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    • Crescent

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crescent; Style: Side gable, pillared porch, 1.5 story; Address: 1050 Bellevue, Elgin; First owner: Warren, Charles H.; Documentation: Part # basement, Sears mentioned in title search. Mrs. Young, who lived there in the 1940s, told a...
    • Somers

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Somers; Style: front gable, bay, 1 story; Address: 639 Oakland, Elgin; First owner: Baughmann, Lewis W. & Hattie; Documentation: part numbers seen 7/12/00 on basement stairs and joist. Unique Sears door and window hardware. Neighbor says it...
    • Dundee

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Dundee; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 669 Congress; First owner: Kleiser, Erling G. & Sophie; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1929.
    • Sunlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Sunlight; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 631 Cleveland, Elgin; First owner: Gray, Looney M. & Clara; Documentation: owner, daughter of builder, has "contract for the erection and completion of Modern Home No. 3221 Sunlight". 1st City...
    • Columbine

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: ColumbineStyle: Front gable, side dormer, 1.5 storyAddress: 152 S. Aldine, ElginFirst owner: Kienle, Frank E.Documentation: Part numbers. Stratford hardware. Unique Sears front door. Woman who lived at 170 S. Aldine in the 1930s reports it...
    • Solace

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Solace; Style: hipped side gable, 1.5 story; Address: 7 S. Dubois, Elgin; First owner: Brockner, Roscoe N. & Lulu; Documentation: Neighbor reports this Sears kit was built by Roscoe Brockner. Exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City...
    • Sunlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Sunlight; Style: front gable, 1.5 story; Address: 746 Stewart, Elgin; Documentation: exterior details and floor plan match catalog description. Unique Sears front door. Owner is unable to locate part numbers 3/99. Garage is probably also...
    • Rodessa

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: RodessaStyle: Hipped side gable, 1 storyAddress: 10N872 Airlite, ElginDocumentation: Current owner found shipping lables during remodeling. Exterior features match Sears catalog features.
    • Claremont

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: ClaremontStyle: English, 1 storyAddress: 160 S. Aldine, ElginFirst owner: Grisham James B. & EmmaDocumentation: Part number under basement stairs. Woman who lived at 170 S. Aldine in the 1930s reports it is a Sears house.1st City Directory...
    • Ramsay

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Ramsay; Style: front gable, gabled porch, 1 story; Address: 714 Wilson, Elgin; First owner: Holtz, Harry & Isabell; Documentation: part numbers on beams. Historical notes: This was marketed as a Sears house. 1st City Directory listing: 1929.
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Berwyn; Style: crossed gable, 1 story; Address: 628 Slade, Elgin; First owner: Beyer, William & Ella; Documentation: Unique Sears front door; exterior detail matches catalog. 1st City Directory listing: 1929.
    • Starlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Starlight* (built from Sears plan, not kit); Style: hipped, front dormer, 1 story; Address: 853 Preston, Elgin; First owner: Pretor, Harry V. & Marie; Documentation: part numbers under stairs, photographed by Rebecca Hunter. 1st City...
    • Barrington

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Barrington; Style: English, side gable, 2 story; Address: 307 Hamilton, Elgin; First owner: Kobel, Fred J. & Helen; Documentation: Realtor was told by previous owner house is a Sears house. Exterior detail matches catalog photo. 1st City...
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Berwyn* (built from Sears plan, not kit); Style: crossed gable, 1 story; Address: 632 Page, Elgin; First owner: Williams, Walter & Rose; Documentation: Unique Sears front door. Exterior detail matches catalog photo. 1st City Directory...

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