Ever heard of a Frat Kit House?

I surely had not, until Dale sent me this photo (shown below).

Montgomery Ward provided the building materials for the AeTheon Literary Society Fraternity House in East Lansing, Michigan. Designed by Thomas S. Tanner (Ann Arbor, MI), it was constructed with building materials supplied by Montgomery Ward.

Montgomery Ward’s kit house program was dissolved in 1931, and it seems likely that the Fraternity House (shown below) was built near that time.

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In the late 1920s, Wardway expanded their services.

In the late 1920s, Wardway expanded their services. Shown here is the cover of their 1929 catalog.

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promises

I wonder if they offered "easy payments" on frat houses?

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This Fraternity House was built in East Lansing, Michigan.

This Fraternity House (AeTheon Literary Society Fraternity House) was designed by Thomas S. Tanner, with building materials supplied by Montgomery Ward.

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And Dale Wolicki found it on Woodmere Street in East Lansing, Michigan!

And Dale Wolicki found it on Woodmere Street in East Lansing, Michigan! It's in beautiful condition!

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