The New Sears Home Is an Affordable Apartment


The historic Chicago headquarters of America’s department store will soon be housing.

The Mercy Housing Lakefront development.

Source: Eileen Molony via Mercy Housing Lakefront

Sears Roebuck & Co. broke ground on a million-square-foot campus on Chicago’s West Side in 1905. For the next seven decades, the 14-story clock tower served as headquarters for a retail empire that became synonymous with middle-class America. In 1973, the corporate giant, which once sold everything from pliers to entire kit Sears Catalog Homes, decamped for an eponymous 1,450-foot skyscraper that was once the tallest building in the world…

The New Sears Home Is an Affordable Apartment

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