Friday, November 25, 2022

Sears Vallonia in Easton, Pennsylvania

This week's example of the Sears Roebuck "Vallonia" is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. I located this house from a reference I found in an environmental assessment done for a nearby highway project. The assessment, which had been posted online, was from 1993! I went searching half expecting to find the house long-gone. Instead, it's still there in all its original "Vallonia" glory!

We love seeing examples of Vallonias with original details intact and at least on the outside, this house still has many of them. Those details were referenced in the environmental assessment report too. 

Regular readers may notice that this "Vallonia" appears to be taller than some others that I've shared. Having seen hundreds of  examples of the "Vallonia", this design change appears to be another "hidden" option that wasn't mentioned in the "Modern Homes" catalog but was shared with customers who were interested in having a taller second floor than offered in the standard design. Judith Chabot explored this design change in her post about another example of a "tall Vallonia" in Westerly, Rhode Island. Watch for another example of the "Vallonia" coming soon! 

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