Tag Archives: Kit Homes of Oklahoma

The Sears Osborn and Oriental Peaks

Last week the subject of oriental peaks came up in the Sears Homes Group.  Rosemary asked for photos of the Sears Osborn since it is a good example of a house with oriental peaks.  I posted a couple of Osborns that … Continue reading

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A Rare Wardway Kit Home in Chelsea, Oklahoma!

It is well known that Chelsea, Oklahoma is home to a Sears Saratoga. It appears in every Route 66 suggested stop you can find!  But, what people don’t know about in Chelsea is this beautiful bungalow from Montgomery Ward. (click … Continue reading

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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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A Perfect Sears Hollywood…………..in Enid Oklahoma!

I can’t even begin to explain my excitement when I discovered a Sears Hollywood in Oklahoma.  Within a couple of days I made the two hour drive one way just to see and get photos of this awesome house!  Why … Continue reading

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma

***UPDATE!***  a reader came across this blog while researching their home and has some interesting information to share about their Radford #553. Yesterday I drove 80 miles to get my Cherokee Nation car title and tag for my car. Eighty … Continue reading

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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 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 convenience … 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 1930 Testimonial Home

A few  years ago I “scored” a 1930 Sears catalog.  When it arrived I was a little surprised to see it wasn’t what I thought it was.  There weren’t any catalog images and floor plans like all of my other kit … Continue reading

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