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4 hours ago Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. Sears reported that more than 70,000 of these homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940.

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1 hours ago And with this stroke of genius, the Sears & Roebuck Kit Homes were born. Sold under the Sears Modern Homes brand, the kits soon became a huge hit; selling thousands of homes all across the country in the company’s 33-year history. For this week’s listing of the week, we decided to find seven charming Sears Catalog homes you can actually buy

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7 hours ago Pacific Kit Homes: a California catalog home company in the construction business from 1908 to at least 1940. (The company made surfboards 1929-1940), possibly selling kit homes for at least some years between 1919 and 1925. Hunter estimates that the company sold 37,000 homes in states west of the Rocky Mountains.

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3 hours ago In 1908, Sears shipped out Book of Modern Homes and Building Plans . Contained in this catalog were 44 different types of home kits, all of which were available by mail order. The least expensive model was priced at $360. According to this inflation calculator, that would be approximately $10,373.40 in 2019 dollars.

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9 hours ago 1916 was the first year that Sears offered their homes "already cut". Prior to that, all of the supplies necessary would arrive as a kit but the pieces had to be cut to fit. The houses in this catalog are numbered. The model numbers would be changed to catchy names in the future to keep up with other house plan and kit home makers.

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6 hours ago Rosemary Thornton, a recognized expert on Sears kit homes, offers several tips to verify a home’s Sears lineage. With so many of these homes sold, many still come up for sale.

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Just Now Sears Modern Homes, Sears Roebuck, Kit Homes, Craftsman Homes, Vintage Home Plans, Bungalows, Foursquare Home, Victorian Home Plans Language English. Sears Modern Homes Catalog 1908, 4th Edition. Rachel Shoemaker Collection. Addeddate 2016-05-11 16:26:09 Identifier Sears19084thEdRJSCover Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t47q3nv8c Scanner …

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Just Now Sears kit homes were an easy way for members of the middle class to realize their dreams of homeownership. Once purchased by catalog, the building materials were shipped in railroad cars and fully erected in as little as 90 days. The History of Sears Kit Homes

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7 hours ago In 1934, Sears liquidated more than $11 million in mortgages and stopped financing kit purchases. "Because Sears did not want to be known as a heartless corporation that took people's homes from

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6 hours ago 1922 Lewis Homes of Character Bungalows by Lewis Manufacturing. Though we've published a number of plans from the 1922 catalog at Antique Home Style, we wanted to contrast the differences between the 1916 and 1922 home plans.. In 1916, the largest number of plans in the catalog were bungalows, most of which sported California-style names after various missions …

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7 hours ago Sears Homes were kit homes that were sold right out of the pages of the Sears Roebuck catalog in the early 1900s. More than 370 designs of kit homes were offered – everything ranging from Arts and Crafts bungalows to foursquares to Colonial Revivals. These homes came in 30,000-piece kits and were shipped to all 48 states.

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4 hours ago Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images and more are now available online.

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Just Now As Sears stores are closing, there is one Sears product that may stand the test of time. Do you remember when Sears sold “kit homes”? It may have been before your time, as they were popular in the early 1900s. In those days, you could order a printed catalog from Sears, Roebuck, and Company and look at different types of homes.

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4 hours ago Sears, in the kit house business for just over 30 years, sold 70-75,000 according to the Sears Archives. The total number of kit homes sold will likely never be known as so many of these houses, originally built in close-in "suburban" neighborhoods in their day, have been torn down and replaced as cities and towns expanded.

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6 hours ago Sears Catalog Homes were kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. Sears reported that more than 70,000 of these homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. More than 370 different home designs in a wide range of architectural styles and sizes were offered over the program's 33

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5 hours ago Catalog image and floorplan of Sears Magnolia model, and Magnolia kit house located Benson, North Carolina (Wikipedia CC)Today, DIY homes may be staging a resurgence as online retailing giant

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4 hours ago Sears CatalogKit Homes’ From the Early 20th Century . Sears Vintag.es Show details . 4 hours ago Sears CatalogKit Homes’ From the Early 20th Century. Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer.Sears reported that more than 70,000 …

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7 hours ago Today, those marks can help prove that you have a kit home. Look for shipping labels. These are often found on the back of millwork (baseboard molding, door and window trim, etc). Check house design using a book with good quality photos and original catalog images. For Sears, I recommend, “The Sears Homes of Illinois” (all color photos).

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2 hours ago Historic Homes & More; 11 Vintage Houses That Came from a Catalog In the early 20th century, a handful of companies, including Sears, Roebuck and Co., …

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1 hours ago Sears Catalog Homes: Cedars House Plan. Built in 1931, this “Cedars” in St. Louis was a popular house design from the Sears Honor Bilt Modern Homes catalog. Nobody’s counting, but it seems that most of the hundred thousand or so Sears Honor Bilt ready-cut houses constructed across the United States from 1910 to 1940 are still being lived

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1 hours ago May 9, 2021 - Explore Alanagh Macdougall's board "Sears kit homes", followed by 549 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about sears kit homes, kit homes, sears.

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4 hours ago Designing a Sears Home The process of designing your Sears house began as soon as the Modern Homes catalog arrived at your doorstep. Over time, Modern Homes catalogs came to advertise three lines of homes, aimed for customers' differing financial means: Honor Bilt, Standard Built, and Simplex Sectional.

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4 hours ago From 1908 until 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold over 70,000 kit houses through their Modern Homes and Honor Bilt catalogs. Designs for 370 different plans ranged from the elaborate to the simple; the ‘Goldenrod’, for example, was a three-room vacation cottage (no bath, out-house separate). Read more about Sears Houses

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9 hours ago Five Sears Kit Homes For Sale – Chicago Magazine. 1 / 34. 721 Illinois St, Geneva, $374,900. Photo courtesy of Redfin and Next Level Productions. 2 / 34. …

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1 hours ago Currently on the market at 410 D Street in Central City, Nebraska, the house is easily recognized by its signature corner turret. First marketed as Sears Modern Home No. 167, the design was immensely popular in rural areas. The popular Sears kit house was sold at roughly the same time that the Harris Brothers were marketing a nearly identical

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5 hours ago To fully appreciate the impact of the Sears kit homes, it’s important to understand the reach of the company’s famous catalog. In 1908, when Sears began selling homes by mail, one-fifth of the country subscribed, according to a 99 Percent Invisible podcast about the program. Americans anywhere could flip through the four-pound, 1,400-page

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1 hours ago Dec 21, 2012 - Explore Richard Kearney's board "Sears Kit Built Homes" on Pinterest. See more ideas about kit homes, sears kit homes, vintage house plans.

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8 hours ago Sears Modern Homes, Sears Kit House, Sears Roebuck, Mail Order House, Catalog Homes, Bungalow Plans, Craftsman Homes, House Pans Collection catalogs; additional_collections Language English. Sears Modern Homes Catalog published Fall 1914 and Spring 1915. Rachel Shoemaker Collection. Addeddate 2016-03-19 07:14:48 Identifier …

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5 hours ago Sears Modern Homes and Other Kit or Catalog Homes Across America, Tulsa, OK. 3,888 likes · 55 talking about this. Featuring houses from the mail …

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1 hours ago From 1908 to 1940, Sears offered their Modern Homes Program, which would provide customers with complete mail-order homes. That’s right, prospective homeowners could flip through the Sears catalog and choose their “kit homes” from dozens of models.Then they’d order blueprints, send the company a check, and sometime later, a train car arrives with …

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6 hours ago Sears Roebuck and Company built many a marketing campaign around its ability to supply "everything for the home." However, between 1908 and 1940, Sears also supplied the home itself. Through its mail-order catalog, Sears offered more than 400 different house styles: from the elaborate "Ivanhoe," with French doors and art glass windows, to the Spartan …

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2 hours ago Beginning in 1908 and into the 1940s, you could flip through the pages of a Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog and pick out your home from a series of models, most costing between $400 and $5,000.

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8 hours ago Sears Modern Homes were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Co., an American retailer.Sold primarily to customers in East Coast and Midwest states, Sears homes have been located as far south as Florida and as far west as California.

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1 hours ago Contrary to popular belief and so many family lores, Sears did not offer or sell homes until 1908. proven fact. This is the Sears Modern Homes Catalog 1908 4th edition offering 30 different models of homes. MY BLOG MY FACEBOOK PAGE

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9 hours ago Sears Honor Bilt homes from the 1935 catalog included a range of styles including bungalows, English cottages, and traditional style homes. home > House Plans > 1935 Sears Honor Bilt > Dover. The Dover 1935 Sears Honor-Bilt Homes.

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3 hours ago Sears kit homes were popular in the earlier part of the 20th century. Learn all about these mail-ordered, catalog homes as we explore their unique history i

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5 hours ago And now, it's the last Sears store in the state. Although there are 11 Sears Hometown stores left in Illinois that carry appliances, tools, and yard equipment. Sears sold ready-to-assemble home kits. For a little over 30 years, from 1908 to 1940, Sears even offered sold ready-to-assemble kit homes from its catalog.

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9 hours ago The Woodland By Sears Modern Homes 1923 Foursquare Kit House. Sears Modern Homes House Kits From Catalogs Hooked On Houses. Craftsman Style Bungalow 1923 Sears Modern Home Kit House Walton. A Brief History Of The Sears Catalog Home Apartment Therapy. Clic Craftsman Bungalow Sears Modern Home No 264b234 Inglenook Hollywood.

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9 hours ago More than 75,000 Sears kit homes were built in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940. This special section explores the Sears mail-order home phenomenon. Windows on the Past Carlinville, Illinois celebrates the country's largest collection of Sears kit homes.

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6 hours ago About “Sears Houses in Cincinnati”. This site is a tribute to the original “Sears Houses in Cincinnati” website, which was published from Oct 2013 to Nov 2014. The original website was created and maintained by Laraine Shape, a realtor in Cincinnati, who stumbled upon information about Sears Kit Houses while researching other homes in

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2 hours ago The national database of Sears houses recently cruised past 5,500 identified Sears houses. To mark that accomplishment, I thought it would be a good time to take a deeper dive into the database to see what those 5,500 plus homes can tell us about Sears kit houses.

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5 hours ago Sears was not the first company to offer mail-ordered "kit homes," but by the time the catalog was discontinued in 1940, Sears is estimated to have sold between 70,000 and 75,000 houses. Sears

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4 hours ago Between 1908 and 1940, Sears Roebuck plied the materials and kit home market with its home plans and several lines of ready-to-build home kits. The Modern Homes program was spearheaded by Frank W. Kushel, the Sears china department manager who had been tasked with dismantling the unprofitable building materials department.

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9 hours ago Kit houses were promoted through catalogs available at lumber yards and hardware stores, through the mail-order catalogs published by large retailers like Sears and Wards, and through advertisements in popular magazines and newspapers in those cities where kit home manufacturers had local sales offices. Dale Wolicki lists Saturday Evening Post, National …

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1 hours ago Sears Hampton in my 1928 Sears Modern Homes Catalog This is the first Sears Hampton that I have found in the St. Louis area. That is likely because this is a model that every company made a version of -- kit companies and non-kit companies, so when I see something like this, I usually dismiss it as a "who knows!"

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What is a Sears Catalog Home?

Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer.

What is a Sears kit home?

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Why not sell houses in kit form through Sears catalog?

In Chicago, Richard Sears had an equally disruptive idea. Why not sell houses in kit form through his already ubiquitous Sears & Roebuck catalog? Instead of hiring an architect and an army of carpenters, prospective homeowners could now simply place an order and get plans and building materials delivered right to their property.

Are shipping container homes built from Sears catalogs?

Twin Sears houses built from kits ordered from the Sears Department Store catalog in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Last fall, e-commerce behemoth Amazon elicited bemused reactions when it started selling shipping container homes online.

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