March 2, 2021

A Sears Barrington with the Front Porch of a Farmhouse

946 Highland, Glen Ellyn. The uncontemporaneous front porch was added in the 1990's. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Barrington from the 1928 Modern Homes catalog. You can recognize a Barrington by the extended vestibule and a dormer cut into the roof.

The Sears Barrington look was copied by many local builders. One way to distinguish the Barrington is to look for a double window in the upstairs bedroom. Many of the clones have only a single window here. Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

The stone and brick fireplace was painted white. Photo from Realtor site.

The same fireplace, unpainted. Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.


The area to the left used to be a dine-in breakfast nook. Photo from Realtor site.

An older photo of the kitchen shows the nook. Photo from Realtor site.

Upstairs bedroom that has the original Sears door and door hardware. Photo from Realtor site.

This Sears Barrington in Glen Ellyn is authenticated. The original owner was George J. Schock, who received a mortgage from Sears Roebuck in April 1928 for $5,800. Sears ultimately foreclosed on the mortgage in the 1930's.

Glen Ellyn used to have a parking lot called Schock's Square. This was named for George's business, the Schock's Service Station (opened about 1926), which once stood on the spot of the parking lot.

Schock's Service Station was originally Miller Bros Service Station. When Miller Bros opened, there were less than 100 cars in Glen Ellyn.


Anonymous said...

this is my house!!! i currently live here :-) LOVE LOVE LOVE the front porch

Sears Homes of Chicagoland said...


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