Wade avenue was an alley until recently and the people on it were constantly agitating for a street, a city ordinance providing for its construction has been passed and the street will be made this year unless it is defeated by unnecessary litigation. It appears an ambulance chasing lawyer has advised the property owners to sue for damages for the ground that is necessary to the opening of the street; and unless every property owner signs a release, the matter will have to he taken to the court for adjustment, and the making of the street will be delayed a few years causing unnecessary expenses that will have to be met by the property owners. Our question is, should one property owner apply for damages, every property owner should do so and thereby thwart the selfishness of the individuals who hope to take advantage of the general distress. The lawyer is looking for dupes.
ONE WEEK LATER
Thanks to the good sense of the property owners in Wade avenue all demands for compensation and damages arising from the loss of property have been withdrawn, and through the endeavors of Mrs. John Doran everyone who owns the adjoining property has signed a release, so it may be presumed a contract for the making of the street will be let in a short time. When the street is built the church property will have a street on the north, south and east sides.
On Wade Ave. west of the church grading work has gone on all through the winter with only one interruption on account of frozen ground, and is in some parts complete and ready for small homes with generous grounds at moderate prices for which you may call Hiland 8340. The lay of terrain is all that can be wanted beginning on the northeast about a high as the church property and slopping to south and west, facing the sun with excellent drainage, and the approaches via Childress or Louisville and Dale or Tamm and Wade from the east and west and just a proper distance from industrial noise and smoke, and close enough to street cars on Manchester Ave. and on Oakland Ave. Nice short walk to Forest Park, the Arena, The Highlands and churches and schools.
Wade Ave. is being open through to Louisville Ave. by condemnation ordinances in the board of aldermen which had the third reading March and will be passed this week.
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