With the need for a strong workforce in isolated areas, coal and timber companies found that the establishment of company towns provided a means for attracting and controlling the labor supply. Workers rented the houses from the company, bought at the company store, and as a result, workers owed their souls to the company store as related in the 1950s song, "16 Tons." The company houses ranged in size from small to large, single story to two-story, and a variety of duplex designs. This company house was inspired by one from Pickshin, WV.
The kit includes the piling to build it for a level surface or for a sloped location. Interior partitions are included as are positionable doors and windows.
This kit consists of laser-cut basswood and plywood, and tar-paper roofing. A urethane chimney and some white metal and brass details are included. The tabbed construction provides for easy assembly. The footprint is about 31' x 35'.
Flagstop Covered Platforms
East End Grocery
Alfred, Bascom & Co. Hardware
Boot Repair Shop
Singer Watch Repair
Fire Station No.1
Miss Catherine's - Ladies' Finery
Rickett's Lumber Yard
Turner's Machine Shop
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