Thursday, March 29, 2007

House History

Our realtor called me one day during our grueling house hunt and asked if I had any interest in seeing a Sears house. I said YES! Since this isn't our first old house, I had read the articles in OHJ about Sears homes and how charming and beautiful they can be.

The house is an Alhambra and it is a mirror image of the drawing in the Sears catalog from 1919. The house came complete with the bill of lading for the delivery of the house on three train cars as well as a letter from a woman who grew up in the house. Her father built the house as well as the two on either side (both are Sears homes), and it remained in their family until 2002.

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