Tenleytown Neighborhoods¬†& Subdivisions  - American University Park

Realty Primer

On March 20, 1901, Tait and Co. ran the following ad in The Washington Post, p. 5:

Realty Primer
The A-B-C
of
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK
The Place of
FINE SURBURBAN HOMES

Adjacent to the great American University.
Built up with attractive homes.
Carefully sold to desirable residents.
Drainage excellent.
Electric lights on streets and in houses.
Fire protection from chemical engine company.
Graded evenly - six miles of streets.
Houses costing less that $2,000 not permitted.
Improved with three thousand young trees, shrubs and plants.
Jealously guarded by Washington's sturdy bluecoats.
Kept in perfect condition, winter and summer
Largest sub-division in Washington.
Malaria unknown: altitude 300 feet about White House.
No sickness: health for wife and children.
Overlooks the District, "My Maryland," and the "Old Dominion."
Prices approximately $600 per lot.
Queer insurance clause - die and the payments cease.
Reasonable terms: one-fifth cash, balance in equal payments, 1, 2, 3, and 4 years.
Special inducement: no interest payable on these deferred balances.
Traversed by Massachusetts avenue
United to the city's heart by fine electric car system - one fare.
Values will grow with the growth of the Capital.
Washington's best section - the newer Northwest.
Xcellent in every respect.
Years will but increase its beauty and worth.
Zephyrs of the summer cool its happy homes.

HAVING LEARNED THE A-B-C OF UNIVERSITY PARK, FOR FURTHER KNOWLEDGE APPLY
TO THE PRECEPTORS

TAIT & CO.,
610 Fourteenth Street, Washington, DC