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Gordon Van Tine 605, An Exceptionally Well Planned Suburban Home

I had hoped to continue with at least one more blog yesterday featuring three more homes from the 1942 Van Tine System brochure making it half of them located but I am one short, well…actually I do have it but it’s … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At The ‘Van Tine System’ of Gordon Van Tine

The Gordon Van Tine Company of Davenport Iowa was originally established in 1865 as the UN Roberts & Company, a sawmill owned by UN Roberts. In 1907  the sons of UN Roberts, Edward and Horace,  incorporated and formed Gordon Van Tine. … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 517 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

If you read my last blog you are familiar with the charming Gordon Van Tine bungalow no 517-B and if not click here to read that fun blog so this post will make more sense. Like all kit home companies … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 566 “A Well designed Home of Moderate Cost”

If you read my last blog you will remember that a housewife and her husband, a contractor,  praised their plan cut Gordon Van Tine home.  Gordon Van Tine plan cut homes were popular for many contractors and carpenters because of the … Continue reading

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A Sears Hillsboro Testimonial Home in Madison New Jersey

Several years ago I bought a Sears Modern Homes catalog from 1930. When it arrived I was surprised to find that it wasn’t what I thought it was! The catalog only showed homes from customers who were pleased with their … Continue reading

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FREE BUNGALOW! And The Winner Is…

This blog is part II to my previous blog.  To read that blog again click here. Last night I left you hanging. Who was the winner of this FREE BUNGALOW in the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest? The PRIZE bungalow was … Continue reading

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The Sears Osborn and Oriental Peaks

This 1911 Seattle Bungalow was the inspiration for the Sears Modern Homes ‘Osborn’. Continue reading

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A PERFECT Peerless Garage by Aladdin in Webb City, MO

What could be better than a perfect Aladdin Massachusetts? How about if that perfect Massachusetts includes a perfect Peerless model garage? In my seven years of identifying mail order and kit homes this house and garage is probably tops! To … Continue reading

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A Picture Perfect Aladdin Massachusetts in Webb City Missouri, Seriously!

“A distinctly original type following swiss lines, yet this beautiful structure is perfectly adapted to modern ideas of what an American home should be.” That is the description given to the Aladdin Massachusetts when it was first offered in their … Continue reading

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John Patton’s Elmhurst, A Sears Modern Homes 1930 Testimonial Home

A Sears Elmhurst, and not just “a” Sears Elmhurst but “THE” Sears Elmhurst. This is the Elmhurst that was used on the cover of the early 1930’s Sears Modern Homes catalogs! Continue reading

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