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Building by Number: Mail Order Homes

Building by Number: Mail Order Homes

During the first half of the twentieth century, it was not exactly uncommon for a family’s home to arrive in pieces via railroad (or later by truck). The entirety of the house, including precut lumber, staircases, nails, and instruction booklet, just needed to be assembled on-site. These kit houses—also known as pre-cut houses, mail order…

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