|266 N. Clinton, Elmhurst|
The Sears Ardara was a Colonial Bungalow with an "artistic" porch and trellises. First sold in 1919, the Ardara actually offered an attached garage as an option--I believe this was the earliest Sears model to do so.
This Ardara in Elmhurst is an authentic Sears house--previous owners found shipping labels on a window frame. The trellises are not original, but reproductions. There has been a sensitive addition to the house--barely visible from the front.
|The newer trellises.|
The original owners were Paul and Blanche Ferguson. He was a carpenter for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, so putting up a Sears house would have been no trouble for him.