630-406-5274 | 155 Houston Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510

Realizing the American Dream: Sears Kit Homes in Batavia, a Legacy Worth Preserving

Location: Bartholomew Room at the Batavia Civic Center at 7 pm
Cost: Free, but you can register for your free ticket with the “Buy tickets” link above!

Sears Mail Order Kit Homes from the early 1900’s made it possible to achieve the American Dream of home
ownership for more than 70,000 families across the country. See some of the confirmed Sears Kit Homes in
Batavia matched to their catalog image from vintage Sears’ catalogs and learn about the original homeowners.

If you live in or like the charm of the older homes in Batavia, please join the Batavia Historical Society’s Sears Kit Home Research Volunteers as they share findings on some suspected and confirmed Sears Kit Homes built in Batavia between 1908-1940. This lively presentation will also include information about the Batavians who originally lived in these homes. You’ll also learn some of the ways to positively identify a Sears Kit Home.

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