December 20, 2022

The Top Three Articles of 2022

Once again the holiday season is approaching and with it, the end of another year. It's time to reveal our top three most popular articles of 2022 and what you, the readers, enjoyed most.

1    Were All Sears Houses Delivered by Train?  Short answer: nope--this is a unsubstantiated claim and we delve into the facts.

2    A Sears No. 109 Hidden in a Bridgeview Park  There's a lonely Sears No. 109 behind a old Pizza Hut and cars just speed by it on 79th Street.

3    Did Sears Houses Come with Plaques?  Many people insist Sears houses came with plaques and they have seen these plaques. What is going on? 

I wish you the happiest of holidays and an auspicious New Year.  Thank you for reading; it really means so much. See you in 2023!

A (modified) Sears No. 126 in Galesburg on a snowy night. Public photo from Facebook.

For the Sears house connection to "A Christmas Story", click here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for yet another fun year of obscure knowledge and history! I learn something new with every one of your posts and am looking forward to learning more in the coming year.

I was watching a YouTube video a few days ago which explored the town of Western, Nebraska. In it, I saw what appears to be a Sears Westly. Those houses sure got around! I found it on Google Maps if you want to take a peek:,-97.1975435,3a,37.5y,141.73h,87.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUvoRVauM4J9M0Spilxl9RQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Sad about the vinyl shroud suffocating the details, but despite that the house still seems fairly intact. My New Year's wish for you is that a Bryant comes to light in 2023!

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