|441 Douglas St., Oswego. Photo courtesy of Kendall County Assessor.|
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.|
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!
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 Oswego. Come explore the Sears kit homes built in the Fox River Valley! Call Karen for more information at (630) 551-2332.