Edison Park, Chicago
|7017 N. Osceola, Chicago.|
|Sears Clyde from the 1921 Modern Homes catalog.|
This Sears Clyde in the Edison Park neighborhood was built about 1922. It's a close match to the catalog illustration. The bedroom adjacent to the chimney has been bumped out.
|635 Arlington Ave., Des Plaines.|
The county says this Clyde in Des Plaines was built in 1921. The floor plan is reversed and the front door has been moved. These changes were not a big deal--Sears often did not charge for a reversed floor plan and the front door opened directly into the living room so it was not important where it was located.
I believe the original owners were Albert and Anna Reck. Albert worked as a machinist, and they bred Corneaux pigeons (probably in the backyard). The house address was originally 629 Arlington. The Recks owned the house until at least 1954.