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Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company

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It was the American Dream by Mail Order —Smithsonian Americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years—but from 1908 to 1940, some 100,000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. Sears ready-to-assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well-designed house. From Philadelphia, Pa., to Coldwater, Kans., and Cowley, Wyo., Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences—such as indoor plumbing. Houses by Mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans. Because the Sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." —Wall Street Journal "These were … spacious, solidly built homes." —Parade "Don’t be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]."—Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II."—Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears’ ready-cut homes."—Saturday Evening Post

Synopsis:

It was the American Dream by Mail Order --Smithsonian Americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years--but from 1908 to 1940, some 100,000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. Sears ready-to-assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well-designed house. From Philadelphia, Pa., to Coldwater, Kans., and Cowley, Wyo., Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences--such as indoor plumbing. Houses by Mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans. Because the Sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." --Wall Street Journal "These were . spacious, solidly built homes." --Parade "Don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]."--Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II."--Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes."--Saturday Evening Post

Synopsis:

Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." - Wall Street Journal "These were spacious, solidly built homes." - Parade "Don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]." - Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II." - Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes." - Saturday Evening Post

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-348) and index.

Table of Contents

Gabled Roof, One Story, End Entrance.

Gabled Roof, One and a Half to Two and a Half Stories, End Entrance.

Gabled Roof, One Story, Corner Entrance.

Gabled Roof, One Story, Side Entrance.

Gabled Roof, One and a Half Stories, Side Entrance, One Front Dormer.

Gabled Roof, One and a Half Stories, Side Entrance, Two or More Front Dormers.

Gabled Roof, One and a Half Stories, Projecting Gabled Side Entrance.

Gabled Roof, Two or More Stories, Side Entrance.

Intersecting Gabled Roof, One to One and a Half Stories.

Intersecting Gabled Roof, Two or More Stories.

Hipped Roof, One to One and a Half Stories.

Hipped Roof, Two or More Stories.

Hipped-Gable Roof.

Gambrel Roof.

Flat or Mansard Roof.

Cottages.

Further Reading.

Information Sources.

Index of Styles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471143949
With:
Jandl, H. Ward
Author:
Jandl, H. Ward
Author:
Stevenson, Katherine Cole
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Buildings, prefabricated
Subject:
Prefabricated houses
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Subject:
Sears, roebuck and company
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Historic preservation
Copyright:
Series Volume:
890.
Publication Date:
20080502
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
254 x 160 x 19.099 mm 20 oz

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"Synopsis" by , It was the American Dream by Mail Order --Smithsonian Americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years--but from 1908 to 1940, some 100,000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. Sears ready-to-assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well-designed house. From Philadelphia, Pa., to Coldwater, Kans., and Cowley, Wyo., Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences--such as indoor plumbing. Houses by Mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans. Because the Sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." --Wall Street Journal "These were . spacious, solidly built homes." --Parade "Don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]."--Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II."--Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes."--Saturday Evening Post
"Synopsis" by , Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." - Wall Street Journal "These were spacious, solidly built homes." - Parade "Don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]." - Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II." - Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes." - Saturday Evening Post

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