Developers Roger W. Eisinger Jr. and John K. Kilbane, who are planning their third air rights building, this one over the railroad track that splits midtown Bethesda, have started a five story medical office building on the site of the former. All States Inn and tourist cabins between Rockville and Gaithersburg. The Property is the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Route 355. The structure will have 56,000 square feet of space, plus an adjacent branch bank and some stores on one level. Stanley Lewis and Jean Bouquet are the architects and Edward Crough, Inc., the general contractor.
The Rockwell Building, 11400 Rockville Pike, was sold recently for $5.8 million to National Life Insurance Co. The seller was RockWall Partnership and L. R. Miller. Located near the White Flint Mall, the building is leased primarily to federal tenants.
The Jim Krauser who was credited by announcer Pat Summerall for doing a good job on the statistics for the Superbowl game in New Orleans last Sunday is the same H. James Krauser who is regional vice president and director of training for Shannon & Luchs. In reviewing his off-camera role in the big football event, Krauser said that his wife enjoyed meeting Phyllis George after the game at a CBS party. Krauser, who also did the statistics for Summerall and Brookshier for the Redskin games they handled, was paid $100 and expenses for the Superbowl duty. "But I would have done it for nothing," he said. "It was just great to be there and have a super seat and be part of the coverage."
Come summer, the New York Times will move its Washington bureau office from 19th and L NW (the building of the American Association of Railroads) to older but not outdated space at 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW. A spokesman said that the Julien J. Studley firm "expedited" the transaction. The Times bureau is moving because it needs more space.
In 1970s, the rehabilitation hype motivated Brooklyn's Glem (not the old Dodger pitcher) Labine to create the Old-House Journal, designed for persons interested in redoing and enhancing old dwellings. Now Labine has come up with The Old-House Journal Catalog, which lists 525 companies and 5,873 products and services. For instance, you learn how to order an old-fashioned ceiling fan for $377 from the Windyne Co. in Richmond. The catalog sells for $6.95, Old-House Journal is at 199 Berkeley Pl., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217. Tin ceilings and 19th century hardware are among the many items.
Transfer records show that C. C. Jones and others recently sold 234 acres on Route 28 (Darnestown Road) for $505,000. And Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Dowd, the purchasers, sold a 36-acre tract on the west side of Travilah Road in Potomac for $505,000 to Monroe Development Corp.
Some of the older residences near the new Metro station in Bethesda (at Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road) have become offices for lawyers and doctors. But it didn't just happen. Maurice R. (Morrey) Dunie, a partner in the firm of Bulman, Goldstein, Feld and Dunie, recounted the other day that a special zoning exception was obtained because the planned change in use for the 49-year-old house at 7427 Arlington Rd. was first discussed with the Edgemoor Citizens Associations. A promise was made to preserve the residence and its landscaping. The special exception was granted last February and the conversion completed last summer. The Montgomery County Zoning Board of Appeals put it this way: "The clear intent of the amendment is to encourage rentention of houses of architectural merit in areas such as East Edgemoor, and to liberalize the uses for those buildings."