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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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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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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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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 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 …

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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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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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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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5 hours ago 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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4 hours ago 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. Honor Bilt homes were the most expensive and finest quality sold by Sears. Joists, studs, and rafters were to be spaced 14 3/8 inches apart.

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1 hours ago From 1908 to 1940, the Sears Modern Homes Program offered complete mail-order houses to the would-be homeowner — what would come to be called “kit homes.” Customers could select from dozens of different models in Sears Modern Homes Catalog, order blueprints, send in a check, and a few weeks later everything they needed would arrive in a …

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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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1 hours ago February 8, 2013. January 31, 2018. Catarina Bannier Kit Houses authenticate a Sears kit house, Kit house of the week, Sears Catalog Houses, Sears Woodland, Silver Spring kit houses, Washington DC houses for sale. This 1927 Sears “Woodland” Kit House in Silver Spring, MD, was customized to incorporate features and design elements of the

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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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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 Cover of the May, 1921 catalog. Sitting at 557 Shelborne Avenue, in the Wilkinsburg area of Pittsburgh, is the Americus model that was bought by George Buckingham, and his wife Clara, in 1922. They, too, signed off on a $4,600 mortgage through Sears trustee William C. Reed. George Buckingham was 51, and Clara 43, when they bought their Americus.

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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.. From 1908 to 1940, more than 70,000 of these houses were sold in North America, by the company's count. Sears Modern Homes were purchased primarily by customers in East Coast and Midwest states, but have been located as far south …

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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.

How can one get a sears catalogue?

Sears have catalogues which can be special for the season and these catalogues can have prices valid for one year. Thus Sears usually have more than one catalogue at a time. It can be five or ten at the same time so you got a lot of alternatives of products range prepared by Sears Stores as online.

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 ...

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