Sears Kit House Catalog


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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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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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6 hours ago 13045 Paris St, Huntingdon, TN. Price: $179,900. Historic house: Built in 1911, this Sears home sits on a large, corner lot in a historic district, surrounded by antebellum homes. Measuring in at

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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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2 hours ago Sears Modern Homes, Sears Roebuck, Sears Kit Homes, Sears Catalog, Home Plans, Vintage Homes, Bungalow Plans, Sears Honor Bilt, Sears Standard Bilt Collection catalogs_inbox; catalogs; additional_collections Language English. The Sears Modern Homes catalog from 1927. The cover house is the Sears Glen Falls.

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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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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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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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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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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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3 hours ago The tiny houses that have become popular in recent years, which cost as little as $20,000 for materials (or $86,500 for a modern 745-square-foot home from IKEA), are good comparisons to the old Sears catalog homes.. For what it's worth, folks who are curious about the seemingly cheap DIY homes of a century ago can readily buy vintage books featuring …

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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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7 hours ago 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.

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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.

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9 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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9 hours ago In their 1930s promotional literature, Sears reported, "100,000 homes now backed by our guarantee" (see 1934 Sears Modern Homes catalog, rear cover) but this "guarantee" encompassed the sales of Sears building materials, too. Sales numbers obtained from stockholder reports show that Sears actually sold about 70,000 - 75,000 of their kit homes.

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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 are the different types of sears kit homes?

Sears Standard-Bilt Kit Homes: were a more economical line of kit houses (see Honor-Bilt above) and were less insulated. "Simplex Sectional" homes were a still simpler home design sold by Sears. Sterling Kit Homes: Bay City Michigan.

What was the name of the first sears kit home?

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. In 2015, McBride sold the home to the current owners, the first owners outside of the original family.

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.

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