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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 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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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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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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Eugene Lorton’s Gordon Van Tine #711

Did Eugene Lorton build a mail order house in 1919 at 1516 W. Easton Street?   I believe he did and in this blog I will show you what I have gathered. Hang on, this is a long blog! The assessor … Continue reading

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A great trip to Bartlesville

One of the things I enjoy is playing the saxophone. I guess I should, after all I was a music major! I play with The Sounds Of Music Orchestra in Tulsa Oklahoma. On Saturday April 6th we played for a … Continue reading

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Inside a 1915 Sears Phoenix. Who wants to see?

Once and awhile I have the opportunity to see inside a Sears home. I prefer first hand experience but thanks to You Tube I had the opportunity to see the inside of a 1915 Sears Phoenix. As the homeowner guided … Continue reading

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The not so sunny Aladdin Sunshine in Tulsa

Tulsa is home to an Aladdin Sunshine, alas a not so sunny Sunshine. This house has seen better times and after researching the history I can understand why it is in the condition it is in. There were seven different … 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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