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A Home Builders Davenport in Springfield

A Home Builders Davenport in Springfield

Collaboration has helped me identify another pattern book home built right here in my hometown of Springfield. Well, sort of. Recently I was included in a group text message between a few other Sears House researchers, asking for input about a brick home that one of said researchers had questions about.  “Did anybody recognize it” […]

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 […]

The Chantilly from Home Builders

The Chantilly from Home Builders

Sometimes my quest to locate houses purchased as kits through mail order catalogs gets a bit off track.  Like usually.   The reason is because along with seeing loads of images of kit houses on the internet, you also see loads of catalog illustrations from regular ole’ pattern (0r plan) books. Pattern books have been […]

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