Tag Archive | Sears House

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. […]

It all started with a Lustron, or 2, in Xenia

It all started with a Lustron, or 2, in Xenia

A while back, like a couple of years ago, I decided to add the Lustron Homes near me to the  list of Sears, and other kit, Houses, I was keeping for my area.  If you are from Ohio, you might have heard about Lustron Homes, as they were manufactured in Columbus.  A lot of folks […]

Walter Schoby houses in Columbus

Walter Schoby houses in Columbus

I know I said I would share photos of more Sears Houses in Delaware in my next post, but today I got sidetracked. It was another bright sunny February day in Ohio, but chilly, so my husband and I decided to hop in the car and go to the Columbus Home and Garden Show.  I […]