Downers Grove, Illinois: Sears Catalog Home Capital of the World
In its print catalog heyday, Sears sold mail-order do-it-yourself houses. The citizens of Downers Grove were its best customers. The houses do not have "Sears" labels.
- 5100 Main St., Downers Grove, IL
- Most of the homes are clustered in the neighborhood around the train station, which is on Main St. six blocks south of US Hwy 34/E. Ogden Ave.
- Private property. Visible from street.
Sears Catalog Home Capital wants tourists
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The village of Downers Grove, IL wants tourists. Their lure is an unusual concentration of Sears do-it-yourself homes.
... [06/22/1997] Complete News Story
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