Reading through the 1916 Sears Homes catalog, I found several testimonials from happy homebuyers in Connecticut. I’ve picked these two testimonies (see pictures below), because they purchased large, easy-to-identify Sears Homes. If you know the address of these Sears Homes, please leave a comment below. Or, if you know of another Sears Home in Connecticut, please mention that, too and SEND ME A PHOTO!
Are you familiar with Sears Homes? These were true kits, sold right out of the pages of the Sears Roebuck catalog, arriving at the train depot in a boxcar with 12,000 pieces of house. These early 20th Century homes came with a 75-page instruction book and detailed blueprints. Sears promised that a “man of average abilities” could have the house finished within 90 days!
If you’ve seen these houses, please leave a comment below. Or, you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org