A daily journal concerning Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas.
Selected real estate, notes, stories, musings, and anecdotes.

January 31, 2003

A tour of back roads in the Lake Vermilion area can reveal homes, barns, churches, town halls, and other buildings that separate themselves from typical local building styles.

FarmsteadThis house near Silverdale is undoubtedly one of several still occupied in our area that are Sears Roebuck mail order houses. Sears Roebuck sold complete (right down to the nails and door hinges) home packages from about 1908 to 1940. It has always amazed me that buildings of this size and detail could be purchased via mail order. This web site has additional details.

The house on this particular property is definitely a project house. But check out the other improvements on this property. Email me if you would like additional information.

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