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Built in 1907? It is NOT a Sears House!

Why do all the wrong things go viral?

This 1907-built farm house (shown below) is being promoted online as a Sears Kit Home and there’s so much wrong with that. And that post - with an accompanying photo - has gone viral on Facebook.

Sears didn’t offer their first “Modern Homes” catalog until 1908. And there’s this: There’s nothing about this house that has any resemblance to anything offered by any kit home company.

Ugh.

NOT a Sears House!

NOT a Sears House, and yet this image is spreading far and wide via the internet.

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Dolly and I get exasperated sometimes...

Dolly reacts to the picture above.

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  1. Dale Wolicki
    December 29th, 2018 at 00:31 | #1

    Well Duh! That’s obviously a Frank Lloyd Wright house.

  2. Gemma
    December 29th, 2018 at 12:17 | #2

    I think, perhaps, if you could add the dates (1908-whenever) under your banner “Sears Modern Homes” it would go a long way to correcting this issue.

    One glance at that, and folks should be auto-corrected.

  3. Susan Schnittger
    December 29th, 2018 at 13:30 | #3

    The first thing that occurred to me was that this was quite a farmhouse for its time.

    It seems rather large!

  4. Jan
    December 29th, 2018 at 20:41 | #4

    First I am laughing at the picture of Dolly banging her head on the table and then read Dale’s witty comment and now I am doubled over in laughter!

  5. Winifred Kovacik
    April 11th, 2019 at 11:40 | #5

    My childhood home is Sears’ “The Hartford”. I was just born - 1932 - when the kit was purchased and erected in my grandfather’s orchard. It is six miles west from the center of Dayton, Ohio (Third and Main Sts) and is on the northwest corner of West Third St and Holler Rd. It was sold at auction in 1999 after my mother’s death. My mother saved original lists of components, receipt for check sent to them by Sears to reimburse expense of concrete purchased. It was a wonderful wonderful home. Sadly, the original farm neighborhood deteriorated and the house,
    although still there needs a lot of repairs.

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