Is This A Sears Home?

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Is This A Sears Home?

Postby Chaunte on Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:48 am

Hi. I bought a house in Iowa that was built in 1925 & every here says it is a Sears Robuck home. It came in by train & it just had to be put together.


My house is almost identicle to the The Dayton (Model No. 3407)
but my roof line is different. Like a barn. lol

Does anyone have any info. on this style of home? :)
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Postby Wolicki on Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:12 am

I looked through my index of Montgomery-Ward houses and didn't find a match. Being that the house is in Iowa it could be from Gordon-VanTine, a lumber company that operated in Iowa between 1908 and 1946. They offered plan book homes from which customers ordered lumber and kit home catalogs from which customers ordered pre-cut lumber. Plan Book homes will not have assembly stamps like pre-cut homes but you might find a shipping label on a piece of lumber.

When I have a chance I'll check my index of Gordon-VanTine Homes.
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Postby Chaunte on Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:32 pm

Thanks! :)
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Re: Is This A Sears Home?

Postby fleurdelys on Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:08 pm

Did you ever find out information about your home? I bought a Dayton it has two staircases,an added pantry, and different window placement. I think they were customizable.
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