Tag Archives: Historic House

Aladdin Pomona in North Enid, Oklahoma

The Aladdin Pomona I found in North Enid has a very interesting story. The Aladdin Pomona was ordered in 1919 according to the Hattiesburg 1919 index. I only have the information from the sales index on this house.  I don’t have the actual … 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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Two Almost Identical Different Catalog Houses and Their Happy Owners UPDATE!

Since my blog dated December 2, 2012 “Two Almost Identical Different Catalog Houses and Their Happy Owners” I have found some more information about the testimonial house built by Fred Hills in Evansville Indiana. If you recall Fred Hills built … 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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Two Almost Identical Different Catalog Houses and Their Happy Owners

What?  Two almost identical different catalog houses and their happy owners?  That’s right! In this blog I am going to show you two testimonial houses I researched and found that appear to be identical from the outside but they are from … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine #108 Testimonial Houses

Another one of my interests is finding mail order homes across the country. I don’t care where they are I just like to find them! I call it practice. And this is the way I see it, it helps me learn … Continue reading

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Aladdin Pomona in Ponca City, Oklahoma

One of my favorite things to do is read through the kit home catalogs I have been collecting. It is a chilly day here so I decided to sip hot chocolate and Bailey’s, a winter favorite of mine! Some folks … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine #158 in west Tulsa

Way out west of Tulsa on a hill on W. 41 st Street is the most beautiful Gordon Van Tine #158 !  There are not but a few of this model known at this time and how cool that one … Continue reading

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Sometimes it just isn’t a kit house…..but, it might be something else!

A couple of years into my mail order catalog kit house search I learned about another means of building houses from the 1900’s. Plan book houses are also known as  pattern book houses. What? Well, they are just that…. a plan or … Continue reading

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Ross Sigler’s Wardway #105

When I stumbled upon the idea of kit homes in Tulsa and set out to see one never did I imagine some four years later would I be this immersed in a project!  I wasn’t satisfied seeing a couple, which … Continue reading

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