October 24, 2023

A Sears Conway Transforms for Halloween

A mild-mannered Sears Conway in Lombard is transformed for Halloween!

All photos courtesy of Kristin Ruane unless identified otherwise.

Before: at 36 N. Ahrens, Lombard, a homey bungalow complete with a porch swing. Photo from Realtor site.

Sears Conway.

After: a spooky transformation starring Indiana Bones, the giant skeleton on the left.

Owner Kristin Ruane says that she wanted a vintage Halloween theme for her Sears house.

There is a bubbling cauldron on the right, a sign for "flying lessons", and a creepy clown hiding behind the porch. Kristin said that she made many of the decorations, including the cauldron and the chandeliers.

The wicked witch theme continues inside.

This Sears Conway is authenticated and was built in 1926. Original owner Franz O. Liming got a $4,400 mortgage from Sears Roebuck.

1 comment:

Architectural Observer said...

Not only is the exterior lighting delightfully spooky (and very Hitchcockesque) but it allows for a better view of architectural details (eaves, etc.) which are normally seen in shadow. The upswept shadows of the porch balustrade are super creepy. I think I could live with the dining room bats year-round. Nice seasonal transformation!

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