Americus is a small city in Georgia that evidently was the location of many Sears kit homes because Sears named a house after it. The Sears Americus is a Craftsman take on the Italian style.
|The Sears Americus from 1923.|
The Americus is one of the most distinctive designs that Sears ever sold, which makes it easy to identify "out in the wild". The house, with low-pitched hipped roofs and an asymmetrical facade, is loaded with Craftsman details.
You can find this little piece of Georgia in Wheaton.
|916 Michigan, Wheaton.|
This Americus was built around 1923. The original owners were William H. Suhring and his wife, Anna. William worked as an engraver. The Suhrings owned the house until at least 1930.