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 Street, Chicago. What a beauty! There is a large rear addition, but it is not visible from the street. Photo from Realtor site.


The Sears Avalon, a Craftsman bungalow.





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Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.


This Sears Avalon was constructed in the summer of 1925 on an oversized 50×150 lot. Whoever built it listed it for sale in September 1925 for $14,500.




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

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




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