This (picture below) is the third Sears Magnolia I have visited in person. There were purportedly six built (but the validity of the fact is in question). Rebecca Hunter discovered that there’d been a Sears Magnolia in Nebraska (1) which had burned down many years ago. and Houses by Mail identified a Magnolia in South Bend (#2). In 2003, I appeared on PBS History Detectives and the show featured a Sears Magnolia in Canton, Ohio (#3). A few months after the show aired, someone in Pennsylvania contacted me with information about their Sears Magnolia – made of brick!
In March 2010, a “Friend of Sears Homes” emailed me and told me about a “Sears Home” in Benson, NC (#5). Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the Sears Home was the fifth Sears Magnolia!
This Magnolia (see below) is in Alabama. This would be the 6th known Sears Magnolia.
In my opinion, there are a few more out there. I suspect there are more than six Sears Magnolias in the world.