In February 2010, I traversed 2,500+ miles, driving throughout the Illinois hinterlands, seeking and finding Sears Homes.
I’m firmly convinced that we all entertain angels unawares (although sometimes, I suspect that it’s the angels that find me pretty entertaining). Before I start out on these jaunts, I always say a little prayer, asking for a bit of divine guidance.
Perhaps that’s how I came to land in Owaneco (a really tiny town). Turning onto the main drag (the only drag), I discovered this wonderful old Sears Hollywood. Yes, the house is a little tired but – the good news is – it’s in wonderfully original condition.
It’s been more than two years since I first posted these photos. Since then, the owners contacted me and said that they’re working hard to do a faithful restoration.
That’s always music to my ears!
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I’ve been on the hunt for The Hollywood in Urbana Ohio for a while. No luck yet….but will keep looking!
There is one, or a very nice knockoff of one, in Salem, Il. I will take some photos and send them to you this week.
I am actually going through a home inspection of what I believe is a Hollywood.
Location of the stairs on the front porch is to the right side (when looking at the house), and not centered (as shown with the Hollywood).
I own the Hollywood in Owaneco, Illinois now. The previous owners did not do a faithful restoration, but were trying to make it better!!!!
There is a Hollywood in Canton NC