In Survivor Nicaragua, producers added a stupid twist called the Medallion of Power which enabled a tribe to receive an advantage at the challenge.
|Brenda wears the Medallion of Power in Survivor Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Survivor Oz.|
The Sears Crescent house has its own Medallion of Power. At least that's what I call it.
|The Sears Crescent and its Medallion of Power in the 1921 Modern Homes catalog.|
The Medallion of Power is blurry in the catalog illustration and hard to see. Here's a closeup of one from a Crescent in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
|Best photo of a medallion that I've seen. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.|
Today, the vast majority of Crescents no longer have one, so when you see a Crescent with this original architectural detail, it is a real find.
|533 Summit, Barrington. This house was built in 1928 for the Blanke family. What do I spy above the front door?|
|The original plaster Medallion of Power!|
|The Crescent in Barrington also features the original trellises shown in the catalog illustration and the original storm windows.|
|4616 Franklin Avenue, Western Springs. The decorative medallion is easy to see on this house. The Crescent was purchased for $2,200 in 1925. Photo courtesy of the Western Springs Historical Society.|
|1605 Spencer in Wilmette. This Crescent was built in 1925 for a cost of $10,000, according to the building permit. The original owner was the Schlueter family.|
|419 Purcell, Cincinnati, OH. Photo courtesy of Cindy Catanzaro.|
The Sears Crescent was a huge seller for Sears and you may have one in your town. Keep your eyes open for the formal, columned porch and the Medallion of Power!