Education & Information

How can you learn more?

Our Blogs

Several members of our research team have informative blogs, filled with photos of Sears houses, and helpful information for identifying Sears houses, and other kit houses. We've been at it for years, so there's a wealth of information available through our blogs. You can also find leads to additional information, in the sidebars of our blogs.

Catalogs Online and Other Resources

Presentations and Classes

Though presentations and classes are not our primary focus, several of us do occasionally present at historical societies, libraries, conventions, and community colleges.

Social Media

To see regular posts of Sears houses, follow our Sears Modern Homes Facebook page, here.

To follow Lara Solonickne's Facebook page on Sears Homes of Chicagoland, click here


Our team has been interviewed for national, local, and regional newspapers, as well as for television news pieces and podcasts. We've been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Atlas Obscura, Chicago Tribune, Columbus Dispatch, Boston Globe, and numerous other publications; we've been profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal, and featured in a segment of NBC Nightly News. We can be contacted at the links, above. Here are just a few examples:

Communities We Have Researched

We have been researching for a number of years, and have, to date, added over 15,000 houses to our national database (September 2022 update), so it would be too cumbersome a task to list, here, all of the communities that we have researched in depth. Here, though, are links to some online resources of ours, that list Sears houses (and other kit houses) that we have found in a specific community: