Sears Catalog Craftsman Homes


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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. 1. 920 North Madison Avenue, Anderson, Indiana

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6 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 …

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Just Now Sears Catalog Homes /Craftsman. Headwaters~Olney, was built between 1924-1925 by Sears Roebuck Company and is likely the largest home ever designed and built by Sears architects and craftsmen. retronaut.co - Resources and Information. Sears Roebuck Kit Homes 1908-1940. Sears used to sell houses by mail.

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6 hours ago 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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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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Just Now The Modern Homes Program. When in 1908 Sears began its Modern Homes program, the company was in a brilliant position to reach interested people. And the same four-pound catalog that made home purchases possible also contained all necessary furnishments, from living room furniture to bathroom towels.

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4 hours ago Some builders and companies purchased homes directly from Sears to build as model homes, speculative homes or homes for customers or employees. Sears discontinued its Modern Homes catalog after 1940. A few years later, all sales records were destroyed during a corporate house cleaning. As only a small percentage of these homes were documented …

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7 hours ago Above is the original catalog description of this home at 15 N. Remsen, Wappingers Falls, NY. Three neighbors - three Sears catalog homes were built in a row by Wappingers grocer Adolph Von Vorstel on N. Remsen Ave. in Wappingers Falls. This house, #15 N. Remsen, in Wappingers Falls, NY, arrived by train.

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8 hours ago The Del Rey (Model No. 13065); ($1,978 to $2,557) The Rosita (Model Nos. 2043B, 2044B); ($314 to $875) The Puritan (Model No. 3190); ($1,947 to $2,475) The Sunbeam (Model No. 3194); ($2,425 to $2,707)

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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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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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3 hours ago Sears Catalog Craftsman Home Craftsman Exterior, Cleveland Photo by Residential & Commercial Renovations, Inc. www.dickprattphotos.com, This is the exterior of the 1926 Sears Catalog "Westly" home. Completely renovated while keeping the original charm.

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8 hours ago The Collingwood (Model No. P3280); ($1,329 to $1,960) The Torrington (Model No. 3355); ($3,189) The Alden (Model No. 3366); ($2,418 to $2,571) The Chateau (Model No. 3378); ($1,365) The Normandy (Model No. 3390); ($1,598 to $1,867) The Newbury (Model No. 3397); ($1,791 to $2,042)

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4 hours ago Sears Catalog Craftsman Homen Craftsman Exterior, Cleveland Photo by Residential & Commercial Renovations, Inc. www.dickprattphotos.com, This is the exterior of the 1926 Sears Catalog "Westly" home.

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4 hours ago 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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3 hours ago Sears Catalog Craftsman Home Craftsman Exterior, Cleveland Photo by Residential & Commercial Renovations, Inc. www.dickprattphotos.com, This is the exterior of the 1926 Sears Catalog "Westly" home. Completely renovated while …

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6 hours ago In 1888, the Chicago -based company launched their first catalog. According to The Craftsman Blog, a variety of goods could be bought and delivered to the customer's front door. In 1908, however, the company decided to push the envelope; Sears was now going to sell and deliver houses via their Sears Modern Homes Catalog.

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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 happened to the sears modern homes catalog?

Sears discontinued its Modern Homes catalog after 1940. A few years later, all sales records were destroyed during a corporate house cleaning. As only a small percentage of these homes were documented when built, finding these houses today often requires detailed research to properly identify them.

What kind of house was in the sears catalog in 1921?

The Sears Winona, as featured in the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog. The house in Raleigh (see below) is just a spot-on match, a rarity in a house of this age! Sears Pheonix from the 1919 Modern Homes catalog. And a dazzling Auburn in Halifax, NC. And a lovely Sears Pheonix in Newman, IL.

How many kit houses did sears sell?

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). A version of the same house from the 1927 Sears catalog.

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