Cindy Catanzaro

A Sears Olivia in Springfield

A Sears Olivia in Springfield

I first started out on my quest to locate houses purchased from the Sears Modern Homes catalog here in my hometown of Springfield, Ohio in 2010.  I already knew I lived in a Sears Jeanette model, discovered by my daughter while she was researching small house plans on the Internet a couple of years earlier. […]

A Sears No. 123 in ???

A Sears No. 123 in ???

Thanks to my mentor, Rebecca Hunter, I have located another Sears Model No. 123 in Ohio.  Well, indirectly, I guess.  Here’s what happened.  Last Tuesday, early, I got a text message from Rebecca, saying she was traveling to Michigan for a few days to meet up with some other Sears House Hunters, and was I available […]

A Sears Lewiston in Delaware

A Sears Lewiston in Delaware

I’m longing for Summer.  I’ll even take Spring right now.  After Mother Nature teased us with temperatures in the 60’s earlier this week, Winter has blown back in with lows tonight expected in the teens. What to do to get through these last days of Winter?  Look through pictures of Sears Houses I took when […]

A Sears Conway in Springfield

A Sears Conway in Springfield

You know, I hardly ever post about Sears Houses here in my hometown of Springfield, the place where my love of these homes started.  I really need to prioritize better. But today, after getting a reminder about a house I noticed last year, I decided to show you this one. People, I have driven past […]

A Home Builders Davenport in Springfield

A Home Builders Davenport in Springfield

Collaboration has helped me identify another pattern book home built right here in my hometown of Springfield. Well, sort of. Recently I was included in a group text message between a few other Sears House researchers, asking for input about a brick home that one of said researchers had questions about.  “Did anybody recognize it” […]

More Sears Houses in Middletown

More Sears Houses in Middletown

January is traditionally the month when I purge, organize, and declutter.  Or maybe I should say, I make an attempt to purge, organize, and declutter.  Mostly I read a lot of articles on how to go about it, but like most people, I find it difficult to find the place to start. I consider myself […]

G.V.T. houses in Zanesville

G.V.T. houses in Zanesville

A week or so ago, fellow Sears House researcher Andrew Mutch located a kit house in New York State from the Gordon Van-Tine Co. through a Mechanic’s Lien notice in an on line archived newspaper.  I, myself, have located quite a few Sears Roebuck homes from Mechanic’s Liens notices in the Cincinnati area, but never […]

A Sears Ivanhoe in Batavia

A Sears Ivanhoe in Batavia

A while back I was doing some research on Beatrice Lask, who identified over 500 Sears Houses in Cincinnati, and came across an article published in the Cincinnati Enquirer dated January 30, 1993. The cover photo for the article was the (now documented) Sears Aurora in Pleasant Ridge, but the next house pictured was the one that […]

A Sears No. 188 in Hamilton

A Sears No. 188 in Hamilton

You wouldn’t think today would be a good day to take pictures of a rare model Sears House, since it was snowing and all, but, hey, any day is a good day to take pictures of Sears Houses. My daughter and I had planned a short day trip to Fairfield, Ohio to pick up a […]

A Sears House under serious restoration

A Sears House under serious restoration

A couple of weeks ago, my husband Frank and I went on a day trip to South Bend, Indiana, to get some parts for the classic car we bought earlier this year. Yep, that’s it above.  A 1962 Studebaker Lark.  You don’t see one of these every day. It’s a great old car, but it needed […]

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