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The Other Magnificent Miltons: In Ohio and New Jersey, Part II

June 22nd, 2012 Sears Homes 3 comments

Three weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Sears Miltons that were located in Fayette, Ohio and Somerville, New Jersey.

On June 13th, an article appeared in the State Line Observer (Fayette newspaper), telling the story of our lost Milton. Reporter David Green received good reader response to that article but surprisingly, no one knows where our Milton is located. (An aside: Do any readers know how to provide a link to this story? I could not find it online. Title is, “”In Search of the Sears Modern Home” and it appeared on June 13th in the State Line Observer.)

What makes this really interesting is, Fayette is not that large and the Sears Milton is that large! It’s a very distinctive house!

How could it go missing?

On a more positive note, Marge Sullivan of Somerville sent me some wonderful photos of the Milton in New Jersey. The address of this Milton was found by Researcher Extraordinaire Rachel Shoemaker.  :)

So where is our Milton in Fayette? It’s a mystery. And what about the Sears Milton in New York City? Where did it go?

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Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 Modern Homes catalog.

Sears Milton as seen in the 1916 Modern Homes catalog.

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Spacious house and a good floor plan!

Spacious house and a good floor plan!

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Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia - and its a beauty!

Sears Milton in Stanley, Virginia - and it's a beauty!

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As of 1916, we know that the Milton was built in several other cities.

As of 1916, we know that the Milton was built in several other cities.

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And heres the Sears Milton in Somerville, NJ. Photo credit is

And here's the Sears Milton in Somerville, NJ. (Photo is copyright 2012 Marge Sullivan and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Sears Milton at Christmas time!

Sears Milton at Christmas time (in 2001). (Photo is copyright 2001 Marge Sullivan and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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If you know the locations of these other Miltons, please leave a comment below!

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The Lone Sears Home in Owaneco, Illinois

November 2nd, 2011 Sears Homes No comments

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 spot-on match to the original catalog image, but some of its flesh is missing and the skeletal system is also showing some signs of decay.

However, I’m gladdened to see that the house has not been ruined with insensitive remodeling. Fact is, this house will not be hard to restore, because it’s in largely original condition!

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Owaneco is the home to a Sears Hollywood!

Owaneco is the home to a Sears Hollywood!

From the 1919 catalog, a Sears Hollywood

From the 1919 catalog, a variation of the Sears Hollywood.

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Sears Hollywood, as seen in the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog.

Sears Hollywood in St. Charles, IL (found and documented by Rebecca Hunter).

Sears Hollywood in St. Charles, IL (found and documented by Rebecca Hunter).

From the 1919 catalog, a Sears Hollywood

From the 1919 catalog, a variation of the Sears Hollywood.

Sears Hollywood in Cairo, Illinois

Sears Hollywood in Cairo, Illinois.

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