To my delight and astonishment, we have one in Stanley, Virginia. Read all about that one here.
According to the 1916 Sears catalog, the Sears Milton was also built in Fayette, Ohio (and other cities as well).
The 1912 Sears Modern Homes catalog does not have The Milton, but it does appear in the 1916 catalog. Its final appearance was in the 1919 catalog, so it wasn’t offered for too many years.
In 1916, the price was $1,619 and by 1919, it had jumped to $2,491, an eye-opening 54% increase. The Milton was not offered as a pre-cut house.
As mentioned above, this was a big fancy house, and it shouldn’t be hard to find and identify. The Milton was built in New York City, Fayette, Ohio, Norfolk, Nebraska and “other cities” (such as Stanley, Virginia).
Each month, more than 30,000 readers visit this website. I’m hoping and praying a few of them have connections in Somerville, NJ, Fayette, OH, Norfolk NE, and New York City. It sure would be fun to find the Miltons in these towns.
And it’d be ever better to get a few photos of this old kit house.
Do you know where this house is in Fayette? If so, I really *need* a photo! :) To contact me, please leave a comment below!
Are you able to get a picture of the Miltons in these other cities? If so, please leave a comment!
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