Sunday, July 8, 2012

Real Estate in 1907

Here's an interesting peek at the Prince William County real estate market more than 100 years ago, when the county was still largely farmland.


Washington Post – March 31, 1907

VIRGINIA ESTATE SOLD.  "Waverly" Bought by Baltimore Business Man for $10,000 Cash.

Country as well as city property is reported to be in active demand.  The betterment of railroad and electric traction facilities in the territory around Washington has made property in this vicinity especially attractive.

The Soule Company has sold, for Edward O'Kolb, of Philadelphia, his plantation, in Westmoreland County, Va., known as "Waverly," containing 1,500 acres.  The purchaser was a Baltimore business man, who paid $10,000 cash for the property.

Among the other recent sales made by the Soule Company are the following:

For D. D. Pierce, mill property in Clark County, Va., $4,500.
For Virgil G. Williams, 500 acres in Prince William County, Va., $2,500.
For Lucy A. Platt, house in Kensington, $1,500.
For James P. Tolman, two acres and house at Suitland, $1,200.
For Georgie H. Hale, thirty-five acres at Glendale, $2,500.
For Charles Ennis, 152 acres in Prince William County, Va., $1,300.
For Samuel J. Trammell, farm in Fairfax County, Va., $1,200.
For James Kagle, farm in Prince George County, Md., $750.
For Mrs. A. Denty, thirty acres at Pohick, Va., $700.
For C. A. Czarra, house at Mount Rainier, $4,500.
For J. A. Japhet, house at College Park, $7,000.
For Mary E. Johnson, 200 Bryant street, $4,500.
For C. J. Hess, house at Ballston, $2,000.
For Helen M. Soule, house at Berwyn, $1,800.
For Ella J. Jones, two lots at Berwyn, $400.
For George McvDaniel, farm near Herndon, Va., $3,500.
For Henry S. Crowell, 20 D street southeast, $1,800.
For the Stonnell heirs, 643 acres in Prince William County, Va., $4,000.
For Mrs. A. E. Remsberg, fifty-seven acres in Fairfax county, Va., $1,500.
For Anton Texter, 705 acres in Prince William County, Va., $4,000.
For Mrs. Alex Denty, farm in Fairfax county, Va., $2,000.
For M. L. Croxall, 150 Francis street, $700.
For O. H. Post, house at Glendale, $1,400.
For Elizabeth F. Caldwell, 3136 T street  northwest, $2,500.
For Mrs. M. E. Miller, house at Woodside, $2,000.
For Alice G. Wormwood, fifty acres in Prince George County, Md., $2,500.
For Dr. H. A. Johnson, fifty-seven acres at Herndon, Va., $5,000.
For the heirs of Anna A. Walshe, house at Wesley heights, $4,000.
For William P. Frye, farm in Berkley County, Va., $6,500.
For the Stonnell heirs, 210 acres in Prince William County, Va., $600.
For Dr. H. A. Johnson, thirty-seven acres at Herndon, Va., $6,000.


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