Kit Houses

The Arrival of Parcel Post

The establishment of Parcel Post in 1913 meant packages large and small could be shipped economically by rail to any community with a railroad depot. Kit house businesses took off.

The Opening of the Parcel Post Tunnel, January 1, 1913. Mount Middleman is no longer an Insurmountable Barrier between Producer and Consumer.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs