Gordon Van Tine 566 “A Well designed Home of Moderate Cost”

If you read my last blog you will remember that a housewife and her husband, a contractor,  praised their plan cut Gordon Van Tine home.  Gordon Van Tine plan cut homes were popular for many contractors and carpenters because of the time saved in cutting materials and no waste of lumber. Saving time, labor and unnecessary waste of materials was cost effective!   It was a win win.

Arthur Allen, a carpenter of 40 years in New Jersey, built a well designed foursquare the Gordon Van Tine 566 as his own residence in Verona, NJ.
And so the story goes…

1926 Gordon Van Tine number 566 was an attractive foursquare.

1926 Gordon Van Tine number 566 was an attractive foursquare.

 

This Gordon Van Tine number 566 was built in Verona NJ by Arthur Allen a carpenter by trade.

This Gordon Van Tine number 566 was built in Verona NJ by Arthur Allen a carpenter by trade.   Special thanks to Geoffrey Wyatt for getting this photo for me.  Geoff is a member of our Sears Homes group on facebook.  Please do not use it without his written permission.

 

A well designed home of moderate cost, the Gordon Van Tine 566 floor plan and specifications.

A well designed home of moderate cost, the Gordon Van Tine 566 floor plan and specifications.

 

The home of Arthur Allen, a carpenter, and his wife Hattie. Arthur Allen praised the plan cut system and the quality of the lumber. So the story goes....

The home of Arthur Allen, a carpenter, and his wife Hattie. Arthur Allen praised the plan cut system and the quality of the lumber. So the story goes….

 

 Arthur Allen appears to have even built a Gordon Van Tine garage! It's a pretty good match anyway. He had to have someplace to hang his hammer and his screwdriver. No saws needed with a plan cut home!

Arthur Allen appears to have even built a Gordon Van Tine garage! It’s a pretty good match anyway. He had to have someplace to hang his hammer and his screwdriver. No saws needed with a plan cut home!

 

This Gordon Van Tine number 103 looks to be a good match to that garage behind the 566. I can't prove it but I think it's highly likely!

This Gordon Van Tine number 103 looks to be a good match to that garage behind the 566. And, it’s ready cut too!  I can’t prove it but I think it’s highly likely!

 

Special thanks to Dale Wolicki for loaning me the instruction manual for a Gordon Van Tine Plan Cut Home. This page shows the pre-cut lumber piled and organized. No messy cutting, no saws. Ready to erect!

Special thanks to Dale Wolicki for loaning me the instruction manual for a Gordon Van Tine Plan Cut Home. This page shows the pre-cut lumber piled and organized. No measuring, no messy cutting, no saws. Ready to erect!

 

This photo and testimony appeared in one of the Proof of the Pudding brochures that I have. The house looks pretty much the same today doesn't it? Another testimony. And, so the story goes....

This photo and testimony appeared in one of the Proof of the Pudding brochures that I have. The house looks pretty much the same today doesn’t it?
Another testimony. And, so the story goes….

 

The Gordon Van Tine #566. There's one in Verona, NJ. Is there one in your neighborhood?

The Gordon Van Tine #566. There’s one in Verona, NJ. Is there one in your neighborhood?

 

Have you seen this foursquare? Is there one lurking in your neighborhood? If so please leave me a comment or email me at searshomes@yahoo.com.

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About Rachel Shoemaker

I've been hooked on finding and or identifying mail order homes since 2008. I'm not picky, kit homes from Sears Modern Homes, Aladdin Ready Cut, Gordon Van Tine, Wardway Homes, all of the major companies as well as the popular pattern and plan book homes built from about 1900 and on. Could you be living in one of these homes? Send me an email: searshomes@yahoo.com
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One Response to Gordon Van Tine 566 “A Well designed Home of Moderate Cost”

  1. Pingback: One Thing Leads To Another…….The Gordon Van Tine 589, “An Ideal 3-bedroom Bungalow” | Oklahoma Houses By Mail

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