The Sherman Triplets

Several years ago, dear friend and co-author Dale Wolicki gave me and Rebecca Hunter a first-class tour of Bay City, Michigan. One of the homes he pointed out to us was “The Sherman,” a kit home built on one of the many tree-lined streets of this historic...

Webster Groves: Part V

To read Webster Groves, Part I, click here. Part II is here. And Part III can be found here. Lastly, here’s Part IV. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To read Webster Groves, Part I, click here. Part II is here. And Part III can be found here. Lastly, here’s...

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 II

A few days ago, I sent Rachel pictures of an intriguing bungalow I’d found in Webster Groves. I thought I’d seen it somewhere before, but she quickly identified it as “Design #122” from Henry L. Wilson’s planbook (published 1907). Henry...