Tag Archives: Tulsa Oklahoma

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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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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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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Sometimes it just isn’t a kit house…..but, it might be something else!

A couple of years into my mail order catalog kit house search I learned about another means of building houses from the 1900’s. Plan book houses are also known as  pattern book houses. What? Well, they are just that…. a plan or … Continue reading

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Ross Sigler’s Wardway #105

When I stumbled upon the idea of kit homes in Tulsa and set out to see one never did I imagine some four years later would I be this immersed in a project!  I wasn’t satisfied seeing a couple, which … 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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Two Sears Alhambras in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hidden within the walls of the mission style Alhambra is a roomy foursquare.  The Alhambra was one of Sears most popular models.  The Sears Alhambra made its debut in 1918 but it wasn’t until ten years later that two were … Continue reading

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Two Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes in Okemah, Oklahoma

I started searching for mail order kit homes in Tulsa four years ago.  That has evolved to searching for mail order kit homes across the state of Oklahoma.  After researching and studying each catalog company I had a theory that … Continue reading

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The Aladdin Massachusetts, Tulsa Oklahoma

“A distinctly original type following swiss lines, yet this beautiful structure is perfectly adapted to modern ideas of what an American home should be.”  That is the description given to the Aladdin Massachusetts when it was first offered in their … Continue reading

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Sears Hazelton, Tulsa and Wagoner

Ha·zle·ton, three syllables. The Sears Hazelton is known as the house of threes.  I learned that from Rosemary Thornton.   It is an easy way to remember details of the Sears Hazelton!  I read that in one of her books and … Continue reading

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