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The Other Magnificent Miltons: In Ohio and New Jersey

June 2nd, 2012 Sears Homes 6 comments

The Sears Magnolia gets all the press, but before the Magnolia, Sears offered another “Magnificent Mansion”:  The Sears Milton.

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).

Milton

This little snippet appeared in the Spring 1916 "Sears Modern Homes" catalog, which tells us that the Miltons in these cities were built pre-1916.

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.

To learn more about how to identify kit homes, click here.

Do you know where this house is in Fayette? If so, I really *need* a photo!  :)  To contact me, please leave a comment below!

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The Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 catalog.

The Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 catalog.

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Floorplan for the Sears Milton

Floorplan for the Sears Milton

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Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia

Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia

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To learn more about Sears Homes, click here.

Are you able to get a picture of the Miltons in these other cities? If so, please leave a comment!

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