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The Other Magnificent Miltons: In Ohio and New Jersey, Part II

Three weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Sears Miltons that were located in Fayette, Ohio and Somerville, New Jersey.

On June 13th, an article appeared in the State Line Observer (Fayette newspaper), telling the story of our lost Milton. Reporter David Green received good reader response to that article but surprisingly, no one knows where our Milton is located. (An aside: Do any readers know how to provide a link to this story? I could not find it online. Title is, “”In Search of the Sears Modern Home” and it appeared on June 13th in the State Line Observer.)

What makes this really interesting is, Fayette is not that large and the Sears Milton is that large! It’s a very distinctive house!

How could it go missing?

On a more positive note, Marge Sullivan of Somerville sent me some wonderful photos of the Milton in New Jersey. The address of this Milton was found by Researcher Extraordinaire Rachel Shoemaker.  :)

So where is our Milton in Fayette? It’s a mystery. And what about the Sears Milton in New York City? Where did it go?

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To read more about the Milton, click here.

Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 Modern Homes catalog.

Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 Modern Homes catalog.

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Spacious house and a good floor plan!

Spacious house and a good floor plan!

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Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia - and its a beauty!

Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia - and it's a beauty!

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As of 1916, we know that the Milton was built in several other cities.

As of 1916, we know that the Milton was built in several other cities.

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And heres the Sears Milton in Somerville, NJ. Photo credit is

And here's the Sears Milton in Somerville, NJ. (Photo is copyright 2012 Marge Sullivan and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Sears Milton at Christmas time!

Sears Milton at Christmas time (in 2001). (Photo is copyright 2001 Marge Sullivan and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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If you know the locations of these other Miltons, please leave a comment below!

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  1. Rachel Shoemaker
    June 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 | #1

    Unfortunately MOST of Fayette has not been Google mapped :( Otherwise I would have found it LOL.

    I did however notice a Gordon Van Tine No 126 which is five houses from the corner of College and W Main (at approx 738 W Main St Fayette, Ohio) according to Google view address.

    Maybe that newspaper reporter will see this blog and send photos of this house in addition to the Milton! :)

  2. David Green
    June 25th, 2012 at 13:34 | #2

    Rosemary: I don’t put my articles on the website immediately. I wait a while for people to buy the paper. I’ll let you know when it’s available and you can post the link.

    The Milton search continues, but I think a Vallonia was found. I spoke with a previous owner last week who knows it was a Sears home from his older family members.

  3. Rachel Shoemaker
    June 26th, 2012 at 01:23 | #3

    @David Green

    I just checked my notes, approx 411 W Main might be a Sears Vallonia and then the Gordon Van Tine kit home (Model #126) is at approximately 407 W Main. Those are approximate addresses because I was looking via Google maps.

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