The Ward-Way – Homes by Montgomery Wards

In the 1940’s Montgomery Wards, though it’s building services department sold pre-fab homes to be made by local contractors.  They would supply everything necessary to build your home.Oakland_Tribune_Sun__Apr_28__1940_

“The Ward Way method of building and furnishing is a simplified system of obtaining built to order home,”  states Ralph Jarvis  Ward-Way representative – Oakland Tribune Oct 27, 1940

I was able to find information 10 or so homes built “The Ward-Way.”   I am basing this solely on what I see in the Oakland Tribune.  So, with that in mind, my list might not be perfect due to errors in the paper.  I am not perfect, either.   If possible, I have included a picture of the house as it is today.  All these homes were built in 1940.

Oakland’s Home Built The Ward Way

    • 4225 Lincoln Ave – Lincoln Highlands
    • 4215 Lincoln Ave – Lincoln Highlands
    • 3598 Lincoln Ave – Upper Dimond
    • 3917 Whittle Ave – Upper Dimond
    • 3001 Logan – Meadow Brook Fruitvale
    • 1991 Magellan Dr. – Montclair Highlands
    • 6024 Leona St – Leona Heights
    • 9909 Murillo Ave – Oak Knoll
    • 7879 Michigan Ave – Eastmont Hills
    • 2227 85th Ave – Castlemont
    • 1615 82nd Ave  – Webster

Here are a few:

4225 Lincoln Ave

4225 Lincoln Oakland_Tribune_Sun__Jun_9__1940_

3917 Whittle Ave

 

1991 Magellan

 

 

9909 Murillo Ave

Oakland_Tribune_Sun__Oct_27__1940_

7879 Michigan Ave

 

 

2227 85th Ave

 

 

1615 82nd Ave

1615 82nd ave

6024 Leona St

 

 

 

 

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