John Vonderlin: Real Estate Chatter circa 1906

Story from John Vonderlin

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Hi June,
   I’ve attached a bunch of ads from the Great Quake era, advertising the subdivisions being created from the OSR tracts and other landowners’ parcels. The Brophy’s Tract ad had some interesting text I’ll forward if you want to post it. Enjoy. John

Remember that the tract I put on the market a few weeks ago is the choicest subdivision that has yet been offered, comprising forty acres, having over 1200 feet frontage on the main street of the town (Kelly Ave) and over one-half mile on the beautiful Bay, which affords an unobstructed Marine View from every lot. The railroad depot is located on this tract.

 People who have seen other beach resorts grow, with the advent of electric roads, are getting into Halfmoon Bay now.

Get a lot, at first prices, and double your money when the spring rush starts.

The title is insured by the Title Insurance and Guarantee co., and I can give you a deed at once.

Excursion every Sunday, rain or shine. Come in and make arrangements to go down with me, for I can give you value for your money,