New York Court of Appeals

New York Court of Appeals

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... and the water on the floor. I don't know how deep it was under the floor to the ground, but whatever space there was below was filled up and the water came up on the floor, some of the plaster was off the wall. 1 noticed the plastering between the bricks, it was kind of scaly, water generally acts like that when it comes through; it scales mortar out. Slate stone, such as they quarry out, don't stand the action of air and water at all. It is porous, and will absorb water, and in the winter time it will freeze, and in the spring or summer time, when the sun comes upon it, it will turn into black gravel and melt away into small pieces. I noticed the wall by the area way, it was built of bastard limestone, as we call it, and slate stone; it was not suitable for such a wall. I don't know about the wall underneath. From my acquaintance with the the property I should say it was worth $4,000 before the grading; from what I saw of the property after the grading I should judge it had depreciated about one-half; after that I should call it worth $2,000. Cross-examined. I live on Union Avenue, Rondout; am not related to Watson or his family; I could not say whether the property could have been sold for $4,000 before the grading. I consider that the damage of the water coming in there and injuring the walls, and the grading of the street has injured the property; they could go off 185 186 187 188 189 the street at first, now they have to go into the area way to get in there, I take that into consideration in making my estimate. I couldn't say how much difference it would make if the water didn't come in; I think the water has done considerable damage, but I can't estimate how much; I have never built any with stone; more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651484X
  • 9781236514844