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Gordon Van Tine Bungalow Number 587

In 1924 Elmer Scatchard built nine Gordon Van Tine ready cut homes in Madison New Jersey. One of those nine homes was a model 587. It was built with the intention of selling it but the Mrs liked it so … Continue reading

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A Cosy Six Room Cottage by Gordon Van Tine not Sears Modern Homes

Gordon Van Tine was a competitor in the mail order kit home ‘business’.  Sears Modern Homes first offered homes in 1908, Aladdin Ready Cut in 1906 and Gordon Van Tine in 1907. The Gordon Van Tine Company was located in … Continue reading

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Meet Sears Number 178, the Quirky Cousin of Sears Number 124

As if the Sears 124 wasn’t “interesting” enough the quirky cousin comes along in fall of 1910!  When you see a Sears 178 you will never forget it, trust me. The Sears 124 and the 178 floor plans are very … 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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Gordon Van Tine #108 Testimonial Houses

Another one of my interests is finding mail order homes across the country. I don’t care where they are I just like to find them! I call it practice. And this is the way I see it, it helps me learn … Continue reading

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