A Whole Town Of Gordon Van Tine Homes

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In 1915 American Zinc and Chemical Company of Langeloth, Pennsylvania placed the first order of many houses that they would place during the next few years to house plant workers and their families.

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These sales orders from American Zinc and Chemical are shown in the 1918 Gordon Van Tine catalog.

These sales orders from American Zinc and Chemical Co.  are shown in the 1918 Gordon Van Tine catalog.  The signature on the check, Archibald Jones, is the General Manager for American Zinc and Chemical Company in Langeloth, Pa.

 

This whole town of Gordon Van Tine houses is Langeloth, Pa. . I'll show you that neighborhood and some of the Gordon Van Tine houses I found in Langeloth.

This whole town of Gordon Van Tine houses is Langeloth, Pa. . I’ll show you that neighborhood and some of the Gordon Van Tine houses I found in Langeloth.

 

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen it the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers.

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen in the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers.

 

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen it the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers.

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen in the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers. The house to the right is a Gordon Van Tine 511.  We’ll see it next.

 

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen it the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers.

This is a Gordon Van Tine 503. The back of it can be seen it in the top right corner of the banner above. The first house, white with a dark second story, end gable and two side shed dormers.

 

Gordon Van Tine 503 from my 1916 catalog.

Gordon Van Tine 503 from my 1916 catalog.

 

 To the right of the 503 is a Gordon Van Tine 511. It can been in the banner too, the darker house second from the top right. It has a dutch gambrel roof and two windows on the second story.

Down the street to the right of the 503 is another Gordon Van Tine 511. It can be seen  in the banner too, the eighth house from  the top right. It has a dutch gambrel roof and two windows on the second story.

 

The number 511 from my Gordon Van Tine 1916 catalog.

The number 511 from my Gordon Van Tine 1916 catalog.

 

Here are three Gordon Van Tine homes together. The left house is a remodeled 503, the house in the middle is a 519 and the end house is another 511.

Here are three Gordon Van Tine homes together. The left house is a remodeled 503, the house in the middle is a 519 and the end house is another 511.

 

The Gordon Van Tine 1916, 519.

The Gordon Van Tine 1916, 519.

 

 This Gordon Van Tine 519 was built reversed of the catalog image.

This Gordon Van Tine 519 was built reversed of the catalog image.

 

 Gordon Van Tine 519 on the left and a 511 on the right.

Gordon Van Tine 519 on the left and a 511 on the right.

 

<img class=”size-full wp-image-5877″ src=”https://oklahomahousesbymail.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/gordon-van-tine-502-at-1416-langeloth-road-langeloth-pennsylvania-left.jpg” alt=”And, a nice Gordon Van Tine 502 as well!

 

 

And, a nice Gordon Van Tine 502 as well!

 

The Gordon Van Tine 502

The Gordon Van Tine 502

 

Gordon Van Tine 502. And to see another blog that features just the 502 click here.

Gordon Van Tine 502. And to see another blog that features just the 502 click here.

 

I'm pretty sure this is a Gordon Van Tine 195. This street is lined, both sides, with Gordon Van Tine homes.

I’m pretty sure this is a Gordon Van Tine 195. This street is lined, both sides, with Gordon Van Tine homes.

 

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 195

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 195

 

This is a Gordon Van Tine 196 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

This is a Gordon Van Tine 196 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

 

This is a Gordon Van Tine 196 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

This is a Gordon Van Tine 196 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

 

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 196 .

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 196 .

 

And a Gordon Van Tine 321 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania too.

And a Gordon Van Tine 321 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania too.

 

A Gordon Van Tine 321 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

A Gordon Van Tine 321 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania.

 

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 321.

Gordon Van Tine Standard Home 321.

 

Unfortunately that’s all I have to share from this town full of Gordon Van Tine homes. I can make out others via satellite view. When google view maps the entire town I’ll come back and look for more!

If you want to go and look for them you will likely find several in this area. This is the area in the banner at the top of my blog. Start here. But look all over town, I found them scattered.

If you want to go and look for them you will likely find several in this area. This is the area in the banner at the top of my blog. Start here. But look all over town, I found them scattered.

 

Now, someone send me photos of houses from Langeloth to identify!

There are three ways to contact me.  By email: searshomes@yahoo.com    You can contact me through Sears Modern Homes on facebook. Or, you can leave a comment below.

To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints click here!

To learn more about kit homes and meet other enthusiasts as well as home owners join us in the Sears Homes Group on facebook!

For more information on the Gordon Van Tine Company of Davenport, Iowa visit the website of Dale Wolicki , here.

My friend Rosemary Thornton has featured several Gordon Van Tine homes on her blog.

To see more Gordon Van Tine catalogs online click here.

And, to see the  beautiful covers from Gordon Van Tine catalogs click here.

Come back for my next blog to see more from Gordon Van Tine!  And no, I don’t just identify Gordon Van Tine…I’m just polishing my GVT identification skills and knowledge right now.   I’ll be honest. I do love Gordon Van Tine though!

Also coming soon,  a Gordon Van Tine house, barn and poultry house with documention, order forms, correspondence letters, vintage photos, construction photos too!   I’m gathering images and info now.

I have several awesome homes to share from blog readers,  a Sears 119 in Iowa comes to mind, a Lewis Vitello that Mark Hardin found, a Henry Wilson bungalow in Nova Scotia that I identified for a reader.  A Wardway Barcelona shared by a reader.  It just never ends!  I love hearing from readers.  searshomes@yahoo.com  Send me your homes and your questions.

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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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