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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

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

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

Plans of Modern Homes, Number 322.
[Pattern Book]. Chicago Millwork Supply Company.

Chicago Millwork Supply Co.: Chicago, IL, 1913. Oblong quarto, pp 64. b/w illustrations and floor plans on each page. Detailed specifications... more

Price: $110.00

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

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