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Sears Honor Bilt Modern Homes {1908-1940} Catalogs & Plans On Dvd For Sale

Sears Honor Bilt Modern Homes {1908-1940} Catalogs & Plans On Dvd

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Sears Honor Bilt Modern Homes {1908-1940} Catalogs & Plans on DVD

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This DVD includes high resolution images and page plans for Sears Modern Homes built between 1908 to 1940.

Sears Modern Homes were ready-to-assemble kit houses sold through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company. Over 70,000 of these were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. Shipped via railroad boxcars, these kits included all the materials needed to build a house. Many were assembled by the new homeowner and friends, relatives, and neighbors, in a fashion similar to the traditional barn-raisings of farming families.

Central heating, indoor plumbing, and electricity were all new developments in house design that "Modern Homes" incorporated, although not all of the houses were designed with these conveniences. Central heating, for example, not only improved the livability of houses with little insulation but also improved fire safety, a worry in an era when open flames threatened houses and even entire cities.

As demand decreased, Sears expanded the product line to feature houses that varied in expense to meet the budgets of various buyers. Sears began offering financing plans in 1916. However, the company experienced steadily rising payment defaults throughout the Great Depression, resulting in increasing strain for the catalog house program. More than 370 designs of Sears Homes were offered during the program's 32-year history. The mortgage portion of the program was discontinued in 1934 after Sears was forced to liquidate $11 million in defaulted debt. Sears closed their Modern Homes department in 1940. A few years later, all sales records were destroyed during a corporate house cleaning. The only way to find these houses today is literally one by one.

The publications on this disc are:

~ Images and Plans of Sears Modern Homes (1908-1940)

~ 1921 Sears Honor Bilt Modern Homes Catalog

~ 1930 Sears Honor Bilt Building Materials Catalog

~ 1932 Sears Homes of Today Catalog

~ 1936 Sears Modern Homes Catalogs

~ 1939 Sears Building Materials Catalog

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