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Interior spaces were far from drab, featuring:
Optional features from the company included:
Sears’ major competitors were:
These designs are similar to the Wardway Elizabeth located in Succasunna.
Each featured sun room/porch, covered entry, and nearly identical floor plans.
This page from the Sears Modern Home catalog of 1913 indicates home number 121 was built in Denville.
Mr. McGrath of Rockaway was pleased with his two bedroom Sears home, model 103.
Rosemary Thornton is one of the country’s leading experts on Sears catalog homes. Her book, The Houses that Sears Built: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sears Catalogue Homes was published in 2002.
Other books of interest:
You can research catalog homes at the Morris County Clerk’s Office (Deeds, Mortgage Records), the Morris County Heritage Commission (Building Contracts), or at your local library (Historic Site Survey, Town History).