Sears Mail-Order Home From 1925 Was a Prefab Pioneer

It Cost Just $2,211

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According to the Sanibel Museum website:

"The house, a Sears & Roebuck Prefabrication, is a favorite with visitors. At a cost of $2,211, Martin Mayer ordered it delivered in 1925. The building came to the island in 30,000 pieces on a flatbed truck aboard a barge. It was the island event of the year."

The Sears Modern Homes program was designed so people could build homes far from lumber yards and experienced building trades. Sanibel Island certainly was that.

Image credit: Lloyd Alter