In the last two blogs I featured the Sears Modern Homes number 124 which was offered in late 1908-early 1909 until 1917. And, I featured the rare Sears Modern Homes number 178, the quirky cousin which was offered 1910-1915.
In tonight’s blog we will meet the sibling to the quirky bungalow number 178! Tonight’s feature is a more conservative bungalow than the Sears Modern Homes number 178.
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In the spring Sears Modern Homes catalog the number 210 makes its first appearance alongside its sibling the number 178. The number 210 is a more conservative colonial home with classic square columns. The bungalow dormer is replaced with a protruding front gable giving it a cross gable roof. The bathroom opens to a large balcony. Kind of odd I thought. And, two pergola roofs over the large open terrace below. The floor plans, however, are identical.
Here is a better view of just the house. This is from the 1918 Sears Modern Homes catalog. In 1918 Sears began giving the house models names instead of numbers and as you can see….it’s a boy! 🙂 The Sears Milton aka number 210 was only offered as a not ready cut home. What does that mean you ask? Good question! Not all of Sears homes were actually pre-cut which means you got all of the framing lumber but you would have to measure and cut them yourself. Everything was included, nails millwork, windows, hardware etc but you had to cut the 2x4s and 2x6s basically.
I need a drum roll please! I am so happy to say I found a lovely example of the Sears Modern Homes number 210 aka Milton RIGHT HERE IN MY OWN BACKYARD! Yes siree! Have you ever heard of a small time football quarterback by the name of Troy Aikman? Well, this home is located in Troy’s hometown…Henryetta, Oklahoma. Henryetta is about 30-45 minutes south of Tulsa.
The Sears Milton (210) in Henryetta Oklahoma home of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman.
The Henryetta house was built reversed which was an option Sears offered at time of order.
Here’s the reversed view of the Sears Milton. Isn’t that something? In OKLAHOMA!
And the front of the Sears Milton in Henryetta, Okla .
I was giddy with excitement at this discovery! When I found it they were in the middle of painting it and the pictures weren’t so ‘pretty’. Scraped wood and stuff scattered. I gave it a month or two and went back for better photos.
The double bay side of the Sears Milton Henryetta, Okla .
Isn’t that a grand home? I’m so thrilled to have one here. And they said there weren’t any Sears homes built west of the Mississippi other than the one in Chelsea! Pfft.
Sears Modern Homes 1918, the Milton.
If you would like to see more Sears Modern Homes number 210 aka the Milton then click here on my friend Rosemary Thornton’s blog. You can click through to see several there, just follow all of her links.
And, you can join our closed Sears Homes group on facebook too if you want to learn about how to recognize kit homes and pattern book homes!
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