A Beautiful City Home, Gordon Van Tine 122

An Eight-Room City Home Costing $2,425

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Model 122 was first offered by Gordon van Tine in 1909-1910. Number 122 is a comfortable house with a comfortable appearance, one that is strictly modern, and can be built at a very reasonable cost.

Model 122 was first offered by Gordon van Tine in 1909-1910.

 

Number 122 is a comfortable house with a comfortable appearance, one that is strictly modern and can be built at a very reasonable cost.

 

Gordon Van Tine estimated that just to build the structure you could do so for $2, 425. Heating, plumbing and electric not included in that cost.

Gordon Van Tine estimated to build the house you could do so for $2,425. Heating, plumbing, and electric not included in that cost.

 

This is an authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 built in 1912 in Illinois .

This is an authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 built in 1912 in Illinois .

 

 

Gordon Van Tine 122. Look for that window midway, that is the stairway landing.

Gordon Van Tine 122. Look for that window midway, that is the stairway landing.

 

This Gordon Van Tine was built on a corner lot and gives a us a great view of the back of the house. Look for that back chamfered corner on both floors. The bathroom will be the center window, if it hasn't been removed in a remodel, if so you can still detect the location by the vent pipe location on the roof.

This Gordon Van Tine was built on a corner lot and gives a us a great view of the back of the house. Look for that back chamfered corner on both floors. The bathroom will be the back center window, if it hasn’t been removed in a remodel, if so you can still detect the location by the vent pipe location on the roof.

 

This is the 1909-1910 Gordon Van Tine 122 catalog image. This model was last offered in the 1916 Standard Homes (Not-Ready Cut) catalog. Meaning...this model was never offered as a pre-cut home.

This is the 1909-1910 Gordon Van Tine 122 catalog image. This model was last offered in the 1916 Standard Homes (Not-Ready Cut) catalog. Meaning…this model was never offered as a pre-cut home.

 

This authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 was built in 1910 in New York.

This authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 was built in 1910 in New York. (No google street view, photo courtesy of an old real estate listing)

 

 

This authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 was built in 1910 in New York.

This authenticated Gordon Van Tine 122 was built in 1910 in New York. (No google street view, photo courtesy of an old real estate listing)

 

 

Have you seen a Gordon Van Tine 122?   If so, please contact me!  There are three ways to contact me.  By email: searshomes@yahoo.com    You can contact me through Sears Modern Homes on facebook.   Or, you can leave a reply  at the end of this blog..

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

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 a rare Gordon Van Tine 118, one of their earliest  models.

I’m still  polishing my GVT identification skills and knowledge right now.   I’ve not forgotten you Sears or Aladdin.  🙂

Coming soon,  a Gordon Van Tine house, barn and poultry house with documention, order forms, correspondence letters, vintage photos, construction photos too!   I’m gathering images and info now.

I have several awesome homes to share from blog readers,  a Sears 119 in Iowa comes to mind, a Lewis Vitello that Mark Hardin found, a Henry Wilson bungalow in Nova Scotia that I identified for a reader.  A Wardway Barcelona shared by a reader.  It just never ends!  I love hearing from readers.  searshomes@yahoo.com  Send me your homes and your questions.

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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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