ALVAH ROEBUCK OF SEARS , ROEBUCK & CO . HOUSE BUILT IN 1925 .THE COST OF THE KITS RANGED FROM 8-20 THOUSAND . THIS JUST SOLD FOR $337800.00 .IT WAS ONE OF 20 HOMES LAUDED AS MODERN HOMES WITH WINDOWS THAT ALLOWED FOR PASSAGE OF FREASH AIR ON A PAVED STREET 2 BLOCKS FROM A BATHING BEACH AND THE STREETCAR LINE .THIS IS A 3000FT HOME ALL MATERIALS WHERE SHIPPED BY TRAIN THEN ASSEMBLED WITH A 75 PAGE DIRECTION BOOK .YOUR ROVING CUB REPORTER , KRAZY45CAT LIVE IN GULFPORT FL
This house and six others are threatened with mass demolition. The property owner claims that “economic hardship” justifies the demolitions and desires to build a hotel and restaurant. The seven structures are within the National Register Model Land District, St. Augustine, Florida. Citizens for the Preservation of St. Augustine (CPSA) and local historian David Nolan produced this video to explain one of house’s historical significance. The seven houses are listed on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Most Endangered” listing for 2008.