Tag Archives: Colonial Home

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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A Very Special Christmas for an East Granby Connecticut Woman (Gordon Van Tine 517-B)

It was a typical New England winter in East Granby Connecticut and most assuredly a Christmas that Anna Viets would remember forever. The year was 1920 and Anna and Charles Palmer Viets had been married for 32 years. Anna and … Continue reading

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A Popular California Bungalow Pattern Used By Sears Modern Homes and Many Others

In February of 1905 Louise W.C. Ochsner, a widow, purchased  lot 51 Block A in Los Angeles California.  In 1906 she had a very interesting bungalow built on that lot.  Louise and her daughter and son-in law lived in the … 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 Rare Gordon Van Tine Home in Atoka, Oklahoma

In 1916 in Davenport, Ia Gordon Van Tine company vice president Harry Van Tine Scott gave careful thought and planning into a home for his family. The architects at Gordon Van Tine designed an impressive colonial home with every modern … Continue reading

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