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Presentation Announcement

If any of you have ever been interested in coming to see me do a kit home presentation, now’s your chance! I am doing my first presentation at the Grand Blanc Heritage Museum in Grand Blanc, MI (my hometown), and … Continue reading

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Kit Homes For Sale – February, 2017

Do you live in or are planning on moving to Southeast Michigan? Do you want to see what all the fuss is about kit homes? Do you want to live in one? If you answered yes to any of these … Continue reading

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Car Show Classic – 1952-54 Sears Allstate: The American Dream, As Sold Through A Sears Store

(This was an article I posted over at the website Curbside Classic a while back. Researching info for this article led me into my first foray into the world of kit home searching) In the late 1940’s, Henry J. Kaiser … Continue reading

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The Kit Homes of the Grosse Pointes, Michigan

The Grosse Pointes (commonly shortened to “The Pointes”) is a group of idyllic suburbs Northeast of Detroit, MI. These communities were originally part of Grosse Pointe Township, but broke up over various reasons in the late 19th and early 20th … Continue reading

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A (Probable) Sears Torrington in Wyomissing, PA

The Torrington was one of the fanciest and grandest models Sears ever offered. It was also one of their rarer models, with only one other example known to exist (read about it *HERE*). Finding an example has been quite the … Continue reading

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Sears Sherwood in Leetsdale, PA

This year has been a “bumper” year for finding examples of the Sears Sherwood kit home, as we have gone from knowing that two examples existed (according to information from the Sears Archives list), to knowing of the address of … Continue reading

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West Side Story: The Probable And Improbable Wardway Whitmores Of Detroit’s West Side (Updated)

The Wardway Whitmore is an exceedingly rare kit home, seeing as the only known mentions of it are in the 1931 Wardway Catalog, and in this 1930 ad. Knowing that an ad for this model was released in early-mid 1930, … Continue reading

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