Cindy Catanzaro

A Sears Hathaway in Bexley

A Sears Hathaway in Bexley

I’ll bet you all think I haven’t been hunting down Sears Houses for a while, since I haven’t done a post since the end of April.  Yeah, well, if you thought that, you were wrong! I’ve just been so busy with family, friends, and a large work project, that I haven’t sat down at my […]

Is it, or is it not, a Sears Winona, in Washington Court House?

Is it, or is it not, a Sears Winona, in Washington Court House?

Hello there, blog readers that I have been ignoring for a while now.   I have to be “in the mood” to write a post for this little deal of mine, and I guess I haven’t been in the right frame of mind for several weeks. But I did promise a blog post about the one […]

Is there a Cyclone in Ohio?

Is there a Cyclone in Ohio?

I say yes. Not the weather related type of Cyclone, of course.  We never get those here in Ohio.  But today, while out and about, hunting up Sears Houses with my research buddy Marie, we stumbled upon what may be a Sears Cyclone! Some of you, who follow this little blog, and those of you […]

Franklin County Update- part 2

Franklin County Update- part 2

This past week, I got an email from Steve Stephens, the Home and Real Estate writer for the Columbus Dispatch.   Steve said he was writing a story about the Sears Houses in and around Columbus.  He stumbled across this little blog while researching, and asked me for a bit of information. Since they declared bankruptcy, […]

Running Numbers in Columbus

Running Numbers in Columbus

Since I have been focusing my mortgage record research on Franklin County lately, you  are probably expecting to see a post about the number of houses, which models, where they are, blah. blah, blah,  in the Columbus area.   You know.  The boring blog post. Running the numbers. Well………this blog post is about running numbers in […]

Lots of Progress in Franklin County

Lots of Progress in Franklin County

My last blog post was about the start of my research into the Franklin County, Ohio mortgage records. I am very happy to report to you that are interested, that so far, I have checked out 178 individual mortgage records, and of those, was able to document 122 Sears, Roebuck kit homes built in Franklin […]

Franklin County Update

Franklin County Update

Last Summer (2018) I spent quite a bit of time tracking down the houses that were financed through Sears, Roebuck in Montgomery County (Dayton and vicinity).  After pretty much calling that project complete, I started thinking about where to focus my research efforts next. I already knew where it needed to be.  Franklin County.  Columbus […]

A day trip to the West side of Cincinnati

A day trip to the West side of Cincinnati

You’ve heard the old saying…….”You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”. Not so with Sears Houses.  With over 350 models offered over the 32 years that Sears, Roebuck sold houses as kits through their mail order catalog, there’s pretty much no way a researcher can say they’ve seen them all.  Heck, with 99 of those models […]

A Sears Americus in Dayton

A Sears Americus in Dayton

You all know I love old newspapers.  I find all kinds of cool stuff when I am doing searches for kit houses in Ohio.  What always amazes me is what shows up today, might not have shown up when I did the very same search a while back.  Or…..sometimes I stumble across something while researching […]

A Sears Bedford in Richmond, Indiana

A Sears Bedford in Richmond, Indiana

My last blog post (yikes, almost 2 months ago) was about a few Sears Houses I located in Richmond, Indiana from newspaper research.  I promised an update when I got back there to do actual mortgage research, which happened on October 8. Columbus Day My research partner here in Ohio, Marie, had Columbus Day off […]