Sanibel Island resident recalls building Sears home
From 1908 to 1937, Sears Roebuck and Co. had houses in its catalogue. That's right, the same catalogue that sold kitchen appliances, furniture, record players and power tools also listed the structures to store the items. The company shipped the building materials as numbered parts along with a leather-bound construction manual. Two such homes remain in the Sanibel Historical Village. Elinore Mayer Dormer recalled how her home arrived and was built in 1924.