As the Holyoke Sears prepares to close this month, people are reminiscing about a time when the company faced little competition.
On Monday, 22News showed you several Sears kit homes ordered from the Sears catalog itself.
Viewers reached out to 22News about several more of these special homes that still stand in western Massachusetts.
One South Hadley homeowner showed 22News the original plans for their sears home from the 1900s! Sears delivered all of the materials and plans right to you.
But some people said the convenience of their catalogs can’t compete with the internet.
“With the amount of people shopping online, and as easy as it is to shop online and get everything delivered right to your home, it’s not surprising,” said Avinash Bharvirkar of Agawam.
Sears had to declare bankruptcy and has had to close hundreds of stores.