|334 W. Main, Barrington. Photo courtesy of Wende Dau.|
|Sears Martha Washington.|
This authenticated Sears Martha Washington model is currently used as bridal shop. The bedrooms are used as fitting rooms. The business owners claim have a sales receipt from 1926 for $3,700. That's interesting because Harry and Vida Hammond took out a mortgage from Sears for $6500 to build this property in April 1927. Hmm.
|324 S. Main, Wheaton.|
|Sears Uriel. Scan courtesy of Sears Houses in Ohio.|
This Sears Uriel integrated into a strip mall was spotted by Margaret Kansa, who lives in a Sears Conway in Lombard. Not only was the house saved, but the original detailing is largely intact.
The Uriel is home to an insurance agency.
|There's a Sears Rodessa next door at 326 S. Main that is zoned residential.|
|1600 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines.|
This Sears Vallonia has been expanded and has had a world of hurt put on it. Researcher Rebecca Hunter spotted this house. There are several Vallonias within a few blocks of this one. This house was built about 1922 for the Charles Breitung family. Today it houses a beauty salon.
|113 Grant St., Barrington. Photo from Realtor site.|
|The front porch still looks homey. Photo from Realtor site.|
|It's an office! Photo from Realtor site.|
This authentic Sears Oakdale looks much like it did when it was built--at least from the outside. Foster Weigel got a mortgage from Sears for $4500 in November 1926. Today it is home to a consulting firm.
|135 Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale. Image from Google Streetview.|
This Sears Starlight in Bloomingdale is on a major thoroughfare and is now home to an insurance agency. It makes me crazy when people block out dormer windows--it makes me think the house has lost its soul.