Sears Catalog Homes

Greetings From Iowa | Episode
Aug 18, 2021 | 5 min

To commemorate Mail Order Catalog Day on August 18, we’ll check in on an Iowa home or two ordered from a Sears Catalog in the 1920s, and still standing today.

Between 1908-1940, Sears sold 75,000 houses via catalog. There are hundreds in Iowa, but they are difficult to identify. One of the Sears catalog kit houses is located in Bussey, Iowa. It's a treasure to the family who's grandparents ordered and built it.