October 1, 2013

A Sears House with Southwestern Flair

2324 W. 120th Place, Blue Island. Photo courtesy of David Wilson.



Sears San Jose, from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog.




The San Jose was a stucco cottage in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The front tower over the entrance mimics a bell tower. The archway leads to a side entrance.

The front door was relocated to direct visitors directly into the living room. 



The San Jose was sold for only three years, and this one in Blue Island was built in 1928 or 1929. The original owners were likely Axel and Lucy Nelson. Axel worked as a molder in a foundry.

Check out this funky fireplace in the living room.





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