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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Owaneco is the home to a Sears Hollywood!

Owaneco is the home to a Sears Hollywood!

From the 1919 catalog, a Sears Hollywood

From the 1919 catalog, a variation of the Sears Hollywood.

Sears Home

Sears Hollywood, as seen in the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog.

Sears Hollywood in St. Charles, IL (found and documented by Rebecca Hunter).

Sears Hollywood in St. Charles, IL (found and documented by Rebecca Hunter).

From the 1919 catalog, a Sears Hollywood

From the 1919 catalog, a variation of the Sears Hollywood.

Sears Hollywood in Cairo, Illinois

Sears Hollywood in Cairo, Illinois.

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