Saturday, September 25, 2010

Didja Know? 1947 Smoke Rise Home Prices

Didja Know?
Curious about the price of homes in Smoke Rise in 1947?  Here is an article from Cornie Hubner on the matter - one of his early pieces in the "Didja Know?" series.

1947 Prices

Shortly after its opening in 1947, a very enthusiastic article about the Smoke Rise Company development appeared in the New York Herald Tribune. It told of the 5,000 pristine acres of the most scenic area in the East and only 30 miles from New York City.  It described how the air of the developer, J. Alden Talbot, to maintain the natural beauty would be guaranteed by deed restrictions. The lengthy article concluded by admonishing a prospective purchaser "not to consider it unless willing to pay $35,000 to $40,000 for a home and have minimum income of $7,000 per year."

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