"The House that Rose built" Mansfield Things to Do Tip by 807Wheaton

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  Sears, Roebuck & Co. The Cottage
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  • Sears, Roebuck & Co. The Cottage - Mansfield
      Sears, Roebuck & Co. The Cottage
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  • view from The Cottage - Mansfield
      view from The Cottage
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  • Exterior is from stones in the area - Mansfield
      Exterior is from stones in the area
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Their daughter Rose became quite a successful author and journalist and decided to build a new "modern" home for her parents. The home she built was "The Cottage" from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Laura wanted to have stones on the exterior, but the original plans called for shingles. The home Rose built was much larger than the original floor plans and cost over $11,000 to build. She gave them the keys to the house on Christmas morning.
Laura and Almanzo really preferred their original home, so after living in The Cottage for 8 years they moved their things back to their white farmhouse, where Laura did much of her writing. Her desk is still preserved there, just as she left it. Almanzo was a good craftsman and many of the things he made for their home are on display.

Website: http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 11, 2007
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