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A Sears Avalon in Perry, Oklahoma

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 … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s Tower House On The Prairie

The Gordon Van Tine company from Davenport, Iowa  introduced house plan #143 in 1912 as “Our new tower house, a little gem, something new, something original.” Much to my surprise there is one in Oklahoma, located on north western prairieland … Continue reading

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A Rare Sears House in Bristow, Oklahoma … Route 66

On a trip through Bristow a few years ago I explored an area of town I missed, evidently, on other trips.  I have found a handful of mail order houses in Bristow and Bristow is the home to an absolute … Continue reading

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The Sears #118, A VERY Popular Early Sears Modern Home

The Sears Modern Homes 118 aka Clyde, Why was it so popular? Continue reading

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Radford 553 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Sallisaw Oklahoma is home to a beautiful Radford 553! Continue reading

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Sears

Sears catalog page has been updated!  See the covers of over 40 catalogs published between 1908 and 1940.  Links to helpful websites and Sears Indexes and recommended reading. I plan to update the other pages soon.

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A Rare Gordon Van Tine Home in Atoka, Oklahoma

In 1916 in Davenport, Ia Gordon Van Tine company vice president Harry Van Tine Scott gave careful thought and planning into a home for his family. The architects at Gordon Van Tine designed an impressive colonial home with every modern … Continue reading

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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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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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