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Tag Archives: Gordon-Van Tine
Gordon-Van Tine Barns and Farm Buildings
Architectural historians have firmly placed the Gordon-Van Tine Company of Davenport, Iowa among the leaders of the mail-order “kit-house” business of the early 20th century.   From the 19-teens through the Second World War, customers all over the United … Continue reading
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Spring Cleaning and DIY Ideas: April 1920 style
With many of us cleaning out closets and doing a few Do It Yourself projects around the house; we thought we would share some advertising suggestions from April 1920. We hope you enjoy the look back. Before any Spring cleaning … Continue reading
Build A Better Davenport: Gordon-Van Tine and the World War II Housing Boom
This week we are continuing with the Davenport Public Library’s Summer Reading Program theme of “Build a Better World” by exploring the Richardson-Sloane Special Collection Center’s resources and records of local architects, developers, planners, construction companies, and building material suppliers. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged #buildabetterdavenport, #historyholders, Build a Better World, construction, Gordon-Van Tine, Homefront, housing, World War II, WWII 1 Comment
Gordon Van Who?
If you’re new to the Quad-Cities, you might hear someone point to a specific house, maybe a nice Craftsman-like bungalow down East Locust Street or a lovely Tudor in McClellan Heights, and say, “That’s a Gordon Van-Tine home.” And you … Continue reading
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