March 18, 2014

A Lost Montgomery Ward Westmont

520 S. Division, Barrington.

Wardway Westmont from the 1930 catalog. Scan courtesy of Montgomery Wards Mail-Order Homes.

520 S. Division today.

The Westmont model from Montgomery Wards is a really cute house. Unfortunately, the one in Barrington fell outside the boundaries of the historic district and was unceremoniously demolished in fall 2013.

I know of only one other Westmont that is still standing--in Elmhurst.

257 S. Berkley, Elmhurst. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

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