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 beautiful Aladdin Brentwood! Bristow, Oklahoma is located along Historic Route 66. In Bristow I also found a rare Sears 264P182. Why rare? The Sears 264P182 was only offered in the Sears Modern Homes catalogs between the years 1914 and 1916. Another reason this house is rare is that at this time there are no other KNOWN 264P182’s!
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Here are a few photos showing all sides of the Bristow Sears 264P182. The fenestration of the Bristow house matches the catalog perfectly!
Since we are looking at the front of the house let’s take a closer look at those pillars, this is remarkable! The pillars are part of the kit with the exception of the bricks or stones used on pillars. Masonry, cement etc, had to be purchased locally because of freight charges. Often, as a result, details as seen it the catalog images get left out during construction. Not THIS house!
Here is the catalog image of the house only.
Now, my photo of the Bristow house. This is the best I could do to get the catalog view because there were several cars parked at the side. But, I think you can see that the fenestration, once again, matches the catalog floor plan.
So, are you convinced? Do YOU think this is a Sears 164P182? Hold on, I have a few interior shots thanks to a real estate listing! This was a happy accident….I just found these a few days ago! I spy Sears millwork inside, I KNOW this is a Sears house!
One more photo…courtesy of the real estate listing. This photo gives us a view from the living room in to the dining room in front picturing the built in buffet. To the right through the door is the vestibule which you can see in the floor plans in the first catalog image. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that this is a rare Sears 264P182! And, it is in OKLAHOMA!!! The land of very few Sears homes or none depending on who you ask LOL
To see more interior photos you can see the real estate listing here. I found this house a few years ago and wasn’t aware it was listed later….otherwise I would have gone to see it!
Do you know where there is a Sears 264P182? The catalog page says there were others built and I looked all over Watervliet, NY this weekend and no luck. I did find some other kit homes though.
How about a kit home? Do you have one to report? Do you need help identifying a possible catalog home? If so contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you agree that this house in Bristow, Oklahoma is a Sears 264P182? If so leave a comment….if not leave a comment and tell me why ;)
Now, if I may be excused, I think I will take a look in Indianapolis Indiana to see if I can find the one built there ;)
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