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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1914)
THF, V,KK: OMAHA, THUHSDAV, SEPTEMBER 3. 1i.
Why Lincoln is a Most Desirable Place to Make a Home
By P. A. HARROWS.
INCOTJf Is truly a home city.
LI Probably more poopl have
I come to IJnroln for the rea
son mat it home surround-
inn. the surroundings about
,M nome. are especially Inviting than for
any other reason. Just exactly trhere to
o to have thla fact emphaalxed or to
Mcfc out any fcjartlcular section of the
city It la difficult to determine, for go
In any direction almost, beautiful homea
with beautiful grounds can bo aeon on
yary aide, and the wide and spacious
atreota, lined on each aide with beauti
ful tree of very nearly all descriptions,
make any part of the residence portion
of the city dealrabla to locate In.
Many of the new addition to the city
have been laid otit with cement walk,
provided with water protection and water
mains so that these additions almost
from the start have had all the advan
tages whtch the closer In ' additions
1m PretttoM Lincoln.
A rldo over the reeldenoe portion of tho
ctlr discloses many fine homes, a large
nambar of thorn of the very latnst In
modern construction and with spacious
grounds surrounding them. Especially la
this true In that new additions In the
south part of the city. Some of the
finest' residences which can be found
aaywaer can be seen within a ten-mln-ubf
ride of the state capital.
On Sheridan boulevard In the south
part of ths city can he seen many beau
tiful and substantial residences. Among
these are the homea of some of Lincoln's
wealthy peopla, who hava chosen the
sightly place where they can took out
ovr the city and enjoy the cool breesa
dta-lag tho summer.
( Ths home of Mark Woods Is a beauti
ful place, tt la said that this house alone
cott PO.KW, while the beautiful furnish
ings of the homo make It on of the
fines In tho dty. Mr. Woods Dices to
ae tho surrounding country, and while
his house Is built on a. high eminence, he
st HI further provided for further obser
vation by erecting on the top of the
mansion a beautiful parlor where the
surrounding oountry can be ta-n In In
all directions and on warm nights a com
fortable place to sUep Is provided.
The" residence of. C. A. Lord, not far
from' that of Mr. Woods, la a beautiful
home. This building coat In the neigh
borhood of 11 000 and la one of ths sub
stantial and comfortable fine homes of
the fihrrldan Place locality.
The home of J.- H. Tost, president of
the' Tost Lumber company, la another of
the homes In South Lincoln which Is
envied by those who llks beautiful build
ings with spacious grounds.. This house
cost Mr. Tost In ' the neighborhood ef
ttCkOnn and la indeed a beautiful home. Its
V furnishings are of ths very finest which
money could purchase and Its outside
appearance attractive to tho fullest de
gree. Another lumberman who has erected a
beautiful residence In the city Is P. M.
Bpeuldiiur. president of the Ppauldlng
Lumber company. Mr. Hpaulding selected
Franklin Heights for his futurs home
snd erected thereon a reeldenoe oosting
about .ona. Franklin Heights la an
other of Lincoln's sightly additions lying
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family might need, situated in a ccn- i clal life with the woman pf the great so-
very close to Aherldnn Place,' the twj
additions probably being; the moat sightly
of any In the city and the street which
passea these two places might . well be
calltd "Millionaire Row," because of the
elegant and costly resldonces thereon.
The home ' of Mr. Bnauldlng, like the
others, la the embodiment of the owner's
Ideals of what a home should be and
every idee, of comfort has been placed
within. ' ' . -
Beautiful Places to Live.
Other homea whtch have cost, the own
ers a comfortable sum of money and
which have been mode the Ideal from the
owner's standpoint are those of Mrs. J.
H. McDonald at Twenty-second and
Washington, costing In the neighborhood
of 110,000. H. M. Htdles, the automobile
man and the pioneer dealer in those ma
chine In Llnooln, ha a beautiful house
at Twenty-second and A streets, oosting
130,000. C. W. Banford. at Twentieth and
D, also ha a beautiful home, which cost
probably 120,000 and is well furnished. The
home of Mr. Granger, ths wholesale gro
ceryman, 'which coat IJ0.00O, located near
Twentieth and 1), Is another of the sub
stantial home of the city. The home
of Judge Allen W. Field, situated a short
distance east of the state house, 1 one
of the downtown residence whin Is noteda
for It modern methods In building and
Ha modern equipment. Thla house cost
t.10,000 and I on of the many delightful
place of the city. The home of Wlllard
Yates of the Tate Lumber and Coal com
pany Is unothor ery beautiful residence
not far from the business center of the
dty. ' This home coet the owner about
120.000 to build and Us furnishings are In
keeping with It iurroundlngs.
One of the most enstly and at the aam
time most substantial and heat furnished
homes of the city is that of W. It. For.
gurson, president pf the Beatrice Cream
ery Company and also president of the
)4ncoln Traction company.- This homo is
situated across from tho southeast comer
of the state house grounds and it aur
foundings sre in keeping with the costly
furnishings and equipment. This house
cost In the neighborhood of 140,000 and Is
tho final word In house building and,
Other homes worthy of mention ar
those of R. E. Moore, costing aliout
135,000; the Misses Stewart, about 20,000;
8. 11. Burnham. K0.000: M. Well, 0.000.
Rome of the Older Hosses.
Among the older homes of the city,
which are still considered beauty spots,
are those of the lute Mr. Wheedon,
which at the time of Its erection must
have coat over 1.10,000. The Rogers' home
Is another of Lincoln' earlier built Resi
dences, which Is admired by all, because
of It beautiful grounds and It location
near to th business center. Thla home
cost at the time It was built about IMi.ooO
and is still considered on of tho best
home In th city. The home of A. J.
Sawyer 1 on of the old landmarks and
Is situated in the downtown residence
portion on spacious grounds which make
It an attractive place.
The home of Mrs. F. M. Hall, Lincoln's
popular club woman, la an attraottve
place, not only because of the fine home
and beautiful furnlNhlnga, but the beau
tiful grounds are a fit companion to the
other things which have rrjade the home
of Mrs. Hail one of the pleasant places
Newspaper Maa'a Heme.
Among the suburban home Just out
side the city limits. Is that of J. C. Kea
crlst, business manager of the Lincoln
State Journal. The house cost 115.000 and
Is situated on a beautiful .twenty-acre
tract of land, which with the improve
ment la probably worth 130.000. The
property I situated close to the Col
lege view line of the Lincoln Traction
company' street railway and I -on of
th finest of the suburban homes of the
Anothera home In th same locality I
that of Dr. B. J. Faulkner, which Is
said to have coat 120,000 to build. It
1 situated on a large tract of land and
close to tt, Bert Faulkner, son of the
doctor, ha built a fine bungalow.
However, the most valuable of the
many suburban home of Lincoln, It
"Whitehall." owned by Mr. E. C. White,
situated near the University farm en
the street car line to Bethany. 'The house
la said to have coat MO.OOO, and the en
tire grounds and building are worth In
the neighborhood of f7&,000. The home I
a. beautiful one and the grounds have
been made to fit the home,' making It
on of the very best if not the beat subur
ban home anywhere near the city.
The horn of L. IX Mumford. on what
Is called the. College View high line of
the Lincoln Traction company, la another
Ideal home. Mr. Mumford I known
th . "school book man." and ha fitted
up within hi horn a very substantial
and well equipped office, in which he
can transact hi business, when he doe
not 'find it necessary to go to the city.
The "high line" and the automobile, with
paved street all the way, haa mado the
propoalt'on of quick service to the city
esslly solved. Mr. Mumford' homo cost
him about $15,000. .
Beat la the Capital City.
Other reasons why Lincoln is a good
plao to live are the reasonable rent
for those who cannot own their own
homes and the opportunlUea for employ
ment along all lines for the unemployed
A modern five to six-room cottage with
all the convenience, which th. aver.,, 'counter appear, on an equality in the o-
venient location, within walking dl:'i;-e
of the business section can be runted
from t'M a month up, according to Inca
t on. Farther out the rents are '.orre
ftpondmgly cheaper, while the larger
houses rent for suing con depending to
their sis and nearneea to th business
center. House without the more met
ern equipment can be rented from (II
down and most of them are new and
very comfortable, situated In good sur
rounding. Apartment houses can b
found In the most desirable portion of
the city, where small families can find
all the modern conveniences at a very
rtasonable rental, while some of the more
fashionable apartment flats give an op
portunity for as lavish outlay as one
Social Life I Pleasaat.
The evcial life of Lincoln Is attractive.
It Is attractive because It Is almost wholly
devoid of that condition which prevails
In so many cities of the country where
an individual 1 measured by hi money
more than by personal worth.
Lincoln ha sometimes been referred to
as "a great big overgrown country vil
lage." To tome extent Lincoln will plead
guilty to the charge. When the social
life of th city Is taken Into considera
tion, Lincoln is one great family. An In
dividual 1 measured by his true worth
and his Income cuts but very little figure
when hi measurement Is taken for
octal suit of clothes.
Of course to some extent Lincoln ha
It "social 400." But that "400" is not o
TeT far removed from the "300" or th
"100." Th clerk who work for a salary
stands Just a well a th proprietor of
the establishment in which he works. If
he I a gentleman. The girl behind the
cial cluu If ehe Is .1 true girl snd a lady,
and Is received In the beet homes of the
gome nf the. Clubs. -While
lncoln has her clubs and her
club, there is really but one club, the
big woman's club, which Is said to be the
largest single club In any city of the slie
of Lincoln In the country. It ha attained
a membership a high a over 1,300 and
I a potent factor among the other dub
of a Ilk nature over the, country.
Branching out from thlr great olub are
140 smaller clubs. Among the most Im
portant of these are the literary olub
known as the Tuesday Review club, the
Sorosls and th Fortnightly club. The
P. E. O. club, with a membership of over
150. which recently entertained the largest
state gathering of the organisation over
held In the state. Is another potent factor
In club life. The dancing club known a
the Cotillion, the Patriarch, the oldest
club in th city, the Monday Night club,
with a membership of seventy-five, and
other do their part toward making tho
social life what It Is.
Lincoln's Coaatry flan. '
It would not do to leave this subject
and not mention the Country club with
Ks membership of over 250. Situated in
th western part of the city, with Its fine
club building and It spacious golf link.
It I a busy place most of th time and
present to the club member a chance to
get away from the busy business life out
Into the "primitive," so to speak, where
he can lay aside the caret of the day and
mingle with the social life and the enjoy-'
ment of the links on the outside or tho
pleasures of the oclal danc on the In-'
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Union Loan & Savings Association
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