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    • Columbine

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Columbine; Style: front gable, side dormer, 1.5 story; Address: 610 Lavoie, Elgin; First owner: Ackmann, William F.; Documentation: part numbers basement and attic. Shippling label on trim board. Sears Goodwall sheet plaster label inside...
    • Vallonia

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Vallonia; Style: side gable, 1 dormer, 1.5 story; Address: 1019 Hill, Elgin; First owner: Jahnke, Clarence & Della; Documentation: Owner, second husband of original owners wife & neighbors says it is a Sears kit. Exterior detail matches...
    • Crescent

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent; Style: Side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 story; Address: 833 Cedar; First owner: Winchester, Leo & Rona; Documentation: Part numbers on basement beams; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Crescent

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent; Style: side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 story; Address: 613 S. Liberty, Elgin; First owner: Warner, Bertram A. & Mattie; Documentation: Family of original owner reports this is a Sears kit house their Uncle Bert built. Unique Sears...
    • Sunlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Sunlight; Style: front gable, 1.5 story; Address: 674 S. Liberty, Elgin; First owner: Wheelock, Russell A.; Documentation: owner found part numbers on joists and other boards in basement; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Woodland

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Woodland; Style: Foursquare; Address: 664 Algona, Elgin; First owner: Banwart, William R. & Mary; Documentation: Part numbers on trim board; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Alpha

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Alpha; Style: Side gable, gabled porch, 1 story; Address: 617 Cleveland, Elgin; First owner: Scott, Willard V. & Norma; Documenation: owner found Sears labels and part numbers; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Crescent

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent; Style: side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 story; Addrss: 618 May, Elgin; First owner: Warner, Alfred J. & Maude; Documentation: Granddaughter of Matthew Warner says 5 of his 6 sons built Sears houses. Occupant in early 1940s reports...
    • Crescent

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent; Style: side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 stories; Address: 615 Grand, Elgin; First owner: Warner, Frank M. & Ruth; Documentation: part numbers on beams and rafters photographed by R. Hunter. Jeanne Warner West and Bob Warner report...
    • Crescent (variation)

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent (variation); Style: side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 story; Address: 565 Oak, Elgin; First owner: Cooper, Harry D. & Elizabeth; Documentation: Sears front door sidelights from Crescent model; front and side windows from Hamilton and...
    • Sunlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Sunlight; Style: Front gable, 1.5 story; Address: 500 Hill, Elgin; First owner: Krause, Carl E & Ida; Documentation: pervious owner stated it is a Sears house. Exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Dundee

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Dundee; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 631 Keep, Elgin; First owner: Kilgore, Samuel E. & Suda; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Vallonia

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Vallonia; Style: Side gable, 1 dormer, 1.5 stories; Address: 16 N. Alfred, Elgin; First owner: Peterson, Clarence W. & Karen; Documentation: Daughter-in-law of first owner reports it is a Sears kit, assembled by Peterson and his relatives;...
    • Van Dorn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Van Dorn; Style: Dutch colonial, 2 story; Address: 442 Illinois, Elgin; First owner: Johnson, Harold A.; Documentation: Realtor saw plaque in attic that said it is a Sears house. Unique Sears front door; exterior detail matches catalog; 1st...
    • Starlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Starlight; Style: hipped roof, front dormer, 1 story; Address: 451 Hendee, Elgin; First owner: Lofgren, Lawrence G.; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Unidentified

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Unidentified; Style: flat roof, 4-flat; Address: 360 S. State, Elgin; Documentation: current owners were tenants, they bought it from the first owner who told them it is a Sears house. They found a trim board with a Sears shipping label on...
    • Starlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Starlight; Style: hipped, front dormer, 1 story; Address: 49 N. Alfred, Elgin; First owner: Naker, Carrie & Anderson, Ettie; Documentation: Exterior features match catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Starlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model:Starlight; Style: hipped, front dormer, 1 story; Address: 743 Stewart, Elgin; First owner: Weidner, Joseph T. & Edith; Documentation: neighbor told current owner when she bought it that it and 739 Stewart are Sears houses. Owner confirms that...

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