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Discover Ann Arbor Area Kit Homes
Did you know that, if you lived in Ann Arbor from 1906 until WWII, you could order your own kit house from a catalog (Sears, Wards, or various others)? You would have the kit picked up at the Ann Arbor railway station, delivered to your site, and assembled yourself, or with the help of local craftspeople. This was the ultimate do-it-yourself project. There were roughly 200 of these homes built in the Ann Arbor area. The kit home industry was centered in Bay City, MI, with over a half million kit homes assembled around the country. Come to this fascinating presentation to learn the history of kit homes, and see a virtual tour of local properties. Our presenters are Andy and Wendy Mutch, owners of a 1926 Sears kit home in Novi, Michigan. Their hobby is the researching and the documenting of kit house homes. Check out their website at www.kithousehunters.com and their blog at www.kithousehunters.blogspot.com.
Event Type : Evenings with OLLI (After 5)      
Date(s) : 08/21/2019
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 7:00-8:30pm
Location : Kellogg Eye Center
Address : 1000 Wall Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $5.00 (OLLI members and non-members welcome)
Event Status : COMPLETED