September 1, 2015

A Sears Maytown in Distress

There is an old Sears Maytown for sale in Naperville that is in rough shape, and I'm afraid it soon may be a victim of a tear down.

32 S. Columbia Ave., Naperville. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Maytown. The Maytown was a popular early model for Sears. It is a Queen Anne style, which was a holdover from the late 19th century.

 
I believe this house was built between 1912-1914 and that the original owners were Charles and Juniata Shumaker. Charles was a foreman for the Kroehler Manufacturing Company. Juniata lived into the house until her death in 1942.

 Photo from Realtor site.



 Photo from Realtor site.




 The front parlor. Photo from Realtor site.



 Photo from Realtor site.



 The house retains the original front door. Photo from Realtor site.



The dining room. Photo from Realtor site.



 Photo from Realtor site.



 Photo from Realtor site.



The front bedroom with the turret windows. Photo from Realtor site.






Update!
I heard from the new owner, Mark Urda. He is renovating the Maytown and here's the progress from the outside.

Photo courtesy of Mark Urda.


Photo courtesy of Mark Urda.


Photo courtesy of Mark Urda.


Photo courtesy of Mark Urda.










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