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Image for A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, Palace Corporation: 1940's

Seller ID: 2707

Condition: Very good condition


This is a simply bound catalog which opens up to be a surprise with handsome color art showing examples of the manufactured homes built by Palace with two, three, and four bedroom models, plus a duplex. The catalog came out early to get consumers thinking about a new home after WWII ended. There is information about manufactured homes in here, plus fold-outs which show yet more homes plus a floor plan for each. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x11" and is clean and nice. View more info

Image for The Bulletin of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design December, 1931

The Bulletin of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design December, 1931

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York City, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design: 1931

Edition: Volume Eight, Number Two

Seller ID: 2713

Condition: Very good condition


This is a slim monthly magazine devoted to the ideas of Beaux-Arts architects. The front of the magazine explains the photographs at the back and the architects who won accolades for the designs. This is an over-sized item measuring 9" x 12" with 20 pristine pages. The projects highlighted are these: an end wing of an embassy building, a bus and street car terminal, a suburban bank, and a subway terminal. I have seven of these bulletins from 1926 to 1933 and will be happy to answer an inquiry about them. Eventually all will be listed. View more info

Image for Frank Lloyd Wright's Child of the Sun: A Walking Tour of Florida Southern College (circa 1998)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Child of the Sun: A Walking Tour of Florida Southern College (circa 1998)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Lakeland, Florida, Florida Southern College: circa 1998

Seller ID: 2766

Condition: Very good condition


Here we have three clean brochures which arrived together in the same cello bag. The two most important are'lt dated, but I did find a very small date on the campus map -- 1998.The major brochure with the photo of FLW opens to reveal four panels with information about local buildings illustrated with eight sepia pictures. Turn it over and you have more info and three more photos. The second brochure tells the story of Wright's relationship with the college. Thirdly, we have a campus map. The only fault to these may not be a fault at all because it provides additional information. On the back o... View more info

Image for House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928

House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Concord, New Hmapshire, House Beautiful Publishing Corporation:

Edition: Vol. LXIV, No. IV

Seller ID: 2781

Condition: Very Good condition


The cover art of these magazines scream "come hither!" They're bold, colorful and graphically sensational. I was at an auction which had six boxes of them.To say they were a hit is an understatement -- they sold in a frenzy for more money than they should have. I got the last box, which was as good as the rest, but at the end of the frenzy. There's much to read here about homes and gardens with gorgeous full color ads for house items -- roofs, tiles, paints etc.. One of the more interesting stories is about the scissor craft of silhouette making and William Henry Brown who long ago snipped ou... View more info

Image for Build Beauty, Economy, Permanence into your Home with Curtis Woodwork (1944)

Build Beauty, Economy, Permanence into your Home with Curtis Woodwork (1944)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Clinton. Iowa, Curtis Woodwork: 1944

Seller ID: 2788

Condition: Fine Condition


I love when a nice ephemera item is hiding extras on the same subject. I bought the main booklet and -- surprise! -- I got two extra small booklets about kitchens and entrances and a letter from the company. Home builders knew that after the war there would be many people, especially veterans, yearning for a home of their own. The building trade started early to feed the pent-up desire, but by the time this advertising came out the end of the war was only a year away -- 1945. The yellow pamphlets measures 3-1/2" x 6-1/4". The large booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 15 pages covering windo... View more info

Image for Nu-Wood: Decorative, Acoustical, Structural, Insulation (1939)

Nu-Wood: Decorative, Acoustical, Structural, Insulation (1939)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wood Conversion Company: 1939

Seller ID: 2791

Condition: Very Good condition


This early Nu-Wood advertising booklet is very clean and nice and quite interesting from the point of view of homeowners and contractors. The company offered more than ceilings and walls. Buyers could get tiles, plank board, wainscot, Kolor-Trim and accessories and moldings. There is a lot of information here, including its use in the building of churches -- which is how I came to have it. I bought this from a company which is still in the business of church renovation inside and out. The boioklet measures 8-1/2" x 10-1/2" and has 30 pages with many photos. not often seen View more info

Image for Our Home Scrapbook No. 3, Masonite Corporation (1943)

Our Home Scrapbook No. 3, Masonite Corporation (1943)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Masonite Corproation: 1943

Edition: Scrapbook No. 3

Seller ID: 2792

Condition: Very good condition


I acquired this along with several other booklets advertising the dream of a new or renovated home after WWII. Most of them were dated a little closer to the end of the war -- this one is earlier at 1943. The goal was to assuage the pent-up desire with the promise of new items, new technologies, new homes. The charming French house on the first spread is the perfect opener, even if too small by today's standards. The booklet offers much information on kitchens, insulation, entrance doors, farm buildings and much more. It measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 22 pages and sports a nice Cleveland, Ohio a... View more info

Image for Walls of Carrara the Moderm Structural Glass (Pittsburg Plate Glass, 1934)

Walls of Carrara the Moderm Structural Glass (Pittsburg Plate Glass, 1934)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylania, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company: 1934

Seller ID: 2794

Condition: Very good condition


Nice oversized booklet about glass tile walls for bathrooms and kitchens. The top section of the cover is silver with white printing, so it's a bit hard to see the printing, but it's there and readable. Some of the ideas inside are amazingly ahead of their time, especially the baths with extra built-in storage. 1934 looked pretty good! The Carrara glass provided a nice backdrop too, especially since every page is in full color. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" with 16 pages. View more info

Image for Tadmor Temple Provident Campaign Shriners Akron, Ohio (1977)

Tadmor Temple Provident Campaign Shriners Akron, Ohio (1977)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Tadmor Temple: 1977

Seller ID: 2874

Condition: Very good condition


This hard-to-find booklet was published in 1977 at the time that Akron Shriners were raising money to build a new temple. The organziation in Akron receieved its charter in 1925 and for more than 50 years to the date of this plan worked to raise money for charity, particulary for childrn. The main boklet comes with extra goodies -- a letter to members, with a lengthy list of donors, and an explanatory booklet showing how the goal would be achieved and what the money would buy. The main booklet is helfty with 90 pages on quality coated paoper and many photograpgs, including some in color. Ther... View more info

Image for A Study for the Exchange Hotel Sandusky, Ohio (1980)

A Study for the Exchange Hotel Sandusky, Ohio (1980)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Dalton, van Dijk, Johnson & Partners, Architects: 1980

Seller ID: 2907

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice clean, tightly bound, document bound with a plastic spiral which is still holding well. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 24 pages and both diagrams and photographs. The Exchange Hotel was the oldest standing brick structure at the time of the rennovation. it had deteriorated quite a bit after it became a rooming house and a reestaurant/night club. In July of 1977 a raging fire damaged it extensively. It's a very interesting report sprinkled with anecdotes such as Charles Dickens once checked in! View more info

Image for Silver Jubilee Our Lady of Lourdes Church Dedication February 11, 1982  (Florida)

Silver Jubilee Our Lady of Lourdes Church Dedication February 11, 1982 (Florida)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Florida, Our Lady of Lourdes Church: 1982

Seller ID: 2912

Condition: Very good condition.


Very nice, clean booklet commemorating the dedication of the new Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Only fault is a flat crease to lower front corner of cover. Oddly, there is no reference to the exact town in Florida where it's located, but there is a photo of the presiding Bishop of Orlando, Thomas J. Grady. This is an exceptional keepsake thanks to the many photographs, including some in full color, plus lots of photos of the parishioners in action. There's also history and a roster of the patrons who helped make the new church possible. As always with these momentos, there are ads at the back of ... View more info

Image for Postcard Andrew Johnson Memorial Original Tailor Shop (Tennessee)

Postcard Andrew Johnson Memorial Original Tailor Shop (Tennessee)

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Asheville, North carolina, Asheville Postcard Company: No Date

Seller ID: 2960

Condition: Fine condition


Beautiful linen postcard with sharp corners and no writing on divided back. The building is the Andrew Johnson Memorial in Greeneville, Tennessee which houses Johnson's original tailor shop. Johnson was the 17th president, but he spent his last days in Greeneville. He's buried in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Card is pristine and will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Postcard Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge (unused)

Postcard Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge (unused)

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LA, Harris News Agency: Unknown

Seller ID: 2999

Condition: Very good


Beautiful card which depicted what then was the tallest building in the south -- 34 floors with a height measuring 450 feet to the top of the beacon light. Construction of the building began January 1, 1931. As you can see, the card was never used. It's linen and very clean with no creasing. There's just a tiny bit of edge wear to top corners only. Card will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Postcards: Courtyards of New Orleans Old French Courtyard. Courtyard Louisiana State Museum

Postcards: Courtyards of New Orleans Old French Courtyard. Courtyard Louisiana State Museum

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Boston, New Orleans, Tichnor. New Orleans News Co.: Circa 1946

Seller ID: 3003

Condition: Very good condition


The rounded doors and courtyards of New Orleans make very pretty postcards. These two are very clean. The one with the yellow doors shows the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans. It has not been used. The date I affixed to the pair is the result of the second card which shows Old French Courtyard, New Orleans. That one was sent to a Mrs. M.C. Binkley of Washington, D.C. and postmarked on April 7, 1956. Both cards will arrive in its own brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for 24 Success Articles From American Preservation Magazines

24 Success Articles From American Preservation Magazines

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., American Preservation: Unknown date

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 3009

Condition: Articles Very Good Condition


I found these disbound articles in a box of Architectual Review Magazines which I bought at auction. I almost tossed them out until I realized how worthy they are. Each of the 24 focuses on a particular area within a state located anywhere in the country. They all derived from American Preservation magazine, so the color photographs are stunning. Each article is pretty long with many images. I wish I had more room to show them. Areas are these: New Orleans Lower Garden District; Providence, Rhode Island; Salem Massachusetts; Eutaw, Alabama's Greek Revival Architecture; Galveston, Texas; Mizner... View more info

Image for H.H. Richardson's Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail (1981)

H.H. Richardson's Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail (1981)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County Bureau of Cultural Programs: 1981

Seller ID: 3029

Condition: Very good condition


This is a very well done booklet, oversized at 9" x 12" with 46 counted pages. The photography is all done in duotone and is truly stunning. The court house and jail designed by H.H. Richardson is considered the apex of Pittsburgh architecture. Richardson designed it in 1883 and it was completed after his death in 1988. Booklet is very nice with one superficial small crease ro lower front corner. Otherwise pristine. View more info

Image for St Thomas Church, New York City (Episcopal 1965)

St Thomas Church, New York City (Episcopal 1965)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York City, St. Thomas Church: 1965

Seller ID: 3035

Condition: Near fine condition


Were it not for a poor idea to place a price sticker on the upper right corner of the front cover of this hard cover booklet it would be as new. I took it off very carefully with a hairdryer, so at least it didn't mar the surface, but even so it left behind a round shadow. Other than that though this book is pristine -- like new. What's interesting is how it never mentioned denomination that I could see until near the back of the 63 pages. As it turns out, it's Episcopal. Beautiful duotone photographs are found throughout the descriptive and historical text. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/4". Woul... View more info

Image for Photograph 19th century Ohio Home and Family

Photograph 19th century Ohio Home and Family

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ohio, unknown town, No photographer stated: No date

Seller ID: 3088

Condition: Very good condition


I've had this photo for quite some time, but went looking for it after a friend bought one last week that looked like it. But when I found mine it was close, but no cigar. sS now that it's out of the closet -- here it is! The house has an impressive lintel for its rather modest size and the door has sidelights. There's also a plant in the left one if you look carefully. I thought at first it was a farmhouse, but that's definitely a sidewalk along the fence. As for the people -- there are no names on the back. We should always, always, always write names. There are two ladies in aprons on the ... View more info

Image for Long Island Modern: The First Generation of Modernist Architecture on Long Island 1925-1960 (1987)

Long Island Modern: The First Generation of Modernist Architecture on Long Island 1925-1960 (1987)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: East Hampton, New York, Guild Hall Museum: 1987

Seller ID: 3136

Condition: Fine condition


I bought this in Michigan, so it's not surprising that a gift inscription on the bottom of the title page reads, " To---- and ----, So nice to have you in Ann Arbor." Other than that there's no defect. Crisp and clean as a whistle. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 36 pristine pages. Many black and white photographs show off mansions, family homes, vacation homes -- even an aluminum beach house. The text is lengthy and seriously addressed which deems it a collectible. View more info

Image for A Walk Through Time. Seven Walking Tours of Howell, Michigan (1988)

A Walk Through Time. Seven Walking Tours of Howell, Michigan (1988)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Howell, Michigan, City of Howell Historic Preservation Commission: 1988

Seller ID: 3172

ISBN: 0962043206

Condition: Very good condition


Howell, Michigan is known for its beautiful residential architecture -- many lovely vintage homes, enough to fill seven different walking tours. The booklet is illustrated with small drawings and offers information of each home or building -- its design, date, ownership etc.. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8" and has 103 pages including index. Booklet is spiral bound and is quite nice with the exception of a few small tears to bottom of spiral which I repaired with small pieces of archival tape. The guide has no names or writing and is very clean. View more info