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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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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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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 Number 515, A Ready-Cut Bungalow With Well Balanced Proportions and Unique Features

My previous blog is the inspiration for this blog.  Another “one thing leads to another” blog. Me and my quirky hobby. Gordon Van Tine was a competitor of Sears and Aladdin in the early 1900’s. Gordon Van Tine began offering … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads To Another…….The Gordon Van Tine 589, “An Ideal 3-Bedroom Bungalow”

While preparing images for my last blog I noticed another testimony on the catalog page at the bottom. I’ve spent hours locating testimonial homes from the various kit home companies as a way to learn the several hundred models…and it … 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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Sears Modern Homes Avondales in Oklahoma

In the summer of 1909, or at least by the time the State Fair in Springfield Illinois opened, Sears Modern Homes built one of their modern bungalows at the fairgrounds in the agricultural area along the racetrack at the fair. … 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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John Patton’s Elmhurst, A Sears Modern Homes 1930 Testimonial Home

A Sears Elmhurst, and not just “a” Sears Elmhurst but “THE” Sears Elmhurst. This is the Elmhurst that was used on the cover of the early 1930’s Sears Modern Homes catalogs! Continue reading

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