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Identifying Kit & Catalog Houses from the Early 20th Century

  • Greater Portland Landmarks 93 High Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Learn the history of kit homes in America and Maine
and learn how to spot them on your own!

The American Dream of home ownership was fostered by reformers, developers, and building material companies in the early 20th century. This program will discuss the history of kit home manufacturing in this country and illustrate the variety of styles available from manufacturers and the various ways you can identify a kit home. 

The program will conclude with an hour long walking tour of the Oakdale Neighborhood where you’ll get to practice your skills in identifying kit homes that Landmarks believes it has identified in the neighborhood.

This program qualifies for 3 MREC approved CEU credits.
Presented by Julie Ann Larry, Director of Advocacy, Greater Portland Landmarks
$35/$30 for Landmarks’ Members. Free for Premier REALTOR Program members. 

Please note that this event happens in two locations.  After the workshop at the Safford House concludes around 10:30 we will go to Portland's Oakdale neighborhood for the walking tour. Please provide your own transportation between sites.   

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility please call us at 207-774-5561.