As mentioned in Saturday’s blog, I was finally able to identify this kit home in Staunton, thanks to Cindy Catanzaro. After days of plowing through old dusty catalogs and books, I’d not been able to match this house, but Cindy found it quietly lurking in a 1929 Gordon Van Tine catalog!
In Saturday’s blog, I discussed this more fully, but the purpose of this blog was to show the new photos that Leslie Hayes got for me! This new photo really shows off the wonderful details of this house.
Do you know of any other kit homes in Staunton? If so, please leave a comment below!
To read more about kit homes in Staunton, click here.
To learn more about this wonderful old house in Staunton, click here.
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As mentioned, Gordon Van Tine (like Sears) also sold kit homes through mail order. While Sears sold about 70,000 kit homes, GVT sold about 50,000. Many thanks to co-author and dear friend Dale Wolicki for supplying the numbers of GVT sales!
The Sussex, as seen in the 1929 catalog.
What a fine-looking house that is!!
And here's my little pretty! The Sussex is also currently for sale! How exciting is that! Even the attic window is a spot-on match to the catalog page! Photo is copyright 2013 Leslie M. Hayes and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.
This comparison really shows what a perfect match this house is to the 1929 catalog image.
Thanks to Leslie for providing these wonderful photos!
To learn more about the kit homes I found in Staunton, click here.
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