Basic cross-gabled two-story farmhouses are to be found almost everywhere in towns and cities as well as many rural areas throughout the United States. Referred to as a gable-front-and-wing, it was a national folk style that owed much of its heritage to the earlier Greek Revival style. Many, like this Sears home, had a wrapped front porch and a separate back service porch leading into the kitchen. Ornamentation was often limited to turned balusters or simple columns. This plan, later named the Silverdale, appeared in catalogs from 1908 to 1923.
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