About three months ago, I was driving an elderly friend to Raleigh. We were headed to Peace College for a lecture, and I was coming from the Hampton Inn on Spring Forest Road and about 1/2 mile from Peace College, I passed this house in a 1920s neighborhood.
It’s a kit home made by Lewis Manufacturing, and I’m trying to figure out where I saw it. For one thing, I’d love to get a photograph of it, and secondly, I saw several other kit homes (like Sears kit homes) in that same area. I’ll be coming back there this weekend to do some more poking around, and I’d love to find it.
I’d be grateful for any help finding this house, The Lewis Marlboro. This was a kit home, and came from a 1920 mail-order catalog. The 12,000 pieces of house would have been shipped by train and came with a 75-page instruction book that told the wanna-be homeowner how all those pieces went together. This house was sold by Lewis Manufacturing of Bay City, Michigan.
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