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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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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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