Kit Houses

ID Block 6

Customer Testimonials and City Directories: Catalogs typically featured customer testimonials with the owner’s name and hometown. With that information in hand, it is possible to explore the city directory for that year to locate the customer’s name and street address. City directories list residents and businesses within a community alphabetically by name or sometimes by street address. This is a very strong clue that it’s a kit house but again, not definitive, as the house may have been replaced later.