October 23, 2018

Sears Jeanette in Hazel Crest

For about $40 per month, you could buy your own Sears Jeanette. That's exactly what Sidney and Ada Morris did in 1929. Sidney built the house across the street from his parents' house in Hazel Crest. 

17060 Orchard Ridge Ave., Hazel Crest. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Jeanette.

Another angle of the Jeanette in Hazel Crest. The double diamond-muntin windows and variegated roofline of the Jeanette are unmistakable. Photo from Google Streetview.

The Jeanette has a decent-sized living room (18' x 12'), a kitchen, and two bedrooms. Photo from Realtor site. 

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Sidney and Ada needed a new house because they were having a baby. Daughter Shirley Ann was born in 1930 shortly after the house was completed. Shirley Ann died the following year, and Sidney and Ada moved to Chicago thereafter. I believe they still owned the house, but rented it.

1 comment:

Architectural Observer said...

This house appears to have been well-maintained since built; the original wall sconces in the living room are surprising survivors and help continue the subtle Tudor theme of the exterior (door, leaded casements). So many of these houses seem to have sad stories, yet remain beautiful.

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