Palatial residence of W.A. Bray, Esq., Fruit Vale also 44 beautiful large subdivisions at peremptory auction...
Gift of Mr. William G. Boardman

The Bray residence occupies two city blocks from 14th St. to 16th St. between Julia and Howard Sts. It is within the Oak Tree Farm Tract, which is bounded on the south by east 14th St. and on the north by Sherman St. (Foothill Blvd.?). Sausal Creek forms the eastern boundary of the tract and what appears to be 23d Ave. forms the western boundary. The assignees of the Bray residence are C.C. Knox and Frank Otis. William J. Dingee, and Easton & Eldridge are the real estate agents. The Bray mansion has "18 spacious rooms, elegant in all their appointments; including drawing rooms, parlors, lofty and artistic hall. Complete dining room and kitchen with all modern appurtenances. The sleeping apartments are unsurpassed. Broad promenading piazzas overlooking grounds 260x680, superb in their design..." In addition, a "very beautiful cottage of 8 rooms, bath, etc., handsomely and artistically finished in natural woods..." is also at auction.

Used: William F. Boardman

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