Sears homes in Virginia showcase nostalgia

February 28, 2015 3:29 PM

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They were offered in a catalogue — and shipped in a kit — via railroad a century ago.

From 1908 to about 1940, those pursuing the American Dream of home ownership could order houses from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. With an instruction manual sent as part of the package, they would build their houses.

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