|181 Gage Road, Riverside.|
|The living room of the Langston, as illustrated in the catalog. Scan courtesy of Sears House Seeker.|
Although the testimonial was in the 1921 Sears catalog, Henry and Minna Clithero built this Langston a few years earlier, in 1917. (Sears began selling the Langston in 1915.)
Minna owned the house until 1953, after her husband's death in 1945.
Gordon-Van Tine No. 529
|256 Addison Road, Riverside. Shot from my car on a windy day!|
|Photo from the 1921 Gordon-Van Tine catalog. "Home No. 529 built by J.T. Kittleman, 256 Addison Rd., Riverside, Ill."|
The Gordon-Van Tine No. 529 is a Colonial home, a popular housing style in the late teens and early 20's. The company stated that,"The blinds, flower boxes and trellised entrance are touches that give the house an appearance of hospitality and comfort."
James Russell Kittleman and his wife Grace built this No. 529 in 1920. He was a salesman for a furniture store. The family moved to California sometime after 1930 and no word if they built a Gordon-Van Tine house there.