Join us for the Midland Historical Society Monthly Program.
Around the turn of the twentieth century several companies developed “kit” houses. These were prefabricated homes which came complete with plans and construction materials. The most famous of these were the Sears homes, designed and sold by Sears Roebuck and Company.
Family tradition regarding the historic Brown-Dorsey home (now owned by the Midland Historical Society) is that it was a kit house. But was this true? Join Society President Jim Collett for a look at kit houses and the origins of Midland’s oldest home. The program will conclude with a showing of the 1920 silent film “One Week” by Buster Keaton about the perils of building a kit house.