Cincinnati

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 […]

A Sears Dundee in Mt Healthy (Cincinnati)

A Sears Dundee in Mt Healthy (Cincinnati)

This house is on the Master List of Sears Homes as a  Dundee model, and it is one. But here’s the deal. I was in Cincinnati yesterday with a friend (who loves my Sears House habit), and she drove me around a bit, checking out a few of the houses on Joseph St. in Mt. […]

The Sears Houses of Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati)

The Sears Houses of Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati)

Oh Cincinnati, I haven’t forgotten you.  In fact, no serious Sears House researcher would ever forget about Cincinnati.  Why?  Because it’s the home to the most Sears Houses ever built.  That have been located so far, that is. I’ve been on numerous day trips to Cincinnati to get pictures of some of the houses that […]

The Sears Ardara

The Sears Ardara

The Ardara has been chosen by many professional and business men because of its practical arrangement. The Ardara was offered in the Sears Modern Homes catalogs from 1919 until 1930.  This one story home had some unique exterior features including the “graceful roof line” over the porch and arched trellises above the front windows. The […]

The Nine Sears Alhambras in Cincinnati

The Nine Sears Alhambras in Cincinnati

The Alhambra was offered in the Sears Modern Homes catalogs from 1918 until 1929.  While basically an American Four Square design, Sears added Mission style elements to give it a unique appearance.  Once you have seen this model in real life, it’s doubtful you would miss spotting one again, even if it has been modified […]

The one and only Sears Aurora (Cincinnati)

The one and only Sears Aurora (Cincinnati)

In 1918, Sears Roebuck added two new models to their Modern Homes catalog, The Aurora and The Carlton.  Both models were  Prairie Style designs, a type most often associated with Frank LLoyd Wright.  In fact, these homes do have a connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, as their architect has been determined to be John Van […]

Sears Westly models in Ohio

Sears Westly models in Ohio

This two-story bungalow is built on a concrete block foundation and is sided with narrow beveled clear cypress siding.  All rooms on both floors are light and airy. The Westly model was available through Sears Roebuck for almost 20 years.  It first appeared, to my knowledge anyway, in the 1913 Modern Homes catalog, as the […]

An update on “The List”

If you know me, you know I’ve been at this Sears House hunting for a while now.  Several years.  And like I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I’ve made some valuable connections, and some not so valuable, mostly through Facebook. Recently, one of my most valuable connections, Andrew Mutch, did a blog post about the […]

A Mystery Sears House in West Price Hill (Cincinnati)

A Mystery Sears House in West Price Hill (Cincinnati)

Mystery House.  Any ideas? That’s what I asked my researcher friends in our little Sears group on Facebook, after tracking down the address for a house with a 1930 mortgage from Sears Roebuck. And I posted this photo. Lara, who has the Sears Homes of Chicagoland website spoke up immediately. That’s a Parkridge! It’s a what, I […]

A Sears No. 149 in Evanston (Cincinnati)

A Sears No. 149 in Evanston (Cincinnati)

I know, I know. I’m still blogging about Cincinnati.  This site is supposed to be about Sears Houses all over Ohio, or at least my little piece of it.  Good thing for me though, that my little piece includes Cincinnati, which has train loads of Sears Houses. In a previous post, I mentioned that I […]