Two Sears Modern Homes Model 101 Built in 1908

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Sears began offering house plans in 1908.  The first Sears Plan Catalog was published in 1908.   According to the Sears Archives the first bill of sale for a complete “modern home” was in 1909.  I know that isn’t accurate because the homeowner of the Sears 132 in Colorado Springs  shared with me copies of all documentation with exception of the original blueprints which no longer exist.

Because of a few testimonials from 1908 I have more Sears Modern Homes built in 1908 to share.

 Modern Home No 101 was one of the first plans offered by Sears when Sears Roebuck began offering homes plans in spring 1908. This model was slightly altered in 1910 when they clipped the gables. The last catalog that offered model 101 was the 1914 Modern Homes catalog.

Modern Home No 101 was one of the first plans offered by Sears when Sears Roebuck began offering homes plans in spring 1908. This model was slightly altered in 1910 when they clipped the gables. The last catalog that offered model 101 was the 1914 Modern Homes catalog.

 

This is the first of two Sears Modern Homes No 101 built by a carpenter, William Shannon.

This is the first of two Sears Modern Homes No 101 built by a Brighton Michigan carpenter, William Shannon.

 

This is the second Sears Modern Home No 101 that carpenter William Shannon built in 1908.

This is the second Sears Modern Home No 101 that carpenter William Shannon built in 1908.

 

The two houses were built across from each other in brighton, Michigan. The build dates in the county records are 1908. Click here to see the testimony from William Shannon.

The two houses were built across from each other in Brighton, Michigan. The build dates in the county records are 1908.  the testimony is from 1908.

 

Click here to see the testimony from William Shannon.

 

Are you living in a Sears kit home?  Know of one?  Need help identifying one?   If so, please contact me!  There are three ways to contact me.  By email: searshomes@yahoo.com (photos welcome and encouraged)

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Or, you can leave a reply  at the end of this blog.

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About Rachel Shoemaker

I've been hooked on finding and or identifying mail order homes since 2008. I'm not picky, kit homes from Sears Modern Homes, Aladdin Ready Cut, Gordon Van Tine, Wardway Homes, all of the major companies as well as the popular pattern and plan book homes built from about 1900 and on. Could you be living in one of these homes? Send me an email: searshomes@yahoo.com
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