Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Terrell's Sears home

I'm always checking the internet for anything Terrell related and every once in a while I find something neat.  Yesterday, I read a post by Rose Thornton, she looking for a picture of a Sears home that was built in Terrell in the early 1900s.  I knew just the house she was talking about.  Rose had the early history of the home including a few photos, but she was looking for a current photo.  So, as soon as I got home from work yesterday, I hightailed it over and got a picture for her.

Sears home 2012
 The information below came from Rose about the home.  Be sure to check out her website Sears Modern Homes. For more history on this home and other Sears homes from around the country.




9 comments:

Olivier said...

beau post et la maison est magnifique

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! Sears used to be a much, much bigger presence in your economy...

Tanya said...

those sears homes are so interesting to me...love that porch!

Helen said...

Interesting post! I noticed your last name on the Visual St. Paul blog ... my maiden name was Klenke, grew up in Illinois across the river from St. Louis!!

Kate said...

Looks like Helen has something to say about your name; better contact her for more info. Who knows, you might be related!

I love the story of the home, picture and your contact with the woman seeking information.

brian stout said...

it's a neat house - i think there are a lot of 'sears' homes around town =)

Lynette said...

Jim, lo and behold, on Saturday at Powell's Books I bought myself a few books, one of which is "Sears Modern Homes, 1913." And in there I found this very house plan, but it's just called Modern Home No. 118 and it cost $1575 at that time. The floor plan is exactly the same. How cool is this? I'd say way cool. And on June 16, I'm going to a lecture at the Architectural Heritage Center entitled "From Factory to You: Kit Houses in Portland and the U.S." I am really looking forward to it!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

$1764? SOLD! I'm movin to Texas w/ ya'll now!!! YaY! & that's one beautiful home... lots of room for me & my kitties! heheheee =) LOVE THE WRAP-AROUND PORCH! Altho, ya'll may have to move in w/ me to help pay the electric bill!!! LoL! =)
Wait a minute... there's only one bathroom in that whole house? YiKeS! We can afford some construction to remedy that when only paying $1764 for the whole house, tho, so we're good! YaY! Texas, here I come!!! =)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Are you related to that Helen woman above whose name used to be Klenke that grew up across the river from StL? What a queenkie-dink! =)