The Wabash: A Dog’s Eye View

Teddy the Dog noticed a couple things about the Sears Wabash (in yesterday’s blog) that I had missed. 1) The 1920 version had “chains” on the front porch (something a dog is always cognizant of); 2) The Wabash didn’t offer indoor plumbing...

Webster Groves, Missouri: Part IV

What do Webster Groves, Missouri and Grand Haven, Michigan have in common? Both are home to an unusual Sears model with the pedestrian (but descriptive) name: “The Cape Cod.” While I’d love to take credit for finding the “Cape Cod” in...

Webster Groves, Missouri: Part III

Webster Groves has a multitude of interesting old kit homes, and one of my favorite finds is this 1910s Dutch Colonial, offered by Lewis Homes. Lewis was one of six national companies selling kit homes through mail-order catalogs in the early 20th Century. Sears was...