CONSTRUCTION AT THE VERNON PROJECT
Demolition: The first day of demolition at the Vernon project. We began demolishing a 1927 Sears and Roebuck and Company Mail Order Home called The Crescent.
The Crescent home model numbers 3084 and 3086 originally sold for $1,704.00 to $2,039.00.
From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 – 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multistory Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, three-room and no-bath cottage for summer vacationers. (An outhouse could be purchased separately for Goldenrod and similar cottage dwellers.) Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets.