Cincinnati

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 Lenox in Cincinnati (Riverside)

A Sears Lenox in Cincinnati (Riverside)

There’s a few models in Houses by Mail that I just don’t pay much attention to. Like this one. According to Houses by Mail, the Lenox was only available for one year – 1933.  So……really…..what’s the chances of me actually locating one?  Pretty slim. But,  I’m continuing to slog through the Hamilton County deed and mortgage […]

A Sears Norwich in Cincinnati (Green Twp)

A Sears Norwich in Cincinnati (Green Twp)

My last blog post was about A Sears Carrington in Wyoming (Cincinnati).  Until recently,  researchers used to think that mid to late 1930’s Sears Houses were rare, but the current group (me included) of kit house hunters know now that is just not so.  They are out there all right…….but they are harder to find. One […]

A Sears Carrington in Wyoming (Cincinnati)

A Sears Carrington in Wyoming (Cincinnati)

A couple of years ago, I spent several months going through digitized copies of The Cincinnati Enquirer, available through my Newspapers.com subscription, looking for information about Sears Houses that had been built there.  I found loads of  good stuff.  Ads, articles, mortgage and deed references, building permit notices….. many of which led to locating one […]

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 […]

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 Preston in Glendale (Cincinnati)

A Sears Preston in Glendale (Cincinnati)

I’ve just finished re-publishing blog posts written by my late friend, Laraine Shape, on a re-creation of  her website, Sears Houses in Cincinnati.  This makes me a bit sad, as whenever I was adding one of her blog posts to the site, it would bring back memories of all the fun we had on our days out […]

And then there were 10…….

And then there were 10…….

A while back I did a blog post about the The Nine Sears Alhambras in Cincinnati. Well, just today, I did a quick scan of real estate listings in Cincinnati (gotta keep my eye out for Sears Houses we all missed), and OMG! There is another Alhambra in Cincinnati.  That makes 10. The exterior looks to […]

Joseph St. in Mt. Healthy (Cincinnati)

Joseph St. in Mt. Healthy (Cincinnati)

If you have been following this little blog, you might already know that the most complete inventory of Sears Houses in Cincinnati was done in the 1990’s by Beatrice Lask. Since then, a handful of serious researchers have added to her list of about 500 homes, and have been able to document many of them […]