Sweet Home Alabama!
Heretofore, there are only six known Magnolias in the country. Six. And there’s one in Alabama!
What is a Sears Home? These were kit homes, sold from the Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908-1940. The houses arrived by train, in 12,000-piece kits. (And you thought putting together a VCR stand was tough!). Each house came with detailed blueprints and a 75-page instruction book. Sears promised that a “man of average abilities” could have the house finished within 90 days! Sears offered 370 designs, but the Sears Magnolia was by far, the biggest.
What a beauty this is! It’s a Sears Magnolia (Sears biggest and best house) in Piedmont, Alabama! (See pictures below.)
It is a Sweet Home in Alabama!! And if you’ve seen any other Magnolias in your town, please send me a photo!