Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog

Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog

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by Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears, Roebuck and Company Staff
     
 

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For almost 20 years, Sears, Roebuck and Company purveyed the materials for complete prefabricated houses, providing thousands of Americans with attractive and comfortable low-cost dwellings. Many of these homes are still a common feature in cities and towns across America.
The present volume, a meticulous reproduction of a rare Sears, Roebuck catalog of 1926,

Overview

For almost 20 years, Sears, Roebuck and Company purveyed the materials for complete prefabricated houses, providing thousands of Americans with attractive and comfortable low-cost dwellings. Many of these homes are still a common feature in cities and towns across America.
The present volume, a meticulous reproduction of a rare Sears, Roebuck catalog of 1926, provides a thorough, accurate record of the company's "Honor Bilt Modern Homes." Over 300 photographs and illustrations, with full descriptions, offer views of 86 different houses and cottages of widely varying sizes and designs. Readers may recognize familiar architectural styles in designs such as the cozy six-room "Homewood" bungalow or the elegant "Lexington," a nine-room, green-shuttered colonial. Also shown are several room interiors for each of 14 homes, along with photographs and plans for nine garages and a hunter's cabin. In addition to visual documentation, the catalog provides extensive, detailed construction information, ranging from the grade of exterior siding to the type of wood used for flooring, windows, and trim.
An invaluable primary source illustrated for anyone engaged in the study, authentication, or restoration of antique homes or furnishings, this period catalog will also be of special value to architectural and social historians, Americana enthusiasts, and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486267098
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Series:
Dover Architecture Series
Edition description:
UNABRIDGED
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
559,203
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.50(d)

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Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent. I ordered it to give it to my cousin for Christmas, and read it before i wrapped it. The prices were so inexpensive, for an entire HOUSE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It made me feel I was living almost 75 years ago. Interesting copywriting.