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For those of you who are interested in Sears Roebuck Homes that were available for purchase (see page 34 of this thread), I received my 1913 Sears Homes Book. It is fascinating. 130 homes were posted in the book with a floor plan and an isometric elevation of the house on each page. Prices for complete materials consisting of all lumber, roof shingles, mill work, flooring, doors, gutters, sash weights, hardware, and paint ranged from about $500 for a small 1-bedroom home to about $2000 for a large 4-bedroom two story home. For $1 extra, you could purchase a complete copy of the house plans with exact dimensions and a materials list.
The book contends that construction costs would be $1500 to $2000. Concrete, bricks, and plaster was not included.
Complete plumbing for the house could be purchased for $100 to $200 depending on the number of bathrooms. Total electrical supplies cost about $50 (hair dryers, electrical kitchen devices, etc. had not been invented yet), so outlets were few. Our 1914 home only had ceiling lights in all bedrooms that switched at the fixture. There were no bedroom wall switches and no outlets. Forced air wood or coal furnaces with piping and wall registers was available for less than $200.
Unfortunately for me, our 1914 bungalow home was not in the book. The Sears homes were furnished with oak mill work, and the structural lumber was yellow pine.
Our home was constructed of local Douglas Fir clear vertical grain lumber, not pine. And our mill work was cvg fir as well, not oak. It is possible that only the plans and specs were purchased from Sears, though. I'll just keep researching.
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For those of you who are interested in Sears Roebuck Homes that were available for purchase (see page 34 of this thread), I received my 1913 Sears Homes Book. It is fascinating. 130 homes were posted in the book with a floor plan and an isometric elevation of the house on each page. Prices for complete materials consisting of all lumber, roof shingles, mill work, flooring, doors, gutters, sash weights, hardware, and paint ranged from about $500 for a small 1-bedroom home to about $2000 for a large 4-bedroom two story home. For $1 extra, you could purchase a complete copy of the house plans with exact dimensions and a materials list.
The book contends that construction costs would be $1500 to $2000. Concrete, bricks, and plaster was not included.
Complete plumbing for the house could be purchased for $100 to $200 depending on the number of bathrooms. Total electrical supplies cost about $50 (hair dryers, electrical kitchen devices, etc. had not been invented yet), so outlets were few. Our 1914 home only had ceiling lights in all bedrooms that switched at the fixture. There were no bedroom wall switches and no outlets. Forced air wood or coal furnaces with piping and wall registers was available for less than $200.
Unfortunately for me, our 1914 bungalow home was not in the book. The Sears homes were furnished with oak mill work, and the structural lumber was yellow pine.
Our home was constructed of local Douglas Fir clear vertical grain lumber, not pine. And our mill work was cvg fir as well, not oak. It is possible that only the plans and specs were purchased from Sears, though. I'll keep researching.
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Interesting stuff Koos. Your home must have alot of history and you are carrying on the history. Keep us updated if you find anything else out. Great stuff.
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http://youtu.be/XFwuT2ntVS8

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,,,,, a true sized 'plugger!'

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,,,,, a true sized 'plugger!'


No SH*T !!!!

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Holy worm $hit!
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Holy ?rap!!!!
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Holy worm $hit!


Come on Gary,,,you were aware of where that monster came from.....'the Balto docks porta-potties' and your co-workers were pointing the finger at you!! Even Cindy has claimed that she has had to call the Rooter-Router guy out to the house because of you ..


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The candle on the floor is a nice touch, but could lead to a explosion. LOL
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by garysss:
[B]Holy worm $hit!


Come on Gary,,,you were aware of where that monster came from.....'the Balto docks porta-potties' and your co-workers were pointing the finger at you!! Even Cindy has claimed that she has had to call the Rooter-Router guy out to the house because of you ..


[/B][/QUOTE]

Definitely seen some $hit floating pass the dock, but I didn't think it was mine. LOL I always thought it was coming from Washington D.C..💩💩🙊😜

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The candle on the floor is a nice touch, but could lead to a explosion.

With you in the bathroom alone...we are sure an explosion could happen......with the candle fire and the water splash

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America’s Most Inbred Family Who Bark At People And Only Communicate Through Grunts While Living In Squalor
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Do we have any member here who plays the Banjo,,,,who could play John Denver's - Take Me Home, Country Roads ?

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The word rabies came to mind while reading this!!!!

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America’s Most Inbred Family Who Bark At People And Only Communicate Through Grunts While Living In Squalor
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Do we have any member here who plays the Banjo,,,,who could play John Denver's - [B] Take Me Home, Country Roads ?[/B]


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I will have been retired 31 years in 5 weeks. I didn't work Full Time, that many years. Just saying.
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Sounds like some kind of Lennon BS.

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I think the tie down strap is messing up the top 5 sheets of drywall. Otherwise everything looks good 👍. LOL
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No RED flag attached to the ending lumber.

Might be harder to steer the truck with that load....

They saved the delivery charges!!


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