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Arlington house free to whoever will move it

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ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - The bungalow that sits at 3010 7th Street N. in Arlington, just west of the Lyon Park community, isn't large nor spectacular.

This undated photo provided by Sears shows a catalog page offering, "The Rosita," a Sears home which could be bought out of the Sears catalog circa 1918. AP Photo.

The price is right, though, for the willing taker - it's free.

A historic gem in itself, the 1926 home is free to anyone who will pack it up and move it from its current location.

Sound farfetched? Then you aren't familiar with the old trend of Sears homes.

The 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house is one of 70,000 kit houses that were sold in the United States from Sears between 1908 and 1940. It's owners are planning to build a new house on the property, but don't want to destroy this current one.

With that, they're willing to give it away for anyone who can disassemble and move it - something that will likely cost about $50,000.

"I love the idea of preserving the house," Arlington resident Naomi Harris said. "I love the idea that the neighborhood has a lot of houses that are original."

The house originally sold out of a Sears catalog for just under $2,000.

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