May 11, 2020

A Sears Fullerton in Wheaton with Vintage Features

421 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.

Sears Fullerton

The Sears Fullerton is a boxy, six-room model.  This one in Wheaton was built between 1923-1925. The Box House style was most popular in the late teens, but Sears was still selling these houses into the 1930's.

The Fullerton came delivered with cypress wooden siding, a hipped roof with overhanging eaves, a full-width porch, and a center chimney.

The enclosed porch reveals the triptych windows in the front and the original ornamental wooden pillars. That's also an original front door from Sears Roebuck. If it were my house, the first thing I would do is open up the porch. Photo from Realtor site.

The fireplace was standard. Photo from Realtor site.

The Fullerton offered plenty of windows and sun. Photo from Realtor site.

The little table for the telephone is still there. 

A look at the front door. The living room takes up the whole width of the house. Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

The Fullerton in Wheaton has the exact swinging door as shown in the catalog.

Photo from Realtor site.

Yes, it was an eat-in kitchen at one time.

The side door opens onto a staircase. Photo from Realtor site.

The Fullerton had three bedrooms upstairs. Photo from Realtor site.

All original trim, doors, door hardware. Photo from Realtor site.

There was one bathroom in the Fullerton. Photo from Realtor site.

The original owners were Swedish immigrants Fred J. and Laura Nelson (originally Nilson). Fred was a repairman/carpenter for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.


Seth said...

That's a classy Foursquare, qnd with exception of the closed-in porch and vinyl siding, amazingly intact!

Unknown said...

This is so cool!!!

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