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    • Mail Order Houses - 415 West Cook Avenue

    • kit homes; mail order houses; Puritan (Sears catalog house); Sears houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Puritan. It was offered from 1922 to 1929. This house was built in 1926 by Horace S. and Laura W. Good, who also owned the house at 421 West Cook. Horace Good was...
    • Mail Order Houses - 421 West Cook Street

    • Crescent (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house was a mail order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Crescent. The model was offered between 1921 and 1933. This house was built in 1929 by Horace S. and Laura W.Good. Horace Good was employed by the railyards. The...
    • Mail Order Houses - 422 East Lincoln Avenue

    • Cortez (Lewis catalog house); kit homes; Lewis-Built Homes; mail order houses;
    • This bungalow is a mail-order house from the Lewis Manufacturing Company. The name of the model is Cortez. It was offered about 1917; this house was built in 1928. The open front porch was enclosed during a renovation. The exterior is cedar shake...
    • Mail Order Houses - 423 West McKinley Avenue

    • Barrington (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Barrington. This model was offered between 1926 and 1929. The Barrington was an example of English-style architecture. A two story addition has been added to the east...
    • Mail Order Houses - 425 West Cook Avenue

    • Cortez (Lewis catalog house); kit homes; Lewis-Built Homes; mail order houses;
    • This house is from the Lewis Brothers Company, model name Cortez. The model was offered around 1917. The porch was originally open but has been enclosed during a renovation. The exterior is cedar shake siding. Another Cortez model is located in...
    • Mail Order Houses - 427 West Park Avenue

    • Bristol (Gordon-Van Tine); kit homes; mail order houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Gordon-Van Tine Company. The model name is Bristol. This model was offered approximately 1932. A second story addition has been added at the rear of the home. The exterior is stone. The turret entrance is a...
    • Mail Order Houses - 433 West McKinley Avenue

    • Barrington (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Barrington. It was offered between 1926 and 1929. The Barrington was an example of English-style architecture. The exterior is brick. Another Barrington model is...
    • Mail Order Houses - 442 East Lincoln Avenue

    • Lewiston (Sears catalog house); mail order houses; Sears houses; Sears, Roebuck and Company;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Lewiston. The model was offered between 1929 and 1939. This house was built in 1932. It is an English Tudor style house with a stucco exterior.
    • Mail Order Houses - 102 North Park Place

    • Avondale (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Avondale. This model was offered between 1911 and 1922. It has been remodeled with a rear addition and aluminum siding. According to the original Sears catalog description,...
    • Mail Order Houses - 107 North Fourth Street

    • Hamilton (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Hamilton. This bungalow model was offered between 1925 and 1929. This house was built in 1927. The front porch has been enclosed and a dormer addition has been added to the...
    • Mail Order Houses - 114 West Rockland Road

    • kit homes; mail order houses; Mitchell (Sears catalog house); Sears houses;
    • This house was a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Mitchell. It was offered between 1928 and 1940. It was built as a residence around 1928, and recent uses include a real estate office, a retail shop and school...
    • Mail Order Houses - 220 West Lincoln Avenue

    • Crescent (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house was a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The model name is Crescent. This model was offered between 1921 and 1932. This house has been remodeled with a second story addition and an attached garage. Another Crescent model is located...
    • Mail Order Houses - 224 West Florence Court

    • kit homes; mail order houses; Sterling Homes;
    • This house was a Sterling Homes mail-order house from the International Mill and Timber Company. The model name is Chevy Chase. It was offered in approximately 1939 or 1940. The exterior is cedar shake siding.
    • Mail Order Houses - 318 North Second Street

    • kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses; Whitehall (Sears catalog house);
    • This is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Whitehall. This model was offered between 1912 and 1926. The Whitehall is an example of American Foursquare architecture. This house has a stucco exterior and first and...
    • Mail Order Houses - 322 South Stewart Ave.

    • kit homes; mail order houses; Puritan (Sears catalog house); Sears houses;
    • This is a Sears mail order house, model name Puritan. It was offered between 1922 and 1929. The exterior is wood siding. Another Puritan model is located in Libertyville at 415 West Cook Street.
    • Mail Order Houses - 325 South Stewart Avenue

    • Argyle (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house was a mail order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Argyle. It was offered from 1916 to 1926. First owners are believed to have been Gordon and Dorthea Stevens. The house has been remodelled over the years with a rear...
    • Mail Order Houses - 326 West McKinley Avenue

    • kit homes; mail order houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Gordon-VanTine Company. It is model G 622. This model was offered around 1927. During several renovations the side porch was enclosed, a rear addition was put on, and front entry pillars and roof were...

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