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Edwin Binkert’s Gordon Van Tine Barn #403 in Lake City, Iowa

In the summer of 1928 Ed Binkert of Lake City, Iowa ordered a ready cut barn. When the pieces to the barn arrived neighbors helped haul them to the building site. Learn more here! Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 603, A Typical Colonial Home With Sun Porch

The Gordon Van Tine 603 is an example of distinction in the practical residence. I have two examples to share in this blog. To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints click here! If you know of a Gordon … Continue reading

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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 121, Distinctly Out of the Ordinary

This plan is distinctly out of the ordinary, and shows good taste in every line. When built it is one of the most attractive houses imaginable outside and in. Many architects have attempted houses of this general plan, but we … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 131, A Beautiful Brick and Stucco Home

Within the life of every man and woman a time arrives when they desire to throw off the yoke of the renter’s lot, and a longing springs into existence for the comforts and satisfaction of a home of their own. … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 116, A True Craftsman Bungalow

The Gordon Van Tine 116 was a craftsman mission bungalow design borrowed from California. Other kit home companies such as Sears and Lewis borrowed bungalow designs from California in the early years. I’ve featured a few California bungalows in blogs in the past that were used by kit home companies. Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 552, A Popular Home – Fine For a Narrow Lot

This house because of its width is especially good for a narrow lot. And at the same time it is two full stories in height, has six big rooms, a bath, and plenty of closet space.

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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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