A Sears Mail-Order Home Costing $1,652 in 1923 Still Exists in Brooklyn

Between 1908 and 1940, the Sears, Roebuck and Co sold pre-fabricated homes through their catalog, delivered via train and buggy.

A recent article from our friends over at Brownstoner details the story behind one of them that still exists in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

“My family home in Canarsie is a Sears Modern Home,” a Brownstoner reader wrote us, saying the structure was “purchased through a Sears Catalog in the ’20s and sent in pieces via railroad and horse and buggy. Most of the original moldings and doors are still intact.” Not many of these homes are known to exist outside of Chicago, she added.

Check out the full article for more on the Sears-brand home.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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