May 3, 2016

Sears Sherwood

The Sears Sherwood is an unusual-looking house that was sold only in 1929 and 1930. There had been two Sherwoods identified in the United States, and I authenticated a third in North Chicago.

1830 Elizabeth, North Chicago. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Sherwood from the 1930 Modern Homes catalog. The lower thin rectangular window is over the staircase the the upper one is in the bathroom.

The house was built in early 1930 by Allen and Irene Henry. He was a "pump man" at the Great Lakes Naval Base.  They took out a mortgage from Sears for $7350 in October 1929.

The Henrys sold the house in 1935 to the George Kapheim family.

Ad for the Sherwood in the Indianapolis Star, February 1929. Scan courtesy of Cindy Catanzaro.

1 comment:

SearsHouseSeeker said...

This is another of those models that I see in Houses By Mail, and it makes me wonder if anyone has ever seen one :) And, here is one on an ad! I hadn't realized that we had two already on the list. Great find :)

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