500,000th Visitor To This Website!

Yesterday, this website had its 500,000th visitor. That’s pretty exciting news. Since 1999, I’ve been writing and talking about Sears Homes. In August 2010, I started “blogging regularly” at this site. And then in June 2011, a new topic...

Christmas at the Fargo Mansion

It’s been about a year since I last stayed at the Fargo Mansion Inn in Lake Mills, Wisconsin but the many fond memories of that visit still remain. Many folks in that small, picturesque village showed me so many kindnesses. And two of the kindest, most sincere...

The Halfway House, by Sears & Roebuck

In 2002, someone called to tell me that they had a Sears House.  (This was way back in the day when my business cards included my personal phone number.) The caller said, “I live in Washington, DC and I own a Sears Home.” I asked if she knew which model it...

The Niota: 1200 Square Feet For $942

Not a bad deal to buy 1,200 square feet of kit house for less than $1,000, even in 1916! The Sears Niota – despite its being a good value and a cute house – was not a popular model for Sears.  And yet, according to a small promotional ad that appeared in...