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The Gordon Van Tine #555, A Fine Looking Home At A Big Saving

In this home is another pleasing variation of the standard, ever-popular, square house. The popularity of a square house efficiently planned is deserved because of the wonderful opportunities it represents in home utility, not an inch of wasted floor space. Continue reading

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Massive and Ornamental – The Sears Auburn

The Sears Auburn was a massive and ornamental foursquare and there’s one for sale in Bruce South Dakota!
Maybe there’s one in your town? 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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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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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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The Worthingon, Aladdin’s One Year Model

Have you seen this house? Of all of the Aladdin Ready Cut homes I have only seen the Aladdin Worthington offered in one catalog. Until a few years ago I had never seen an example of an Aladdin Worthington either! … Continue reading

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Sears Modern Homes Number 210, a Colonial Bungalow

In the last two blogs I featured the Sears Modern Homes number 124 which was offered in late 1908-early 1909 until 1917. And, I featured the rare Sears Modern Homes number 178, the quirky cousin which was offered 1910-1915. In … Continue reading

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A Sears 124 in Clayton Georgia

About five years ago I started searching for testimonial homes as a way to help me learn all of the models offered by the kit home companies. Two weeks ago I got a new laptop and as I was going … 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 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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