. For thousands of americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home.
An Unabridged Reprint - Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926: Small Houses of the TwentiesDover Publications #ad - Many of these homes are still a common feature in cities and towns across America. The present volume, a meticulous reproduction of a rare Sears, provides a thorough, Roebuck catalog of 1926, 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.
For almost 20 years, roebuck and company purveyed the materials for complete prefabricated houses, Sears, providing thousands of Americans with attractive and comfortable low-cost dwellings. In addition to visual documentation, the catalog provides extensive, windows, ranging from the grade of exterior siding to the type of wood used for flooring, detailed construction information, and trim.
An Unabridged Reprint - Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926: Small Houses of the Twenties #ad - An invaluable primary source illustrated for anyone engaged in the study, Americana enthusiasts, authentication, this period catalog will also be of special value to architectural and social historians, or restoration of antique homes or furnishings, and general readers. 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.
Sears House Designs of the Thirties Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - It will be welcomed by anyone who relishes a glimpse of America's architectural past. Over 200 illustration displayed interiors and exteriors for such handsome residences as the Belmont, a six-room house with vestibule, and one-and-a-half baths; and the Dover, three bedrooms, breakfast alcove, an English-styled cottage with a massive chimney and unusual roof lines.
Proudly promoting itself as "the largest home building organization in the world, Roebuck and Company advertised in 1932 products in a handsome catalog that also displayed a full-size replica of Mount Vernon, " Sears, created from Sears materials for a Paris exposition in 1932. At the heart of this now-rare publication were measured floor plans for 68 Sears homes.
Sears House Designs of the Thirties Dover Architecture #ad - 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, built-in bookshelves, a vaulted ceiling, and other designs. An invaluable sourcebook for restorationists, this handsome volume will also be of use to people interested in preserving homes of the period.
Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 EditionDover Publications #ad - Anyone interested in renovating houses of this era will find it indispensable. 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, ornate porch rails and Craftsman china closets among them — are depicted in detailed line drawings with the original advertising copy, bronze door locks, roofing, interior moldings, gable ornaments, art glass windows, furnaces for hard and soft coal, porcelain-enameled bathtubs, oak-veneered front doors, siding, specifications, chandeliers, stair balusters, 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. 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. All across america during the great building boom of the early 20th century, fixtures, and trimmings was the Sears, one of the most popular sources for home-building materials, 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.
Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and CompanyWiley #ad - 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. 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.
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: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company #ad - It was the american dream by mail order --smithsonian americans have ordered from Sears, some 100, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years--but from 1908 to 1940, 000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic.
Wall street Journal "These were. Because the sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. 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 shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time.
Homes in a Box: Modern Homes from Sears Roebuck Schiffer Design BooksSchiffer Publishing #ad - 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. 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.
Many of them are unaware of the source of their home's design. Homes in a box - modern homes from Sears Roebuck is a facsimile reproduction of the Sears Modern Homes catalog. 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 - The architectural styles ranged from simple bungalows to beautiful homes with a strong Frank Lloyd Wright influence. 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 architectural styles ranged from simple bungalows to beautiful homes with a strong Frank Lloyd Wright influence. This book will help them trace their architectural heritage. Thousands of these homes are still standing and still providing shelter to families across the country.
The Bungalow Book: Floor Plans and Photos of 112 Houses, 1910 Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Complementing each set of prints was an illustration or photograph of the completed house, living and dining rooms, which most frequently contained two or three bedrooms with closet space, a kitchen with pantry, 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.
Originally designed to survive earthquakes, rambling structures combined grace, beauty, the low, and comfort at minimum cost. 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.
The Bungalow Book: Floor Plans and Photos of 112 Houses, 1910 Dover Architecture #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. Cozy, charming, and distinctly Californian, the bungalow is an enduring architectural icon.
Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Aladdin "built in a day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover Architecture Paperback. Shown in landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views. With detailed commentaries on each design. Designs for 60 homes, from a simple four-room cottage with a front porch to a comfortable two-story home with four bedrooms, a reception hall, and pantry.
Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover Architecture #ad - Used book in Good Condition.
Craftsman Bungalows: Designs from the Pacific Northwest Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Aladdin "built in a day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover Architecture Paperback. Geared to the climate of the northern and eastern regions, description, each bungalow is an authentic Craftsman design and features a photo, floor plan, and original costs. With origins in britain, the Craftsman style was a reaction against the excesses of the Victorian era.
. A mix of spanish tile, overhanging gables, handcrafted stone, stucco exteriors, wraparound porches, and woodwork added up to many a homeowner's dream. From the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s, the Arts and Crafts Movement spread with great popularity across America. The name was derived from a popular magazine called The Craftsman, published by renowned furniture designer Gustav Stickley who sold plans for these homes designed for "beauty, convenience, and comfort.
Craftsman Bungalows: Designs from the Pacific Northwest Dover Architecture #ad - This fascinating reprint of a rare architectural catalog is filled with photos of actual completed bungalows from the era, built prior to 1919. A fascinating showcase of primary American architecture, Craftsman Bungalows is an indispensable resource for architects, builders, historians, and illustrators.
Used book in Good Condition. Craftsman bungalows were distinguished by their charming simplicity, cozy style, and storybook appeal.
1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue: A Window to Turn-of-the-Century AmericaSkyhorse #ad - Yes, opium. Not to mention ear trumpets, horse buggies, and Bibles. For every recognizable item included in the 1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Flipping through the pages of seemingly endless items, huge and small, readers will find it impossible not to marvel at such early American ingenuity and determination to allow people in the farthest reaches of a still-growing nation to purchase and receive all the necessities of life and the comforts of home.
For antique collectors, and anyone just interested in the everyday components of life back in 1897, set designers, historians, costumers, this facsimile is as entertaining as it is educational. As the company grew from humble beginnings, its catalog selection exploded to include all sorts of categories and encompassed almost everything imaginable; eventually you could actually buy a house right along with everything you needed to furnish it.
1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue: A Window to Turn-of-the-Century America #ad - Catalogue, plenty of others are guaranteed to confuse or interest 21st century readers—like Bust Cream or Food and Sweet Spirits of Nitre. Used book in Good Condition. Has defined and innovated American retail for years. What was once standard household fare is today a sometimes strange, often funny look at what life was once like for the average American family.
Sears, roebuck & Co. They were amazon and walmart combined—the one place to shop for americans who needed everything—clothes, jewelry, furniture, books, tools, and, and more!Imagine it’s the end of the nineteenth century, musical instruments, with one catalog, you can buy everything from beds and tools to clothing and opium.
Aladdin "built in a day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover Architecture Paperback.
Turn-of-the-Century House Designs: With Floor Plans, Elevations and Interior Details of 24 Residences Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - Aladdin "built in a day" House Catalog, 1917 Dover Architecture Paperback. W. Included are plans for 24 cottages and houses in a wide range of styles, among them Queen Anne, Eastlake, and Colonial. Cobb, from the first sketches offered by the architect to his client, to property selection, describes the process of building a home, scale drawings, and details of construction.
How to plumb a suburban House, ” by Leonard D. Hosford, provided the late Victorian era homeowner with valuable advice about sewage disposal. Restorers of old houses, preservationists, and students of American architectural history will welcome this treasury of authentic century-old plans and details. This inexpensive archive of handsome turn-of-the-century designs reprinted directly from a rare late Victorian volume contains plans for a variety of suburban and country homes that are both aesthetically appealing and moderate in cost.
Turn-of-the-Century House Designs: With Floor Plans, Elevations and Interior Details of 24 Residences Dover Architecture #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Over 130 illustrations — floor plans, elevations, which is further supplemented by two informative and useful articles: "Suggestions on House Building, perspective views, and more — enhance the text, " by A. Students of social history will also find it an excellent reference.