March 1, 2016

The Snowy Sears Homes of Lombard

Lombard has almost 60 Sears houses at last count. I trudged through the snow to get some updated photos so that you can sample the Sears houses of this Western suburb from the comfort of your home.

Sears Sunlight

324 S. Grace, Lombard. This is an authentic Sears Sunlight built in 1925. John X. Browne spent $3,300 to build it.

Sears Sunlight.

Sears Conway

36 N. Ahrens, Lombard. This authentic Sears Conway was built in 1926 for $4,400.

Sears Conway.

Sears Claremont

209 E. Madison, Lombard.

Sears Claremont.

Sears Hathaway

216 E. Maple, Lombard.

Sears Hathaway.

Sears Crescent

22 N. Elizabeth, Lombard.

Sears Elmwood

314 S. Stewart, Lombard.

Sears Elmwood.

Sears Hamilton

506 W. Maple, Lombard. This authentic Sears Hamilton was purchased in November 1924 for $3,300. This would mean it was one of the first Hamiltons built in the Chicago area. 

Sears Hamilton.

Porch column detail. Photo courtesy of the Lombard Historical Society.

Shipping label inside the house. The house was shipped to Don Vandercook. Photo courtesy of the Lombard Historical Society.

Sears Mitchell

1123 E. Woodrow, Lombard.

Sears Mitchell.

Sears Vallonia

421 S. Lombard, Lombard. This authentic Sears Vallonia was sold for $2,500 in 1921.

Sears Vallonia.

Special thanks to Jean Crockett of the Lombard Historical Society for her research assistance.


SearsHouseSeeker said...

What a beautiful collection, and your photos are fabulous. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Unknown said...

One word - WOW!!! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful post! Thank you~ I am pleasantly suprised at the variety of styles here and some that I always loved that I did not know were actually considerd Arts& Carft or not ( The Mitchel! ) Thanks again~

Sears Homes of Chicagoland said...

Yes, Lombard has a nice variety of Sears houses. This is only a sampling!

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