What’s So Great About Milford?

Originally published by Laraine Shape on September 29, 2014

Well for one thing, the lady behind the deli counter at Lehr’s meat market makes the most delicious turkey sandwich on fat white bread that I’ve ever tasted.

And for another, they have a city wide garage sale there every fall. This year it happens the weekend of October 10th – 12th and according to the official city website, “residents clean the clutter from their attics, drag out treasures from their garages and organize accumulations from their basement in anticipation of the City Wide Yard Sale.”

There are a lot of other great things about Milford but a friend of mine who lives there asked me not to tell you about them. She wants to keep Milford a secret…so I won’t say another word about it…except for the part about all the Sears houses it has. How could you not love a city that has so many Sears houses?

Here they are. There are probably more. And remember, if you happen to go there for lunch or something, don’t tell everybody how great it is.

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Sears Kilbourne model at 233 Laurel St.

Click here to see the catalog image of The Kilbourne

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Sears Osborn model at 520 Lila

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Click here to see the catalog image of The Osborn

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The Sears Dover model at 528 Lila

Click here to see the catalog image of The Dover

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A Sears Willard model at 943 Forest

Click here to see the catalog image of The Willard

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A Sears Somers model at 530 Dot

Click here to see the catalog image of the Somers

Thanks to Cindy Catanzaro (my Sears house mentor!) for the help identifying 530 Dot as the Sears Somers model.

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Sears Oakdale model at 532 Dot Ave

Click here to see the catalog image of The Oakdale

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532 Dot Ave., Milford. Sears Oakdale model
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Sears Hathaway model at 139 Laurel St.

Click here to see the catalog image of The Hathaway

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Sears Uriel (aka Conway) model

Click here to see the catalog image of The Conway

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Sears Dover model at 138 Cleveland Ave.
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Sears Barrington model at 154 Mound Ave.

Click here to see the catalog image of The Barrington

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Sears Wexford (also called The Bridgeport) at 666 Wallace
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A suspected Sears Crescent model at 1030 Rt. 28

Click here to see the catalog image of The Crescent

Comments made on original post

Oct 1, 2014 – Andrew Mutch – Great looking houses!

Oct 1, 2014- Lara – Houses in shockingly original condition. No enclosed porches?! Even that Wexford–normally people enclose that side patio.

 

 

Sears Houses in Cheviot (West Side of Cincinnati)

Originally published by Laraine Shape on July 4, 2014

Cheviot loves its parades and festivals.

Home to West Fest and The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio, Cheviot is also home to 28 Sears Roebuck houses – the built to last, DIY kit homes that were built by nearly 70,000 hardworking folks from 1908 to 1940, with the majority being built during the 1920′s boom times.

Hats off to Beatrice Lask for finding 26 of these historic treasures during her 1990′s Cincinnati Sears House Survey. The other 2 popped up as fun surprises (3753 Frances and 3988 Trevor).

Ready to have a look? Here we go.

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3324 Augusta Pl. Sears Uriel Model
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3261 Broadwell Ave., Sears Oakdale Model
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3912 Davis Ave. Sears Uriel/Conway Model
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3914 Davis Ave. Sears Rodessa Model
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3747 Dina Ave. Sears Roseberry Model
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3753 Frances Ave., Sears Starlight Model (modified)
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3761 Herbert Ave. Sears Fullerton Model
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4124 Lora Ave. Sears Lebanon Model
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4125 Lora Ave. Cincinnati – Sears Paloma Model
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4126 Lora Ave. Cincinnati – Sears Paloma Model
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3949 Lovell Ave. Sears Hamilton Model
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3926 Lovell Ave. Sears Collingwood model
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3452 Mayfair Ave. Sears Cornell Model
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3498 Meadow Ave. Sears Rodessa Model
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3501 Meadow Ave. Sears Vallonia Model
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3503 Meadow Ave. Sears Vallonia Model
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3234 Montana Ave. Sears Vallonia Model
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3620 Puhlman Ave. Sears Crescent model

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3815 St Martins Pl. Sears Josephine Model
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4233 St. Martins Pl. Sears Somerset Model
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4237 St. Martins Pl. Sears Brookside Model
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4245 St. Martins Sears Starlight Model
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3988 Trevor Ave. Sears Windsor Model
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3924 Washinton St. Sears Barrington
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3963 Washington St. Sears Starlight model
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3994 Washington St. Sears Rodessa Model
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3525 Woodbine Ave. Sears Hamilton Model
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3978 Lovell Ave. Sears Castleton model