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FourSquare Friday.....The American FourSquare is a post-Victorian house type that emerged during the early 1900's. It was an architectural reaction against the ornateness & complexity of Victorian homes. Typical FourSquare characteristics include a square plan, hip roof, wide eaves, central attic dormer & front porch. Downers Grove has approximately 130 of these homes still standing.🏡 This is one of the many FourSquare homes in DG. This one in not yet landmarked. #vintagehome #vintagehomes
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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This is the Sears Home Jeannette Model.  Original cost from $1,231 to $1,372. It was featured in catalogs from 1933-1939. Working with one of the “Keepers of the National list” to get as many of the already identified homes on the list. Found a deed that has Sears Roebuck on it to use as a “Proof” for this Home. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Per SearsArchives.com. Do you have a Sears Home? Do you know how to find out if your home is a Sears Home? Is your Sears Home or other kit home listed in your town? Is it on the National database? 🏡 #vintagehome
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#thisoldhouse
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Sears Homes & more Tuesdays.....So unfortunately this is not a Lexington Model.  I am hopeful we can figure out if it is a Kit Home and which one. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Per SearsArchives.com. Do you have a Sears Home? Do you know how to find out if your home is a Sears Home? Is your Sears Home or other kit home listed in your town? Is it on the National database? 🏡 #vintagehome
#vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #searshome #searshomes


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FourSquare Friday.....The American FourSquare is a post-Victorian house type that emerged during the early 1900's. It was an architectural reaction against the ornateness & complexity of Victorian homes. Typical FourSquare characteristics include a square plan, hip roof, wide eaves, central attic dormer & front porch. Downers Grove has approximately 130 of these homes still standing.🏡 This is one of the many FourSquare homes in DG. This one is not yet landmarked. Do you own a Forsquare? Check out American Foursquares of Downers Grove on Facebook!#vintagehome #vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes #folkvictorian
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #foursquarehome #foursquarehomes #foursquarefriday #americanfoursquare

Downers Grove, Illinois
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FourSquare Friday.....The American FourSquare is a post-Victorian house type that emerged during the early 1900's. It was an architectural reaction against the ornateness & complexity of Victorian homes. Typical FourSquare characteristics include a square plan, hip roof, wide eaves, central attic dormer & front porch. Downers Grove has approximately 130 of these homes still standing.🏡 This is one of the many FourSquare homes in DG. This one is not yet landmarked. #vintagehome #vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes #folkvictorian
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #foursquarehome #foursquarehomes #foursquarefriday #americanfoursquare

Downers Grove, Illinois
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Historic Throwback Thursday.... Erected in 1875 by Jim Sucher, blacksmith and ironworker, on the site of his business with N. A. Belden who opened a blacksmith shop in 1844, This is THE OLDEST BRICK BUILDING IN THE VILLAGE and has walls one foot thick. The bricks were made in a brickyard located about where Pepperidge Farm, Inc. stands today, east of Fairview, south of the railroad tracks. Over the years it has had various uses and in 1975 was modernized for offices. 🏡 #vintagehome
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#victorianarchitecture
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Sears Homes & more Tuesdays.....This is the Conway Model.  Original cost $1,310 to $2,099.  The Conway was different from the Uriel with concrete block porch piers and no half-timbering in the porch gable, and an optional 2nd floor. The Conway was listed in the catalog in 1926, 1928, 1929, & 1933. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Per SearsArchives.com. Do you have a Sears Home? Do you know how to find out if your home is a Sears Home? Is your Sears Home or other kit home listed in your town? Is it on the National database? 🏡 #vintagehome
#vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #searshome #searshomes

Downers Grove, Illinois
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FourSquare Friday.....The American FourSquare is a post-Victorian house type that emerged during the early 1900's. It was an architectural reaction against the ornateness & complexity of Victorian homes. Typical FourSquare characteristics include a square plan, hip roof, wide eaves, central attic dormer & front porch. Downers Grove has approximately 130 of these homes still standing.🏡 This is one of the many FourSquare homes in DG. This one in not yet landmarked. #vintagehome #vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes #folkvictorian
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #foursquarehome #foursquarehomes #foursquarefriday #americanfoursquare

Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove is very lucky to have the Tivoli Theater. The Tivoli Theater is a movie theater built in 1928. The theater was designed by Van Gurten and Van Gurten architects, and has 1,012 seats. First opened on Christmas Day, 1928, this theater was the second in the U.S.A. to open with sound movies (the first being the Brooklyn Paramount inaugurated in November). #vintagehome
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#historichome
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#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture
#dghistorichomes

Downers Grove, Illinois
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Sears Homes & more Tuesdays.....This is The Elmhurst Model. This model appeared in the catalog from 1931-1933. No price is given. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Per SearsArchives.com. Do you have a Sears Home? Do you know how to find out if your home is a Sears Home? 🏡 #vintagehome
#vintagehomes
#antiquehome
#antiquehomes
#historichome
#historichomes
#thisoldhouse
#thisoldhome
#preservation
#historicproperty
#oldhouselove
#oldhousecharm
#oldhomes
#historichouse
#victorianarchitecture #deserve2preserve #archi_ologie #dghistorichomes #searshome #searshomes

Downers Grove, Illinois
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