March 5, 2012

Sears Home Names--the Chicago Connection

Sears, Roebuck & Co. has always had its headquarters in Chicago, and the Modern Homes division of Sears was based here as well. Frank W. Kushel, the head of the Modern Homes division, lived in Oak Park.

Although Sears homes were sold all over the United States and Canada, many of the Sears models were named after well-known streets and suburbs of Chicago. It makes it easy to remember the model names when they are words you hear every day!

Chicago Suburbs
Parkridge
Aurora
Barrington
Berwyn
Oak Park
Dundee
Elmhurst
Homewood
Flossmoor
Glen View
Maywood
Riverside
River Grove
Wheaton
Wayne

Places Near Chicago
Delevan
Dells
Rockford
Hammond
Springfield
Niota

Chicago Neighborhoods
Bridgeport
Galewood
Old Town
Avondale
Chatham

Street Names
Alden
Argyle
Ashland
Belmont
Calumet
Fullerton
Garfield
Greenview
Hawthorne
Kimball
La Salle
Montrose
Natoma
Oakdale
Randolph
Sheffield
Sheridan
Spaulding
Wabash
Walton
Washington
Adams
Wellington
Willard
Winthrop

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