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This is a video I put together of an old 1933 Sears Catalog Kit House. This model is called “The Brentwood” These houses could be bought out of a Sears catalog as a kit house with some assembly required. This little historic home was well preserved in time, neat to see, and housed appliances from back in the day too. The house is located in Historic Centreville Park in Centreville, Virginia. I took this video on 8/13/2017.
Kit houses were a type of housing that was largely developed in the state of Michigan throughout the first half of the 20th century. Michigan was home to the Aladdin Company, the first and longest-lived manufacturer of kit houses in North America, who had sales “in every part of the world, from Saskatchewan to Tahiti.” Lewis and Sterling, two other major manufacturers of kit houses, were also based in Michigan. Homeowners Andrew and Wendy Mutch talk about the history of catalog and kit houses and the role that Michigan played in the industry. Their presentation included ways to identify kit [More]
ALVAH ROEBUCK OF SEARS , ROEBUCK & CO . HOUSE BUILT IN 1925 .THE COST OF THE KITS RANGED FROM 8-20 THOUSAND . THIS JUST SOLD FOR $337800.00 .IT WAS ONE OF 20 HOMES LAUDED AS MODERN HOMES WITH WINDOWS THAT ALLOWED FOR PASSAGE OF FREASH AIR ON A PAVED STREET 2 BLOCKS FROM A BATHING BEACH AND THE STREETCAR LINE .THIS IS A 3000FT HOME ALL MATERIALS WHERE SHIPPED BY TRAIN THEN ASSEMBLED WITH A 75 PAGE DIRECTION BOOK .YOUR ROVING CUB REPORTER , KRAZY45CAT LIVE IN GULFPORT FL

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