December 9, 2019

The Top Five Articles of 2019

Once again the holiday season is approaching and with it, the end of another year. It's time to reveal our top five most popular articles of 2019 and what you, the readers, enjoyed most.

Five Most Viewed Articles

1    A Stately Sears No. 123 in Brookfield -- The No. 123 in Brookfield was one of the first houses that Sears Roebuck sold in the Chicago area. The current owner reports that the interior is in mostly original condition, and the house will be listed for sale soon. 

2    Wave Your Flag for the Sears Betsy Ross -- Sears sold the Betsy Ross for 10 years. At around 700 square feet, the house was simply adorable with pretty accoutrements. 

3    An Early Sears Americus in Glen Ellyn -- This authenticated Sears Americus in Glen Ellyn was built in 1923. The Americus is one of the most distinctive models that Sears Roebuck sold.

4    The Long Running Sears Avondale -- Sears said that the Avondale was "a fine example of a modern bungalow, conveniently arranged, perfectly lighted and ventilated with a great many large windows." The Avondale was a blockbuster seller for Sears Roebuck.

5   The Overlooked Sears Parkridge -- One of the models not included in the guidebook Houses by Mail is the Sears Parkridge. We have several in the Chicago area. 

We invite you to join us in 2020 and see even more Sears homes in Chicagoland. Happy Holidays!

A Sears Hillsboro at 1065 Cobb Blvd., Kankakee.

For the Sears house connection to "A Christmas Story", click here!

1 comment:

Architectural Observer said...

Hopefully we'll be treated to a look inside the No. 123 in Brookfield if it appears on the market in 2020! I learned a lot this year -- including the fact that some houses (such as the Parkridge) did not make it into the book Houses by Mail. Thanks for a fascinating year of houses and history... looking forward to more in the new year!

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