His land extended from S Atlantic Street to S Dearborn Street and from 28th Avenue S to 32nd Avenue S.
The land had to be surveyed by the office of the Surveyor General of the United States before such purchases could be made. This portion of Mount Baker was surveyed in September 1861. On what would become S Atlantic Street, the surveyors found "land broken, soil second rate, timber, Fir, Cedar & Maple. Undergrowth the same with Fern & Sallal."