Kit Homes of Ann Arbor: a Historical Tour

Thursday June 8, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join kit house researchers Andrew and Wendy Mutch and learn about the fascinating history of catalog and kit homes, including Michigan's role in the kit house industry.

The presentation explores the steps of buying and building a catalog house through the story of one Ann Arbor family's home. Attendees will also be taken on a photographic tour of some of the more than 200 catalog and kit houses located in and around Ann Arbor.

Andrew and Wendy Mutch are kit house enthusiasts, researchers and owners of a 1926 Sears Roebuck “Hamilton” kit house in Novi.


Ann Arbor Kit House

I attended, and very much enjoyed, the presentation. The final segment featured a "slide show" of Ann Arbor kit homes. One was my neighbor's house. Days later I was talking with my neighbor about the talk, and she was a bit surprised to learn her home was a kit house. She's interested in learning more about it, like the name of the company and model she has. Unfortunately I don't have contact information for the speakers.