From 1908 to 1940, you could order a house out of the Sears catalog. They would ship all the pieces to you by rail and assemble it onsite. This is a Sears mail order house. It cost less than $2,000 new and just sold for over $700,000. (The previous owners made a few improvements.) Taken in the Del Ray neighborhood.
Passante posted on a mail order house in May in Washington, DC.