Tag Archives: Route 66

When Your Knee Jerk Reaction is Correct…

Which came first? The Sears 121 or the pattern version? Who had a pattern version anyway? Find out here! Continue reading

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The Sears Osborn and Oriental Peaks

This 1911 Seattle Bungalow was the inspiration for the Sears Modern Homes ‘Osborn’. 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 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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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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Houses By Mail on Route 66

Four years ago when I first started my search for kit homes I naturally turned to the internet.  I am pretty suave with internet searching, trust me.  When I searched for kit homes in the Tulsa area nothing showed up, … Continue reading

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The Aladdin Brentwood in Bristow, Oklahoma

The Aladdin Ready Cut Homes company was located in Bay City Michigan. They were the first mail order catalog kit home company starting in 1906. That is TWO years before Sears began offering houses! They were also the longest running … Continue reading

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