During the Depression business slowed. Sears Roebuck managed to create few new kit homes between 1935 and 1936. The Oakdale was offered from at least 1923 through 1936. The plan in 1923 had more Craftsman characteristics, and though it was streamlined by 1936, the floorplan remained essentially the same. It was a classic bungalow footprint with a prominent front porch and chimney. With about 1000 sq. ft., this house would have appealed to many middle-income home buyers.
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