Cindy Catanzaro

Another Sears Concord (Xenia)

Another Sears Concord (Xenia)

A while back I located a 1930’s Sears model, The Concord, right here in my hometown – Springfield. A Sears Concord in Springfield The Concord has great history for Sears Roebuck, as it was the model they chose to be on display in Chicago at the 1933 World’s Fair, “A Century of Progress”.   Due […]

More Sears Houses in Hartwell (Cincinnati)

More Sears Houses in Hartwell (Cincinnati)

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across two older Sears models while researching in the Hartwell neighborhood of Cincinnati.  Check them out! A 123 and a 124 and a 3190B While we were in that area, we drove past several other Sears Homes that were on the “Master List of Sears Houses in the […]

It’s getting closer…….in Dayton

It’s getting closer…….in Dayton

You would think that with over 1600 Sears Roebuck kit homes already identified in Ohio, I wouldn’t have any trouble finding one to show here. But when one of them tugs at your heart strings, it deserves a repeat blog post. A while back, I stopped and took pictures of a nearly catalog perfect Sears […]

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 […]

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