In early 2000, I was often on the road, traveling throughout the Midwest and giving lectures on Sears Homes (and selling books!). At least a dozen times, kind-hearted Midwesterners would saunter up to me after the talk and ask, “Do you know about the Sears Roebuck house in Urbanna, Virginia?”
Seems like knowledge about this little house has spread far and wide.
A few years ago, I made the 75-minute drive to Urbanna to check out this “Sears Roebuck House.” It wasn’t hard to find, as Urbanna is a tiny fishing town and home of Virginia’s annual Oyster Festival. (BTW, the Oyster Festival is THIS weekend!!)
Within ten minutes of driving up and town the few streets, I found my Sears Home. Here’s a photo of my little pretty.
I later learned that local folks didn’t realize that Sears had 370 designs, but thought there was just the one model, hence the name, Sears Roebuck House. In fact, this is a Sears Rodessa, one of Sears most popular models.