September 17, 2013

Sears Elsmore

7021 N. Osceola, Chicago.

Sears Elsmore, from the 1923 Modern Homes catalog.

The county says this Sears Elsmore was built in 1925. The original owners may have been Ralph "Gus" Johnson, his wife Katherine, and son Walker.

This house has some telltale signs that point to it being a Sears house. First, it has stick-design eaves brackets.

Second, it has the distinctive pillars that are typically found with Sears homes.

The architect of the Elsmore is Ernest Braucher, who designed hundreds of houses in Chicago during the 1920's.

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