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Unusually Well Planned Craftsman Bungalow, Gordon Van Tine 611

May 25, 1925 was an exciting day for a poultry farmer from Schenectady, New York. After contemplating for many months and taking into consideration arguments both for and against these types of (kit/machine cut) houses, H.E. Chesebro decided on a … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 539, An Inexpensive Home of Good Appearance

Brought to you from Gordon Van Tine of Davenport Iowa we have an inexpensive home of good appearance. Gordon Van Tine began offering home plans in 1907, a year prior to Sears. To learn all about the Gordon Van Tine … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine – The Arlington, One Cannot Resist A Second Glance at this Home!

The Gordon Van Tine Arlington is a model we haven’t seen much of, not yet. This English Tudor model was offered 1932-1937. Thanks to a blog reader I have one to share! To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints … Continue reading

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A Sears 118 … With Sears Shipping Labels!

Another Sears 118 has been reported! Read my blog to see photos of this popular Sears model. Continue reading

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This Popular California Bungalow Could Be Anywhere!

Pacific Ready Cut Homes model 385. Another popular California bungalow design you might find in your neighborhood! Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 914, An Early “Tiny-Home”

The Gordon Van Tine 914 designed for the small family can’t be beaten for convenience and all around livability. Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 545, A Farm Home of Dignity and Comfort

Gordon Van Tine kit home design 545 in Syracuse Nebraska. Continue reading

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This Is a Universal Favorite…Gordon Van Tine 502

If you read my last blog you may have noticed the box in the bottom right column that contains a testimonial and it even has an address. John’s time in this ‘universal favorite’ was short. John and his wife Elsie … 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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The Van Tine System Homes of Gordon Van Tine

Some time ago Dale Wolicki sent me a 1942 Gordon Van Tine brochure that features special order homes built using the Van Tine System. He told me I could find these houses and write a blog. So, I did and … Continue reading

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