Sears, Roebuck and Co

  • American

Architect - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Vice President and Treasurer, President, Chairman of the board, Owner Julius Rosenwald 1895 1908
Corporate Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer Albert H Loeb 1901
Consultant Raymond Loewy 1934


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Architect Raymond W Bellamy House Cheverly
Architect Music Mountain Canaan
Architect Smith House Searcy, AR
Architect Farrar House Hurley
Architect Homestake Workers House Spearfish
Architect Hills and Dales Historic District West Lafayette
Architect Hogue House Chelsea
Architect Conner Street Historic District Noblesville
Architect Obendorf, George, Gothic Arch Truss Barn Wilder, ID
Architect Chauncey-Stadium Avenues Historic District West Lafayette
Architect Emerson Heights Historic District Indianapolis
Architect Hawley Heights Historic District Huntington
1887/00/00 Richard Warren Sears, who operates a mail-order watch business, partners with a young watchmaker named Alvah Curtis Roebuck. Begun
1898/00/00 The Sears, Roebuck and Company post net profits of $575,000. Progress
1906/00/00 Sears, Roebuck and Co commence operations at their mail-order headquarters on South Homan Avenue in Chicago. Operations Sears, Roebuck and Company Complex Chicago
1908/00/00 Sears and Roebuck Company begins selling plans for houses that can be constructed of local materials and tailor in small ways the suit the client. Business History of Prefabricated Homes
1908/00/00 Sears, Roebuck and Company post net profits are $2,035,000. Progress
1912/00/00 The current rectory is built at a cost $6,000 plus extensive labor on the part of the parishioners. The building resembles the style of house designs available through the Sears Roebuck catalogues. Architectural Influence Egypt Catholic Church and Rectory Egypt
1913/00/00 Sears, Roebuck and Co post sales in excess of $91 million. During that same year, the other two major mail-order houses, Montgomery Ward and National Bellas Hess, sales total $40 million and $13 million respectively. Progress
1916/00/00 Peter Byberg builds an economical bungalow of locale materials in the fashionable Park Addition of Bend, Oregon. He bought the plans and specifications, "The Corona" model 240, by mail from the Sears and Roebuck Company for $1. Architect Peter Byberg House Bend
1920/00/00 Sears, Roebuck and Co mail-order sales peak at over $245 million in merchandise. Ward's topped $100 million during the same year and National Bellas Hess fails to break $48 million. Progress
1924/10/00 Montgomery Ward Vice-President Robert Wood defects to Sears, Roebuck and Company. Progress
1925/02/00 The Sears, Roebuck and Company opens its first retail store, located at its Chicago mail-order headquarters. During the late 1920's, Sears, Roebuck and Company will open a new store every two working days. Progress
1927/00/00 A Sears, Roebuck and Company Retail Department Store is built at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd, Camden, NJ. An outstanding example of commercial Classical Revival architecture, the NRHP listed Greek Revival building was razed in 2013. Owner
1929/08/25 A new Sears, Roebuck and Co Department Store opens in Miami. As the anchor to the Biscayne Boulevard development, Sears believes customers will use their cars to get to the store. Owner Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store Tower Miami, Fl
1934/00/00 Raymond Fernand Loewy designs the first modern, stand-alone refrigerator for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Company
1940/00/00 Sears and Roebuck Company stops selling house plans. Business
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