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Sears Houses in Hopewell, Virginia

One of the Old Dominion’s least-celebrated architectural gems is Crescent Hills, in Hopewell, Virginia. It boasts an enviable collection of stylishly eclectic houses—many of which came right out of the pages of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. The small industrial city of Hopewell was born in 1911, at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers, […]


Sears Catalog Homes: Cedars House Plan

Nobody’s counting, but it seems that most of the hundred thousand or so Sears Honor Bilt ready-cut houses constructed across the United States from 1910 to 1940 are still being lived in today. What’s more, today’s owners feel just the way the original owners did about these mass-produced kit houses: charmed and fortunate. These folks […]




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