Gordon Van Tine 198, A New Two-Family Plan

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A new two-family plan that can be built for the price of a single house. Build this house and live in one of the apartments and rent the other floor at a high enough price to pay interest on the entire investment.

the Gordon Van Tine 198 was a two family house first offered in 1914 as not ready cut. In 1916 it was offered in ready cut as model 530. It was discontinued by 1920. Thanks to a testimony of George Bucklew I was able to locate one in Toledo Ohio to share as an example.

The Gordon Van Tine 198 was a two family house first offered in 1914 as not ready cut. In 1916 it was offered in ready cut as model 530. It was discontinued by 1920.

 

Thanks to a testimony of George Bucklew I was able to locate one in Toledo Ohio to share as an example.

 

This is Mr Bucklew's flat in Toledo Ohio. Mr. Bucklew was a machinist and lived here with his wife and two daughters. It's likely that they rented the other unit or maybe extended family lived in the other apartment. It is in need of some TLC! And, yes, it is different than the testimony photo. I have no idea. A mix up at the office with testimonies and photos?

This is Mr Bucklew’s flat in Toledo Ohio. Mr. Bucklew was a machinist and lived here with his wife and two daughters. It’s likely that they rented the other unit or maybe extended family lived in the other apartment.

 

It is in need of some TLC! And, yes, it is different than the testimony photo. I have no idea. A mix up at the office with testimonies and photos?

 

Gordon Van Tine 198 in Toledo, Ohio.

Gordon Van Tine 198 in Toledo, Ohio.

 

To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints click here!

If you know of a Gordon Van Tine 198 or any Gordon Van Tine or Sears home contact me through facebook or by email at searshomes@yahoo.com

To learn more about kit homes and meet other enthusiasts as well as home owners join us in the Sears Homes Group on facebook!

For more information on the Gordon Van Tine Company of Davenport, Iowa visit the website of Dale Wolicki , here.

My friend Rosemary Thornton has featured several Gordon Van Tine homes on her blog.

To see more Gordon Van Tine catalogs online  click here.

And, to see the  beautiful covers from Gordon Van Tine catalogs click here.

Come back for my next blog to see another great Gordon Van Tine model!

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About Rachel Shoemaker

I've been hooked on finding and or identifying mail order homes since 2008. I'm not picky, kit homes from Sears Modern Homes, Aladdin Ready Cut, Gordon Van Tine, Wardway Homes, all of the major companies as well as the popular pattern and plan book homes built from about 1900 and on. Could you be living in one of these homes? Send me an email: searshomes@yahoo.com
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