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The Lost Sears Homes of Atlantic City, New Jersey

A few days ago, I was looking through the pages of my 1923 Sears Modern Homes catalog when I happened upon this page (see below). According to this little graphic, there were four Sears homes built in a row somewhere in a 1920s neighborhood in Atlantic City, NJ. I’d imagine there are many other Sears Homes in the area, too.

I live in Norfolk, Virginia and as soon as I can locate the general area of these little pretties (with a little help from my friends hopefully), it’s my intention to drive up there and check out the rest of the city.

There was a massive Sears Mill in Newark, NJ, so I’m confident that there are many Sears Homes in and around the New Jersey area.

In posting this info, I’m hoping and praying some kind soul that’s familiar with the area will drop me a note and tell me where to find these four little Marinas in Atlantic City, NJ. Simply post your response in the comments section (below) and leave an email address and you’ll hear from me pretty quickly.

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The Little Marinas of Atlantic City, NJ

The Little Marinas of Atlantic City, NJ

This is a Sears Marina. This is a close-up of the house Im looking for in Atlantic City, NJ

This is a Sears Marina. This is a close-up of the house I'm looking for in Atlantic City, NJ

Close-up of the other Marina with a shed (flat) former. Theres one of these in this grouping in Atlantic City, NJ

Close-up of the "other" Marina with a shed (flat) former. There's one of these in this grouping in Atlantic City, NJ

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Everything I know about the Sears Homes in Atlantic City, I learned from this paragraph in the 1923 Modern Homes catalog.

Everything I know about the Sears Homes in Atlantic City, I learned from this paragraph in the 1923 Modern Homes catalog.

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Cover of the 1923 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Cover of the 1923 Sears Modern Homes catalog

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  1. Tim Reed
    November 8th, 2010 at 00:21 | #1

    Hello, In Brigantine NJ there is a few Sears houses.. Is there anyone I can send a picture to to identify the models & years

  2. November 8th, 2010 at 10:29 | #2

    @Tim Reed
    Send me a photo. I’ll be happy to take a look and tell you what I see. Please send it to magnolia2047@gmail.com.

  3. JP
    March 14th, 2012 at 12:16 | #3

    My wife and I have just moved into (what we have been told is) a Sears and Roebuck Home. I’d really like to confirm if it is. We only moved in this past weekend, so we are still in unpack mode… but I’d like to do some reconnaissance work to determine once and for all if we have a genuine gem on our hands. Can anyone offer some suggestions, advice or help?

    Thanks!

  4. March 14th, 2012 at 15:18 | #4

    JP, check your email. :)

  5. Mark Hardin
    March 14th, 2012 at 16:11 | #5

    The Four little Marinas are still there in Atlantic City. Use Bing Maps and go to Penrose Avenue in Atlantic City and you will see your four little Marinas all in a row.

  6. Allison Gumbs
    February 8th, 2013 at 16:03 | #6

    I bought a house in 2011 in Avalon, NJ that I am told is a Sears Home and would love to have this confirmed and what year it is.

    Please let me know if I can send it to you! Thanks,

    Allison Gumbs

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