This post was originally published by Laraine Shape on Nov. 3, 2013
This sweet little blue house with crisp white trim is a wonderful example of a Sears “Honor Bilt” Argyle model in Wyoming, Ohio. It was built in 1918 and consists of 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The 1923 Sears Modern Home catalog billed this offering as “a pleasing small bungalow with two bedrooms and a easy living floor plan”. It’s exposed beams, rafter tails, elaborated verge boards (decorative board at the verge of the roof) and built-ins make even the small Sears kit houses as desirable today as when they were built decades ago.
This is one of my favorite houses in Wyoming. I often drive down Burns just so I can get another look at her. Click here to see the original Sears catalog offering of this little cutie along with an illustration of what the interior may have looked like. And click here to see Rosemary Thornton’s blog about the Argyle