Coming Out Of The Closet: Murphy Beds

In the early years of the 20th Century, living a simple, modest, clutter-free life was an integral part of The Bungalow Craze. Murphy Beds were an integral part of that “space-saving” mind-set. And they were very practical, too. After one’s morning...

Where Art Thou Hamilton?

When Dale and I visited Bedford, Virginia in 2008, we drove around for some time, striving to find the Sears Hamilton that (according to the Sears catalog) had been built there in the mid-1910s. Dale drove slowly and methodically throughout the county (and the city)...

The Berwyn: Monotony Relieved!

The Sears Berwyn (named for a city in Northern Illinois) was one of their most popular houses, and it’s a cutie-pie of a house, too! The double-arched front porch makes it easy to identify. * * * * * * * * * * To learn more about Sears Homes, click here. To read...