February 7, 2017

The Waltons

No, not those Waltons. We're going to feature a few Sears Waltons in the Chicago area.

The Sears Walton is a Craftsman bungalow. It has six rooms and about 1200 square feet. It's recognized by its wraparound porch, the bump-out in the dining room, and the double windows in the front covered by a shed roof. Sometimes you'll see a Walton with the original railings that have the rectangular pattern.

The Walton has three bedrooms and is a very sunny house due to its large windows.

Sears Walton. There is a shed roof over the double window on the right side, but it's hard to see.

The architect of the Walton was George C. Nimmons.

Sears sold the Walton during the years 1920-1930. You can find Waltons in Chicago and its suburbs, and also in northwest Indiana. Let's take a closer look at two examples.

Glen Ellyn

754 Euclid, Glen Ellyn.

Sears Walton from the 1921 Modern Homes catalog.

This Walton in Glen Ellyn was built in 1921, the second year the model was sold. The original owners were Frederick and Catherine Segebrecht. Frederick worked as a painter and a decorator. Around 1930, they moved into the house next door at 758 Euclid.

According to a recent real estate listing, this Walton "...has beautiful, original hardwood floors, crown molding, archway/bookshelves, and solid doors with skeleton lock/keys, as well as original hand-painted light fixtures."

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

1294 Wood, Crete. You can get a good look at the porch pillars.  Photo from Realtor site.

Crete has about 35 Sears houses. This Sears Walton was recently listed for sale.

Photo from Realtor site.

This is the hallway off the living room. Photo from Realtor site.


Original window seat in the bedroom. Photo from Realtor site.


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