Kettering

Wardway Homes in Kettering

Wardway Homes in Kettering

I’m finishing up the Montgomery County mortgage record research project that I’ve been working on since last November.  I’m down to a few pesky parcels that have complicated legal descriptions, which take a lot more time and resources to track down.  When I get those finished, I will do a blog post here about the […]

A Sears Chester in Kettering

A Sears Chester in Kettering

Page by page by page by page, I am continuing to go through the Montgomery County Abstract Books available on line through the Recorder’s Office website. It’s tedious, but I love the research end of this crazy hobby. Who knew there were so many Sears Hamptons and Sears Sunlights in Dayton and vicinity?  I didn’t […]

A Sears Concord in Kettering (the old style)

A Sears Concord in Kettering (the old style)

Sometimes this Sears House researching thing makes me feel really smart.  And sometimes…….not so much.  You would think, after ten plus years of doing this, I would be better at spotting houses on street surveys.  Nope.  Not so much.  That’s why I love to track down houses from mortgage records.  You give me a parcel […]

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 […]

Heritage Point Dr. in Kettering

Tucked away on a quiet little street in Kettering are some of the most beautiful older homes in that area.  In my opinion, at least.  A peaceful, tree lined street, lovely landscaping, and varying styles of architecture, all in just a block or so on Heritage Point Dr. I was on that street a year […]

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 […]