While google driving around Perry Oklahoma a few years ago I happened upon a Sears Avalon. And what a sweet Avalon it is! Thanks to one of my college classmates who was kind enough to take photos for me since he lives in that area.
The Sears offered the Avalon from 1920-1926. If you check out Rosemary Thornton’s website you can see several examples of this popular bungalow across the country.
The Avalon in Perry was the home of Anton Louis Dolezal and his wife Sadie and their five children. The best I can tell, using real estate records and the Sanborn Maps, this Avalon was likely built in 1926. Anton passed away in 1929 and his wife Sadie passed away in 1962. I wonder if there are any descendants in or around Perry now?
Here is the Avalon from the Sears Modern Homes 1926 catalog complete with price and specifications.
Here is the floor plan enlarged. It doesn’t show the second floor attic space but when finished in there are likely two more bedrooms.
In this last photo you can see the right side and a little of the second floor dormer hidden behind the trees. I imagine that second floor came in handy with a family of five children!
Do you know of a Sears Avalon? Do you know of a Sears kit home or any other kit home? I wonder if there are any more kit homes in Perry? I drove around via google street view and nothing caught my attention. If so, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on facebook here.
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