Sears Kit Houses

More than 75,000 Sears kit homes were built in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940. This special section explores the Sears mail-order home phenomenon.

Windows on the Past
Carlinville, Illinois celebrates the country's largest collection of Sears kit homes.

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Those Dandy Houses

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Rock-faced concrete blocks
by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Formed concrete blocks, known as "rock-faced" have been widely used in construction throughout the U.S. Find our more about… More »
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