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Truth, Justice and the American Way (of Building Kit Homes)

October 22nd, 2010 Sears Homes No comments

In February 2010, I spent the better part of three weeks driving around the state of Illinois, looking for Sears Homes. After going through Cairo, I moved onto Metropolis. For those not familiar with Illinois geography, both of these small cities are in the southern most part of the state. I found a few Sears Homes in Metropolis, and I also found Superman.

I sent my brother an email and shared the photo I took of Superman (see below). My brother wrote back and said, “Metropolis is Superman’s birthplace? Ask to see Superman’s birth certificate. And while you’re there, ask about Obama’s too. More probable that we’ll see Superman’s first.”

To learn more about Sears Homes, click here.

To read more about nearby Cairo, click here.

Superman stands proud and tall in Metropolis

Superman stands proud and tall in Metropolis

Sears Westly from the 1919 catalog

Sears Westly from the 1919 catalog

Sears Westly in Metropolis

Sears Westly in Metropolis

To buy Rose’s book, click here.

To read about the Sears Homes in Northern Illinois, click here.

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