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Featured Item
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

Ornamental Iron and Wire Work, Catalog No. 8.
[Metal]. Badger Wire & Iron Works.

Radtke Bros. & Kortsch Co.: Milwaukee, WI, nd ca 1920. Small quarto, pp 64. b/w illustrations and photographs on each page. With a list of "recent" contracts by the company.. more

Price: $130.00

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

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

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

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

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