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Gordon Van Tine 198, A New Two-Family Plan

A two family plan that can be built for the price of a single house. A duplex kit home, the Gordon Van Tine 198. 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 – The Arlington, One Cannot Resist A Second Glance at this Home!

The Gordon Van Tine Arlington is a model we haven’t seen much of, not yet. This English Tudor model was offered 1932-1937. Thanks to a blog reader I have one to share! To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints … Continue reading

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Sears 303 … Sometimes They’re in Your Own Backyard!

Is Idabel Oklahoma home to a Sears 303? Read to see and let me know what you think! Continue reading

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Sears Modern Homes 118 in Cherokee Oklahoma

The Sears Modern Home 118 in Cherokee Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Inside a Sears Modern Homes 306 / 215, A Guided Tour With Blueprints

Take an inside tour of a Sears house via original blueprints featuring original millwork matched to catalog images! Continue reading

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The Sears Yates, A Late Model Sears House

This 1940 New Jersey home is a Sears Yates. Check out the photos and marked lumber! 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 545, A Farm Home of Dignity and Comfort

Gordon Van Tine kit home design 545 in Syracuse Nebraska. 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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