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This week: Homes in company towns

1. Old Hickory, Tenn. The eight-bedroom house at left was built in 1918 by the E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co. for the manager of a World War I gunpowder plant. In less than a year, the company built more than 3,800 buildings around it. This residence, known as a “Special Davis” model, features two fireplaces, a library, and views of Old Hickory Lake. $449,000. Susanne Flynn, Results MLS, (615) 822-5808

2. Portland, Ore. This three-bedroom Craftsman-style home was built in 1924 when Kenton, now a Portland neighborhood, was a company town established by Swift & Co., the meat-packaging giant. The house features boxed-beam ceilings and hickory kitchen cabinets. $375,000. Helen Hoyt, Portland Creative Realtors, (503) 998-4429

3. Sugar Land, Texas This six-bedroom, Spanish-style residence was custom-built in 1928 for W.T. Eldridge, the owner of Imperial Sugar, which maintained Sugar Land as a company town until 1959. The house has since been renovated and expanded, but it retains many of its original doors, its hardwood and marble floors, and its Italian tile work. $850,000. Shehnaz Bidiwala, Realm Real Estate Professionals, (281) 870-0000

4. Sugar Land, Texas This three-bedroom house was built as a workers’ home in 1905, when Confederate war hero Col. E.H. Cunningham owned the Sugar Land plantation. The house today features wide-plank hardwood floors, a wet bar, a game room, and a carport. $275,000. Susan Greer, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, (713) 320-9597

5. Seabeck, Wash. This 12-bedroom 1936 home is located on land originally owned by the 19th-century mill that established the town of Seabeck on the western shore of Hood Canal. Designed by architect Lionel Pries, the house features a copper roof, scalloped shingles, formal gardens, and water views. $4,250,000. Joe Sanchez, Coldwell Banker Bain, (253) 820-1148

6. Boulder City, Nev. This three-bedroom house was built by the federal Bureau of Reclamation as part of its effort to house laborers working on the Hoover Dam. The home features a covered patio and a fountain, and there is a separate studio/workshop located on the property. $399,900. Bret Runion, Desert Sun Realty, Inc., (702) 293-0000

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