Cindy Catanzaro

A 123 and a 124 and a 3190B

A 123 and a 124 and a 3190B

I wanted to break out in song when I typed the title for this blog post. “A 123…..and a 124…..and a 3190B ! ” I wanted to break out in song the other night, too,  when I was reviewing houses on the Hamilton County Auditor’s website and spotted what sure looked like a Sears model […]

A Sears Oak Park in Wilmington

A Sears Oak Park in Wilmington

OH!  Is it?  Is it a catalog perfect Sears Oak Park? You bet it is! Our route to and from Martinsville and Blanchester a couple weeks ago took us through Wilmington.  I wasn’t too familiar with the area, but my friend Gretchen was, so she navigated while I drove. Wilmington looks to be a well kept town, […]

A Sears No 156 in Blanchester (maybe)

A Sears No 156 in Blanchester (maybe)

My last blog post was about an older Sears model, the No. 170, in Martinsville, Ohio.  On the same day trip, we (my friend Gretchen and I) drove the short distance to Blanchester to check out another possible Sears home, the No 156.     The Sears No. 156 was first offered in 1911 as […]

A Sears No. 170 in Martinsville

A Sears No. 170 in Martinsville

Occasionally I pull out my copy of Rebecca Hunter’s book “Putting Sears Homes on the Map”, and scan the entries for Ohio.  I did that this week, and noticed two older numbered models listed for “Martinville”, Ohio. By “numbered models” I mean the homes that were listed in Sears Modern Homes catalogs before 1917, when Sears […]

A “Beautiful Home” from The Keith Corporation – Springfield

A “Beautiful Home” from The Keith Corporation – Springfield

A couple of years back, I was asked if I could do a little research on a house in a neighborhood where there was going to be an Architectural Walking Tour.. By sheer luck, I was able to locate the home design in a pattern book from Walter J Keith. Pattern book homes are often confused […]

A Sears Argyle in Fairborn

A Sears Argyle in Fairborn

 I love living in Ohio.  It’s a place where everywhere you turn, you might spot a Sears House. I love having good friends, too, who will turn the car around every time I say “Hey!  There’s a Sears House!” That’s what happened yesterday.  After a long day shopping with my two best gal friends……Flea Market…..Estate […]

An Aladdin Plaza in Jeffersonville

An Aladdin Plaza in Jeffersonville

It’s been a crazy busy Spring so I haven’t been blogging for a while.  We bought a fixer upper and fixed her up and moved in.  Well…..it’s not completely fixed up yet, but it’s getting there.  We had to move in before all the work we wanted to do was complete because we were fortunate […]

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 […]

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