The Homey Homewood

Some models of Sears Homes were wildly popular. Some were not. The Homewood falls into the second category. And yet, it’s a puzzle as to why this attractive two-story bungalow was not a big seller for Sears. With 784 square feet on each floor (about 1,600 square...

GVT #605: Exceptionally Well Planned!

From 1995-2006, I lived in Southwestern Illinois, specifically Elsah, Alton and later, Godfrey. While I was living in this area, I became enchanted with the topic of Sears Homes, and I spent countless hours of my life driving around Southwestern Illinois, staring at...

Portsmouth, Virginia: My Home Town

My parents moved to Portsmouth in 1954, so that my father could start his new job at Skippy Peanut Butter. Their first home was on Gladstone Avenue in Park Manor. (Seems apropos, as one of my favorite Sears Homes is The Gladstone.) In 1957, they moved to Waterview....