|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2010-12-06 11:51 am UTC
|Entry tags:||history, sears houses|
I have always had a fascination for the cottages and bungalows they sold.
Natch, that was my first search. (I searched all catalogs on the word bungalow.)
The 3 houses for $676 each in the lower left corner? $676 in 1911 works out to $16,511.28 today, which is still a bargain. Of course, you'd have to add some more for wiring, but still...
The materials for a five room bungalow (sans bathroom) in the Spring 1915 catalog cost $541.
Today's equivalent price - $11,715.11.
That price included cedar shingles.
Some of those houses are still standing today...