Sears typically sent all the components to the customer by train, which is why Sears homes were usually built near railroad tracks since the buyers had to unload the materials and transport them to the home site. Some buyers built the homes by themselves, and others paid contractors to do it.
Sears kit homes can be found all over the
No one knows exactly where all the 65,000 Sears homes were built since Sears destroyed their sales records. Most are
still undiscovered. The largest known group of Sears homes in Illinois is in Elgin (more than 200). United States
There is a veritable treasure trove of Sears homes waiting to be discovered.