Sears Catalog Kit Homes


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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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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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1 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.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins

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Just Now 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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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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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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Just Now Sears Modern Homes Catalog 1908, 4th Edition.Rachel Shoemaker Collection Skip to main content Due to a planned power outage on Friday, 1/14, between 8am-1pm PST, some services may be impacted.

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1 hours ago From 1908 to 1940, Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s Sears Modern Home division sold more than 70,000 kit homes in 370 designs. Model No. 118 was also known as The Clyde.

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9 hours ago 1923 Sears Kit House Catalog ~New Acquisitions~ The Daily Bungalow has had more than 15 million page views thanks to our friends. We want to say thanks by offering content just for you. See what's coming up next The "Friends Only" content will change periodically, so …

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5 hours ago The first complete Sears Kit homes, that is, residences, were marketed by Sears & Roebuck in 1908, and eventually Sears offered 370 different models of residential homes, ranging from small bungalows at $500. (kit cost) to larger homes costing $5000. Buyers of a. Sears Roebuck & company began selling buildings or components of buildings in 1895.

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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 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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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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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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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.

Where can one find a sears catalog?

Formerly based at the Sears Tower in Chicago and currently headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the operation began as a mail ordering catalog company and began opening retail locations in 1925. The first location was in Chicago, Illinois.

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 ...

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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