I found Houses by Mail to be very helpful and informative.
This book is amazing - actual floor plans, and Sears would send you absolutely everything you need to build whatever house you choose.
I do have another book on Sears, by Rose Thornton, which is excellent, but this one is the bible of Sears houses.
Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company
Nice for reasonable house plan ideas Nice for reasonable house plan ideas
Although it is a great book it leaves out some models and a lot of floor plans. Also bigger pics of the floor plans would help with identification.Published 10 months ago by D. W. Haynes
sent it back because I didn't need it anymore and the guy that I thought could use it, said no thanks he didn't want it either1Published 13 months ago by WorkerB's
I do have another book on Sears, by Rose Thornton, which is excellent, but this one is the bible of Sears houses. Even Ms. Read morePublished 15 months ago by goldfish
The book is useful but has only b/w images, some of which are not the best. It covers the Mail order phenomenon pretty well.Published on November 28, 2012 by AmazonShopper
After renovating our house and finding odd codes on it, I found a book at the library that displayed my house was a Sears mail-order home -- very interesting read on history of how... Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by Wesley A. Ornick
If you're a budding Sears Home fan with the urge to go one step further, you have to get this book. As the only book with an example of each and every Sears Home, you can't feel... Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by Eldubya
For information about Sears Catalog homes, this book is the one to purchase. It is very thorough; pictures are excellent, floor plans are often included; descriptions are great. Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by llong