Past Event

Yes, Virginia, Sears DID Sell Barns

A Road Scholar Program by Rebecca Hunter

Mail order homes have become a comparatively well-known phenomenon in American architecture. Yet, few people realize that mail order home companies also sold agricultural buildings. Five of America’s major marketers of mail order housing also offered barns and farm outbuildings from 1909-1936. In this unique presentation, mail order sleuth Rebecca Hunter offers insight into the development of a new field of study in architectural history. Learn how and where mail order barns were sold.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Diane Gutenkauf at 630.260.8159.