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Pacific Ready Cut Homes - in Tulsa?

Friday night, I was “driving” the streets of Tulsa (via Google Maps), looking for kit homes when I happened upon a familiar-looking house from Pacific Ready Cut Homes.

“What in the world?” I thought to myself.

I pulled out some old books and sure enough, my suspicions were right. I’d found a kit home from Pacific Ready Cut Homes in Tulsa!

Pacific Ready Cut Homes was based in Los Angeles, and is best described as a regional kit home company, and yet, they’re really the largest “regional” company that we know about. They sold about 40,000 kit homes, and the great majority landed in and around the West Coast. The company’s literature boasted that they’d sold their kits throughout the country, but despite some serious hunting, I’ve never seen them on the East Coast - that I know of.

However Tulsa is not exactly the East Coast!

Rachel Shoemaker (the Kit Home person of Tulsa) went out and got some great photographs of this purported kit home.

Is it a Pacific Ready Cut Home? Sure looks like it to me.

To learn more about Pacific Ready Cut Homes, click here.

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The headquarters for Pacific Ready Cut Homes was in Los Angeles, California.

Cover of the 1919 Pacific Homes catalog

Cover of the 1919 Pacific Homes catalog

Wouldnt it be interesting to find that Tulsa had an entire tract of Pacific Homes? We can only hope!

Wouldn't it be interesting to find that Tulsa had an entire tract of Pacific Homes? We can only hope!

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From the 1919 catalog, a boxcar is loaded with 12,000 pieces of house!

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Pacific Ready Cut House #375, as seen in the 1919 catalog.

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Pacific Ready Cut House #357 is in Tulsa! (Photo is courtesy of Rachel Shoemaker and can not be reproduced without written permission.)

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Another view. (Photo is courtesy of Rachel Shoemaker and can not be reproduced without written permission.)

To learn more about Pacific Ready Cut Homes, click here.

TO buy Rose’s book, click here

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  1. Rachel
    August 9th, 2011 at 19:56 | #1

    Since this discovery I have located 3 more of this exact home here in Tulsa! I guess Tulsans liked it :)

  2. April 27th, 2017 at 18:50 | #2

    This particular Lustron was part of a fundraiser for Carson-Wilson American Legion Post 1 here in Tulsa.

    We are now known as Carson-Wilson-Rigney-Forrester-Shoemaker American Legion Post 1.

    The funds were used for the Children’s Home.

    Here is a link to an article from our March 18, 1949 newspaper on this home. https://tulsapost1.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Carson-Wilson-Post-News-3-18-1949.pdf.

  3. April 29th, 2017 at 00:59 | #3

    @Harold E Brown
    How interesting Harold! I didn’t know that.
    People need to know that Tulsa is home to the first American Legion Post!

    BTW, the American Legion Band from 1936, under the direction of June Collier, is what eventually became the Tulsa Community Band.

    I have been sharing our (TCB) history lately.

    And, we are the band that plays the Memorial Day Service that American Legion Post 1 hosts at Memorial Park Cemetery.

    We still have some of the music from back then in our library.

    It is stamped Carson-Wilson so that tells you how long we have had it in our files!

    I also take care of the Tulsa Community Band library.

    If you are at the Memorial Day Service come over to the band and let’s chat!

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