Montgomery Ward was not in business as long as Sears, and – as far as mail-order kit homes go – they’re most certainly not as well known as Sears, but they surely did offer some beautiful houses. But then again, I’d always had a sweet spot for the Dutch Colonial and Wardway offered several gorgeous Dutch Colonials.

The Sovereign was one such house, and it is a fine-looking thing.

A couple years ago, I started a group for kit home enthusiasts at Facebook, and that’s how I met Lara Solonickne. And recently Lara found this Wardway Sovereign in Arlington Heights, IL!

Isnt this a dandy of a house? Image is from the 1929 Wardway catalog.

Isn't this a dandy of a house? Image is from the 1929 Wardway catalog.

Their finest home was also quite spacious!

Their "finest home" was also quite spacious!

Close-up of the house.

Close-up of the house.

And here it is, in the flesh!

And here it is, in the flesh! And yes, it's shown here in brick, but you could pick brick, clapboard, stone, shingle or pretty much any siding you wanted for your kit home! (Photo is copyright 2011 Lara Solonickne and can not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

To learn more about Wardway Homes, click here!

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