In July 2010, I ventured to Richmond to look for Sears Homes. I knew there were several in Colonial Heights and only three in Petersburg, but I’d never really scouted out Richmond – until this trip.
People often ask me how I find these houses. The answer: Lots of practice. Years ago, I specifically worked on memorizing hundreds of housing designs offered by Sears, Aladdin (another kit home company), Montgomery Ward, Gordon Van Tine and more. Now I can drive the streets and find the houses that match these early 20th Century designs. It’s a whole lot of fun.
Here were my best finds from our search in Richmond. All these houses were found within the city limits of Richmond, Virginia. If you know of any kit homes in Richmond, please send me the address.
BTW, if you like what you see, please email this link to a friend.
Read about The Sears Homes in Hampton Roads here.
To learn more about Sears Homes, click here.
To learn how to identify Sears Homes, click here.
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Hi there is at least one on Harrowgate rd. In Chester va. Turn left on harrowgate of of rt 10 and just a bit down the road on the right it sits over on a knoll. Very nice home
The house on Harrowgate Road in Chester is my house! It is a Wilmore.