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.

 

 

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Sears Roebuck Hathaway Model at 7035 Grace Ave. in Madisonville, Ohio

This post was originally posted by Laraine Shape on November 17, 2013

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Reminiscent of an English cottage, the Sears Hathaway model was a sweet 4 room home with breakfast alcove and bathroom. It was billed by Sears as a “neat design” that will please those who need a smaller house than the one shown on the opposite page (of the Sears Modern Home catalog). “The living room has ample space for piano, davenport, phonograph, table, reading lamp, chairs and other necessary articles of furniture.”

This SEARS Roebuck sweetheart on Grace Avenue was built in 1929 and found by Beatrice Lask during her 1990 survey of Sears Houses in Cincinnati. It has seen some exterior updating in the way of siding, door and window replacement, but still maintains her original lines and charm. Do you suppose the breakfast alcove benches are still present?

Click here to see the Sears Hathaway model as it appeared in the 1923 Modern Home catalog

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