Walking the neighborhood one day I saw the “For Sale” signs at two cottages, side by side. The next week they were gone. This is now what is going up on the one lot. All this was quick. So fast I have no pictures of those two cottages. SAM_0826_0396

As you peruse the cottages below and on previous posts, you’ll note that each one is unique, at least on the outside. Some are the same, but you wouldn’t know it unless you saw the inside. Even a hundred years ago the neighborhood developers were building copies of houses. They would change them up with different porch configurations. There are even some houses in East Montrose that were mail-ordered out of the Sears and Roebuck catalog, the parts shipped here by train and assembled on the property. The average price for a two-story home from the Sears catalog was around $5,000 in 1903.

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