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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 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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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 547, An Economical and Ever Popular Type

The Gordon Van Tine number 547 is an attractive but simple home with no unnecessary ornamentation, just the cozy home for which you have been looking. Its’ comfortable appearance and convenient arrangement have gained favor with many. Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine #140, A Big House For Little Money

According to the 1913 Gordon Van Tine catalog description, house plan number 140 was a big house for little money. Let’s have a look at a couple of the number 140’s along with the actual blueprints from 1913 and see! Continue reading

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Sears Modern Home #119, A Ten-Room Modern Residence – Admired By All

The Sears Modern Homes was one of the earliest models and largest that Sears Modern Homes offered. 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 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 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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