Lost in New Orleans!

What are the odds that this rare and wonderful old Sears House isĀ  still alive and well in New Orleans? I don’t know enough about NOLA to even venture a guess. Last night, I went to a favorite site (Realtor.com) and looked up “houses for sale”...

Peace Pipes and Fourplexes: The Calumet

The Calumet is a rare Sears kit house that was offered for a brief time in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Sears did offer a few apartment buildings (yes, as kits), and the Calumet was one of them. My favorite feature of the Sears Calumet is the wall-bed, and the...

Montgomery Ward’s Mail-Order Homes

Christmas is coming. Sooner than you think. And I have just the thing for that “hard-to-shop-for” friend or relative. A book with hundreds of pictures of old houses! Old Montgomery Ward Kit Houses! To buy the book, click here. * * * * * * * * To buy the...