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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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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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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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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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