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Posted by Juanita on February 2nd, 1999 11:56 PM
In reply to Sears homes,, by William Provost on September 14th, 1997 05:15 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Kit Home Information by Handyman on 07/26/2005

Being a librarian, I couldn't resist compiling this list for my own reference, then sharing ---
we are considering buying a 1930's Sears English Cottage.

From the web site 2/2/99
Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company
by Katherine Cole Stevenson and H. Ward Jandl
Presented in this work are 450 models sold by Sears from 1908 to 1940, complete with descriptions, pictures, floor plans, prices and sample locations. 361 pp., 800 illus.
PP01 $24.95/softcover

Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926
A republication of this catalog provides a record of the Sears, Roebuck company's "Honor Bilt Modern Homes," the origin of many bungalows built across the land. In addition to visual documentation, the catalog provides extensive, detailed construction information ranging from the grade of exterior siding incorporated to the type of wood used for flooring, windows and trim. 160 pp., over 300 illus. and photographs.
OD23 $12.95/softcover

Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition
A republication of a rare original catalog with a huge illustrated selection of early 20th-century building materials and fittings D0 from roofing and siding to chandeliers and procelain-enameled bathtubs D0 complete with original advertising copy, specifications and prices. 176 pp., hundreds of illus., 8 color plates.
OD22 $11.95/softcover

Decorating With Stencils
by Tony Roche and Patricia Monahan
The stenciling ideas in this design-oriented volume break loose from the cliched floral border to include motifs from the medieval, Empire and Art Deco periods, as well as contemporary, ethnic and Scandinavian styles. Throughout the work, more than 40 projects are peppered with practical hints, tips and tricks of the trade that will appeal to creative craftspersons, home decorators and interior designers.
BA06 $29.95/hardcover

The Bathroom
by Diane Berger and Fritz von der Schulenburg
Filled with practical tips and ingenious design ideas, this opulently illustrated book is an indispensable source for anyone looking fro tips and inspiration for achieving functionality and style at minimal cost while renovating or building a bathroom. With an extensive international source directory. 144pp., 150 color photos.
BA12 $29.95/hardcover

The Kitchen Plan Book
by The Hoosier Manufacturing Co.
A reprint of a rare kitchen plan book, published by the Hoosier Manufacturing Co. circa 1917. Includes 50 plans of model kitchens submitted in a competition participated in by 343 of the leading architects and architectural draftsmen of America. 50 complete designs, with plans, elevations, drawings and illustrations. 56 pages.
AM01 $29.95/softcover

Maintaining your Old House - Video
Center for Historic Houses, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Not a book! This is a 48-minutes-long video which uses a bungalow as an example to guide you through and give you advice on where to look for problems in your home, how to prevent them, while respecting your home's historic character. Included is a 30-page homeowner's guide with checklists for spring and fall maintenance. VHS format.
PP02 $29.50/video

Renovating Old Houses
by George Nash
This is the definitive book for readers who want to bring an old house back to life D0 without destroying its spirit. Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything D0 from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable and how to make repairs that will endure. Photos and illustrations give readers detailed, professional-level information they can't find anywhere else.
AT03 - $27.95/hardcover
AT02 - $19.95/softcover

From the Arts & Crafts Society web page ( 2/2/99
Americas Favorite Homes, by Robert Schweitzer & Michael W.R. Davis, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan, 1990. Also see Houses by Mail, by Katherine Cole Stevenson and H. Ward Jandl, The Preservation Press, Washington, D.C., 1986

from Downers Grove web site:
For additional information on Sears Catalog Homes, a copy of "Houses By Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company," by Katherine Cole Stevenson and H. Ward Jandl,can be found at the Downers Grove Library, or a copy can be purchased directly from the publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
1 Wiley Dr.
Somerset, NJ 08875
1-800-225-5945 (phone)
1-800-597-3299 (Fax)
Cost: $24.95 per copy

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