The T. Eaton Co. Ltd. – by far the most important mail-order general retailer in Canada in the early twentieth century, it was also a provider of house kits from 1910 to 1932. They were only availiable in Western Canada, not in Ontario or the East. Eaton’s sold at least 40 different house plans, but the most common type was the one-and-a-half storey, sometimes referred to as the semi-bungalow. In the 1919 and 1920 catalouges, all Eaton’s houses were given a name starting in “Ea”, thus, the Eatoncourt, Eastbourne, Easton, Eager, Earlswood, and Earlscourt.

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