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The Sears Houses in Garden Acres (Springfield)

The Sears Houses in Garden Acres (Springfield)

Hey there, my few and faithful followers.  What a year this is turning out to be, huh?  I know you all have a story to tell about how your lives have been affected by the events that have occurred in 2020.  I do, too, but one thing I didn’t expect to happen was that my […]

A Sears No. 171 in Sidney

A Sears No. 171 in Sidney

The little Facebook page I started several years ago to promote Sears Modern Homes has grown slowly and steadily over time.  Since my research buddy, Judith, took over the Admin duties a while back, it has grown faster and more steadily than when I was managing it!  Thanks to Judith for keeping it going strong. Thankfully, […]

A Shout Out to Monroe

A Shout Out to Monroe

It’s been a crazy busy, Sears House Hunting year for me so far.  Probably the best one yet. It’s hard to believe that I was feeling a little burned out with this hobby a couple of years back, and thinking about finding something new to occupy my time.  Then……I remembered how much I love these […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Richmond is almost in Ohio…..

Richmond is almost in Ohio…..

I’ve been ignoring this little blog of mine about Sears Houses in Ohio.  Well…….maybe not ignoring it……but I definitely haven’t had much time to share here.  Summer has been crazy busy for me, and I’m behind on work projects, but early in August I did get to Richmond, Indiana with a couple of friends for […]

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 […]