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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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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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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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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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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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A Custom Gordon Van Tine Home in Champaign Illinois

Quite some time ago Dale Wolicki sent me a 1942 Gordon Van Tine brochure of testimonies of special order homes and said, here…you can find these. I immediately set out to find them!  Of course.  🙂 Special thanks to Dale … 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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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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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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