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Prior to Home Depot, Americans could buy through mail catalogs pre-fabricated home kits to build themselves. Cement, brick or plaster was extra, as well as plumbing, heating, wiring, fixtures and shades.
p.59 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog, click here at Archive Org, for more.
Buster Keaton "One Week" (1920) HD
Buster Keaton, American actor and comedian, was a prolific, silent filmmaker during the 1920's. In this short film, Keaton and newly-wed wife receive such a pre-fabricated house kit as described above. What could possibly go wrong?
In 2008, One Week was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". wikipedia.org
How I began my real estate career
I am eternally grateful to Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels, for my real estate career. It was because of his book, Be My Guest, which I read on a dark and frightful night while staying in a Hilton-family hotel room in San Jose, California, that changed the direction of my life. It was only one sentence, but within it, there existed a world of possibilities that sparked my imagination.