Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Co., 1998. Reprint. Paperback Original. Oblong small quarto, pp. 116, illustrated with b/w drawings. Very Good. Item #19910
This is a reproduction of the Sears Modern Homes catalog, illustrating more than one hundred home kits sold by Sears Roebuck in the early 1900s. These homes were offered as simple kits with only the blueprints and bill of materials, or as complete homes with all materials and finishes. By using one step distribution, Sears was able to leverage mass buying power into substantial cost savings for their customers, and they all carried Sears' famous money back guarantee. An invaluable tool for those looking to trace the architectural history of the American home. From the Old House Journal reference library.