Sears described the Argyle bungalow: "It is a neat, well arranged, solidly constructed home, pretty without being too showy, not too large or too small, but just suitable for the average family." If that's not a description of a top seller, I don't know what is!
Let's take a look at some Argyles and how they have changed over the decades.
|206 Highwood Ave., Highwood.|
|820 Rosemary Terrace, Deerfield. This Argyle was built in 1925 or 1926.|
|505 S. May, Joliet. There are four known Argyles in Joliet. Photo from Realtor site.|
|244 Illinois, Crystal Lake.|
Argyles can be found throughout the Chicago area. The Sears Argyle was a small house, about 1,000 square feet, and many of them have been demolished or have been added onto so much they are unrecognizable.
|240 Lorraine, Glen Ellyn. How many Sears Argyles have we missed because they are hiding like this one?|
What about the Inside?
There is a Sears Argyle in Lexington, Kentucky recently listed for sale. The listing has tons of interior photos, so let's take a look around!
|169 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, Kentucky.|
Long live the Argyle!