April 2, 2013

Sears Avalon

Between the First World War and the Great Depression, more than 80,000 bungalows were built in Chicago. Finding a Sears home in the city is like finding a needle in a haystack.

We're going to Norwood P
ark this week. 

6721 W. Hurlbut, Chicago.

The Sears Avalon, a Craftsman bungalow.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

This Sears Avalon was constructed in the summer of 1925 on an oversized 50×150 lot. It cost $6,000 to build. The original owner (and builder) was Joseph Alsdorf.  Alsdorf listed the house for sale in September 1925 for $14,500.

The 1928 city directory has Charles A. and Augusta Florian living in the house. By 1930 they had moved out.

The architect of the Sears Avalon was Ernest N. Braucher.

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