Dayton

Three Sears Houses on Alton Ave (Dayton)

Three Sears Houses on Alton Ave (Dayton)

A few weeks ago, I gave a talk about Sears Houses at the 29th Annual Miami Valley Planning and Zoning Workshop in Dayton.   I was honored to be asked, as the workshop is a big deal in the local area, and it gave me the opportunity to show off some houses that are outside […]

Saying Goodbye to a Sears Winona in Dayton

Saying Goodbye to a Sears Winona in Dayton

Wayne Ave. is a busy four lane thoroughfare in Dayton.  Loads of cars zoom down the part of Wayne that connects Downtown to it’s closest southern neighborhoods of South Park and Walnut Hills.   A good bit of Wayne Ave. in that area is older business  and multi-family buildings, but there are some single family […]

A Sears Fullerton in Dayton

A Sears Fullerton in Dayton

And my quest continues……..to locate and identify houses purchased as kits through mail order catalogs. About once a week, I hop onto Zillow and check out the new listings in various cities around Ohio, in the hopes of spotting one of the Sears Roebuck models I recognize.  (No, I don’t know them all.) Several weeks […]

A Sears Avalon on Avalon Ave

A Sears Avalon on Avalon Ave

In 1920, Sears Roebuck offered a new model, The Avalon, in their Modern Homes catalog. Sears stated “From California comes the idea for this delightful bungalow”. About that same time, some homes were being built just outside the Dayton city limits (now part of Kettering) on a new street named Avalon Ave.  And one family […]

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