Five Most Viewed Articles
1 The Sears Homes of Lombard -- This article blew up my website. People in Lombard sure are proud of their historic kit homes!
2 When is a Sears House Not a Sears House? -- "Franken-houses" are kit house models from one company that were built by another. This article included a house in Lombard so that may explain the popularity!
3 The Sears Westly--a Home Built Everywhere -- The Sears Westly is a house found all over the Chicago suburbs. It looks like a dollhouse to me. Is there one in your neighborhood?
4 The Prettiest Sears Lynnhaven -- Barrington has many lovely kit houses but I really like this one (and apparently the readers do too). Check back here in 2017 for more Barrington homes!
5 The Spanish Craze That Swept the Country -- "Over the whole country Spanish architecture has cast its spell." During the 1920's, the popularity of Spanish Revival architecture peaked, and the kit house manufacturers embraced the trend.
|A Sears Vallonia in full winter regalia. Photo from Pinterest.|
For the Sears house connection to "A Christmas Story", click here!