The Lone Sears Home in Owaneco, Illinois

In 2011, I drove almost 3,000 miles throughout Illinois, finding and documenting the Sears Homes in that state. And it was during that long drive that I found this Sears Hollywood, sitting just off the main drag in the tiny town of Owaneco, Illinois. The house is a...

The Sears Homes of Illinois

My new book is now available at The History Press and Amazon.com. It’s a beautiful book, chocked full of photos (250 color photos) featuring the Sears Homes of Illinois. Click here to “look inside the book” at amazon.com Did I mention that it makes...

The Lone Sears Home in Owaneco, Illinois

During my long drive through the Illinois countryside, I found this Sears Hollywood (kit home) sitting just off the main drag in the tiny town of Owaneco, Illinois. The house is a spot-on match to the original catalog image, but this poor Hollywood is in poor shape....