Sears Homes of Chicagoland
About this event
Do you love old houses? Come explore the Sears Homes of Chicagoland with presenter Lara Solonickne.
From 1908 to 1942, Sears Roebuck and Company sold ready-to-build kit homes. Despite the rash of teardowns in the Chicago area, some of these houses have managed to survive. In this presentation, you will learn what a Sears house is (and isn’t), how to authenticate one, and common misconceptions about these houses. You will see a variety of Sears houses in Tinley Park and neighboring communities. Signup required.
Speaker Bio: Lara Solonickne is the creator of the viral blog Sears Homes of Chicagoland, which spotlights kit homes in the Chicago area. Lara is an architecture enthusiast who enjoys uncovering the hidden stories behind old houses. She holds a degree from Northwestern University.
Her research and blog have been featured by FOX 32 News, Curbed, McMansion Hell, the Chicago Tribune, Yale University Press, The Columbus Dispatch, The Birmingham News, and more.