May 19, 2015

Eet Resembles un Sears Château

The French-influenced Sears Chateau was sold only during the Depression (1934 and 1935), and only a couple of these houses have been identified. I might have found one in Riverside.

323 Southcote, Riverside.

 
Sears Chateau.

 
An identifying feature of the Chateau is the panels under the front windows.



The Chateau also had dentil molding under the mansard roof.


The front door has been moved to accommodate a coat closet. This would not be a big modification because the living room spans almost the entire front of the house (the stairway is in the left corner).

The front door and the coat closet. That teeny window and the semi-open staircase are part of the original plan.


The Sears Chateau was only 25' wide. The living room and stairs encompass the entire width.



The house was built in 1935 for newlyweds Harold and Ethel Kopecky. Harold sold dental supplies and Ethel was a social worker. They sold the house in January 1947 to Dr. B.F. Lounsbury.







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