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Featured Item
West Coast Bungalows.
[Pattern Book]. Pennsylvania Door and Sash Company.

Pennsylvania Door & Sash Co.: Pittsburgh, PA, 1912. Small octavo, pp 56. b/w photographs & floor plans on each page, with descriptions and costs... more

Price: $195.00

Bungalow Homes.
[Pattern Book]. I.G. Lieurance, E.M. Jones, G.L. Garlinghouse.

L.F. Garlinghouse: Topeka, KS, 1926. Small octavo, approx 30+ pages. Illustrated with color perspectives and "blue prints" on each page... more

Price: $85.00

Stavebni Radce - Czech modernist building and architecture - 50+ volumes 1929-1933.

Prague, 1929-1933. Quarto, each volume approx. 12 pages. b/w photographs and trade advertisements throughout... more

Price: $350.00

Prize-Winning Small Houses - 1931 "Better Homes in America" Architectural Competition.
[Architectural History]. Ford, James.

The Architectural Record: New York, April, 1932. Quarto, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $85.00

Universal Concrete Accessories - Catalog 400.
[Concrete & Cement]. Universal Form Clamp Company.

Universal Form Clamp Co.: Chicago, IL, nd ca 1931. Quarto, pp 56. b/w illustrations on each page.. more

Price: $60.00

Concrete Houses & Cottages - Volume I, Large Houses; Volume II, Small Houses.
[Pattern Book]. The Atlas Portland Cement Company.

The Atlas Portland Cement Co.: New York, 1909. Large quarto, pp 125, pp 120. b/w photographs with floor plans on each page... more

Price: $325.00

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