ID this House!

The "ID this House!" series is intended to assist kit house researchers identify specific kit house models. These articles are geared toward kit house researchers. But they can be used by homeowners and others interested in kit houses for identifying and authenticating kit houses. If you are interested in seeing a particular house model featured, let us know in the comments.

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Sears Roebuck
Wardway (Montgomery Ward)

9 comments:

  1. I just purchased a 1931 home and am wondering if it was a kit house? Not sure how to upload the photo...


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  2. You can e-mail me your photos. My e-mail address is available here:

    http://www.kithousehunters.com/

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  3. We purchased a home and was told it is a sears home. It was built in 1905. We are in CA. How can I send a photo to verify the model?

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  4. We live in Colorado and have a Vicotrian home that was built in 1900. My husband thinks it may be a kit home. Is it possible?

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    1. Sears didn't start selling houses by mail until 1908. So if the house was actually built in 1900, it's not one of Sears mail order houses. If you want to e-mail us a photo or an address, if the house is visible in Google Streetview, we can take a look to let you know for sure.

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  5. Hello! I just found out my home is a sears catalog home. The address is 261 Fair St Warwick RI. It was ordered and constructed in 1922-1923. Is there anyway you could help confirm this?

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    1. Very cool! Looks like a Sears "Uriel". In later years, Sears sold almost the exact same model as the "Conway". If you want to e-mail me some current photos of the inside and outside of the house, that would be great. But from what I can see from Google Streetview, it looks like one to me!

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  6. I have always been told that my office building, purchased by my father in the early 70's, was a Sears prefab home, and looking through the photos of the homes available at the time, (early 1900's), it appears to be a Magnolia. How do I go about verifying this? I have photos to send you if you are interested. Thank you!

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    1. Our contact information is here:

      http://www.kithousehunters.com/

      Feel free to send photos or even just the address if it's on Google Streetview and we'll check it out. The Magnolia is a rare bird in the world of Sears kit houses so if it is one, that's quite noteworthy.

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