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The Sears Maggy in Canton, Ohio: Looking Better Than Ever!

In 2002, I was invited to participate in filming one of the first episodes of History Detectives (PBS). In 2002, I traveled to Ohio for the show, and on the first day of filming, we visited this Sears Magnolia in Canton. I took several photos while we were there, and more recently, I scanned the old 35mm slides and posted them here.

More recently, my dear friend Janet Hess LaMonica traveled to Canton (her hometown) and managed to get some wonderful new photos for me!

I’m happy to say, the Maggy in Canton is looking absolutely beautiful!

To learn more about the Magnolia, click here.

Is the house featured in “The Notebook” a Sears Magnolia? Absolooterly NOT. Read about that here.

To read an old interview with a 94-year-old man who helped build a Sears Magnolia 90+ years ago, click here.

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Sears Magnolia, as seen in the 1921 catalog.

Sears Magnolia, as seen in the 1921 catalog.

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The Magnolia was a fine house!

The Magnolia was a spacious house!

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Sears House

The Sears Magnolia up close and personal.

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Sears Magnolia

The beautiful Sears Magnolia in Canton, Ohio, looking pretty as a post-card! (Photo is copyright 2012 Janet Hess LaMonica and can not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Sears House

Everything about this house is absolutely beautiful! (Photo is copyright 2012 Janet Hess LaMonica and can not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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This Sears Magnolia was Sears grandest and most spacious kit homes. There are Sears Magnolias in Benson, NC, Irwin, PA, South Bend, IN, Piedmont, AL and Syracuse, NY. There was a Magnolia in Nebraska but it burned down years ago. (Photo is copyright 2012 Janet Hess LaMonica and can not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Comparison

What a pretty match!

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Of every link I’ve ever posted, this is my favorite Sears Magnolia story.

To learn more, click here.

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  1. Janet LaMonica
    June 7th, 2012 at 14:21 | #1

    I regret not getting the third floor in the picture!

  2. Jan
    June 7th, 2012 at 15:58 | #2

    What a stunning home! Thank you, Janet for getting these current pictures for Rose to share with all of us.

  3. Nathan J. Bartels
    June 11th, 2012 at 14:20 | #3

    I just bought a house a block away from this wonderful home! I walk by it everyday, it’s so pretty!

  4. July 26th, 2014 at 23:36 | #4

    I stayed for three nights on the 4th floor at the Battle House Hotel this past week. While reading in bed, I felt the side of the mattress dip as if someone had pushed down the side.

    I turned quickly to see what was causing the movement, and saw nothing. It happened several more times before stopping.

    The next night, my wife woke me up asking if I was talking to her. When I told her no, we went back to sleep.

    The last night, I woke up and saw a dark shape standing on the other side of the bed. I thought it was my wife, but then saw she was still asleep.

    When I looked back, the figure was gone. These occurrences weren’t frightening, but I did look up ghosts on Google for the first time.

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