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History of Sears Houses

2024-08-26 19:00:00 2024-08-26 20:00:00 America/Chicago History of Sears Houses Architecture enthusiast Lara Solonickne will share the history of Sears ready-cut houses. Mount Prospect Public Library - Meeting Room A room 154

Monday, August 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-08-26 19:00:00 2024-08-26 20:00:00 America/Chicago History of Sears Houses Architecture enthusiast Lara Solonickne will share the history of Sears ready-cut houses. Mount Prospect Public Library - Meeting Room A room 154

Mount Prospect Public Library

Meeting Room A room 154

Architecture enthusiast Lara Solonickne will share the history of Sears ready-cut houses.

From 1908 to 1942 Sears Roebuck and Company sold about 65,000 ready-to-build kit homes through catalogs. In this presentation you will learn what a Sears house is (and what it isn't), how to authenticate, and common misconceptions about these houses. A variety of Sears houses located in Mount Prospect and neighboring communities will be shown.

Lara Solonickne is the creator of the viral blog Sears Homes of Chicagoland which spotlights kit homes in the Chicago area.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentations | Genealogy & History |

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Mount Prospect Public Library

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The Main Library is located in downtown Mount Prospect, next to Village Hall. The building houses an extensive collection of materials, spaces for quiet and collaborative work, several program rooms, public computers, a dedicated teen space, and engaging play area for children.

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