Thursday, June 6, 2013

Newspaper Tidbit: Catharpin Land Sale

Washington Herald (Washington, DC - September 16, 1922

OLIVER T. WALLACE ANNOUNCES SALE.  Beautiful Putnam Place at Catharpin, Va., Slated for Auction.

One of the most extensive real estate auction sales in the history of this vicinity will be conducted Monday, September 25, when 948 acres of sub-divided land at Catharpin, Va., will fall under the hammer.  Oliver T. Wallace, country-wide auctioneer whose local office is located at 332 Woodyard Building, will direct the sale.

Catharpin is 34 miles from Washington, located in Prince William County on both sides of bull Run, the most famous stream in the world.  The beautiful land is called the J. T. Patton or Putnam place.

The sale will take place rain or shine and dinner will be served on the grounds by the Daughters of the Confederacy.  As an advertising proposition, $100 in gold will be given away during the sale.  The terms of the sale are as follows:  On real estate, 15 per cent at the time of sale; 181-3 per sent, 30 days thereafter, and the balance on or before two years from date of sale; terms on personalty will be announced at the sale.

Besides this sale, Mr. Wallace has announced several others.  They are:  Monday, September 18, sale of 100 choice lots in the heart of Leesburg, Va.; Friday, September 29, at 10:30 a. m. sale of 35 attractive residence lots in Creston and Country Club estates at the Van Der Werwen Station, Va.; Monday, October 9, at 10 a. m. sale of the Bacon Hill farm of 400 acres, at Haymarket, Va.; and Wednesday, October 4, sale of 200 sub-divided lots (to be used for chicken farms), located one-half mile from the court house at Fairfax, Va., on the new Lee Highway.

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