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A Model Five Room Bungalow, Gordon Van Tine 522

Lost in Hooker, Oklahoma, a model five room bungalow from Gordon Van Tine! “After building this house, Mrs. Rose Wright of Hooker, Oklahoma, wrote to us: ‘I am very thankful to the Gordon Van Tine Company for giving me the … 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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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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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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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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The Gordon Van Tine Erie, A Colonial Bungalow

This house was reported last fall as a possible Sears Modern Home in the Sears Homes group on facebook. The house was on the market at the time. What I discovered when I opened the real estate listing was NOT … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine Number 515, A Ready-Cut Bungalow With Well Balanced Proportions and Unique Features

My previous blog is the inspiration for this blog.  Another “one thing leads to another” blog. Me and my quirky hobby. Gordon Van Tine was a competitor of Sears and Aladdin in the early 1900’s. Gordon Van Tine began offering … 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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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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