Do this Ohio couple live in a relic from years gone by?
1916: All over the country, new suburban neighborhoods are being created. In Akron, Ohio a couple thinks there might be more to some of these suburban houses than meets the eye. They think their house might be part of a phenomenon that changed the country forever: a Sears home.
Anything could be bought from a Sears catalog, but the ultimate product was a mail-order home.
History Detectives investigates whether Sears, Roebuck & Co. built the home at a time when communities were springing up almost overnight during the industrial boom.
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