SOUTH SIDE OBSERVER
FEBRUARY 28, 1890

ROCKVILLE CENTRE
SOME NEW BUILDINGS-RAPID GROWTH OF
THE VILLAGE AND SIGNS OF PROSPERITY."

The following is a list of buildings completed (or now in course of construction) during the past year. It embraces thirty-seven cottages and stores, some of them costing thousands of dollars and supplied with almost every appliance for convenince, comfort and luxury which the mind of man could conceive. It is a gratifying record and we point to it with much pride. The growth of Rockville Centre is no less substaintial than it is phenomenal. Here is the list:

House of ADOLPH BOTHMANN, on Maple Ave., 21x26 with 6 ft. L and extension 13x13, all two stories, attic and cellar, 8 rooms, Eastlake finish; A. W. Pierce architect and builder; W. Gillen mason, C. Dorlon painter.

Brick bakery and dwelling of NELSON L. SEAMAN, on Village Ave., 32x36 with extension - 18x22 all two stories, attick, bake room, storage room and cellar, dumbwaiter, speaking tubes, packing room and store, 10 rooms, improved heater, fire-places, &c.; A. W. Pierce architect and builder, W. Gillen mason, F. E. Gager painter.

House of JOHN E. WHEELOCK, Riverside Park, 32x36, two stories, extension 13x15, one story and attic, cellar under whole house, butler's pantry, cabinet mantels, tile hearths, hot and cold water in every room, bath room, &c., heated by furnace, 8 large rooms and large halls with fire-places, Eastlake finish, with road piazzas; A. W. Pierce architect and builder, W. Gillen mason, John R. Giller plumber, F. E. Gager painter, Mary A. Cock heating apparatus.

House of MRS. MARY A. MCGOWN, Riverside Park, one of the most palatial residences in the list. It is two stories and attick and contains 4,000 feet of flooring space; basement, with laundry apparatus and cellar under remainder of house in which is a Rossmore brickset heater, coal bins for 15 tons of coal, and one of Heath's hot air engines for supplying tank, the capacity of which is 1,000 gals. The house is lighted with gas from a Terrill 50-light gas machine, gas in every room and fixtures very handsome, furnished by Mitchell, Vance & Co., New York, electic bulbs, burglry alarms, and speaking tubes, put in by Charles W. DeMott, Hempstead; there are 6 large cabinet mantels, tile hearths, furnished by the Bradley, Currier Co., New York, hot and cold water basins in every bedroom on second floor and in attic, 7 large sleeping apartments in all, with large closet in each room, and dressing room. The bath room is furnished in North Carolina pine and cherry paneling, parquetry floor. First floor contains large reception half with fireplace and elaborate stairway, front and back parlor, each having a beautiful cabinet mantel, library with book cases, and washstand, dining room finished in blackwalnut and maple paneling, parquetry floor, cabenet mantel, and all finished with cabinet trimming. All the rooms are heated by hot air. All wood inside is polished. Kitchen contains china closet, butler's pantry, servant's closet, large double oven, brickset Rossmore range; A. W. Pierce architect and builder, W. Gillen mason, I. W. Dean plumber and heating, F. E. Gager painter. Like the house, the grounds are also beautiful. They were laid out by Mr. Pierce, and the trees and shrubs came from the nurseries of Jeffrey & Son; the lawn is lighted by gas, and a fountain is in front of the house. Hydrants supply the barn and garden with water. The barn is well appointed, lighted by gas and connected with the house by speaking tube and electric bells, and there are two rooms furnished for coachman and help.

Queen Anne cottage of JOHN W. DEMOTT, on Village Ave., of the Shoppell plan. This figures prominently among the fine residences in the list; John R. Sprague builder, Charles Cornell mason.

Cottage of MRS. JOHN J. BEDELL, on Village Ave., two stories with extension, new in process of construction; A. W. Pierce architect, John R. Sprague builder, C. Cornell mason.

Cottage of JOHN T. RUNCE, Park Ave., two stories and extension; John R. Sprague builder, C. Cornell mason.

Cottage for WASHINGTON ABRAMS with store apartment, Centre Ave., Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of WM. E. WHITNEY, Banks Ave.; owner builder, Dorlon Combs mason

Cottage for ROBERT HULSE, Banks Ave; Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of E. T. THURSTON, Banks Ave.; Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of ALEXANDER DAVISON, Observer Street; Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of MRS. WHITNEY, mother of Wm. E. Whitney, Centre Ave., Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Store of GEORGE WALLACE (market for GEORGE FARRINGTON,) Jamaica Ave.; Wm. E. Whitney builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of WM. E WHITNEY, Windsor Ave., Riverside Park; owner builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of PETER WALTERS, Mill Road; Theo. Stansbury architect and builder, Chas. Gillen mason.

Cottage of NATHANIEL KETCHUM, Lincoln Ave.; Philip Ketchum builder, Daniel Cornell mason.

Cottage of CAPT. WALLACE, Forest Ave.; Richard Foster builder, Charles Cornell mason.

Cottage of ROBERT PEARSALL, Woods Ave.; John Smith builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Three cottages of HENRY RYDER, Centre Ave.; George Collier builder, Theo. Burgh mason.

Cottage of PETER VAN DINE, Randall ave.; Forest Smith builder, Wm. Gillon mason.

Cottage of HEWLETT J. NORRIS, Park Ave.; John Smith builder, Charles Cornell mason.

Cottage of C. VAN DEUSEN, Jamaica Ave.; Richard Carman builder, Charles Cornell mason.

Store of WILBUR PEARSALL, Jamaica Ave.; Henry Frost builder.

Cottage of CHARLES CORNWELL, Lincoln Ave.; Aaron Moseman builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of EZRA CARMAN, Jamaica Ave; Matthew Robbins builder, Chas. Cornell mason.

Queen Anne Cottage of SOLOMON DEAN, Park Ave.; John Smith builder, Charles Cornell mason.

Cottage of DANIEL COMBS, Lincoln Ave.; owner builder.

Cottage of MRS. E. SPROUT, Centre Ave.; Riverside Park; A. W. Pierce builder, Wm. Gillen mason.

Double store, with dwelling apartments, of Mrs. M.A. SAULT, Village Ave.; John Smith builder, Dorlon Combs mason.

Cottage of SEAMAN T. DAVISON, Observer Street; Matthew Robbins builder, Chas. Cornell mason.

Cottage of CHARLES PETTIT, Jamaica Ave.; Matthew Robbins, builder, Chas. Cornell mason.

Hotel of HENRY LOTZ, Village Ave.; Theo. Stansbury architect and builder, George Douce mason.
The handsome building cost $25,000 with furnishings and is complete in every detail.

Cottage of T. R. LE COUNT, Tanglewood Park; Martin W. Watts builder.

In addition to the above, many buildings have been enlarged and improved at considerble expense. The indications are that a still larger number of houses will be erected during the present year.

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