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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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Gordon Van Tine Bungalow Number 587

In 1924 Elmer Scatchard built nine Gordon Van Tine ready cut homes in Madison New Jersey. One of those nine homes was a model 587. It was built with the intention of selling it but the Mrs liked it so … Continue reading

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Sears Modern Homes Avondales in Oklahoma

In the summer of 1909, or at least by the time the State Fair in Springfield Illinois opened, Sears Modern Homes built one of their modern bungalows at the fairgrounds in the agricultural area along the racetrack at the fair. … Continue reading

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FREE BUNGALOW! And The Winner Is…

This blog is part II to my previous blog.  To read that blog again click here. Last night I left you hanging. Who was the winner of this FREE BUNGALOW in the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest? The PRIZE bungalow was … 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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A PERFECT Peerless Garage by Aladdin in Webb City, MO

What could be better than a perfect Aladdin Massachusetts? How about if that perfect Massachusetts includes a perfect Peerless model garage? In my seven years of identifying mail order and kit homes this house and garage is probably tops! To … 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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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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