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Sears Modern Homes 118 in Cherokee Oklahoma

The Sears Modern Home 118 in Cherokee Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Meet Sears Number 178, the Quirky Cousin of Sears Number 124

As if the Sears 124 wasn’t “interesting” enough the quirky cousin comes along in fall of 1910!  When you see a Sears 178 you will never forget it, trust me. The Sears 124 and the 178 floor plans are very … 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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Radford 553 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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

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The Earliest Sears House, Maybe? Maybe Not.

Sears began offering house plans in 1908.  The first Sears Plan Catalog was published in 1908.   According to the Sears Archives the first bill of sale for a complete “modern home” was in 1909.  I recently found three houses in Norwich, Ct that were … 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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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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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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