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II I I Ml I fi the cockier-journal, cockier-journal, cockier-journal, loiisville, si ndw .morning, New Subdivisions Include Tract for Other land trades are '15-acre '15-acre '15-acre Dresel farm and old Jan is place By GRADY CLAY Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Real Estate Editor Something new in subdivision 3s due to get under way within - .the next few weeks an industrial subdivision. I A. J. Schneider Construction ; Co. last week bought a 15-acre 15-acre 15-acre ! -tract -tract on Strawberry Lane just : west of the L. and N. Strawberry i. .yards. Price paid owner Taul I tRoss was $22,000, or $1,500 per f; .acre. j- j- i The firm plans to build and I lease small light industry build-l build-l build-l .ings or warehouses, each on one ' '4o three-acre three-acre three-acre tracts or to sell the ' -land -land to small-industry small-industry small-industry owners who want to build their own, said . 'president Al T. Schneider. This was 'something of a new 'wrinkle in the industrial-land industrial-land industrial-land picture picture here. Much of the trading in land zoned for industry has been in large tracts. Many owners owners refuse to break large tracts into small lots some, no doubt, hoping another General Electric t, Co. or Stauffer Chemical Co. is fFJn the offing. T' Built Shively Plants , Schneider said his experience in building two small industrial plants in Shively one for Flax, Inc. led him to go into the industrial industrial subdivision project. But this was only one small part of the large volume of land trading that has taken pljce in Jefferson County In recent weeks. In all parts of the county but especially in the suburban fringes farmland has been bought or optioned by subdivides. subdivides. One of the largest sales was that of the 45-acre 45-acre 45-acre Dresel farm on U. S. 42 across from Zachary Taylor Taylor National Cemetery. It has been bought by Wakefield-Mc-Makin Wakefield-Mc-Makin Wakefield-Mc-Makin Wakefield-Mc-Makin Wakefield-Mc-Makin Realty Co. for $130,000 for subdivision. The farm has 1,300 feet of highway frontage, and extends southward 1,699 feet. Included in the purchase is a large brick farmhouse, believed to be 120 years old, formerly the home of Hancock Taylor. The property was sold by heirs of the late A. J. Dresel. Before World War II, the house served as a clubhouse and training training center for an Army Reserve group. In 1941 it was an officers' club for Army Air Forces offi- offi- . cers while Bowman Field facilities facilities were under construction. To Preserve Cemetfry An old Herr family cemetery between the house and U. S. 42 will be walled and preserved as a historic site. It contains gravestones gravestones for John Herr, 1771-1852, 1771-1852, 1771-1852, and Emily H. Oldham, 1812-1892. 1812-1892. 1812-1892. ' M. L. McMakin, vice-president, vice-president, vice-president, said the realty firm plans to remodel remodel the old house with ade quate space around it. It also (plans to preserve the avenue o old maples leading to the house. K, . . - . 4' : r-,t r-,t r-,t ' ' v.v .... . Small Industries ' 7 - ' - , 'ItJiJL OLD HAxNCOCK TAYJ.OK residenre on the A. J. Drool farm, U. S. 42 near Rudy Lane, .will lie remodeled and the farm subdivided. POSSIBLE DEMOLITION' fa.es ll.i 1 lO-vear-old lO-vear-old lO-vear-old lO-vear-old lO-vear-old house on Jarvi Lane near Mocking Bird Valley, to make way for fiiiliiliviiion. A similar plan to preserve a large house was followed in developing Bellemeade subdivision on U. S. 60 near Lyndon. Just west of the Dresel Farm, L. M. Goose recently sold to the Garvin-Miller. Garvin-Miller. Garvin-Miller. Co., builders, an eight-acre eight-acre eight-acre tract with 360 feet of highway frontage for $25,000. The builders also have optioned another another 156-acre 156-acre 156-acre tract immediately to the south of the Goose tract from Andy Kaelin, Sr., whose farm fronts on Rudy Lane. The option price is $2,300 per. acre. The Goose property also will be developed, beginning within the next two weeks, with a subdivision subdivision of houses in the range, reported builder Whitney Miller. The subdivision will not include the Goose residence. Old Owners Selling From Goose came this comment, comment, reflecting the typical feeling feeling of many landowners who are now selling off their -properties: -properties: "When I moved out here 11 years ago you could hardly see any other houses anywhere except the Dresel place, the old Rudy farm over on Rudy Lane, and Andy Kaelin's house. Now I'm about surrounded." Goose sold off the land for nearby Victoria Tlace, a one-street one-street one-street subdivision of homes somewhat somewhat smaller than those already built across U. S. 42 in Browns-boro Browns-boro Browns-boro Park and Indian Hills. Much closer to Louisville is the "old Jarvis place," at the north end of Jarvis Lane between Mocking Bird Valley and Zorn Avenue. Last week realtor Paul F. Semonin, Jr., said he plans to divide the acreage into 56 large lots, and to extend Jarvis Lane along the edge of the property. This also will give another access access route to the much-debated much-debated much-debated 76-acre 76-acre 76-acre tract of Stuart Duncan's. The Planning and Zoning Commission Commission last week was studying Duncan's application for a zoning change to permit building some 600 garden apartments on his property fronting on Zorn Avenue. Avenue. Most of this neighborhood was once part of a 237-acre 237-acre 237-acre farm, known as "The Sycamores," owned by Meredith P. Hieatt, father of the present C. C. Hieatt. The large old brick house (see photo) was built by a previous owner named Thompson in 1843, says Hieatt. The property was sold by Hieatt's father in 1881 to Joshua Jarvis for whom Jarvis Lane was named. The house was inherited by the late Mrs. Jarvis who owned it and has rented it out for many years. Semonin has an option to buy it from the Jarvis heirs. The house is in such bad shape Semonin believes it must be demolished. demolished. Near the Dixie Highway, another another large property was bought last week by A. J. Schneider, contractor, contractor, who paid $70,000 for the late Kendrick Lewis' farm on the high hills east of Dixie Highway at the end of Myers' Lane. Schneider, who lives on a farm on Lower River Road, said he intends intends to move to the Lewis property property at some future date. ' Truck Farm Bought On Brown's Lane between Hikes Point and St. Matthews, viding it and building about 150 brick-veneer brick-veneer brick-veneer houses in the $12,-500-$17,000 $12,-500-$17,000 $12,-500-$17,000 $12,-500-$17,000 $12,-500-$17,000 bracket. He paid approximately approximately $100,000 for the land. The Hettingers retained their farm home and some three acres of land on the west side of Brown's Lane near the Wattcrson Expressway. Highbaugh has also bought, for $70,000, the old Bucchel Ice and Cold Stopage Building next to the Citizens Fidelity Bank from Marshall Marshall Realty Co. He expects to convert this into a warehouse and assembly building for his building building operations on the Brown's Lane project and Wedgewood Village subdivision. A deed indicating a sale of $266,000 was recorded last week, transferring a large subdivision tract at the corner of Preston Highway and Gilmore Lane from Gilmore Corporation, subdividers, to Trinity Corporation, builders. A model home is now being built on the site. Eventually, some 600 houses, a shopping center, and an apartment district are to be built on the property. Another piece of land at va rious times a much-disputed much-disputed much-disputed one laid out as section I of Audubon Vale subdivision. This land is part of Ehrler's dairy farm. It was the center of a dispute in 1949 when it was zoned for a drive-in drive-in drive-in theater; then the zoning change was withdrawn under pressure. Later, Ehrler's plans to .remodel .remodel his barn into a milk-product milk-product milk-product milk-product sales building brought on a long dispute with the Board of Zoning Adjustment and Appeals settled in Ehrler's favor. .Builder William Armstrong reports reports that houses built in this section will have a minimum of 900 square feet, and will contain two and three bedrooms. In some parts of the county, land has been sold for subdivision at such a fast rate during the past two years that the chief activity activity now consists of lot-selling lot-selling lot-selling and house-building. house-building. house-building. . "There are so many subdivisions subdivisions going ahead out this way right now that nobody seems to be looking for big tracts they're too busy selling lots," reported Arlis Cook, real estate man active active in the Dixie Highway area. Leroy Highbaugh, Sr., through has been sold on Poplar Level Highbaugh Mortgage Co., recently recently bought a 47-acre 47-acre 47-acre truck farm from Mr. and Mrs. Irvin C. Hettinger. Within the next two weeks, Highbaugh plans to begin subdi- subdi- Road and will soon become the site of new homes. Armstrong-Paddock Armstrong-Paddock Armstrong-Paddock Co., Louisville Louisville builders, recently paid $30,000 to Dominic Ehrlcr for a 14-acre 14-acre 14-acre tract containing 58 lots HOUSEFUl OF OUR LUMBER NOT A COMPLAINT IN A 411 E. 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Clipped from The Courier-Journal15 Mar 1953, SunPage 108

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)15 Mar 1953, SunPage 108
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