Takeaways from Catarina Bannier’s Kit House Talk

Kit house expert Catarina Bannier gave a great talk to a very engaged audience who braved the storm to hear her on Tuesday night, June 23rd. Below are some links and the flyer Catarina provided, plus a few of the slides from her talk. Catarina is working on a book on kit houses in the DC area. If you have a kit house, or think you might, she’d love to hear from you! Click here to email Catarina.

We’ll have more information on kit houses and how to identify them in the fall issue of Voices. Meanwhile, check out the links below for extensive, reliable information on the history and identification of kit houses.

A few of the kit houses that Catarina has identified in Cleveland Park:
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Handout:

Catarina’s kit house talk brochure (PDF)

Links:

http://www.searshomes.org Website of Rosemary Thornton, author of many books on kit houses. Not just Sears houses; she discusses houses by all the kit house manufacturers.

http://www.kithouse.org Website of Rebecca Hunter, kit house expert based in Illinois

http://dchousecat.com Catarina’s blog

https://www.flickr.com/dchousecat Lots of photos by Catarina of DC-area kit houses

https://www.facebook.com/groups/searsmodernhomes Facebook group for kit homes. All the major experts in the field are here! Join and learn.