Tag Archives: California Bungalow Pergola

This Popular California Bungalow Could Be Anywhere!

Pacific Ready Cut Homes model 385. Another popular California bungalow design you might find in your neighborhood! Continue reading

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A Very Special Christmas for an East Granby Connecticut Woman (Gordon Van Tine 517-B)

It was a typical New England winter in East Granby Connecticut and most assuredly a Christmas that Anna Viets would remember forever. The year was 1920 and Anna and Charles Palmer Viets had been married for 32 years. Anna and … Continue reading

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A Sears Hillsboro Testimonial Home in Madison New Jersey

Several years ago I bought a Sears Modern Homes catalog from 1930. When it arrived I was surprised to find that it wasn’t what I thought it was! The catalog only showed homes from customers who were pleased with their … Continue reading

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A Popular California Bungalow Pattern Used By Sears Modern Homes and Many Others

In February of 1905 Louise W.C. Ochsner, a widow, purchased  lot 51 Block A in Los Angeles California.  In 1906 she had a very interesting bungalow built on that lot.  Louise and her daughter and son-in law lived in the … Continue reading

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Another Los Angeles Investment Company House With Ties To A Kit Home

Since I am on the subject of the Los Angeles Investment Company I want to share another home that is the work of Ernest McConnell supervising architect and his designers/architects one being Benjamin Allen Brown. The subject house was built … Continue reading

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FREE BUNGALOW! And The Winner Is…

This blog is part II to my previous blog.  To read that blog again click here. Last night I left you hanging. Who was the winner of this FREE BUNGALOW in the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest? The PRIZE bungalow was … Continue reading

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FREE Bungalow! Extra Extra! Read ALL ABOUT IT!

Just when I didn’t think this little hobby or project could get any larger.  A few years ago I acquired a catalog from Los Angeles Investment Company from a man here in Tulsa.  I really made a good haul in … Continue reading

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The Worthingon, Aladdin’s One Year Model

Have you seen this house? Of all of the Aladdin Ready Cut homes I have only seen the Aladdin Worthington offered in one catalog. Until a few years ago I had never seen an example of an Aladdin Worthington either! … Continue reading

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Meet Sears Number 178, the Quirky Cousin of Sears Number 124

As if the Sears 124 wasn’t “interesting” enough the quirky cousin comes along in fall of 1910!  When you see a Sears 178 you will never forget it, trust me. The Sears 124 and the 178 floor plans are very … Continue reading

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A Sears 124 in Clayton Georgia

About five years ago I started searching for testimonial homes as a way to help me learn all of the models offered by the kit home companies. Two weeks ago I got a new laptop and as I was going … Continue reading

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