Manufacturing component houses in the United states; family entertaining guests in vintage late 1950s suburban home
Lafayette Indiana USA Date:1958 Duration:14 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
'Homes for Growing America' about the importance and the manufacturing of component houses in the United States. The anchor, Frank Blair, speaks about how America produces economic and better homes. Henry Addison, editor of "Architectural Age" at a desk talks about fine architectural standards of homes in the United States. Different styles of houses in America including cape cones, contemporary and regional architectural styles of houses. Various homes in the suburbs outside of American cities are shown. Sketches of various components of a component home like air conditioner, wall panels and kitchen. Jack Lowe, in Lafayette, Indiana reports about the manufacturing of the components of home. Aerial view of Lafayette Indiana, and of the huge home factory there: National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, Indiana. Views inside the National Homes Corporation pre-fabricated home factory, as workers manufacture wall panels from lumber in a factory. Window and door sections being cut out in the panels with a machine. Manufactured panels being inspected for quality. The panels being loaded onto trucks for transportation to markets. Frigidaire appliance boxes are added to the load, along with cabinets from Youngstown Kitchens. A truck loaded with components for one home leaves the factory. A sign on a truck reads 'National Homes'. Another reporter Tom Hadely reports about the fitting procedure of the component houses on site in the field. Men unload the panels. Nails being hammered to erect the wall panels of a new home in the suburbs. The panels being affixed to the pre-poured foundation and nailed. A roof being laid out. Frank Blair in a studio. Bill Moody reports about the component house of James and Margaret Bryan. Mr. And Mrs. Bryan in their well made house. A bedroom and a bathroom of the house. Vintage late 1950s styles in home and fashions are seen. Guests arrive at their house and they show them around the house. Teenage or early 20s couple on the back porch is seen dancing a Lindy Hop swing dance together. Women in the kitchen using refrigerator, built-in oven, and counter top spaces. Food being served to the guests. Guests seated in the living room. View of the separate dining room in the house. Blair talks about how component houses allow individuality in construction and in decoration of houses.
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