Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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RosemaryT
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Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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Seriously, this house is being torn down at the Bowling Green State University campus to make way for some new buildings.

Someone has created an online petition to STOP the demolition of this house. Doesn't take a moment to sign the petition. Please take a moment and sign it?

It's a Sears Lewiston, and it really should NOT be destroyed.

More info here: http://www.searshomes.org/index.php/201 ... sity-ohio/

Petition here: http://signon.org/sign/save-the-popular-culture

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And here's the house that's being demolished:

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About 70,000 Sears Homes were built in the early years of the 20th Century. Many have already been demolished or destroyed.

The Lewiston (shown above) was one of their better houses. :(

Shame to see it go to a landfill.

Rose

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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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Signed the petition. Thanks for letting us know about this.
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I signed! I hope we can make a difference.
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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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I signed as well. Boy, I wish I could move that house to a local lot - I'd love to live in it!

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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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Signed.

Has anyone brought up the possibility of moving the home to a new location? Not as good as staying where it is, but certainly a better option than being torn down.
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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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CycloneOfRed wrote:Signed.

Has anyone brought up the possibility of moving the home to a new location? Not as good as staying where it is, but certainly a better option than being torn down.
That's one of the proposals on the table, but from what I understand, the college is not willing to consider that.

And *that* just makes NO sense at all.

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i signed! let's hope our 60 seconds makes a difference....thanks for reaching out rosemary...
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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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Signed. Hope it is able to be saved.
Thanks Rosemary for the heads up. :)


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Done.
But, being an overachiever, it took me less than 60 seconds.
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Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

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Kansas. 1911. wrote:Done.
But, being an overachiever, it took me less than 60 seconds.
Thanks for the laugh. :) This is a good site for petitions. It's not loaded down with graphics and the page opens quickly.

Unfortunately, this battle is not going well. The house is slated for demolition on August 7th. Really depressing.

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If you haven't signed yet, please do so.

And you can follow the house on Facebook. Just search for PopC House BGSU. Or try this: https://www.facebook.com/bgsupopc.house

Rose

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