Tag Archive | Sears Modern Homes

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, […]

Over the River – part 2- Ft Mitchell, KY

Over the River – part 2- Ft Mitchell, KY

  My last post showed several Sears Houses I spotted while driving (Google and for real) in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, a lovely community just a few miles south of the Ohio River.  I promised to post the rest, and here they are, except for one, which I will feature separately. As in my last post, […]

Sears Houses in Hamilton (the city, not the county)

Sears Houses in Hamilton (the city, not the county)

I’ve been doing loads of mortgage record research over the past several months, most of it in the Cincinnati area.  But last fall, I did make a trip to the Butler Co. Record Center, and found quite a few mortgages for building materials or house kits from Sears Roebuck. These mortgages were recorded between 1921 […]

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. […]

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 […]