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The Maytown Twins in Marlentin, WV

Several months ago, a friend called and told me that there was a Sears House in Marlentin, and that it housed the local insurance company. While visiting my husband’s family in Elkins, we made a side trip to Marlentin (which as about a 90-minute trip - one way!) to check out the purported Sears House.

As is often the case, the alleged Sears House was not a kit house from Sears, or Aladdin, or Gordon Van Tine or Lewis Manufacturing, or any other company with which I am familiar. However, while we were driving the streets of Marlentin, I found these Maytown Twins, about three blocks apart!

The Sears Maytown as seen in the 1916 Sears Modern Homes catalog

The Sears Maytown as seen in the 1916 Sears Modern Homes catalog

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Close-up of the Sears Maytown

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Sears Maytown in Marlentin, WV.

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Sears Maytown #2 in Marlentin, WV. And it's for rent, too!

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This Maytown has been turned into a duplex, but it's still a fine-looking house!

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  1. Donna Bakke
    August 17th, 2011 at 18:48 | #1

    I always wonder why they didn’t put a window in the left section of the turret in the Maytown - it looks silly without that window! But it also makes it easily recognizable!

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