April 1, 2014

Even More Sears Homes in Barrington

In the Barrington area, my "partner in crime" is Wende Dau, who is the proud owner of a lovely Sears Sheridan. Wende kindly saves me gas money by snapping photos of the many Sears homes in her area. Here are just a few she took recently.

131 N. Raymond, Barrington. This authenticated Sears Cornell was built in 1925 for the Gallagher family. Anthony Gallagher got a mortgage from Sears for the house. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.







Sears Cornell from the 1925 Modern Homes catalog.




239 W. Russell, Barrington. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.



Sears Van Dorn from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog.




624 Bryant, Barrington. This is a rare two-flat from Sears that has been converted to a single-family home. This structure was moved to this location and was not built here originally. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.



The Sears Garfield, from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog. The door on the far right led to the second floor apartment.



334 W. Main, Barrington. This Sears Martha Washington model is currently used as bridal shop. The business owners have a sales receipt from 1926 for $3,700. The bedrooms are used as fitting rooms. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.




The Sears Martha Washington.


221 Coolidge, Barrington. This is an authenticated Sears Sheridan built around 1925. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.


Sears Sheridan from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog.








The original shipping label from the Sheridan. Irving Schumann was a carpenter for the railroad and likely built the house himself. The Schumanns moved to Forest Park by 1930. Photo courtesy of Matt Hader.


The original siding on the Sheridan. Photo courtesy of Matt Hader.







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