Tag Archives: Kit Homes of Oklahoma

A Rare Sears House in Bristow, Oklahoma … Route 66

On a trip through Bristow a few years ago I explored an area of town I missed, evidently, on other trips.  I have found a handful of mail order houses in Bristow and Bristow is the home to an absolute … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sears Hollywood…………..in Enid Oklahoma!

I can’t even begin to explain my excitement when I discovered a Sears Hollywood in Oklahoma.  Within a couple of days I made the two hour drive one way just to see and get photos of this awesome house!  Why … Continue reading

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma

***UPDATE!***  a reader came across this blog while researching their home and has some interesting information to share about their Radford #553. Yesterday I drove 80 miles to get my Cherokee Nation car title and tag for my car. Eighty … Continue reading

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A Rare Gordon Van Tine Home in Atoka, Oklahoma

In 1916 in Davenport, Ia Gordon Van Tine company vice president Harry Van Scott gave careful thought and planning into a home for his family. The architects at Gordon Van Tine designed an impressive colonial home with every modern convenience … Continue reading

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The Three Lewis San Pedros of Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Lewis Company of Bay City Michigan published their first catalog of pre-cut homes in 1913. They were one of three kit home companies located in Bay City for several years, Aladdin, Lewis which later became Liberty and Sterling. Tulsa … Continue reading

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John Patton’s Elmhurst, A 1930 Testimonial Home

A few  years ago I “scored” a 1930 Sears catalog.  When it arrived I was a little surprised to see it wasn’t what I thought it was.  There weren’t any catalog images and floor plans like all of my other kit … Continue reading

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The Elmhurst, One of Sears FIRST Brick Veneer Homes

There is a facebook group for Sears homes enthusiasts, if you can imagine that! I’ve been an active member of that group since it was started about four and a half years ago. There are a handful of die-hard researchers. One of the … Continue reading

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My Google Trip to Florida Update, Sad Tragic Update!

I am a nut for searching for mail order homes, kit homes, or even plan book houses. I spend hours just “google driving” the countryside and visiting cities. I do that while watching the news or during inclement weather.  We … Continue reading

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The Earliest Sears House, Maybe? Maybe Not.

Sears began offering house plans in 1908.  The first Sears Plan Catalog was published in 1908.   According to the Sears Archives the first bill of sale for a complete “modern home” was in 1909.  I recently found three houses in Norwich, Ct that were … Continue reading

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A Late Night Drive Through A Connecticut Town

While reading, or studying as I often call it, my 1920 millwork catalog one afternoon I came across a testimonial that caught attention. I was actually looking at a couple of testimonials for lumber sold in Oklahoma. And, I was studying … Continue reading

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