Sears Home

The Case:

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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Season 1, Episode 2

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Akron, Ohio

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