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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 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 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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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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The Gordon Van Tine #555, A Fine Looking Home At A Big Saving

In this home is another pleasing variation of the standard, ever-popular, square house. The popularity of a square house efficiently planned is deserved because of the wonderful opportunities it represents in home utility, not an inch of wasted floor space. Continue reading

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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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Another Los Angeles Investment Company House With Ties To A Kit Home

Since I am on the subject of the Los Angeles Investment Company I want to share another home that is the work of Ernest McConnell supervising architect and his designers/architects one being Benjamin Allen Brown. The subject house was built … Continue reading

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The Sears #118, A VERY Popular Early Sears Modern Home

The Sears Modern Homes 118 aka Clyde, Why was it so popular? Continue reading

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The Sears Arlington in Tulsa

This house is located in Owen Park at 547 N Santa Fe.  This is probably my most favorite.  If there is such a thing as a house crush, I have one for this house! I used to work at fire … Continue reading

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