enclosures,

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Perils of the "Skyscraper"

New York City lias at last come to
the conclusion that it has too many tall
buildings, and a movement is on foot
to prevent further construction, of sky-
scrapers.

It is now conceded that in case of
fire in Wall Street there would not be
room in that and adjacent narrow
streets for the multitude of people who
would pour out from the twenty to fifty-
story buildings. Thousands would be
crushed to deatli if there was a panic
in the daytime among the occupants of
the big buildings.

Boston is fortunate in not having fol-
lowed the example of New York archi-
tects and builders and reared so many
piles of stone and brick to a heii^ht thai
would render them unsafe in case of me
or panic. There may be grumbling some-
times over our 125-foot limit, but it is best
to be on tlie safe side. — Boston Globe.



Competition on Public Buildings

A bill introduced by Mr. Spencer at the
request of the Oregon Chapter of the Am-
erican Institute of Architects and known
as House Bill No. 372 is of considerable
interest to the memliers of the architec-
tural profession in Oregon. The bill pro-
vides for the manner of conducing aid
for the regulation of architectural cini-
pletion of public buildings in the State of
Oregon where the architectural work on
same is or is to be awarded by competi-
tion. The measure has the iieartv en-
dorsement of the members of th; Portland
chapter and while not limiting the nimi-
ber of architects engaged in any pubb'c
competition it provides for a s,iocilic
method of making the award according to
the rules as laid down by the Americ.Tn
Institute of Architects which is absolutely
fair and just to all competitors and elimi-
nate many of the most object'onabk fea-
tures which have heretofore been found in
competitions of this character.



Prince Rupert Buildine; Plans

Architect A. A. Cox of Vancouver and
Victoria has been commissioned vo prepare
plans for the provincial government build-
ing at Prince Rupert. Thi.i, it is expected
will cost, before it is finally completed,



from $3a),000 to $r«10,0(X), the intenti(_in be-
ing tliat it shall be fully adequate to
future as well as present deniancis, and set
an example for the Dominion in the erec-
tion of the federal buildings which mnsi
also be provided for Prince Rupert in the
near future.

The Swiss Chalet Book

Tliis new book by Mr. William S. B.
Dana tells tlic story of the chalet in
Switzerland, its history, evolution and
con = ( ruction. The book is replete with
illustrations and numerous diagrams,
sections and plans. It is picturesque as
well as instructive. Mr. Dana has not
neglected the Swiss chalet in America
and tells the reader something of the use
that has been made of chalet forms in
California, accompanying his text with
most attractive pictures. Cloth, 7]/2X
10. Price. $2.50. The Wm. T. Corn-
stock Co., 23 Warren St., New York.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geo-
graphical Society

Architect B. J. S. Cahill of San Fran-
cisco has recently been elected a Fellow
of the Royal Geographical Society of
London, a distinction shared with but
one other architect in the United States,
viz., Mr. Ralph Adams Cram of Boston.
Mr. Cabin's contribution to the science
of projection is briefly described in an-
other part of this magazine. Endorse-
ments of the new map have come from
some of the leading geographers of the
world. The latest is from the venerable
Dr. Alfred Russell Wallace, the co-dis-
coverer with Darwin of the theory of
evolution by natural selection. Dr. Wal-
lace expressed his appreciation of the
new world-map as being "more accurate
than any other yet attempted."



Contracts Completed on San Francisco
Hospital

The following contracts on the San
Francisco Hospital have been completed
and accepted by the Board of Public
Works: Installing high-pressure steam
mains and heating system in the receiv-
ing building, Wittman, Lyman & Co..
contractors; plumbing work, receiving
building, John G. Sutton Co., contractor;
tiling work, Lowry & Daly.



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129



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BUREAU OF rNSPECTION TESTS AND CONSULTATrON

418 MONTGOMERY ST., SANFRANCISCO

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CEMENT INSPECTION

INSPECTION OF STRUCTURAL AND REINFORCING STEEL

REPORTS AND ESTIMATES ON PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL TESTING LABORATORIES



Structural Steel Contract

The Central Iron Works of San Fran-
cisco has been awarded the contract for
the steel frame work for the new Gotts-
chalk department store building, which
IS to be three stories in height and will
occupy a site 150x200 feet at J and Kern
streets, Fresno. The completed build-
ing will cost about $350,000. C A
Meussdorfifer of San Francisco is the
architect.



Tourist Hotel

Frank .\. Miller of the Glenvvood Mis-
sion Inn at Riverside announces that he
has secured a lease on a site in Yosemite
Valley for a large tourist hotel and will
erect a building to contain from 200 to
300 guest rooms. Myron Hunt. Hibern-
ian Building. Los Angeles, will be the
architect. The hotel will be completed
by April 1, 1915. This fully confirms
previous reports regarding the Yosemite
Hotel.



Concrete Pavements

One of the most comprehensive book-
lets recently issued to contractors is
the American Steel & Wire Com-
pany s "Triangle Mesh Wire for
Reinforced Concrete Pavements and
Roadways." Concrete construction for
the purposes named is given the fullest
consideration, enhanced by tables of
costs and estimate of life of varijus
types of pavements. Many diagrams are
shown and the booklet is illustrated
throughout with views of work under
actual way in varying stages. It is a
complete and authoritative work in the
use of reinforced concrete for the con-
struction of pavements and roadways.

Nevsr Power for the White House

The firm of Hunter & Hudson me-
chanical engineers, with offices in the
Rialto Building, San Francisco, has been
retained by Raphael Weill & Company
to prepare plans and specifications for
a new power plant to supply electric
?.",['^'^"'tt^°'' ^" ''S'lts and power in the
White House. Drawings for the improve-
ments are now in course of preparation.



Home-Made Fire Door Hardware

C AN FRANCISCO is fast becoming .-,
^ manufacturing center. Time was
when It was necessarv to go east to get
materials with which to build Brick
cement, high-class mill work, hardware'
steel and machinery of all kinds former-
ly had to be' transported to the coast by
rail or water and the consume- paid the
freight. Today many of these necessi-
ties in building construction are rtiadc
right here in California and the owner
of course, reaps the benefit.

But the sentiment for home industry
IS far from general, if the following com"-
munication addressed to a San Francisco
architect by President J. C. Kortick of
the kortick-Falls Manufacturing Com-
pany is to be taken as a criterion;

n:,S'„"nl''"'"^ i*"" ^f!"' °' •"""« industry that ap-
parently pervades this community we feel that as
manufacturers of a standard line of Fire Door
lahJl f "'?., "^"m ^'■"*' ,*'A'' " ""= endorsement and
label of the National Board of Fire Underwriters
whose jurisdiction covers the entire United States,
Tf .K "°'. being supported by the rank and file
01 the architects.

ha^e^^nn^^ h"/. """ ""?• ^^'" ^"^ J°'=' hangers
= nH , T^ f" /"=':°enized as equal to the best
and a few of the most reputable architects and
engineers haying permitted them to be used in

bulldln'iV? i°" °J '°"?* °^ ""= '"««' ^"d best
buildings in San Francisco seems in itself an en-

oSr'pToduct"""" "^^ '''''^"^ "' °f "^^ -"i" of
At the time of the Home Industry League
sfr^,'c,'in7^ "^"' to considerable expense in con
structing an exhibit duplicating the actual
form of construction of a Qass "C" buildine
fnSion!"" """ ""'■ ''^'" ^""^ J°'" '>^"K"S

o„i^''^"'''''''^■°"' I" personal letters (not carbon
copies) inviting that many architects of San
£,^f i"h ° '?i.''"" °r "''"''*• To the best of our
S^nii? W,UH^ II'"" n T^ 3"^ architect. Mr. Na-
ttianiel Blaisdell. called and saw our exhibit and

products.' ""8''^">'''"°"5 on o" - enterprise and

We have spent large sums of money and un-

imited time in introducing and advertising our

h^,/ -li". ^<l""ted men, have become im-
r, •= j'-a *f.*'"n specifications and products, and
It is difficult to penetrate their skins of early
produc""^ induce them to specify a local

,n)i^'!i" *'°"'i ";* architects of our city think
sen, F^^tT" u'^Y-f"', '^ O""' patriotic citizens

Ihelxili? ^^' " °"' °"" architects out of
wn',^^"'".* T,""" ^.''^h'tcct in San Francisco that
instance of such an occurrence?



130



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RANSOME CONCRETE COMPANY

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION



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Sacramento, Cal.



1218 BROADWAY,
OAKLAND, CAL.



Bank, Courthouse,
and Library

FURNITURE

In Bronze, Steel
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Engineers and Contractors

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RepresentinK:

The Mosler Safe Co.
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Phone Douglas 3224



HUINTER «Sr HUDSOIN, Engineers

Designers of Heating:, Ventilating and Wiring Systems.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment of Buildings.
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PLUMBING FIXTURES

are no Better than the BRASS GOODS with which they are equipped

Are YOU unconsciously lessening the VALUE of Plumbing
Installations in YOUR buildings and jeopardizing your repu-
tation by specifying "unreliable" short service LEAKY
FAUCETS.

Remember, GLAUBER Faucets add VALUE to an
Installation. NEVER LEAK. ^3 YEARS THE BEST

GLAUBER BRASS MFG., Cleveland, Ohio

SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH, 1107 MISSION STREET




We could quote you instances wherein archi-
tects here have turned down our product and in
some cases the Eastern factory agent, being out
of stock, has had us till his orders for caps and
hangers that went into a building where in the
first place our product was not specified.

If our goods are satisfactory in such instances
why is not our product good enough to specify?

We conducted a campaign among the architects
of this city wherein we tiled a card system of
those architects who verbally promised to specify
"Falls" brand hardware. The card system is in
our otlice now and stands a monument to what
we consider broken promises, we trust not in-
tentionally, but just negligence.

How much better would it be if our architects
could onlv realize the importance of assisting the
local manufacturers to establish industries in their
midst which would ultimately give them the
source of supply requisite to their own profes-
sion seeming to us that thev more or less are
blind to the importance of this.

The Kortick-Falls Manufacturing Com-
pany recently moved into their large new
factory building adjoining their old plant.
The new quarters consist of roomy, light
and well ventilated offices, show rootns,
stock room, ample warehouse space where
the large stock is conveniently handled and
segregated, insuring prompt shipments and
delivery. .

Their show room consists of an attractive dis-
play of every article they manufacture. The
second story of the main building is devoted ex-
clusively to the finishing department.

The main factory building and machine shop
are exceptionally well lighted and ventilated, hay-
ing many modern improvements for the conveni-
ence of the employees.

Much of the machinery from the old plant, as
well as the new machinery, has been installed and
within a short time will be in full operation.



npany



material



The Kortick-Falls llanufacturi
pleased to announce that thev o
buildings of their new plant' ar
tinue to use their old factory a

warehouse, thus giving them ample facil ...

carrying on the steady increase of business

The firm enjoys the benefits of a well estab-
lished chain of agents in \'ancouver B C
Seattle. Portland, Salt Lake, Sacramento, Fresno
Los .-\ngeles and San Diego. Also much of their
i regularly stocked by the largest jobbers



of th

Mr. Korti(
and foundei
identified wi
organizations
interested ir
Coast cities,
time in the
nd the



the



xpen



Coast.

k. the president and general manager
of this business, is prominently

h the commercial and improvement
of San Francisco and is generally
the welfare of the whole Pacific
He sacrifices a great deal of his

merest of any movement having for

advancement of this community, at

if his own private affairs.



The Skyscraper "Hits" Paris

-A news dispatch from Paris reads:
Great changes are taking place all over
Paris at present, and in a few years even
the center of the city vi-ill be hard to
recognize. The American skyscraper in
a modified form has made its first ap-
pearance here, and within a few minutes"
walk from the Madelin Church the first
steel and concrete building is at present
Hearing its completion as far as the ex-
terior is concerned.

It is an ugly looking structure' and
looks glaringly out of place among its
aristocratic looking neighbors on the
boulevard, but it will be followel by



This CASEMENT is
a Summer Comfort!

When open it's ALL window,
not HALF a window. And there
is no ugly joint in the middle to
spoil the view and prohibit ar-
tistic glazing. To open and close
it nith this HOLDFAST AD-
JUSTER of ours is a positive
pleasure for you don't have to
open the screen. Don't build
without our Handbook.

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132



The Architect and Engineer



MORTENSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

CONTRACTORS FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL AND IRON

H. MORTENSON, Pres. CHAS. G. MORTENSON. VicePres. and Mgr.

OFFICE AND shops: CORNER 1 9TH AND INDIANA STREETS

FHONCS: MIS.ION 503»-H0ME M 3916 SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.



many others, for ground is growing ter-
ribly dear in Paris, and it is necessary to
build houses containing a great num-
ber of apartments.

I only wish that some real good .Amer-
ican architect would come over here to
show the people of Paris that it is possi-
ble to build modern houses of this kind
without making them an eyesore to the
whole district, for the French architects
who are able to construct veritable
poems in brick and mortar, when build-
ing private residences or public build-
ings, do not know how to put up a 'de-
cent looking office building or apart-
ment house in the American way.

Among the buildings doomed to dis-
appear none will be more missed than
the famous Cafe Anglais, which is
shortly to be replaced by a skyscraper
of steel and plaster.

"Concrete Bridges — Roads and Curbs"

This book is a brand new publication,
comprehensively covering reinforced
concrete bridges, as well as concrete
roads and curbs, and incidentally con-
crete sewers, retaining walls, docks, etc.
It includes a complete discussion of the
design of reinforced concrete bridges for
both highways and railroads. Also com-
plete tables of designs for flat highway
bridges, for girder highway bridges, 16'
and 20' roadways, for railroad box cul-
verts, for highway arcli bridges, etc.

Numerous illustrations of bridges are
given, showing all types of designs for
girders and arches of small and large
spans for country uses and for large via-
ducts, as well as culverts, sewers and
retaining walls.

The latter part of the book is devoted
to concrete roads and the protection of
the expansion joints in them with Trus-
Con Armor Plates. Also the new Trus-
Con Curb Bar is shown with its various
applications as a concrete edge pro-
tector, particularly for concrete curbs.
The book is published by the Trussed
Concrete Steel Company, Detroit, and is
mailed free on application.



St. Paul Architects Ignored Again

(From "The Improvement Bullelin.")
A large bank in St. Paul, having a sky-
scraper to build in its home city, where
the owners for the most part make a
banker's living from the patronage of
the people, loyally went to Chicago for
an architect and now the checks will be-
gin to flow to this gentleman and help
him maintain his position among the
Upper Ten. Meantime St. Paul archi-
tects can meet their grocery bills as best
they can and consider what the poet
said: "Laugh and the world laughs with
you." The St. Paul architects know that
other large checks are flowing to out-
of-town architects from St. Paul patri-
ots and so they all go about now wear-
ing a broad grin. The Gargoyle club,
the St. Paul architectural club, felt so
tickled at tlie way things were going
that it adopted a resolution of protest,
in which it says:

"The awarding of plans for the Merchants'
Bank building, public library, union depot. Hill
building and St. Paul Bread factory will involve
the spending of at least $300,000
to foreign architects. It
ordering a suit from 2



applicable instance
) gave the plans fo
k architect. When
vas found that the ;
t could not be got

stuff in from the outside



commissions
1 in St. Paul
York tailor wljo
his measurements.
Df a St. Paul man
■sidcnce to a New
;e cajne to be built
specified materials
Paul, and bringing
raised the cost of
al thousand dollars abiJve the con-
tract price.

"It was this shortsightedness on the part of St.
Paul builders that caused Cass Gilbert, one of the
tip top men in the profession, to leave St. Paul
and locate in New York.

"For ten pears after he drew the plans for the
new capitol he tried to make a living in St. Paul
and could not. Then he went to New York and
built the 55-story Woolworth building, the tallest
skyscraper in the world. A year after he left St.
Paul he was awarded a gold medal by a British
architectural society as one of the leading archi-
tects in the world. If he had remained in St.
Paul this honor would have been reflected on this
city. Only recently he was interviewed by the
New York World for an article in their Sunday
magazine section on the possibilities of a lOO-story
skyscraper. And this is the architect who could
not make a living in St. Paul. That peculiar atti-
tude of human nature which invoked the proverb
that 'a prophet is not without honor save in his
own country,' is possessed by St, Paul business
men to a high degree,"



A, C, SCHINDLER. Pr^



CH.\S. F. STAUFFACHER. Secretary.



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Manufacturers of INTERIOR WOODWORK AND FIXTURES

BANK, OFFICE AND STORE FITTINGS

SPECIAL FURNITURE

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