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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Remember when you could order an entire house through a catalog? Inside studs, outside wood, nails, detailed instruction books, and each item needed to build a house would be delivered by rail.

The house was called a “kit house.” The H.G. Robinson House is a kit house. A well-known company that provided this type of home was Sears Roebuck. Sears started shipping kit homes in 1908.

It is reported that by 1940 Sears had sold 70,000 homes across America. And even more amazing in 1918 seventy percent of those were still standing.

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