A Harris Bros 1517 in Urbana

A Harris Bros 1517 in Urbana

I’ve had my Sears House hunting eye on a home in Urbana for a couple of years now, and recently the house was listed for sale.  On Sunday they had an Open House, which is always a good time to go explore the inside of possible kit homes.  The house in question is not a kit from […]

A Home Builders Crestwood in Urbana

A Home Builders Crestwood in Urbana

While the main purpose of this blog is to showcase houses that were purchased as kits through the Sears Modern Homes catalogs, occasionally I will feature something different. This blog post is one of those “something different” ones. Although Sears sold houses by mail from roughly 1908 to 1940, I generally focus on the smaller […]

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