May 3, 2016

Sears Sherwood

The Sears Sherwood is an unusual-looking house that was sold only in 1929 and 1930. There have been 13 Sherwoods identified in the United States, and one of them is in North Chicago.

Sears Sherwood @ Sears Homes of Chicagoland
1830 Elizabeth, North Chicago. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Sherwood @ Sears Homes of Chicagoland
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.

1830 Elizabeth Ave, North Chicago, IL 60064
The rear of the house has two dormers for the bedrooms. Photo from Realtor site.

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.

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


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 :)

Anonymous said...

My grandfather built a Sherwood house in Suffern, New York. It's still standing strong and still in the family.

Sears Homes of Chicagoland said...

If you would like to email me the address, I can add the house to the national database.

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