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Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
June
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Located just eastof the city, onWashtenaw Ave., or what is known as the middle Ypsilanti road, is what is kiimvn as " College Bill Addition" to the city. The owners of this property have platted it laying out beautiful streets and drives. AVhat is known as Viuewood Boulevard has been niostly graded, and runs through the center of the property. As you turn off of Washtenaw Ave. on to this great wide boulevard witli its row of trees and grass plat sixteen feet wide in the center, and its row of trees upon each side with a sixteen foot grasa pial also, having two splendid roadwaya, the possibilities of the place dawn.s slightly upon you. This beautiful avenue is laid out and a great many hundred dollars worth of work has already beeu expended upon it. Three rows of trees have been set out and the drives upon either side graded, so that it is rapidly assuming a pleasant aspect. Other streets that are being made are Wayne and Valley streets, each cornmencing at Washtenaw Ave. aud running northerly, and each the sanie width as Washtenaw Ave., (i(i feet. Day street and Orchard Street are short streets, connecting Valley and Wayne streets. The street cars will run east as far as Valley street, thus giving people loeating here the advantage of rapid transit. As these lots will soon be placed upon the market, a slight description may be of interest. There are one hundred and ten lots in the plat, each at least 60 feet wide and 150 feet deep. Some of the lots are wider, however, and many of them are one hündred and seventy feet deep. There is not a poor lot in the entirc addition, and from nearly everyone of them a fine landscape spreads out before the view. They are all high and dry and the pure air of the country greets the city lungs that come here for an airing. Dr. Vaughan bas purchased three beautiful lots facing on Washtenaw Ave., opposite the beautiful suburban home of Evart H. Scott, and is to build there soon. One of the college fraternities is negotiating for a site for a fine residence, and several professors and citizens have already been over the ground with a view to selecting sites for homes. They are making no mistake in going there, for in a few years this additiou will be a bower of beauty and blossom as a rose. We are informed by -Mr. W. W. Watts, who together with Mr. James K. Bach, appears to have the business management of the affair, that "the owners desire to make this the choice residence section of the city and no expense will be spared in that direction. The land is the most sightly and beautiful in the city. Prices are put at a low figure in order to promote speedy improvements, and persons wishing a good speculation as well as those who wish to build can make no mistake in purchasing on this addition." The city water works is extended here or one can put down drive wells and secure a supply of pure well water for their own use if they so desire, as tindoubtedlj' most residents will desire to do. A portion of this addition has been a fine fruit farm and many lots can be secured with apple, pear or peach trees already grown thus saving years of waiting. There are hundreds of people who feel if they could only get out of the crowded city they would be supremely happy. Here is presented an opportunity for them. They eau secure fine, large lots, pure air, pure water, rapid transit to the railway stations or to any part of the city, and a building lot will not cost them a large fortune to commence with. And then again you can make your own terms of payment. You can pay cash or get ten, fifteen or twenty years' credit if you want it. This is quite a philanthrophïc enterprise for it will help mauy a man to a good home with plenty of breathing space around hirn. If you want to find out any particnlara about this enterprise, cali upon or address either Mr. W. W. Watts at No. 10 S. Main street, or Mr. James R. Bacli at Xi. lii E. Huron street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Old News
Ann Arbor Courier