Staunton, Virginia: More Amazing Finds

A couple days ago (May 1st),¬† I returned to Staunton to do a little more research on the kit homes in the city (in preparation for my talk on May 2nd), and this time, I was driven around by Frank Strassler, head of the Historic Staunton Foundation. It’s a lot...

The Cordova in Staunton, Virginia

Thanks to Staunton Sears House Aficionado Leslie  Hayes, I now have first-class photos of the Wardway Cordova in Staunton. What a thrill to find folks who love this topic as much as I do! The Cordova in Staunton is not in great shape, but with a little love and...

Richard Warren Sears: A Few Fun Facts!

As mentioned in my previous blog, Richard Warren Sears was my hero, and he really was a marketing genius. Here’s my #1 favorite story that showcases his brilliance: Knowing that many households would have both his catalog and the Montgomery Ward catalog, Sears...

The Homey Homewood

Some models of Sears Homes were wildly popular. Some were not. The Homewood falls into the second category. And yet, it’s a puzzle as to why this attractive two-story bungalow was not a big seller for Sears. With 784 square feet on each floor (about 1,600 square...