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    • Bellewood

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Bellewood; Style: English/Tudor, projecting gable, 1 story; Address: 458 George, Elgin; First owner: Friedrichs, Vernon H. and Hazel O.; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Wilmore

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Wilmore; Style: English, extended gable, 1.5 story; Address: 153 Henry Street, Elgin; First owner: Mallory, Harry P.; Documentation: Floor plan and exterior detail match catalog photo; Sears front door. No part numbers visible, as is common...
    • Dover

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Dover* (built from Sears plan, not kit); Style: English, hipped gable, 1.5 story; Address: 862 Shuler, Elgin; First owner: Fletcher, Glen and Frances; Documentation: Sears shipping label dated 12/29/30 was found under the enclosed stairway...
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Berwyn; Style: Crossed gable, 1.5 story; Address: 65 S. Edison, Elgin; First owner: Wisser, Charles & Louise; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Solace

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Solace; Style: hipped side gable, 1.5 story; Address: 687 Lincoln, Elgin; First owner: Raywood, Albert H. & Laura; Documentation: part numbers found in the basement by current owner 7/8/98. Floor plan matches. Unique Sears front door. 1st...
    • Winona

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Winona; Style: front gable, 1 story, optional bay; Address: 868 Erie, Elgin; First owner: Fredrickson, Charles E. & Elizabeth; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: BerwynStyle: Crossed gable, 1.5 storyAddress: 104 S. Aldine, ElginFirst owner: Kivitts, Harold E. & FrancesDocumentation: Unique Sears door; exterior features match catalog photos.1st City Directory listing: 1931
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Berwyn; Style: crossed gable, 1 story; Address: 336 Hubbard, Elgin; First owner: Ronan, Theobald and Ethel D.; Documentation: exterior detail, aside from porch, matches catalog; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Sunlight

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Sunlight; Stylpe: Front gable, 1.5 story; Address: 524 Clark Street, Elgin; First owner: Sullivan, Sidney & Ernestine; Documentation: part numbers basement and attic; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Willard

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Willard; Style: English, 1.5 story, front chimney; Address: 78 S. Dubois, Elgin; First owner: Pruess, Frank A.; Documentation: Exterior detail and floor plan match catalog; no part numbers found by R. Hunter. Many 1930s Sears houses have no...
    • Dover

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Dover; Style: English, hipped gable, 1.5 story; Address: 47 N. Edison, Elgin; First owner: MacIntyre, Samuel D.; Documentation: Daughter of S.D. MacIntyre reports it is a Sears house. She remembers the parts coming by train, and she saw the...
    • Rochelle

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Rochelle; Style: English, 1.5 story; Address: 925 St. Charles, Elgin; First owner: Graf, Frank & Rose P.; Documentation: Unique Sears front door; exterior detail matches catalog. 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Rodessa

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Rodessa; Style: hipped side gable, 1 story; Address: 57 S. Clifton; First owner: Rahn, William F. & Martha; Documentation: exterior features and interior plan match Sears catalog features; 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Claremont

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Claremont; Style: English, 1 story; Address: 673 Congdon, Elgin; First owner: Conrad, Edwin E.; Documentation: Built 27-8 by/for Conrad family; son verifies Sears origin. Unique Sears front door. 1st City Directory listing: 1931.

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