And The Winner is… (Part II)

Earlier this week, I wrote about the “contest” offered by Sears Roebuck, where they invited 100 “up-to-date farmers” to submit their plans for a “modern farm house for the 20th Century.” Mr. Selck of Evansville, Wisconsin won first...

And The Winner Is…

It started out in 1913 as a contest. Sears invited 100 “up to date farmers” to submit their plans for a “modern farm house for the 20th Century.” Mr. Selck of Evansville, Wisconsin won first prize with his design, which came to be known as The...

Peace Pipes and Fourplexes: The Calumet

The Calumet is a rare Sears kit house that was offered for a brief time in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Sears did offer a few apartment buildings (yes, as kits), and the Calumet was one of them. My favorite feature of the Sears Calumet is the wall-bed, and the...