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Sears Modern Home Number 164

The Sears Modern Homes No 164 was offered from 1911-1917. The 1913 catalog tells us this model was built in Miami, Fla. Closter, NJ. Beach Haven NJ. Dunkirk NY. New York, NY. and Rochester, NY.
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Sears Modern Home 64 in West Haven CT.

The Sears Modern Homes number 64 was one of the first models offered by Sears in 1908. I was able to locate one with the help of a testimony from 1911. To see the Sears 1908 Catalog of Modern Homes … Continue reading

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Henry Wilson Number 167 in Nova Scotia

A few months ago I received an email asking for help from someone who was researching her home. She thought it might be a kit home but couldn’t find anything that would match. I was told the house was in … Continue reading

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Sears Modern Home No 135

Using a testimony from 1914 I was able to locate a Sears Modern Home No 135. A quick internet search doesn’t turn up anything on the Sears 135. The Sears Modern Home 135 was offered from late 1908-1915. If you … Continue reading

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Aladdin Bungalow, The Romeo

Featuring an Aladdin Bungalow, The Romeo. A homey modern type. Offered by Aladdin 1913-1918 from a borrowed California bungalow design. See this model in San Diego by reading here! Continue reading

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Two Sears Modern Homes Model 101 Built in 1908

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 … Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 129, A Popular and Beautiful Bungalow

Not all kit houses came from Sears. Gordon Van Tine had a large selection of models. Maybe you are living in a Gordon Van Tine home? Continue reading

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