My town is another Illinois town packed with Sears homes. My aunt's first home was one of them. They're sweet little homes, and I adore how they look. I completely agree about the superiority of their construction and design.My brother lives in Illinois, in a town with a lot of Sears catalog homes.
What's amazing to me is not just the build quality, but their architecture is so much better than the suburban tract houses that sprung up in the 1980s and 90s.