Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another Sears Home

I flipped on CNBC a few weeks ago and there was a special about the history of Sears, with a segment on Sears Homes featuring Rose Thornton (who posted a comment on my blog back here). That reminded me that I still had this post "ready to go."

So here's another great local Sears home, this time over in Amherst on Dewey road.

I had heard this was a Sears house several years ago, but I wasn't sure until it was confirmed for me by Rachel Shoemaker (who as you remember a few weeks ago identified the house by Lakeview Park as being an Aladdin kit home).

Rachel also provided me with the illustration at left, which is identified as The Vallonia and part of the Honor Bilt line. Honor Bilt homes, according to the Sears Archives website, were "the most expensive and finest quality sold by Sears."

It's great to see that so many of the architectural details of the home are still intact.

Thanks again to Rachel Shoemaker for the images as well as her expertise!

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

We lived in a Sears house, which had been divided into apartments, back in 1972; it was at 3543 Denver Avenue, and looked sorta like this, minus the chimney....