The "Lexington" Model, Downers Grove, Illinois
Sears Catalog Homes
The great American dream has been the owning of a
home of your own. Sears Roebuck and Company helped to fulfill this
dream for over 100,000 American families by offering for sale 450
different models of built-it-yourself home "kits" between 1908 and
1940. Downers Grove, Illinois, is the site of about 100 of these
Sears Roebuck houses.
Originally submitted by: Judy Biggert, Representative (13th District).
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