July 25, 2017

Priscilla, not the Queen of Illinois

The Sears Priscilla was a Dutch Colonial sold in the late 1920's. Surprisingly, the national database of Sears houses has many Priscillas on the East Coast but only three Priscillas listed in Illinois--this one in Gurnee. I was able to authenticate the house with a mortgage record from Sears Roebuck.

817 N. Rogers Rd., Gurnee. Photo from Realtor site.


Sears Priscilla from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog.

Photo from Realtor site.

The living room of the Priscilla, as shown in the 1926 Modern Homes catalog.



Photo from Realtor site.


The Priscilla in Gurnee has the Sears Colonial Stairway.


That front door is gorgeous. Too bad they enclosed the front stoop so the light does not come in. Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.



There's the same hutch in the dining room, as shown in the 1926 Modern Homes catalog.



Official-looking documentation from Sears Roebuck. Photo from Realtor site.


The house has a large addition off the back as well as this sunroom. Photo from Realtor site.


One of the original bedrooms. Photo from Realtor site.


Another of the original bedrooms. Photo from Realtor site.


It's a gorgeous house! More photos here.

Ernest F. and Aimee Hemmens took out a mortgage for $6,400 from Sears Roebuck in April 1926.  Ernest worked as a painter, and Aimee was a stenographer at the Great Lakes Naval Center.  The couple divorced around 1937 and sold the house.





3 comments:

SearsHouseSeeker said...

Great that you were able to find a mortgage and a real estate listing, so we could see inside.
Judith
Sears House Seeker

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