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The Sears Osborn and Oriental Peaks

This 1911 Seattle Bungalow was the inspiration for the Sears Modern Homes ‘Osborn’. Continue reading

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Two of the Earliest Aladdin Homes

A few months ago I wrote about one of the first Sears houses built in 1908. Tonight I want to share with you a couple of the earliest Aladdin Homes built. They are not only the earliest Aladdin Homes but … Continue reading

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John Patton’s Elmhurst, A Sears Modern Homes 1930 Testimonial Home

A Sears Elmhurst, and not just “a” Sears Elmhurst but “THE” Sears Elmhurst. This is the Elmhurst that was used on the cover of the early 1930’s Sears Modern Homes catalogs! Continue reading

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Aladdin Winthrop found in Waukomis, Oklahoma

The Winthrop was another one of Aladdin’s popular bungalows. And since Aladdin professes that a bungalow should always be set close to the ground it is no surprise to find one on Oklahoma farm land! Those of us from here … Continue reading

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Aladdin Raymond found in Covington, Oklahoma

What housewife would not be pleased with the plan of the Raymond? This small but roomy bungalow boasts of a step saving arrangement that is sure to make doing one’s own work a real pleasure. This small and roomy bungalow … Continue reading

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Aladdin Plaza in Enid, Oklahoma

A few months ago a fellow researcher friend sent me several sales orders for Aladdin homes shipped to Oklahoma in the early 1900’s. She  visited the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University to research sales orders shipped to her home … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine #108 Testimonial Houses Part II

A couple of days ago I told you about a testimonial house from Gordon Van Tine’s 1913 catalog. It was the Ward Bloss #108. If you didn’t read it you might want to go back and read it since this … Continue reading

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Houses By Mail on Route 66

Four years ago when I first started my search for kit homes I naturally turned to the internet.  I am pretty suave with internet searching, trust me.  When I searched for kit homes in the Tulsa area nothing showed up, … Continue reading

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Two Sears Alhambras in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hidden within the walls of the mission style Alhambra is a roomy foursquare.  The Alhambra was one of Sears most popular models.  The Sears Alhambra made its debut in 1918 but it wasn’t until ten years later that two were … Continue reading

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Two Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes in Okemah, Oklahoma

I started searching for mail order kit homes in Tulsa four years ago.  That has evolved to searching for mail order kit homes across the state of Oklahoma.  After researching and studying each catalog company I had a theory that … Continue reading

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