Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sears Columbine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Sears Columbine • 209 Ironstone Ridge Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Sears Columbine in the 1926 catalog
One of the lovely examples of a Sears Columbine, has just been posted for sale online. This one in Lancaster, PA, was already on our national database of Sears houses in the U.S., but I don't know which researcher added it. Since it has some very nice interior photos, I thought I'd put together a quick blogpost to show off the interior.  The Lancaster Columbine is a reverse flooplan, so I reversed the catalog image to show how well it matches. It's missing its side pergola roofs on each side of the front porch, but we've seen a variety of looks to that front porch roofline of the Columbine. The listing for this house gives it a 1940 build date, but that must be wrong, because this model was not offered that late. Our national database lists it as being from 1927, and I think that's much more likely.

Here's what the catalog image looks like, in the standard format:
Sears Columbine, as offered in the 1926 Sears Modern Homes catalog
The Columbine offered an optional finished two bedrooms on the second half-floor, and this home has finished bedrooms up there.

Let's take a look at some of the interior rooms:

Sears La Tosca door hardware

There is the Sears (only) LaTosca door hardware.

Sears Craftsman style front door
All of these photos came from this Zillow listing. We sometimes find that Zillow pulls its photos after a while, but we usually can still find them on a listing or a Redfin listing.

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