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A (Probable) Sears Torrington in Wyomissing, PA

The Torrington was one of the fanciest and grandest models Sears ever offered. It was also one of their rarer models, with only one other example known to exist (read about it *HERE*). Finding an example has been quite the … Continue reading

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Sears Sherwood in Leetsdale, PA

This year has been a “bumper” year for finding examples of the Sears Sherwood kit home, as we have gone from knowing that two examples existed (according to information from the Sears Archives list), to knowing of the address of … Continue reading

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West Side Story: The Probable And Improbable Wardway Whitmores Of Detroit’s West Side (Updated)

The Wardway Whitmore is an exceedingly rare kit home, seeing as the only known mentions of it are in the 1931 Wardway Catalog, and in this 1930 ad. Knowing that an ad for this model was released in early-mid 1930, … Continue reading

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The Detroit News Plan Book Home And The Home Builders Channing: A Curious Case Of The Chicken And The Egg

For many years, newspapers and other news publication have sold home plans. The Detroit News was no exception. From 1923 to 1924, the Detroit News sold a home plan that had a marked resemblance to the Sears Barrington, Sears Brookwood, … Continue reading

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