Montgomery Ward’s Mail-Order Homes

Christmas is coming. Sooner than you think. And I have just the thing for that “hard-to-shop-for” friend or relative. A book with hundreds of pictures of old houses! Old Montgomery Ward Kit Houses! To buy the book, click here. * * * * * * * * To buy the...

Waynesboro: WOW!

On October 17th, I gave a talk in Waynesboro on their kit homes. The day before, Anne (local history lover and kind soul) had driven me throughout the city, looking for kit homes. And we found a bunch! There are more than 40 photos below, so I’ll let the...

Staunton, Virginia: More Amazing Finds

A couple days ago (May 1st),  I returned to Staunton to do a little more research on the kit homes in the city (in preparation for my talk on May 2nd), and this time, I was driven around by Frank Strassler, head of the Historic Staunton Foundation. It’s a lot...