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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 Popular California Bungalow Could Be Anywhere!

Pacific Ready Cut Homes model 385. Another popular California bungalow design you might find in your neighborhood! Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 914, An Early “Tiny-Home”

The Gordon Van Tine 914 designed for the small family can’t be beaten for convenience and all around livability. Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 545, A Farm Home of Dignity and Comfort

Gordon Van Tine kit home design 545 in Syracuse Nebraska. 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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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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