As the song goes, “One of these things doesn’t belong.”
In Hopewell, they’re really struggling with this concept as it applies to Sears Homes.
Learning how to distinguish subtle differences in physical objects can be tough.
Let's try it with houses now.
One of the houses above is different from the others.
If you guessed the brick house wth the metal casement windows, you’re right!
In 2003, Hopewell was promoting a brochure (showcasing a driving tour of alleged kit homes in Crescent Hills neighborhood) that identified this brick house as a Sears Dover.
Whoopsie! That’s not a Sears Dover!
The other three houses (that look just alike) are the Sears Dover.
More recently, Hopewell has modified this statement and now claims that this brick house is a Sears Maplewood.
Let’s see how that works.
Ruh-roh! One of these homes just doesn't belong! Which one is it? If you guessed the brick house, you're right! The other three homes are the Sears Maplewood.
Here's a better view of the lovely NON-SEARS HOUSE in Hopewell.
And here's a Sears Maplewood (1930).
Do these houses look anything alike to you?
Well, they both have windows! And a roof! And a door!
But that’s about it.
I don't know who's promoting this false info on these non-Sears Homes in Hopewell, but perhaps they need to give a little thought to this "not like the others" concept. I highly recommend these Sesame Street videos for people who think that the house in Hopewell looks like a Sears Dover or Sears Maplewood.
To learn more about how to distinguish differences in certain objects, click here.
Thanks to Rebecca Hunter for the use of her photograph above (the blue Maplewood). You can visit Rebecca’s website here.
I’ve written a great deal about Hopewell.
Read Part I here.
Part II is here.
And if you want to read about the eight real Sears Homes in Crescent Hills, click here.