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The daily press. (White Plains, N.Y.) 1929-????, October 05, 1929, Image 8

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GEDNEY WAY LUMBER & COAL COMPANY COAL Putnam Valley Lumber and Supply Corporation North Castle Electric Co. E U ct rk a l Contractors EVERYTHING ELECTIUUAL BLUE PRINTS Ait MnUJ Steel Often CORNELIUS 100-201 Mein Street TeL W. P. 413S HUNT Every Good Building Material Conklin'Pfister B uilding Service FRANK HORTON BROWN White Plains, N. Y. ANNOUNCEMENT _ JOHN J. TUCKER knox T £S5 t 1. HENRY CARPENTER & GO. OTTO KOWANG MANUFACTURER of shades SUBURBAN WEATHER STRIP 6 SCREEN CORP - *30 Martine Ave., ^Vhite Plains! N. Y. METAL WEATHER STRIPS WOOD SCREENS g l UTTA - GFDLTVe ------------ ■ * 1 N BuvNI V. E. TAYLOR. IW e Building Trade Review ______ ■ ______ ____ * ■ \ • * ~ . | Practical and Economical Elements of Planning In Westchester 11 The following address by Robert mltUd to enjoy. I believe that the muc h; that la, don ’ t let us bow great resources. The handwriting |( E. Farley was mad# before the Ums must and will come whan' down humbly at the altar of the on the wall can be easily read. It II lA. MEGEL & SONS • D.O .fOl.TBl 2 Hamilton Avenue EXCAVATING CONTRACTORS MASON MATERIALS HEAVY HAULING White Plains 90M FILL COPING SAND TOP SOIL STONE FUG STONE GRAVEL BLUE STONE CINDERS CRUSHED STONE AMORIELLQ 8i SON, Inc. General Contractors end Builders VALHALLA. N. Y. Phones — White Plains 3312-9474 ‘ Dependability* MAHLSTEDTS GUAIANTZED KJTLDirK UATVUALS. FUtl * PAINT Beak Street (Depot Pleze) White Plains 576 Westchester County Planning Fed ­ eration: \You are undoubtedly cherishing some hope that I may bring soma practical suggestions this, I will ez,deav<;r to do, and I wish to taka up at once what I re ­ gard as tha chief facta of menace that confront Westchester County today. The developments that are' springing up In Increasing number^ disfigure and ruin naturally beautiful tracts, and the developments that are dangerous to adjoining-property and in sections in wnicfc the/*are located .for they inevitably prevent developments of surrounding properties In an artis ­ tic manner, thus resulting ii^ seri ­ ous decrease In realty values, the, fact, of which Is felt by the county as a whole. I am referring development founded on the that you should never give the sucker an even break; the de ­ velopment. whose promoter only one objective, quick salci large profit These, have been for years the curse of certain sections of Long Island, Westchester, for ­ tunately has been quite free from them from a comparative stand ­ point but I would like to sound tonight loud-erya of yarning to urge the most prompt end seri ­ ous consideration of this problem. \Where plannlngboards exist they are often exacting, sometimes perhaps too exacting as to the lay ­ out of the streets and the snbdlvl- i into lots or plots. You will agree with me that It Is possible to gets very fine layout on a map and ----- » time get a wretched __ In other words, we have no assurance however good a map layout may be, that the devel- t be a disgrace * Lho coilnty. \Now. what can be done? I da- Ire to offer a solution that may surprise you; It Is that we should speedily start here lh Westchester ent, the purpose of which _ . o require th* approval by the' municipality or their various members, of at least the exterior of ell buildings to be erected the county. We have our build codes, our sanitary codes, our 1 regulations, our zoning ordinances, r planning restrictions, but we have nothing now to prevent the blight that cornea from ugly ' - _ Under our building codes, wo have - abeolute check eo far as artistic merit U concerned. The ugly house or building Is far worse from a com ­ munity standpoint than the poorly - e that Is barred by any building code. Wants County to Lead \If It should appear that the con ­ stitution hare the necessary legis ­ lation. then I believe that the peo- generally would favor any Lumber, Builders ’ Supplies, Mason ’ s Material, Coal Elnford, N. Y. C G. SWACKHAMER H. G. WAGNER ELECTRIC CO 90 Wastmoraland Am. AUTHORIZED DEALER F ’ hilco All Electric Radio lklBd, y »\■ Blste deal Swift Bad Hoover Vacuum Gleaners Thor Washers and Ironers Dxtvewaja. ( Wiring. Electrical and Badfe rwa. wua ruM. sm n !05 Mamaroneck Avenue F ’ honi 617^ 1 DIAMOND & SWEET, ? DtOORFOB4JBX> .**■ GLASS % ‘

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