The Sears Monterey – In Real Life!

Just two months ago, I wrote a blog lamenting the fact that I’d never found a Sears “Monterey.” Last night in our Facebook group, I learned that Jennifer Hoover-Vogel found one of these very rare Sears kit homes in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania! Now as...

Waynesboro: WOW!

On October 17th, I gave a talk in Waynesboro on their kit homes. The day before, Anne (local history lover and kind soul) had driven me throughout the city, looking for kit homes. And we found a bunch! There are more than 40 photos below, so I’ll let the...

Riverside or Claremont?

Friend and fellow-Sears House aficionado Cindy Catanzara Goebel sent me some photos and asked, “Is this a Sears Riverside or Claremont?” I didn’t have a clue, so I dug out the old catalogs and studied the two models. And then I learned something new....

The Santa Rosa, by Gordon Van Tine

Last week, I did a blog on the Spanish bungalow that Sears offered – the San Jose. This week, I scanned some old slides from my trip (in 2004) to Burlington, Iowa, and among those old slides was a picture of the Gordon Van Tine house – the Santa Rosa! In...