The Sears Lewiston was an immensely popular house for Sears, and one glance at these photos (below) tell why. It was a charming, practical, cottage-flavored house with an expandable attic and an optional raised roof (for lots of extra rooms). The diamond muntins on the front window was a nice finishing touch to give this house a hint of the Tudor‘s English roots.
It was offered from 1928 to 1940 (their last catalog), and changed in appearance a bit through the years. Better than words, study these photos and you’ll learn a lot about this remarkably popular home, The Sears Lewiston.
Click here to read about the mystery Lewiston in Bowling Green, Ohio. Seems to be a Sears House – built by Montgomery Wards??
From the 1930 Sears Modern Homes catalog
Sears Lewiston in Portsmouth, Virginia
Pretty little Lewiston in Dowell, IL. The faux front porch is kind of a pity, and the diamond muntin window is gone, but alas, the house is well-protected against lightning strikes!
A pretty little house on a Champaign (IL) budget.
Sears Lewiston in Hillsboro, NC
Pickneyville, Illinois has a Lewiston! It needs a little love, but it's still a good sturdy little house.
Close-up of those interesting windows
Black and white photo of a Sears Lewiston in Irvington, IN
First floor floorplan
Floor plan of the second floor
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