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1882 - Houses and Lots for Sale, James T. Elwell ad

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Minneapolis Tribune, June 8, 1882



To salaried men and others who desire to procure a good, comfortable home on easy monthly payments on long time, within five blocks of street cars, in good location, a mile and a half from post-office, and upon the proposed St. Paul, Lake Como & Minneapolis Motor Line.

This addition already has over 40 good new houses, ranging in price from $1,000 to $4,000, built within two months, and 200 mechanics still at work.  Plenty of good water and three and one-half miles of good sidewalks laid.  2,000 shade trees planted and now sodding around the several houses.  Some of our best citizens have purchased sites and are now building elegant homes upon them.

  • Our location is actually 17 to 20 feet higher than the surrounding lands.
  • We are laying two lines of tiling in every street to make complete drainage.
  • Attention is called to the artistic arrangement and size of our buildings.
  • We only sell to parties who guarantee to erect good, neat and substantial houses, and personally supervise all improvements.

You can procure a good home as easy as you can pay rent, live in your own house and get the benefit of the increase of the property, and in a short time be your own landlord, in one of the finest, most rapidly growing and best improved additions in the city.

Lands for Manufacturing Purposes!

The attention of business men is called to the excellent location of lands for lumber yards or manufacturing purposes.  This land is located between the Elwell Manufacturing Company's Buildings and Elwell's addition, and offers excellent facilities, being one of the very best points for shipping, and is located on the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad, offering special inducements to parties who seek identification with Minneapolis business interests, and is the last chance to procure good manufacturing property at very low figures.

For all particulars call at our office, on Como avenue, S. E. D., near Pillsbury elevator.