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Vol. XXVI FEBRUARY 2, 1 9 23 Number 8
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Judge Way and Knollwood
(By Bion H. Butler)
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One of Judge Way's Several Cottages at Knollwood.
This cottage is occupied this season by Mrs. George M. Reid, of Greenwich, Conn.
FEW days ago Judge W. A. Way, of Pittsburgh, made an
additional purchase of a dozen building locations at Knoll
wood Village, and also an unplotted tract of about twenty-
five acres close by the lots. As Judge Way had already bought
several lots and nearly twenty acres of acreage at Knollwood Village,
and built two fine houses and rebuilt another, a further purchase of
magnitude led me to hunt up the Judge and ask him howcome?
Judge Way is a right compactly-packed box of tricks. He was
brought up in a highly practical school, the business atmosphere of
Pittsburgh. There as a banker, where a banker conies in contact
with big things, as a president judge of a county of a million popula
tion, where a judge sees all sides of life, as a developer of big busi
ness projects, where business projects are full grown, Judge Way
learned a lot of things that come handy to a man when he gets to a
new country. In his business experience he planned and built a
home section of Sewickley, which is the abiding place of a large
number of Pittsburgh's most prosperous people, and is therefore
a highly desirable part of the Pittsburgh community. Having ar
rived at an age where he felt inclined to turn from some of the
activities of business, and having established friendly relations with
a somewhat substantial bank account the Judge in dropping his
judicial mantle after years of work on the bench could not close his
judicial eye. So when he arrived in Pinehurst he kept seeing things.
That is howcome he got a finger in Knollwood.
"It looked good to me," he said, "when I saw this climate and
this development of golf, hotels, conveniences for winter life, and
particularly the short run from the North. There is one of the
most essential features of the whole business. I have some irons
in the fire yet in Pittsburgh, and frequently I want to telephone
or run up there, or get letters back and forth expeditiously, and I
can do that here. Florida is twice as far away, and therefore twice
as difficult to reach quickly. This is the most accessible place for
the men of the East. California is too far away, and you might as
well burn the bridges and arrange to stay out there if you pick
California. I saw that right here is the place, and with the half
dozen fine golf courses I could see very readily that here is a center
that people are going to find and in which they are going to locate.
"This climate," continued the Judge, "is genuine. It is all it
purports to be, and perhaps a little more, for you can also count
this as a big feature. Florida has certain advantages of climate in
the middle of winter, but those advantages are also disadvantages,
at least for business men. Suppose you happen to be in Florida in
the early days of February, the sun warm, and the weather soft
and enervating, and the whole system relaxed. You get a telegram
that an important meeting requires that you are in New York or
Pittsburgh on the first train that will get you there. You land
perhaps in a blizzard, and maybe go from the meeting to the hospital
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