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4 hours ago Sears Catalog ‘Kit 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 of these homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940.

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1 hours ago 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 today.

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6 hours ago More than 70,000 “Sears Modern Homes” were sold between 1908 and 1940. These easy-to-assemble, mail-order homes were shipped across the United States and Canada, according to the Sears archives.

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7 hours ago Sears Catalog Homes: Sears Roebuck is estimated to have sold 100,000 catalog homes in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940, with probably the heaviest individual sales years before 1929. Sears Roebuck's business model differed from some or all of the other kit home marketers by offering an accompanying home mortgage to their customers beginning in 1916.

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1 hours ago Many Sears catalog homes still stand tall, and we’ve spotted a true classic. This two-story home, model No. 118 in the catalog, in Thorn Hill, TN, is available for $285,000. “This house was a

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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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4 hours ago Read more about Sears Houses. A version of the same house from the 1927 Sears catalog. The Ohio bungalow restored by Sam and Kathleen (previous story) is the ‘Argyle’, a Sears bestseller with just 1,008 square feet but many nice features, inside and out. This particular design was marketed from 1915 until 1926. In 1915, the kit cost $785.

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8 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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9 hours ago Jun 26, 2016 - Explore Margaret Spengler's board "old Sears homes/ House plans", followed by 284 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about house plans, sears, kit homes.

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Just Now 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. To understand the profound impact Sears once had on consumers, it’s useful to compare this former catalog and department store giant to Amazon.

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1 hours ago In addition to the 44 houses, Sears offered plans and building materials for a "modern" schoolhouse, which the company claimed could be built for $11,500. This was the only Sears Modern Homes catalog to offer a schoolhouse, or any commercial structure, for that matter. The timing for these catalog homes was ideal.

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7 hours ago A mail-order advertisement for Sears, Roebuck & Co., circa 1931. Even in the depths of the Great Depression in 1931, Searscatalog, retail and factory profits totaled more than $12 million, or

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3 hours ago Snake Oil, Guns and Houses: A Look Back at Old Sears Catalogs. A century ago, before Sears had turned into a series of depressing storefronts with a few ambling employees roaming about, Sears was an American business behemoth. From 1886 until 1924, Sears was an entirely mail-order business, and its offerings put modern day Amazon to shame.

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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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9 hours ago The amazing Mr. Sears. A brief look at the handsome genius and his store More. The Preservation of Glazed Terra Cotta. Sound mortar is the first line of defense in preserving terra-cotta systems. More. The Houses That Sears Built: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sears Catalog Homes More. Sears Homes Houses by Mail.

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1 hours ago Sears catalog kit homes from the this old house arrived in mail seeker fairy tales more craftsman style modern that came 99 remember when sold houses see home sweet a box colatoday people to order kits these four are we love bob …

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Does sears buy old catalogs?

Once again, Sears has made history. For the first time, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of history now available online.

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What old books are worth money?

  • The Hobbit (1937), J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997), J.K. Rowling.
  • The Cat in the Hat (1957) Dr.
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • The Bible (1600 – 1630)

Is the last sears catalog worth anything?

The Last Sears Catalog (1993) Paperback – January 1, 1993 by Roebuck amd Company Sears (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all ...

How many houses where sold from sears catalogs?

Between 1908 and 1940, Sears sold over 70,000 of these DIY houses across America. Sears Catalog Homes were kit houses that you could buy from their catalog. Sent by mail order, an average DIY house kit came with over 30,000 pre-cut pieces of lumber, 750 pounds of nails and all the other necessary parts that could be assembled within 90 days.

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