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Lara Solonickne
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The Surprising Sears House That Became a Unicorn
The surprising Sears Bryant was sold in 1938 and 1939. This design was revolutionary and dramatically different from any other model Sears sold. The Bryant was the first (and last) International style house that Sears Roebuck ever offered. The International...
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From Old Madrid in Sunny Spain... the Wardway Barcelona
Montgomery Ward Barcelona. The Barcelona from Montgomery Ward was one of the Spanish Revival style kit houses sold in the late 1920's. It featured: a stucco wall surface  a decorative tile vent narrow casement windows no overhanging eaves an arch above the ...
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Sears Cornell in "a New Model Suburb"
1701 Harding, Northfield. Sears Cornell from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog. This Sears Cornell is located in Northfield. It is not authenticated, but it is a dead-on match to the catalog illustration. Cook County reports this Cornell was built in 1929 which...
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A Spanish Bungalow Fit for a King
Sears Del Rey. Sears first sold the Del Rey bungalow in 1920. With its long windows, low-pitched crossing gables, and ornamental brackets, it is an example of the Spanish Revival style popular in the 1920's . And it happens to be one of my favorite Sears mo...
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This Hamilton You Can See for Free in Glencoe
1155 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Photo from Realtor site. Sears Hamilton from the 1916 Modern Homes catalog. That year it was called No. 264P150. Scan courtesy of Daily Bungalow . Side angle from Google Streetview. This is a perfect match to the catalog illust...
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The Last Two Sears Arlingtons?
The Sears Arlington was a popular model for Sears, sold for over a decade from 1911 to 1922. There are only two Arlingtons still extant in the Chicago area--one in Wilmette and one in Downers Grove.  Sears Arlington in Wilmette 1506 Lake Ave, Wilmette. Too ...
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Priscilla, not the Queen of Illinois
The Sears Priscilla was a Dutch Colonial sold in the late 1920's. Surprisingly, the national database of Sears houses has many Priscillas on the East Coast but only one Priscilla listed in Illinois--this one in Gurnee. I was able to authenticate the house w...
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This authenticated Sears Maywood in Lake Zurich was built in 1928.
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