A collection of three wonderful catalogs, you receive the 1918 Gordon-Van Tine House Kit catalog, containing 179 pages of pre-cut house kits, plus the 135 page Building Materials catalog for the same year, PLUS the 1918 Gordon-Van Tine Home Conveniences catalog - about 82 pages of beautifully illustrated pages, showing all the finishing touchs to complete your home - furnaces and heating systems, greenhouses and garden decor, storm doors and windows, home appliances, electric light fixtures & power plants, built-in wood cabinetry, hardwood flooring, plumbing fixtures and more. This is a super collection of G-V catalogs, you will find most anything you would need to build or renovate a home during this time period - a wonderful reference library.
Gordon Van Tine, like Sears and Aladdin, offered a wide range of kit homes in various styles during the first half the 20th century. Delivered to the home owner's city from a manufacturing facility, each home came virtually complete. Everything was included. The home owner had but to construct the foundation and begin assembling the home from precut pieces according to the building instructions. With the help of a few friends or family members, or by hiring a local carpenter, American homeowners were able to construct handsome, high quality homes for less than having a comparable home built locally.