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Paperback book with black covers. The title is pressed into the covering on the front cover, as well as an illustration of a hammer in front of a sunset. The spine has the title, the volume number, the words, "Doors, Windows, Stair, Building, Millwork, Painting" in gold lettering. There is also another illustration of a hammer on the spine, also in gold. The back cover is blank. The book is in excellent condition. Size: 4.75" x 6.5"
Topics: carpentry, carpenters, builders, construction, trade assistant, joiners, builders, mechanics, wood...
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by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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Paperback catalog with glossy, color illustrated covers that have a greenish-gray floral background. The front cover has an illustration of a large white house with columns in the center under the title. There is a "blue ribbon" in the bottom right that says the company names and place. The bottom and top right corners of the front cover are missing. The back cover has a full page, "color facsimile of the binding guarantee given with every order for a modern home." The spine...
Topics: Honor Bilt Modern Homes, Sears, Roebuck and Company, bond of indemnity, guarantee, buildings,...
Source: folio
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by Montgomery Ward & Co.
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Paperback catalog with glossy magazine-like covers. The front cover is very colorful, with a large color illustration of a yellow house in the center. There are 4 other houses on the front cover, one in each corner: the Webster, the Sovereign, the Kelton, and the Maywood. At the bottom of the front cover is a purple rectangle with the title and company information written in black type. The back cover is also in full color and has a top half page illustration of a businessman in a suit standing...
Topics: Montgomery Ward & Company, Gordon Van Tine Company, Wardway Homes, trade catalog, house plans,...
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by Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara
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Original paperback catalog that has been rebound with maroon hardcovers with no illustration or print on the outside. Those covers are 10.25" x 14.75". All of the edges are discolored with wear and tear, often torn or showing the cardboard underneath. Interior pages are glossy and black and white. Many of the pages have tears and rips along the bottom edge. Inside the front cover, there is an old library card pocket from St. Joseph Public Library in Missouri. Across the pocket is a...
Topics: Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr., Edward Fisher Brown, Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara,...
Source: folio
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by L.F. Garlinghouse Company
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Paperback catalog with light green covers, held together with two staples along the left edge. The front cover is decorated with a tree in the foreground going from top to bottom along the left margin. There is a smaller tree in the upper right corner. In the center of the front cover is a house with a red roof, drawn small to infer distance. Above the house, in a large red circle, are the words, "Wee Homes." At the bottom of the front cover is the business name and address in black...
Topics: Lewis Garlinghouse, L.F. Garlinghouse Company, America's Pioneer Home Planning Service, Kirby-Wood...
Paperback booklet held together with two staples in the left side. Cream colored covers that have "yellowed" over the years. Both covers show wearing along the edges, and have several spots and stains. The front cover has the title in a rectangle in the upper right corner, and a tall tree on the left side. The back cover is blank. Pages 23 - 30 are loose from the top staple inside. Some pages have parts of the picture or text ripped away. The houses are photographs rather than...
Topics: Ready Built House Company, F.C. Knapp, J.H. Fenner, John Harvey Fenner, James E. Brockway,...
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by L.F. Garlinghouse Company
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Paperback catalog with glossy, magazine-like covers held together with two staples in the left edge. The covers have a white background. The front cover has a color illustration of a home inside a the shape of an artist's palette with a paintbrush sticking through the thumb hole on the left side. The title is at the top and the press at the bottom. The right side of the front cover is a light pink. The back cover has a full page list of plan books published by L.F. Garlinghouse Company. The...
Topics: Lewis Garlinghouse, L.F. Garlinghouse Company, Popular Mechanics Press, America's Pioneer Home...
Hardback book with illustrated covers. The front cover has the title at the top in black and red ink. The lower two-thirds of the front cover is a black and white illustration of the exterior of a house. The roof is tinged red in this picture. The back cover has the continuation of the illustration from the front, as well as two inserts, detailing the exterior and interior of the house. The front and back covers have come completely free of the stapled pages, but are holding together with the...
Topics: William A. Radford, William A. Radford Company, The Radford Architectural Company, house plans,...
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by Kendrick & Brown Company
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Paperback booklet kept in a plastic sleeve due to its fragility. Both covers are completely torn from the pages, and the back cover has significant silverfish damage in the bottom quarter, and the upper right corner. The booklet also has copious stains. The interior pages are held together with two staples in the left margin. The interior photos of houses are black and white, and the plan numbers are not chronological. Apparently the Keith Corporation in Minneapolis published these booklets and...
Topics: catalog, house plans, floor plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, bungalow, Kendrick...
Hardback book with dark brown covers. The front cover has the title, "Beautiful Homes" etched into the covering, along with some floral decoration. The spine has writing and decoration in gold ink that says, from top down: "Beautiful Homes, Illustrated." Again, there are floral decorations around the words. The book is in good condition, but does show wearing along the top and bottom of the spine. The front cover is slightly loose from the binding. There are some scuffs and...
Topics: home, house, house furnishing, Williams' Household Series, furnishing, embellishing,...
Hardback book with red covers decorated with gold embellishments. The front cover has "Aladdin Readi-Cut Houses**" written in gold above an upside-down triangle. Standing beside the triangle is an illustration of an Arabic man holding up a genies lamp over the triangle that has the words "Sold by the Golden Rule" inside. The back cover has a golden rectangle left to right that says "Presented to" and an indecipherable name written in cursive. The covers are very...
Topics: Aladdin Readi-Cut Houses, Aladdin Homes, The Aladdin Company, Bay City, Michigan, Otto Sovereign,...
Source: folio
Paperback booklet with creamy-tan covers that are holding the pages together with two staples on the left edge. Both covers have patches of discoloration, and the front cover has a definite rectangular lighter patch indicating it may have been under a smaller book. The back cover is blank except for a diagonal stamp with the address for "Buildings Accessory Co. The front cover has an illustration of a house in the upper 1/3 of the cover. The title: "White" Efficiency Homes, Built...
Topics: Builders Accessory Co., house plans, floor plans, designs, The White Door Bed Company, cottage,...
Paperback book with black covers. The title is pressed into the covering on the front cover, as well as an illustration of a hammer in front of a sunset. The spine has the title, the volume number, the words, "Doors, Windows, Stair, Building, Millwork, Painting" in gold lettering. There is also another illustration of a hammer on the spine, also in gold. The back cover is blank. The book is in good condition. Size: 4.75" x 6.5"
Topics: carpentry, carpenters, builders, construction, trade assistant, joiners, builders, mechanics, wood...
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by William A. Radford Company
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Thin paperback booklet with full color illustrated pages inside. The illustrations show the exterior views of the homes, with the floor plans as well as an illustration of a room inside. The inside front and back covers are white pages with full text and two black and white photographs. The front and back covers are also fully illustrated and colored. The front cover has the title "Home and Garden" at the top, an illustration of a home in the center, and the name of the distributing...
Topics: Argo-Summit Lumber Company, William A Radford Company, catalog, house plans, floor plans,...
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by L.F. Garlinghouse Company
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Paperback catalog with glossy, magazine-like covers held together with two staples in the left edge. The front cover has a full page color illustration of a home with a red roof, white siding, green lawn, red tulips in the foreground, and a tree beside the driveway. The title "Selected Homes" is in large red letters in the top half, and the publisher information in the bottom half. Someone wrote the word "nothing" at the top of the front cover in cursive pencil. The back...
Topics: Lewis Garlinghouse, L.F. Garlinghouse Company, Popular Mechanics Press, America's Pioneer Home...
Paperback catalog with tan, textured covers. The front cover is decorated with dark brown lettering and an illustration of a house along the lower left edge. At the top of the front cover is a dark brown rectangle with the words "Matot Distinctive Homes" in tan letters. There is another small house illustration with a musical score behind it, two birds on a branch, and the words, "Builders of Homes." At the bottom lower right corner is the name and address of the company,...
Topics: Matot Construction Company, Matot Method, prefabrication, domestic architecture, house plans, floor...
Hardback book with tan covers and a dark brown spine. This copy's front cover is loose from the binding, and is attached only with the covering material on the spine. The front cover has the title and editor information, as well as the price of $3.00. There is an illustration of a white bungalow with a curved orange roof in the center of the front cover. Both covers show scratches and staining. The edges of the book also show tearing and wear. There is also staining on many pages inside. The...
Topics: house plans, catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans. floor plans, Home...
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by Sterling System Of Plans And Designs
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Paperback book with illustrated color covers with a dark blue background. The front cover has the title at the top and "The Sterling System**" at the bottom. The front cover also shows a log cut, with an illustration of a family sitting in front of a fireplace drawn inside the circle of the log. The trunk of the log extends back towards the spine, curls around, and then extends into the distance on the back cover. While the log goes from spine to center of the back cover, the...
Topics: Sterling System, house plans, floor plans, domestic architecture, architect, blue print, catalog,...
Large, hardcover book with well-worn, black covers, brown corners, and brown spine. Written in gold, in the center of the front cover: "Wooden and Brick Buildings With Details. Plates 1 To 80." The black covering on the front cover is coming off where the black meets the spine covering. The binding is on the spine is exposed in the lower 0.5". Both covers have many scratches, stains, and discolored spots. The pages inside have brown around their edges. The edges of the pages have...
Topics: wooden buildings, brick buildings, plates, house plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details,...
Source: folio
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by Harris Brothers Co.
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Paperback booklet/magazine/catalog with two staples holding the pages together. The covers have color illustrations, with dark discoloration on the cream-colored background. The front cover shows a home at the top, with the year and companies at the bottom. In the mid-center is their "seal" that shows a couple working on their blueprints in a circle with words that go around them: "By Our Wonderful Offer, You Can Build Economically." The back cover shows two illustrations of...
Topics: Chicago House Wrecking Co., Harris Brothers Company., house plans, floor plans, domestic...
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by The L.F. Garlinghouse Company
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Paperback booklet with two staples holding the pages together on the left side. The front cover has a full page illustration in green, red, black, and white. The illustration shows two houses/cabins built in a forest; one is in the background, the other is in the midground along with a man and a canoe at a lake's edge. There are more trees in the foreground. A red border surrounds the left and top margins. The title "Kamp Kabins" is printed in the top right corner in a cartoon-log...
Topics: L.F. Garlinghouse Company, residence plan book, camp cabins, cottage, floor plans, blueprints,...
Hardback book with teal-colored canvas covers. The front cover has a white rectangle sticker in the center with a color illustration of a house with the title and author underneath. Pictures inside are both black and white and color. Pages show some discoloration from age. 96 pages. Size: 7.25" x 9.25" x 0.75" **From https://library.blog.wku.edu/tag/ekin-wallick: "The book printed in 1915 by Hearst’s International Library Company features lovely, pastel illustrations of...
Topics: domestic architecture, colonial clapboard house, house plans, floor plans, interior design
Paperback catalog with dark brown covers. The covers are very loose and barely hanging onto the interior pages. The covers also have some tears and wearing along the edges. The color picture on the front cover also has a 1" tear from its top edge. The title is above the picture, and the other information is underneath the picture. The pictures inside are all black and white. Size: 6" x 9" **From antiquehomestyle.com: "E. W. Stillwell was a prolific designer of those...
Topics: catalog, house plans, floor plans, domestic architecture, E.W. Stillwell & Co., bungalows
Catalog with dark red pasteboard covers. Both covers are completely loose from the pages. There are four staples holding the pages together. The front cover has a tall, dark rectangle in the center that has a raised illustration of a home with the words "Pacific's Book of Homes" above it and "DeLuxe Edition, Pacific Ready-Cut Homes, Inc., Los Angeles, California" below it. Around the rectangle on the front cover, there are Celtic and floral designs raised into the cover. The...
Topics: Pacific Ready-Cut Homes, Inc., prefabrication, trade catalog, blueprints, floor plans, house plans,...
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by William A. Radford Company
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Paperback trade catalog printed for the J.C. Simpson Lumber Company by the William A. Radford Company. (**See below.) The front and back covers have a light blue background, with color illustrations of houses. The front cover also has 2 men and a woman looking over a house plan in the front yard, the title at the top in white, and "J.C. Simpson Lumber Co., Lumber and Building Materials" in black at the bottom. The back cover has a quote from John Ruskin's 1849 book: Seven Lamps of...
Topics: William A. Radford, William A. Radford Company, J.C. Simpson Lumber Company, Radford Architectural...
Paperback trade catalog with gray, soft covers. The back cover is blank. The front cover has a black and white photograph of a house glued in the middle of the cover, surrounded by a black border. Above the photo is the title with two flourishes on either side, and the company name and book number underneath the photo. The entire front cover has a black line border around it. The book is in overall good condition, but there is a large tear of the paper on the lower part of the spine, and the...
Topics: house plans, floor plans, kit houses, catalogs, Divsion 06, Division 22, Division 23, Division 26,...
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by John M. Kisner & Bro. Lumber Co.
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Paperback catalog printed by the John M. Kisner and Brother Lumber Company from Fairmont, West Virginia. The book covers and spine show significant wearing and discoloration. The front cover has a color illustration of a house in a square in the center of the page. At the top is the title, and at the bottom is the company name and address. The back cover shows more black and brown discoloration, and the spine is more removed than the front. There is also a color illustration of a house on the...
Topics: John M. Kisner & Brother Lumber Company, catalog, architecture, house plans, house design,...
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by International Mill & Timber Co.
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Paperback trade catalog with bright orange covers. The back cover is blank. The front cover is mostly black with an orange border and orange lettering and an illustration of a bungalow in the center. 47 pages. Size: 7.5" x 10" from http://antiquehomestyle.com/plans/sterling/index.htm "Bay City, Michigan was the home of three major kit home manufacturers including International Mill & Timber, Aladdin, and Lewis Manufacturing. Located on Saginaw Bay with its easy access to Lake...
Topic: Sterling Homes, International Mill & Timber Company, Sterling Cut-to-Fit Homes, Sterling Ready...
Paperback book with black covers. The title is pressed into the covering on the front cover with lightning bolts pointing out in a circle. At the top of the front cover it says, "Questions and Answers." In the bottom right corner of the front cover, it says, "With Illustrated Diagrams." Book is in excellent condition.  Size: 4.75" x 6.5"
Topics: electricity, electric, electrician, wires, wiring, diagram, instructions, DYI, do-it-yourself,...
Paperback book with black covers. The title is pressed into the covering on the front cover, as well as an illustration of a hammer in front of a sunset. The spine has the title, the volume number, the words, "Doors, Windows, Stair, Building, Millwork, Painting" in gold lettering. There is also another illustration of a hammer on the spine, also in gold. The back cover is blank. The book is in good condition, although there is water staining along the bottom edge. Size: 4.75" x...
Topics: carpentry, carpenters, builders, construction, trade assistant, joiners, builders, mechanics, wood...
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by Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co., Inc.
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Trade catalog with brown pasteboard covers held together with four staples on the left side. The front cover has a clor illustration very similar to the "Clarendon" design on page 13. At the bottom of the front cover it says, "Bennett Homes, Better-Built Ready-Cut." The back cover is blank except for a small "flourish" in the center. The booklet is in good condition, just a few wrinkles around the edges. Size: 9" x12" From antiquehomestyle.com: "The...
Topics: Bennett Homes, dwellings, homes, residences, house plans, floor plans, blueprints, prefabrication,...
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by Home Plan Book Company
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Paperback book held together with three staples along the left fold. The front cover is bright orange at the top third with a small orange line along the bottom edge. The title "The HOME Plan Book" is printed in white ink inside the orange. The lower two-thirds of the front cover is green, with five small illustrations of white, orange, and brown house in a circle around a white square that says, "Choose the home of your dreams from these 116 up-to-date house designs."...
Topics: Home Plan Book Company, house plans, floor plans, blueprints, specifications, Knox Brothers Lumber...
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by Palliser, Palliser & Co.
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Hardback book with brown covers, and dark brown corners and spine. This book is in poor condition, with both covers completely loose from the exposed binding. The brown covering on the front is rolling off the top corner, and the cardboard underneath is exposed. The top edge of the front cover is turning white from use and exposure. In the center of the front cover are the words, "Palliser's American Cottage Homes" in gold lettering, with a gold border around them.  There is...
Topics: cottage homes, floor plans, house design, elevation, architect, architecture, first floor, second...
Source: folio
Hardback book with title sticker on the front cover and spine. Both front and back covers are decorated with pink, white, green, and blue flowers on a brown background. The book is in excellent condition, but there is some brown discoloration inside the covers and along some of the page edges. There is a brown, circular sticker inside the back cover from "Books & Stationery Copeland's Santa Barbara." The foreword informs readers that "This book is the combined work of the...
Topics: home furnishing, The Priscilla Publishing Company, George Sully & Company, The Modern Priscilla...
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by Radford, William A.
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Paperback catalog in poor condition, with both covers loose from the book. The covers are also very torn and ragged around the edges. The spine of the book is completely missing, so that the stapled binding is visible. The catalog is stored in a plastic sleeve due to its condition. The front and back covers have a bright red background, with the back cover blank except for the title and publisher. The front cover has a large bottom half page color illustration of a house and yard surround by a...
Topics: William Radford Company, The Radford Architectural Company, catalog, architecture, house plans,...
Paperback magazine/booklet/catalog with color illustrated covers. The front cover has an illustration of the home titled "The Wellington" on p.17. All of the houses pictured inside are in color. The back cover is mostly yellow, and has information and pictures about three of the Liberty Garages. The covers are loose and torn away from the two staples holding the pages in place. There is a stamp on the front cover for "William J. Edell, Local Representative, 4 Church...,...
Topics: Liberty Homes, Lewis Mfg. Co., Lewis Manufacturing Company, Bay City, Michigan, Thomas P. Dixon,...
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by Garden City Company of California
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Hardback book of house plans with yellow canvas covers. The front cover has an illustration of a house in a circle. The top of the front cover has the title inside a rectangle, with a potted tree on both sides. The bottom has the initials "GCCofC" which stands for the Garden City Company of California. The back cover is blank. The book is in excellent condition. There are a few ripped pages inside, and the covers are slightly discolored in a few places. 80 pages. Size: 6.75" x...
Topics: Garden City Company of California, GCCofC, Francis Pierpont Davis, Walter Swindell Davis, Loyall F....
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by Flagg, Ernest
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Paperback catalog with both front and back covers loose from the interior pages. The interior pages show discoloration around edges. The entire booklet is in black and white. The front cover has an illustration of a house at the top of the cover, with the title in the middle, and the publisher information at the bottom. The back cover is blank. 72 pages. Size: 9" x 12" **From wikipedia.com: "In 1891, Flagg began his architectural practice in New York, greatly influenced by his...
Topics: Ladies' Home Journal, Ernest Flagg, homes, floor plans, home plans, domestic architecture, Curtis...
Hardback book with tan covers and a dark brown spine. The covers are worn to a cream color around the edges, and there are several stains and spots. The back cover also has a vertical pencil-drawn rectangle in the center. The front cover has the title and details in dark brown print, and there is a color illustration of several homes in a neighborhood. Size: 7.75" x 10.5"
Topics: plan book, floor plan, National Small House Competition, bungalow, house plan, domestic...
Paperback catalog of 100 house plans, with photos in black and white. The first few pages contain color illustrations and advice on interior decoration and construction. The front and back covers have a peach colored background. The front cover has a color illustration of a house in the center rectangle. At the top is the title, and the bottom is the "Schmitt Lumber Company/Two Rivers and Manitowoc (Wisconsin)." The Brown-Blodgett Company was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota....
Topics: Brown-Blodgett Company, catalog, architecture, house plans, house design, floor plans, exterior...
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by Universal Plan Service
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Paperback catalog from the Portland, Oregon based company Universal Plan Service. This booklet has no title page or copyright page but rather begins immediately with a house plan. All of the pages have a house illustration and a floor plan. No page numbers. The front and back covers are pink, with a collage of house photos. Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Topics: domestic architecture, floor plan, house plan, homes, house design, Universal Plan Service
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by Lewis Manufacturing Company
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Paperback catalog with brownish-red covers. The back cover is blank. The front cover says "Lewis Homes" in black capital letters at the top, a color illustration of a home in a square in the center, and the words "Homes of Character" at the bottom. The covers extend about 1 cm over the inside pages, (top, bottom, and page edge) and therefore those edges are ripped and torn as the catalog has been opened over the years. The spine of the catalog is also very ripped and torn,...
Topics: Lewis Homes, Lewis Manufacturing Company, floor plans, house plans, advertising, dwellings, homes,...
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by Stetson & Post Lumber Co.
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Paperback booklet with gray covers, held together with a green string through three holes on the left side. The back cover is blank. The front cover has an illustration of a home in the upper left side, with the title on the other side. Along the bottom is the name "Stetson & Post Lumber Co." written in green on a blue skinny rectangle.The illustrations of the houses and the photos of the lumber process are black and white. Starting on page 18, the illustrations of houses are...
Topics: house plans, Stetson & Post Lumber Company, construction, sawmill, lumber grades, flooring,...
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by Bilt-Well Millwork
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Hardback book with red covers and an illustration of a bungalow home on the front cover. The title "Homes of Comfort," as well as "Bilt-Well Millwork" and "The Collier-Barnett Company Toledo Ohio" is also on the front cover. The book is in excellent condition, with only some discoloration along the edges and spine. The Bilt-Well millwork distributors, such as the Collier-Barnett Co. in Toledo, published their own catalogs full of the Bilt-Well designs. It shows...
Topics: Bilt-Well Millwork, The Collier-Barnett Company, floor plans, house plans, kit homes, catalog,...
Source: folio
Paperback catalog with mustard-yellow covers, for the Standard Homes Company in the Colorado Building in Washington, D.C. The title "Better Homes at Lower Cost, Standardized To Avoid Waste, 97 Alternate Floor Plans" is printed at the top of the front cover in black ink. In the center of the front cover is a black and white photograph of a house, which is the "Wakefield" model found on p.9. The pictures inside are black and white. At the bottom of the front cover it says...
Topics: Standard Homes Company, Standard Homes Plan Service, A. Gales Johnson, William Johnson, Philip...
Thin, paperback booklet with brown covers. The front cover has an illustration of the exterior of a house in the top third. Underneath the house is the title, "Portland Homes." The copyright, edition, cost, and related company is printed in the lower two-thirds. All of information on the front cover is in black ink. The back cover is blank. The inside pages are black and white, and they all have a house illustration in the top half, and the floor plan underneath. The back page of the...
Topics: Harry B. Boland, Universal Plan Service, house plans, floor plans, exterior view, architecture,...
Paperback catalog for the Standard Homes Company in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C. Both covers are loose; the front cover is hanging onto the top staple in the spine, but the back cover has come completely loose from the staples and the front cover. The title "Better Homes at Lower Cost, Standardized To Avoid Waste" is printed at the top of the front cover. In the center of the front cover is a color illustration of a red brick house, which is the "The Castle Rock" model...
Topics: Standard Homes Company, Oak Harbor Lumber & Supply, Standard Homes Plan Service, A. Gales...
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by Newson, John Henry
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Hardback book with color illustration of home in forest background on the front cover. The title, "Homes of Character" is at the top of the illustration in red and black lettering, and the author's name, "John Henry Newson" is written at the bottom of the illustration. The rest of the front cover and the entire back cover is a textured greenish-brown canvas. The spine has the title and author in gold embossing at the top. The book is in excellent condition, with minor...
Topics: John Henry Newson, house plans, floor plans, house design, domestic architecture, blueprints,...
Large, hardcover book with well-worn, black covers, brown corners, and brown spine. Written in gold, in the center of the front cover: "Wooden and Brick Buildings With Details. Plates 1 To 80." The front and back covers are coming loose from the spine, and both are hanging on by the outside leather on the spine. The black covering on the back spine is coming off the top edge, and the binding in the spine is exposed in the lower 1/3. The top of the spine has also worn away and is...
Topics: wooden buildings, brick buildings, plates, house plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details,...
Source: folio
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by Home Building Plan Service
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Paperback catalog with red backgrounds and colorful covers. The front page has a color illustration of a house inside a white circle in the center. There is a "forest" illustration behind and around the circle, with the name of the lumber company "Wilson & Girod" at the top inside a yellow rectangle, and the publishers "National Architectural Association" at the bottom, also in a yellow rectangle. The back cover has a large yellow rectangle covering most of the...
Topics: National Architectural Association, William Radford Company, catalog, architecture, house plans,...
From archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv46891 : "The West Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association was incorporated in 1911 in Centralia, Wash., with the merger of the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association, the Southwest Washington Lumber Manufacturers Association, and the Oregon and Washington Lumber Manufacturers Association. The new trade association, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., represented the Douglas fir industry, then centered in western Washington. By 1916 the...
Topics: West Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association, Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association,...
Large book of home designs from the Universal Plan Service, Inc. and printed by the Western Printing Company in Seattle. The book which originally had paper covers, has been rebound with hardback purple covers. Both the front and back covers are blank. However, the front cover does have discoloration in the top half and you can see where a title sticker was once placed. When you open the cover, the gold sticker with the title and author on it is loose, and has been stuck inside the interior red...
Topics: Universal Plan Company, Inc., house plans, domestic architecture, floor plans, architects, catalog
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by Los Angeles Investment Company
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Paperback catalog with a color illustration of a bungalow on the front cover. The title is in large print letters at the top of the front cover. The back cover is white, with a red line border. Inside the border is an advertisement for the Los Angeles Investment Company. The catalog is in poor condition, with the covers completely off and barely staying together with rips and tears along the spine. The inside pages are held together with three staples, and all the illustrations inside are black...
Topics: Los Angeles Investment Company, Charles Elder, Ernest McConnell, real estate, gold notes,...
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by Hiawatha Estes
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Paperback booklet with brown and orange covers, held together with two staples on the left side. Both covers show white wearing along all the edges. The back cover is a blank, light orange color, with evidence of insect damage along the right edge, and several smears and spots. The covers are loose from the top staple, and so are stored in a plastic sleeve.  The front cover has an orange, blurry square in the center, with an illustration of a ranch-style house. Diagonally along the top of the...
Topics: Hiawatha Thompson Estes, Southern California Building Permit Service, home consultant, Irving K....
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by Lumber Dealers' Service Bureau
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Hardback book with green covers. Mild wearing along the edges and corners. The title "Architectural Economy" is written in gold cursive on the front cover, with "Vol. I" inside a gold box underneath. To the right of the title is a golden Ionic column with a color photo of a house in an oval on top. At the bottom of the front cover are the words, "Denton & Waterbury." Denton & Waterbury was a lumber mill in Whitesboro, NY that supplied wood for these kit...
Topics: Lumber Dealers' Service Bureau, Denton & Waterbury Lumber Mill, architecture, floor plans,...
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by White, Charles E. Jr.
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Hardback book with olive-green canvas covers. The title and author are in black ink on the front cover, while the back cover is blank. The title. author, and publishing company name are on the spine in gold ink. Inside the front cover is an old library card and pocket from the Young Men's Lyceum Public Library. The sticker from the YMLPL has a blue stamp from the Highland Manor (a girls' school in NY). The covers are coming loose from the binding in several places. Many of the interior pages...
Topics: bungalow, Charles E. White, Jr., The Macmillan Company, American Institute of Architects,...
Paperback booklet with tan covers glued onto the pages which are stapled together on the left edge with four staples underneath the covers. The front cover has come loose from the bottom half of the spine, and is ripped on the upper half of the spine. It has the title "Craftsman Bungalows" in the upper left corner in brown ink on top of green vegetation from a potted tree. In the lower right corner is an illustration, in brown ink, of a house with green accents. In the far upper left...
Hardback book containing the sixth edition of the "Practical Homes" catalog. This one is published by Jens Pedersen in Minnesota. The book contains floor plans and color pictures of houses of all types. The original cover of the catalog is missing which is perhaps the reason the catalog was rebound with the hard covers. There is a library sticker and a bar code on the first inside page. Inside the back cover is a place where a library card pocket used to be. The covers and some of the...
Topics: domestic architecture, floor plan, house plan, homes, designs and plans, catalog
Paperback catalog with brown, red, and yellow covers held together with two staples in the left folded edge. The front cover has a large yellow and red illustration of a home in a vertical rectangle along the left edge. There is a wide red band running down the left side behind the rectangle. At the top of the front cover it says, "Comfortested' Homes" in yellow, and "Homes of 'All-Weather Comfort." At the bottom of the front cover, it says "Hallidays Building Material...
Topics: Halliday Company, prefabrication, floor plans, house plans, house designs, domestic architecture,...
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by Liberty Homes Company
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Paperback catalog from the Portland, Oregon based company Universal Plan Service. This booklet has no title page or copyright page but rather begins immediately with a house plan. All of the pages have a house illustration and a floor plan. No page numbers. The front and back covers are blue, with a collage of house photos. Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Topics: domestic architecture, floor plan, house plan, homes, house design, Universal Plan Service
Paperback magazine/catalog/booklet with color illustrations on the front and back covers. Two staples hold the pages together on the left side. The front cover has the Aladdin Company trademark and title at the top in red, with a picture of a white "readi-cut home" in the center. The back cover has a picture of a yellow home called "The Jasmine" at the top, with the floor plan and description on the rest of the cover. The covers are both loose and barely attached to one...
Topics: Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes, The Aladdin Company, Aladdin catalog, American Home Builders, lumber,...
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by International Mill & Timber Company
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Paperback magazine/booklet/catalog with two staples on left side holding pages together. The front cover has a tan background, with the title "Sterling Homes" in dark brown at the upper center. There is a dark brown stripe down the left margin. At the bottom of the front cover there is an illustration of a home, with an orange stripe along the bottom margin that says, "International Mill & Timber Company, Bay City, Michigan." The back cover has information about the...
Topics: Sterling Homes, International Mill & Timber Company, Bay City, Michigan, L.J. Kantzler,...
Paperback catalog for the Standard Homes Company in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C. The title "Homes for Your Street and Mine, Standardized To Avoid Waste" is printed at the top of the front cover. In the center of the front cover is a color illustration of a yellow house, which is the "Redwood" model found on p.19. The pictures inside are black and white. At the bottom of the front cover it says "America's Best Planned Small Homes." The upper left corner says,...
Topics: Standard Homes Company, Standard Homes Plan Service, A. Gales Johnson, William Johnson, Philip...
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by Wright, Agnes Foster
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Thin, hardback book with dark blue covers. The front cover has the title at the top in light blue ink. There is a multi-lined gold border around the edge of the front cover. The pictures of interior design are all in color. 48 pages. Size: 7.75" x 10.75" *From title page: "By Agnes Foster Wright, Author of "Interior Decoration for Modern Needs;" "Making Curtains and Hangings." Formerly President of Interior Decorators' League of New York. Writer on interior...
Topics: catalog, interior design, home, linoleum, furniture, paint, interior decoration, interior...
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by National Plan Service
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Paperback booklet with cream-yellow covers, held together with two staples along the left fold. The back cover is blank, but has minor discoloration along the bottom edge. The front cover has a large circle in the center, with an illustration of a house inside: Model L-23 on p. 3. The title "Low Cost Homes" is printed across the top of the circle. There is a small hole in the cover above the letter "L." The rest of the information about the Ellis Tiger Co. is on the bottom...
Topics: Ellis Tiger Company, Peapack-Gladstone, house plans, floor plans, blueprints, house models,...
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by National Lumber Manufacturers Association
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Paperback booklet with cream-colored covers, originally held together with two staples along the left side. The staples are missing now, leaving a "rust-print" behind, and the cover is completely loose from the pages. The front cover has a large, vertical, dark rectangle that says "for Home Lovers" written in white at the bottom of the dark color. The top of the dark rectangle shows an illustration of a home in the shadows of night with lights on in their windows. The steps...
Topics: National Lumber Manufacturers Association, floor plans, house plans, blueprints, architecture,...
Catalog with red pasteboard covers, held together with four staples and dark red tape along the left edge. The front cover has a color illustration of a white home with a red roof and the words "Truly-Built" underneath it. At the top of the front cover it says "Homes of Comfort" in white letters. There is a wide light blue stripe along the bottom edge, with the words "No. 45" and "Bilt Well Mill Work registered" above it. There is a white surface tear in...
Topics: Bilt Well Millwork, trade catalog, domestic architecture, floor plans, blueprints, house designs,...
Hardback book with bright blue covers. The front cover has an illustration of a molding along the bottom of a wall at floor level with an outlet that has a plug in it. The back cover is blank. The book is in excellent condition. Size: 6" x 8"
Topics: electric, electricity, electrician, electric home, electric highway, wiring, wiring system,...
Paperback booklet with red covers, held together with a tight, wire spiral along the left side. The wire is bent and the paper is ripped at the bottom. The back cover is blank. There are a few small rips and tears on the front cover. The top half of the front cover says "Diamond Homes, by The Diamond Match Company." In the upper left corner is an illustration of a home inside a circle, with the "sidewalk" extending out of the circle towards the bottom right corner where a...
Topics: Diamond Match Company, distributors, home ownership, National House Plan Service, neighborhood,...
Paperback catalog with brownish-gray covers. The back cover is blank. The front cover has a color illustration of a home with big clouds behind it and a pine bough in the front of it. At the bottom of the front cover is the name of the company and the address in black lettering. There is also a large white "top surface" tear on the front cover that left a white "scar" on the bottom right corner of the illustration. There are also several discolorations, rips and tears on...
Topics: South Side Lumber Company, mill work, prefabrication, domestic architecture, floor plans,...
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by Building Age Publishing, Co.
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Paperback booklet with red covers that appear to have a wood grain. The booklet is kept inside a plastic report cover with a red spine. The actual book has a light red taped spine with three staples holding the pages underneath. The front cover has an illustration of a house in color in the center: Design 1217-D on p. 17. The name "Ellis Tiger Co.," their products, and contact information is written in black ink at the bottom of the front cover. The top margin of the front cover...
Topics: house plans, Ellis Tiger Company, Peapack-Gladstone, Building Age Publishing Company, floor plans,...
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by L.F. Garlinghouse Company
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