The Detroit News Plan Book Home And The Home Builders Channing: A Curious Case Of The Chicken And The Egg

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Current Detroit News logo.
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For many years, newspapers and other news publication have sold home plans. The Detroit News was no exception. From 1923 to 1924, the Detroit News sold a home plan that had a marked resemblance to the Sears Barrington, Sears Brookwood, Aladdin Newcastle, Aladdin Sovereign, or Wardway Maywood. This was a common style of home in the day, so clones were to be expected. Continue reading

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A Neighborhood of Wardway Homes in Flint, MI

(Republished with permission from Kit House Hunters; authored by Andrew Mutch)

As I was researching the origin of the neighborhoods of Wardway homes in Pontiac, Michigan, I discovered a connection between those houses and the General Motor’s subsidiary Modern Housing Corporation. As I noted in that previous post, starting in 1919, Modern Housing Corporation was responsible for two major developments that provided worker housing for GM employees in Pontiac and Flint.

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Hello! I Made A Thing!

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This is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine. However, unlike those other blogs, this one will focus on kit houses.

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