This Crescent is in largely original condition, so let's take a tour. (All photos courtesy of Patty Farthing.)
|2417 Putnam St., Lake Station IN.|
|A living room fireplace was optional on the Crescent, but many have them. This Crescent in Lake Station has the larger of the Crescent's two floor plans--the three porch pillars are the giveaway.|
|The same newel post from the Sears 1930 Building Materials catalog.|
|Original fireplace and bookcases.|
|Original door, door hardware, hinges.|
|Original cabinets, according to the homeowner.|
After 90 years, many Sears Crescents have lost most of their original details and finishes. As we tour this house, you can see why the Crescent was such a popular model for Sears--it has loads of charm and character.