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Sears and Roebuck used to sell houses. The house was ordered from the catalog, and then brought to your lot by train. It was then assembled in sections. These were available from 1908 to the 1940s. They were the first true modular homes.



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Yup. Also, after the troops started returning from the war (WWII), there was a housing boom. Metal, pre-fab homes were sold to thousands of people.
If you know where to look these days, you can still find them. Cool, but goofy. :D
 

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toxiclows said:
hey, thats pretty cool. . You should be in charge of the new " random fact of the day" Interesting. . . .. I am liking that price. .

Chris
It was a random find when I was researching early 1900 housing construction. I was curious as to what type of framing was used then. The other designer I work with kinda got us on a housing kick, and I found a decent farm house built in 1900 for pretty cheap, but it still has the old plaster walls. I was wondering what I would find if we were to buy it and rip the plaster down.
 
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