Laurie A. Flori

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General Information

Name: Laurie A. Flori

Pen Name: None

Born: 1961 in Litchfield

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Flori was born in Litchfield and lived in Carlinville. She currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1983, Laurie Flori & her husband David purchased a Roseberry Model Sears Home in Standard Addition in Carlinville, Illinois. The decision to purchase the house was the beginning of a fascination for Laurie that would span several decades. After they restored the home, it was featured on many TV Shows including HGTV's Dream Builders, A BBC Documentary, CNN, WTVP, WCIS, WCIA, FOX & more. At that time, many magazines & newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune & St. Louis Post Dispatch, also featured the Flori's Carlinville home & Laurie's story.

Flori has a massive collection of Sears Homes memorabilia and catalogs. She shares her love and fascination for Sears Homes in her book Additionally Speaking.

Published Works

  • Additionally Speaking- The saga behind the largest collective of Sears Homes in the world- Volume 1, Brown Paper Publications ,2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Additionally Speaking: A Chronological History of the Sears, Roebuck & Company Homes Saga in Carlinville, Illinois

ISBN: 0977363503
Release Date: 2005-09-25

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External Links

Laurie A. Flori on WorldCat

Laurie A. Flori on Amazon


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