I recently posted about updating my One-Room Schools Pathfinder. The State Library of Iowa has a project where they put together pathfinders (collections of recommended resources and ways to find information on a certain topic) and make them available to the public. While I was updating the one I did for one-room schools, I found a couple of new resources for Kit Houses, so I updated it as well.
Kit Houses are a generic name for houses that were sold prefab with some assembly required. The most famous kit houses were Sears houses, but Sears catalog competitor Wards and several independent companies sold houses in this way. It’s truly interesting and who knows, you may live in a kit house yourself.
Check it out here:
UPDATE: Sadly the Pathfinder Project has shut down. Here’s a link to the same thing on my website: