GVT #605: Exceptionally Well Planned!

From 1995-2006, I lived in Southwestern Illinois, specifically Elsah, Alton and later, Godfrey. While I was living in this area, I became enchanted with the topic of Sears Homes, and I spent countless hours of my life driving around Southwestern Illinois, staring at...

The Dandy Dundee in Alton, Illinois

When I first started researching Sears Homes in 1999, I was living in Alton, Illinois. By 2002, I had driven the city many, many times, finding all the Crescents, and Gladstones, and Starlights and Craftons and Westlys – in short, all the most popular,...

The Altona Can Be Yours for $858

The simpler Sears Homes are the ones that are most difficult to identify, because there’s so little to distinguish them from other houses. The fancier the kit home, the easier it is to identify. The Altona couldn’t really be classified as a...