And what ever happen to Roebuck? Did he sell out to Sears? Can you—again—do my job for me and do some research?
No. It’s OK—don’t bother. It’s not all that important here.
Thanks to The Cincinnati Enquirer, I learned something I didn’t know. I had no idea that houses were bought and built through Sears (and Roebuck). Hundreds of houses here in this area are homes that have the name Sears (and Roebuck) on them. Well, not literally. You know what I mean.
Click here to read the story.
This was pretty smart on their part. They could give you the supplies so you could build a house, then supply another catalog for you to look through to pick out the furniture and fixtures to put in it. Sears (and Roebuck) had the market covered.
I started to wonder if the company also provided materials to build apartment buildings—started to wonder if the apartment building where I live here in Covington, Kentucky is a Sears (and Roebuck) building. I almost started to do a Google search but in reading The Enquirer article again, I learned that the company only had this home building stuff in their catalog in 1908 through 1940.
I’m glad I didn’t have to do any research and could go back to being lazy.
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