How many times have I driven the streets of Norfolk, searching for kit homes?
Well, let’s just say it’s a number higher than 20. Earlier this year, I discovered a Martha Washington when Milton and I were on our way to buy some honey biscuits from Church’s.
That was a shocker.
And then yesterday, I had occasion to seek out and find a new post office here in Norview (by the airport) and on my way to the post office, I saw a PERFECT Aladdin kit house, The Maples.
Today, I drove down the same road (this time, with my camera), trying to get in position to surreptitiously get a photo, when I drove past a Sears Willard.
One street, and two perfect kit homes.
And now I’m wondering if I’m going to find a Magnolia somewhere in Norfolk!
The Maples was a darling little bungalow offered by Aladdin (based in Bay City, Michigan).
One little house, two floor plans.
The second floorplan has no bathroom.
What a cute house!
Oh yeah, baby! What a perfect match!
The other surprise was the Sears Willard, just one block from the post office. The image above is from the 1928 catalog. The living room has three windows on the right side (seen above).
The Willard was a very popular house for Sears.
A perfect Willard, less than two miles from my house. Wow.
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