Sears Kit Houses
More than 75,000 Sears kit homes were built in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940. This special section explores the Sears mail-order home phenomenon.
Windows on the Past
Carlinville, Illinois celebrates the country's largest collection of Sears kit homes.
California's Kit Homes, Part II
Don't call them Sears Houses! More
The amazing Mr. Sears
A brief look at the handsome genius and his store More
The Preservation of Glazed Terra Cotta
Sound mortar is the first line of defense in preserving terra-cotta systemsMore
The Houses That Sears Built:
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sears Catalog Homes More
Sears Homes Houses by Mail
Expert questions number of catalog home designs More
Sears Homes Old Catalog
Part 1: Building by the book, the history of the Sears catalog housesMore