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. 


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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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Closeup of the pillars. Photo from Realtor site.


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Photo from Realtor site.



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Photo from Realtor site.

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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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