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Mail Order Houses and Catalog House Plans

Explore the fascinating world of mail order architecture. Use this directory to find historic mail order house plans and elevation drawings from Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and Ye Planry.

About Your Mail Order House
Catalog house plans by Sears, Montgomery Wards, Aladdin, and other companies were widely distributed in the United States and Canada. Where are those plans now? To find the original plans and to learn other important information about your mail order house, follow these steps.

Mail Order Bungalow Plans
View original plans and elevation drawings for Craftsman Bungalow style mail order homes sold between 1908 and 1921. Included are catalog house plans from Sears Roebuck, Aladdin, and Craftsman Magazine.

Reproduction Bungalow Catalogs
From our architecture bookstore, our favorite reproduction house plan books with authentic plans for bungalow homes from the early 1900s.

Katrina Cottages
Inspired by the need for emergency housing after Hurricane Katrina, cozy "Katrina Cottages" became a popular new form of housing. Now you can order Katrina Cottage plans and kits from Lowes and other sources.

Log Home Plans
Packed with floor plans, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, these titles give the technical information you'll need to design and construct a log home that expresses your style and personality -- without using a ready-to-assemble mail order kit.

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