[please forgive the double-post in the "floor plan" forum]
We recently purchased a Craftsman style bungalow in Davenport, Iowa.
We've been fixing it up to bring it back (with some updates) to its original style and beauty. Located in the McClellan Heights neighborhood of Davenport, I am pretty sure it is a house purchased with materials from the Gordon-Van Tine company, and may have been built from one of their plans.
My message today is to find out if Dale Wolicki or others on this forum can help me. I'm looking for any information about the house plan, or any guidance you may have in order to find answers. So far I've determined that it was built in 1914-15 for Fred Denger who lived in the house with his new bride for about five years. He was the owner of the local coal and concrete company. After about five years he sold this house to Oscar Priester (Priester construction was founded by Oscar and brother Walter, and basically built all of the public & commercial buildings in Davenport/Bettendorf through the 1970s). After that it changed owners a few times and different owners modified/renovated to suit their taste. The porch was screened in, the kitchen was remodeled (twice that I can tell), the bathroom redone, and two small extensions added on the back side of the house. Someone also redid the fireplace and that is one thing I hope to bring back to style soon.
Two nights ago I reset the door stop in an interior door and noticed some information stamped on the inside of the wood trim. I took a picture, and it is in the Picassa album as linked above. I also included my own rendering of the house plan to this email. Is anyone able to compare my information with house plan catalogues you have and give me any information? If not, can you point me to another expert who might be able to help me? Living here in Davenport there must be some resources, but I just don't know where they are.
Thank you very much for your time,
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