At the heart of this now-rare publication were measured floor plans for 68 Sears homes. Photographs of some interiors revealed a furnished living room with paneled side walls and hewed oak ceiling beams; a spacious kitchen with contemporary appliances; a 60-foot living room with a huge stone fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, built-in bookshelves, and other designs.
Sears House Designs of the Thirties Dover Architecture #ad - An invaluable sourcebook for restorationists, this handsome volume will also be of use to people interested in preserving homes of the period. Over 200 illustration displayed interiors and exteriors for such handsome residences as the Belmont, breakfast alcove, three bedrooms, and one-and-a-half baths; and the Dover, a six-room house with vestibule, an English-styled cottage with a massive chimney and unusual roof lines.
Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926: Small Houses of the Twenties - An Unabridged ReprintDover Publications #ad - Many of these homes are still a common feature in cities and towns across America. The present volume, provides a thorough, roebuck catalog of 1926, a meticulous reproduction of a rare Sears, accurate record of the company's "Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Over 300 photographs and illustrations, with full descriptions, offer views of 86 different houses and cottages of widely varying sizes and designs.
In addition to visual documentation, windows, detailed construction information, ranging from the grade of exterior siding to the type of wood used for flooring, the catalog provides extensive, and trim. An invaluable primary source illustrated for anyone engaged in the study, Americana enthusiasts, this period catalog will also be of special value to architectural and social historians, or restoration of antique homes or furnishings, authentication, and general readers.
Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926: Small Houses of the Twenties - An Unabridged Reprint #ad - Readers may recognize familiar architectural styles in designs such as the cozy six-room "Homewood" bungalow or the elegant "Lexington, " a nine-room, green-shuttered colonial. Also shown are several room interiors for each of 14 homes, along with photographs and plans for nine garages and a hunter's cabin.
For almost 20 years, sears, roebuck and Company purveyed the materials for complete prefabricated houses, providing thousands of Americans with attractive and comfortable low-cost dwellings.
Sears Modern Homes, 1913 Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Antique collectors, home hobbyists, and fans of traditional design will find this book a bountiful resource for valuable tips on building and restoration. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement. These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external views, floor plans, descriptions with prices, and more.
Sears Modern Homes, 1913 Dover Architecture #ad - For thousands of americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home.
Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and CompanyWiley #ad - Spacious, solidly built homes. Parade "don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up in the book. Philadelphia inquirer "a nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II. Publishers weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes. Saturday Evening Post.
Houses by mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans.
Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company #ad - It was the american dream by mail order --smithsonian americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years--but from 1908 to 1940, some 100, 000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. From philadelphia, Pa. To coldwater, Kans.
And cowley, Wyo. Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences--such as indoor plumbing. Because the sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Sears ready-to-assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well-designed house.
Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 EditionDover Publications #ad - Students and enthusiasts of american home and home-product design will find this unique publication an authentic and reliable sourcebook of early 20th-century Americana. This fascinating volume, reprinted from a rare surviving edition of that remarkably comprehensive publication, offers a peerless view of how thousands of Americans approached the practicalities and aesthetics of homebuilding in 1910
A huge selection of materials needed to build and finish an early 20th-century home — lumber, art glass windows, specifications, ornate porch rails and Craftsman china closets among them — are depicted in detailed line drawings with the original advertising copy, interior moldings, chandeliers, bronze door locks, porcelain-enameled bathtubs, furnaces for hard and soft coal, oak-veneered front doors, stair balusters, gable ornaments, roofing, siding, and prices.
Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition #ad - Leafing through these pages, it quickly becomes apparent just how many readers — and buyers — this extraordinary book attracted. Anyone interested in renovating houses of this era will find it indispensable. All across america during the great building boom of the early 20th century, one of the most popular sources for home-building materials, and trimmings was the Sears, fixtures, Roebuck catalog for home builders.
. Many of the products and designs are still very much a part of the American landscape, easily recognizable in nearly every community in America today.
Small Houses of the Forties: With Illustrations and Floor Plans Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Designed for the 1940s family with a "limited budget but unlimited good taste, " this fascinating volume presents 56 floor plans and elevations of lovely small homes that originally cost less than $15, 000 to build. This complete republication of a now-rare volume is also filled with vintage dollars-and-sense information for the postwar homebuyer, amortization schedules, including mortgage guidance, valuations, and construction costs of the times.
A nostalgic flashback to a simpler American dream of white picket fences, restorers, this entertaining and valuable reference will delight architecture enthusiasts, plan collectors, and historians alike. From cape cods to colonials, charming domiciles, Small Houses of the Forties offers an eden of illustrations of cozy, charts, complete with color combinations, and diagrams.
Small Houses of the Forties: With Illustrations and Floor Plans Dover Architecture #ad - Each home, bearing the honorable designation of House-of-the-Month by the era's Monthly Small House Club, Inc. Was designed to give prospective homeowners an exceptionally well-planned house that was also a sound investment.
Homes in a Box: Modern Homes from Sears Roebuck Schiffer Design BooksSchiffer Publishing #ad - Is a facsimile reproduction of the Sears Modern Homes catalog. It gives a nostalgic look at the more than one hundred home kits sold by Sears Roebuck in the early 1900s. The architectural styles ranged from simple bungalows to beautiful homes with a strong Frank Lloyd Wright influence. Homes in a box - modern homes from Sears Roebuck is a facsimile reproduction of the Sears Modern Homes catalog.
It will also be an invaluable tool to those looking to trace the architectural history of the American home. Many of them are unaware of the source of their home's design. Thousands of these homes are still standing and still providing shelter to families across the country. Many of them are unaware of the source of their home's design.
These homes were offered either as simple kits with only the blueprints and bill-of-materials or as complete homes with all materials and finishes. This book will help them trace their architectural heritage. These homes were offered either as simple kits with only the blueprints and bill-of-materials or as complete homes with all materials and finishes.
Homes in a Box: Modern Homes from Sears Roebuck Schiffer Design Books #ad - It will also be an invaluable tool to those looking to trace the architectural history of the American home. It gives a nostalgic look at the more than one hundred home kits sold by Sears Roebuck in the early 1900s. Much of this wright influence can be traced to the proliferation of Wright homes in the Chicago area, Sears home base.
The Most Popular Homes of the Twenties Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Daniel D. Used book in Good Condition. Supplementary articles explain how to convert porches into living space, install plumbing, and build garages. Styles range from english cottages and Spanish bungalows to Dutch colonials, New England farmhouses, and Italianate designs. More than 250 illustrations, complement the text, and 21 color plates, which contains detailed descriptions of exteriors and interiors.
. Based on a rare 1925 catalog, construction details, this showcase of one of the most beloved eras of American architecture features floor plans, and photos of twenty-six homes. Other home-improvement suggestions offer tips on landscaping gardens and designing interior woodwork. Reiff, an authority on antique house-plan books, offers an informative introduction that places these authentic views of early-twentieth-century American architecture into a wider context.
The Bungalow Book: Floor Plans and Photos of 112 Houses, 1910 Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Cozy, and distinctly Californian, charming, the bungalow is an enduring architectural icon. Complementing each set of prints was an illustration or photograph of the completed house, which most frequently contained two or three bedrooms with closet space, a kitchen with pantry, living and dining rooms, and a bath.
An ideal reference for preservationists and restorers, this reprint of Wilson's rare catalog represents a wonderful time capsule and invaluable guide to a popular style of American domestic architecture. Used book in Good Condition. Originally designed to survive earthquakes, the low, beauty, rambling structures combined grace, and comfort at minimum cost.
The Bungalow Book: Floor Plans and Photos of 112 Houses, 1910 Dover Architecture #ad - Early in the twentieth century, los angeles architect Henry Wilson, who called himself "The Bungalow Man, " compiled 112 of the most popular and economic bungalow blueprints of his time in a catalog for would-be homeowners.
American Country Houses of the Thirties: With Photographs and Floor Plans Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In the 1930s, the classic constructions from this earlier time mingled with the new materials and efficient designs, and the great American country house was born. This treasury showcases some of the finest American country houses produced during that unusually fruitful period.
Celebrating the stately form, art, and balance and simplicity that is at the heart of every well-built American country house, anyone interested in history, quiet technique, and architecture will find in this collection an inspiring vision. About 1912, a renaissance of interest in early American architecture occurred that claimed the attention of a broad cross-section of the culture.
American Country Houses of the Thirties: With Photographs and Floor Plans Dover Architecture #ad - From simple cottages to functional family homes to sprawling estates, a wide variety of styles is represented. It was demonstrated not only by being a popular topic in books and magazines, but also by the public's passion for collecting American antique furniture, and by students and architects traveling through different regions of the nation and photographing the most notable architectural examples.
. Culled from many of the best architectural firms of the time, lively sketches, the volume includes numerous detailed floor plans, and breathtaking photographs of exteriors and interiors.
The 1942 Sears Christmas BookDover Publications #ad - This faithful facsimile of the retailer's 1942 christmas edition offers a nostalgia-inducing chance to relive those bygone years, when turning the pages of a catalog could excite young minds with dreams of a shiny toy truck or a new doll under the tree. A unique collectible, the 1942 Sears Christmas Book also provides an interesting look at how merchandise has evolved over the years.
In 1942, candy, furniture, sears shoppers could purchase toys as well as housewares, clothes, and gifts to send to servicemen all at prices that now seem astonishingly low. Judd, Jr. The former chair of the university of new haven department of Marketing and International Business, PhD, provides thought-provoking insights into the catalog's importance to rural America and the recent downfall of the retail giant.
The 1942 Sears Christmas Book #ad - For generations, the much-anticipated arrival of the Sears gift catalog signaled the start of the holiday season. The wartime catalog even includes information about the importance of saving scrap metal for munitions and encourages readers to buy war bonds. A new introduction by Ben B. Used book in Good Condition.