1908 was a heady year for technology. In Detroit, The Ford Model T, the first car built using Henry Ford’s revolutionary assembly line, sputtered into life and changed the world. A consummate salesman, Ford even joked that the Model T was available in any color his customers wanted, as long as it was black.
In Chicago, Richard Sears had an equally disruptive idea. Why not sell houses in kit form through his already ubiquitous Sears & Roebuck catalog? Instead of hiring an architect and an army of carpenters, prospective homeowners could now simply place an order and get plans and building materials delivered right to their property. [Read more…] about 7 Charming Sears Catalog Homes You Can Buy Today