And The Plat Thickens, Part II

To read a fun update on this story, click here. Mark Hardin (fellow researcher and old house aficionado) has observed something (again), that I casually overlooked. But after thinking about this for 24 hours, I think he’s right. That happens a lot. David...

And The Plat Thickens…

Updated! To read the latest, click here! Here in Norfolk, we have a real mystery on our hands. There are 16 little bungalows (which we’ve lovingly named, “The Ethel”) that were originally built at another location (don’t know where), and then...

Teddy, the Amazing Watch Dog!

It was about 11:45 pm on a Thursday night when Teddy walked over to my side of the bed, stuck her snout next to mine, and gave me one loud “Woof.” I opened my eyes and said, “What?” (as if she would answer). With an unmistakable intensity, she...

A Kenmore House – by Montgomery Ward!

Sears started selling kit homes in 1908. Montgomery Ward followed suit in 1909. Sears started offering financing (mortgages) on their kit homes in 1917. Montgomery Ward reluctantly began offering mortgages in 1925. In 1931, Montgomery Ward saw the writing on the wall...