Old Barns
The Sears and Roebuck Catalog Barns

Sear & Roebuck's catalog sold almost
everything that rural America required,
including houses and barns.  The barns,
sold as kits, included all necessary
materials and could be customized for
size by adding increments of length and
width.  The Green Barn was transported
by rail to the closest depot and then by
horse and wagon to the site.
In 1911, Sears estimated that a fair
price for on-site labor and foundation
concrete block would result in a total
cost of $775.00.  A bargain, I would
say, considering that some of those
barns remain standing today.
Illustration from the
Sears & Roebuck Catalog