Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chainsaw Carving - Lighthouse

This house at 4104 South Norfolk has at least 2 interesting features. The first is the fine chainsaw carving of a lighthouse by Clayton Coss. The second is that the house itself is a kit home ordered from Sears, Roebuck and Company and assembled after delivery. This particular model is the "Westly". I have no date for the construction of this house but the picture is from a 1919 catalog.

Tulsa has quite a number of kit homes. I would guess that the availability of these houses coincided with the boom in housing during the 1920's when the growth of the oil industry spurred a rush of housing in Tulsa. If you are interested in knowing more about these kit homes see the excellent site Sears Modern Homes. and enter Tulsa in the search field.


Rune Eide said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen a number of Lighthouses in my time, but never one made like this - impressive!

And for mail order houses - double impressive.

PerthDailyPhoto said... [Reply to comment]

Love the steps up to the front door in the 1919 version Bill, imagine buying your house for $1874.00 although in those days that would have been a lot I guess, it's all relative right!

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Lighthouses? Tulsa? I might have seen everything now. Looks like it's lost from Maine.

elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Très intéressant ce descriptif de cette maison en kit ! Sans oublier l'originalité du phare qui l'embellit encore plus !

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I love chainsaw carvings and this is a little different twist to the concept.

Hard to imagine a kit house. The freight must have been high.