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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laurie A. Flori  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1961 in Litchfield

-- Laurie A. Flori on WorldCat --

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''.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Additionally speaking :
ISBN: 0977363503. OCLC Number: 62135109

Brown Paper Package Publications,. .

Additional Title Information

  • Additionally Speaking- The saga behind the largest collective of Sears Homes in the world- Volume 1

    , Brown Paper Publications ,2005



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