Sears Mail-Order Home From 1925 Was a Prefab Pioneer

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The Sears prefab was, by any standard, a completely livable house. Not particularly architecturally exciting, however; as Colin Davies writes in The Prefabricated Home:

"Sears Roebuck never claimed to make any contribution to the progress of modern architecture. Its houses were indistinguishable from their ordinary site built neighbours and its pattern books included all the popular, traditional styles."

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