A Number of Nice and Natty Niches

It was described as a “Modern convenience in a typically modern setting” (1928 Sears Modern Homes catalog). The Montgomery Ward catalog said it, “Answers the problem as to where to keep the telephone.” The telephone was patented in March 1876. ...

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...

The Cordova in Staunton, Virginia

Thanks to Staunton Sears House Aficionado Leslie  Hayes, I now have first-class photos of the Wardway Cordova in Staunton. What a thrill to find folks who love this topic as much as I do! The Cordova in Staunton is not in great shape, but with a little love and...