In 2011, I drove almost 3,000 miles throughout Illinois, finding and documenting the Sears Homes in that state. And it was during that long drive that I found this Sears Hollywood, sitting just off the main drag in the tiny town of Owaneco, Illinois. The house is a spot-on match to the original catalog image, but some of its flesh is missing and the skeletal system is also showing some signs of decay.
However, I’m gladdened to see that the house has not been ruined with insensitive remodeling. Fact is, this house will not be hard to restore, because it’s in largely original condition!
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