Kit House Pathfinder Updated

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:


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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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