South Shore Legend Alvah Curtis Roebuck

The 78th Legend is Alvah Curtis Roebuck, (1864-1948), a native of Lafayette, IN, who spent 15 years as a self-taught watchmaker in Hammond and later joined Richard Sears in cofounding Sears and Roebuck, one of the most transformative retailers in world history which would become America’s largest retailer over a century until eclipsed by Walmart in 1989.