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Historic Craftsman - Thoughts on Design and Craftsmanship #3: Sears Mail Order Homes

07-24-2020 12:19 PM by Hoosierwoodcraft | 1 comment »

After praising a lot of craftsman over the past ten years, thought it was appropriate to praise the “do-it-selfers”, and the hardware stores that supply their every need. This video tribute takes a look at the Sears Home Kit Program of the first three decades of the 20th Century. Sears sent out the building materials to the nearest railroad station, and then the new owner followed the instruction manual and build their own home. In the 1920s. Sears offered more homes and created more carpenters than any other organization in America. You can see the historic video tribute at

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