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Sears Houses of Arlington

  • Date: Mar 14, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

From 1908 to 1940, Sears Roebuck & Co. sold more than 70,000 of its prefabricated Modern Homes kits, affordable dwellings assembled on site that offered Americans of moderate means the chance to own an up-to-date house. Arlington County, which saw a boom in its growth during the 1920s, boasts a significant collection of these kit houses.

Come hear Katherine Holt Springston dispel myths about Sears’ homes and provide details on several that still exist in Arlington.

Springston is a lifelong Arlington resident, author of books on local history and a consulting historian for the National Park Service on Sears Kit Homes.

location forSears Houses of Arlington Map
  • Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University
  • 2807 N. Glebe Road
  • Arlington, VA 22207
  • (703) 942-9247