May 24, 2016

A Busy Carpenter in Oswego

Layton Lippold was a carpenter in Oswego in the late 1920's. He built many houses in the village, and today we feature three cute Sears houses he built on Douglas Street.

441 Douglas St., Oswego.  Photo courtesy of Kendall County Assessor.



Sears Claremont.


Lippold built this authenticated Sears Claremont in early 1930. He got a mortgage from Sears in February of that year for $3400.

This Claremont has a reversed floor plan, but that option was offered by Sears at no cost.

447 Douglas St., Oswego.  Photo courtesy of Kendall County Assessor.


Sears Fairy from the 1930 Modern Homes catalog.


Lippold built this authenticated Sears Fairy in fall 1931. He got a mortgage from Sears in September of that year.

444 Douglas St., Oswego.  Photo courtesy of Kendall County Assessor.


Sears Claremont.

Lippold built a second Sears Claremont on Douglas Street in 1929. He got a mortgage from Sears in August of that year for $3400--the same price as the other one.

I want to thank Karen Zilly, Planner for the Village of Oswego, for pulling the mortgage records for these houses!

Important Reminder!
I am doing a talk on the Sears Homes of Chicagoland on June 4, 1 p.m. at Little White School museum, 72 Polk Street in OswegoCome explore the Sears kit homes built in the Fox River Valley! Call Karen for more information at (630) 551-2332.






1 comment:

Cindy Catanzaro said...

Are those two Claremonts the same color? I wonder if the owners shared the paint. Nice houses!

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