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Is it a Sears House?

Is it a Sears House? Marks such as this (above) help authenticate!

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Sears Lynnhaven being moved in Indiana.

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Rose is the author of several books, including The Houses That Sears Built (2002,) Finding the Houses That Sears Built (2004), The Ugly Woman’s Guide to Internet Dating (2009) and The Sears Homes of Illinois (2010). She’s the co-author of California’s Kit Homes (2004) and Montgomery Wards Mail-Order Homes (2010), and has contributed chapters to three books on architecture.

Rose has traveled to 25 states to give more than 200 lectures on Sears Homes, from Bungalow Heaven in Los Angeles to The Smithsonian in Washington, DC. She has addressed a wide variety of audiences from architectural preservationists in Boston, St. Louis and Chicago to kit home enthusiasts in small towns across America.

Rose has appeared on MSNBC, PBS (History Detectives), A&E (Biography), CBS (Sunday Morning News) and her book was featured in its own category on Jeopardy. She’s also been featured on NPR twice (All Things Considered) in the last three years. She is considered the country’s #1 authority on kit homes.

Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, L. A. Times, Dallas Morning News, Old House Journal, American Bungalow, Blue Ridge Country, Chesapeake Life and about 100 other publications. Twice in the last five years, the story of her unique career was picked up by the AP and in May 2009, she was interviewed on BBC Radio.

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4 Comments

  1. Preston

    I tried to send a note through your blog but got rejected. So here I am again with Ashmore questions. Preston

  2. Mary B Ferary

    I lived in a sears kit home. 200 Grove Frederick Maryland. Would love any information you might have about the home and property. Thanks.

  3. Julie

    Hi Rosemary!

    Our neighbors brought us some info on Sears homes. Unbeknownst to us, we may have The Carmen. I’ll be doing some research soon. Do you know if there are house plaques that Sears sells to folks who own a Sears home?

    Thanks for your efforts!

    Julie

  4. Eileen King

    I have a small Sears kit house in Naplate, Illinois.

    Owen’s Ford sold the property and homes to their employees in 1920, and Faustino Dinelli bought this house on 18th Avenue. It has the markings on basement wood arched doorways and I love this house!

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