July 7, 2015

A Perfect Sears Belmont in Alaska

 541 Pine St. Ketchikan, AK. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Sears Belmont.

The Sears Modern Homes catalogs refer to sales across the United States and the Territory of Alaska. Here's a perfect example of a Sears Belmont in Ketchikan, Alaska. I believe this is the only Sears house ever identified in Alaska!

The Walker-Broderick House, as it is known, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  According to local lore, the house was built between 1916 and 1920 for pharmacist Norman R. "Doc" Walker (which corresponds to the years in which Sears sold the Belmont).

The house has had very few alternations over the years and is in almost original condition.

Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

1 comment:

SearsHouseSeeker said...

Wow, what a great find, and a great model.
Seeing the inside shots is great, too -- the woodwork around the windows and door is unusual, in the way the boards overlap each other at the ends, instead of butting up flush.
Great house.

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