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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.