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The Houses That Sears Built; Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sears Catalog Homes
The Houses That Sears Built Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sears Catalog Homes
Author: Rosemary Thornton
Between 1908-1940, Sears customers ordered about 75,000 houses out of the Sears Roebuck and Company mail-order catalogs. The houses were shipped by rail to city lots and farms all over the country. Each "kit home" contained 30,000 pieces, including 750 pounds of nails and 27 gallons of paint and varnish. A 75-page instruction book showed home b...  more
ISBN-13: 9780971558809
ISBN-10: 0971558809
Publication Date: 3/25/2002
Pages: 165
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Publisher: Gentle Beam Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Very interesting history of this little piece of Americana. A must read for any architectural junkie.


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