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.
Season 1, Episode 2
Gwen Wright Location:
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Red Hand Flag Is this peculiar flag one that African-American soldiers marched under in the war to end all wars?
- Also with Gwen Wright Lou Gehrig Autograph Did Lou Gehrig autograph this ticket on the day he announced his retirement?
- Also with Gwen Wright Monroe Letter Does this letter link America's President to the high seas piracy of U.S. merchant ships in the early 1800s?
- Also with Gwen Wright Creole Poems Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?
- Also in Season 1 Chinese Poems Who were the authors of the poems describing bitterness and misery on the Angel Island detention center walls?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Pancho Villa Watch Fob Did the owner of this watch fob witness the horrifying raid on Pancho Villa?
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