Tag Archive | House History

The Sears Ardara

The Sears Ardara

The Ardara has been chosen by many professional and business men because of its practical arrangement. The Ardara was offered in the Sears Modern Homes catalogs from 1919 until 1930.  This one story home had some unique exterior features including the “graceful roof line” over the porch and arched trellises above the front windows. The […]

The Nine Sears Alhambras in Cincinnati

The Nine Sears Alhambras in Cincinnati

The Alhambra was offered in the Sears Modern Homes catalogs from 1918 until 1929.  While basically an American Four Square design, Sears added Mission style elements to give it a unique appearance.  Once you have seen this model in real life, it’s doubtful you would miss spotting one again, even if it has been modified […]

The one and only Sears Aurora (Cincinnati)

The one and only Sears Aurora (Cincinnati)

In 1918, Sears Roebuck added two new models to their Modern Homes catalog, The Aurora and The Carlton.  Both models were  Prairie Style designs, a type most often associated with Frank LLoyd Wright.  In fact, these homes do have a connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, as their architect has been determined to be John Van […]

A Sears Concord in Springfield

A Sears Concord in Springfield

When I first started this crazy hobby, I would spend hours and hours scanning real estate listings across Ohio, hoping to spot a Sears Modern Home.  And occasionally, I would find one.  But through the years, that practice has gone to the bottom of my list as a way to locate these types of homes. […]

An update on “The List”

If you know me, you know I’ve been at this Sears House hunting for a while now.  Several years.  And like I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I’ve made some valuable connections, and some not so valuable, mostly through Facebook. Recently, one of my most valuable connections, Andrew Mutch, did a blog post about the […]

A Mystery Sears House in West Price Hill (Cincinnati)

A Mystery Sears House in West Price Hill (Cincinnati)

Mystery House.  Any ideas? That’s what I asked my researcher friends in our little Sears group on Facebook, after tracking down the address for a house with a 1930 mortgage from Sears Roebuck. And I posted this photo. Lara, who has the Sears Homes of Chicagoland website spoke up immediately. That’s a Parkridge! It’s a what, I […]

A Sears No. 149 in Evanston (Cincinnati)

A Sears No. 149 in Evanston (Cincinnati)

I know, I know. I’m still blogging about Cincinnati.  This site is supposed to be about Sears Houses all over Ohio, or at least my little piece of it.  Good thing for me though, that my little piece includes Cincinnati, which has train loads of Sears Houses. In a previous post, I mentioned that I […]

A Sears Jefferson in Wyoming (Cincinnati)

A Sears Jefferson in Wyoming (Cincinnati)

Extra, extra!  Read all about it! That’s how I felt when, after hours and hours of diligently searching through the Cincinnati Enquirer Archives for information about Sears Houses, I came across this headline. Now the headline isn’t what grabbed my attention.  It was the illustrations of two of the houses, the one on the left […]

Just down the road in Carthage (Cincinnati)……

Just down the road in Carthage (Cincinnati)……

My last post included some wonderful historical information on a couple of Sears Elmhurst models in Cincinnati. The most important of the two homes is the one that was built in the Carthage area by Sears Home Construction and was open to the public for two weeks.  Great story for sure. Now I have to […]

A Sears Model Home in Carthage (Cincinnati)

A Sears Model Home in Carthage (Cincinnati)

Did the title confuse you a bit?  Usually I’m telling you all about Sears MODERN Homes, not Sears MODEL Homes. But today’s post is, indeed, about a home that was completely constructed by the Home Construction Division of Sears Roebuck, and was open to the public for two weeks. Sears researchers have known for some […]