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Featured Item
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

Home Builder's Plan Book - A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago.
[Pattern Book]. Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.

Building Plan Holding Corp.: New York, 1921. Small quarto pp 84. Generously illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and floor plans, elevations, and exterior perspectives.. more

Price: $85.00

Cornell Portable Buildings.
[Pattern Book]. Wyckoff Lumber & Mfg. Co.

Wyckoff Lumber & Mfg. Co.: Ithaca, NY, nd ca 1910. Oblong small quarto, pp 48. Illustrated title page, b/w photographs & thumbnail floor plans on each page... more

Price: $95.00

Radford's Garages and How to Build Them; a Standard Collection of New, Original, and Artistic Designs for Up-to-date Private and Public Garages adapted to Frame, Brick, Stone, Cement, Stucco, or Concrete Construction, Together with Estimates of Cost.
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A.

Radford Architectural Co.: Chicago, IL, 1910. Small quarto, pp. 108, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs and floor plans of 55 designs... more

Price: $175.00

The NATCO Tex-Tile One-Family House : A Selection of Designs Submitted in Competition by Architects
[Pattern Book]. National Fireproofing Company (NATCO).

National Fireproofing Co.: Pittsburgh, PA, 1917. Quarto, pp 72.b/w architectural perspectives, site plans & floor plans, on each page. Some b/w photographs and construction details... more

Price: $125.00

Two Family Homes And Apartments.
[Pattern Book]. Wood Construction Bureau, Maintained by The Cleveland Board of Lumber Dealers.

The Cleveland Board of Lumber Dealers: Cleveland, OH, nd ca 1915. Oblong quarto, pp 47. b/w perspective illustrations and floor plans on every page... more

Price: $125.00

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